It's been well documented that DVRs are not Swiss chronographs, they're mostly a cheap box of random parts. The on-screen time stamps have been shown to be "estimates" and "approximations" of time - not entirely reliable. It's also well documented that the files' metadata contains hints about time. Let's take a look at a few scenarios.
Test 1: Geovision
The question in this case was, is the particular evidence item reliable in it's generation of frames such that the frame rate metadata could be used for speed calculation?
A sample size calculation was performed to see how many tests would need to be performed to build a model of the DVR's performance. In this way, we'd know if the evidence item was typical of the performance of the DVR or a one-time error.