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If a witness testifies that the defendant was seen entering a house, then screaming was heard, then the defendant was seen leaving, carrying a bloody knife, that is circumstantial evidence; if a witness testifies that he/she actually saw the defendant stabbing the victim, that is direct evidence. Similarly, if a videotape is entered into evidence showing the defendant entering the house, stabbing the victim, and leaving the house, that too is direct evidence.
Would admitting the evidence bring the ‘administration of justice into disrepute’? This relies on whether ‘the reasonable person’ fully informed of the facts, would be shocked if a judge allowed the evidence to be admitted.