Is it allowable for a referee/judge to take their own photographs or video of a match to refer to afterwards to verify rulings?
As a referee, I recently used a recording device of my own to document and verify a ruling on a complex “supporting” cascade of a robot dangling a claw full of objectives over the fence that may or may not have been supported by an opponent.
If so, theoretically I would argue that I could use my own video evidence to tell if an objective made contact with a bot before going out of bounds if I didn’t catch it when it happened late in a match, or to determine if robots stayed out of opponents scoring zones during autonomous.
I understand that the spirit of the rule banning review/replays is to respect the calls of the referee and allow the matches to occur with little to no red-tape. That being said, is it acceptable for referees to record and review footage, and for instance change their autonomous ruling later after deliberation without petition from competitors?