At Love's trial in January, 2019, Athaide claimed he spent at least 19 hours at The Lofts apartments, finding and making video clips.
Love's lawyer Nielsen asked Athaide how long he spent making clips. I thought Nielsen was suggesting Athaide spent a lot of time tampering with the clips.
But Athaide's answer, and other events, make me think Nielsen was implying that Athaide didn't spend enough time, and left out a lot of clips of Love around the building.|
Athaide claimed he used a piece of software called Epiphan which does a screen grab of video playing on the Lofts security system.
Whether it hooks into the video cable, I don't know. But that is the idea, it just records what is playing on the screen of another system.
Athaide says he then left with 20 clips, plus a hard drive where he just copied over all the raw video.
Smolarek would later mention in a deposition this hard drive was lost at some point, perhaps when Mandi's attorneys asked to see it.
Lofts manager Michelle Ervin told me on the phone in December 2018 that she didn't have the video because police took it.
Athaide said he never took the security system from the Lofts, but he was somehow able to review the video on the hard drive at the police station
and also screen-record new clips off it using the Epiphan two years later.
I guess he reproduced the Lofts security system, or made his own system, to play from the hard drive and display the times for the Epiphan to record.
Prosecutor Stone played those new clips at trial, but hid their existence from the defense.
Athaide claims the Epiphan captured the timestamps and labels which the Lofts security system put at the top of the video , and there is no way he could stop that.
The new video clips they made two years later also showed some additional detail around the video, like the brand of the video system playing the clip.
The new clips were never provided to me, and I forget the brand I saw at trial, something like "OmniVue" or something.
The state originally provided 18 clips to the defense, with all of the times, labels, and other surrounding detail removed.
The state also provided to me eight hand-typed files claiming to note the time of each clip.
Some of these files contained screen grabs of the video with the time and label on top.
If you are already lost, I have 10 more pages to go.