Register For Free Webinar: Getting Started With Video Evidence

Get me the CCTV! Show me the suspect! Enhance that blurry face!

These phrases are very often heard in the numerous police shows we see on our screens these days.

Although we have come a long way since the days of the VHS tape, dealing with video in investigations is still littered with challenges, many of which are hidden due to the evidence being “just a video”.

Join David Spreadborough from Amped Software and learn about physical evidence, imagery evidence, locating, seizing, recovering, continuity, chain of custody, decoding, playback and review, interpretation, and presentation.

In this free information-packed session, you will learn about these challenges and gain an insight into examining video evidence, ensuring you have the knowledge to make the best decisions when reviewing videos.

If you are an investigator or detective, or just starting out with video evidence, this webinar is for you! If you are an experienced video analyst and know someone in your organization that can benefit from this webinar, please share this invitation with them.

At Amped we want to ensure that we assist our video analysts (our Amped FIVE users) to decrease their case backlogs in the forensic video labs, allowing you to work on cases that require your expertise and advanced technical skills. And we are doing this by empowering investigators with the knowledge and tools they need to properly handle video evidence.

Please share this invitation with any friends or colleagues who might be interested and who you think could benefit from this webinar.

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EST (4:00 PM CET) – 11:30 AM EST (5:30 PM CET)

Certificates:
After viewing this webinar you will be issued a certificate by email documenting that you have taken part in the session. Please note that a certificate will only be issued to those who request it and who have attended the entire webinar.

Amped FIVE Update 18800: Introducing Chain Folders, Assisted Annotation Tracking and Protected PDF Reports

We are super excited about this new update to Amped FIVE that brings great new things to the History panel, the Annotate filter and to the Generate Report feature. So, let’s get to it and dive straight in.

Chain Folders

At Amped we strive to make our powerful software as user-friendly as possible. A clean and uncluttered workspace is paramount in ensuring that everything is easily made available to the user. With cases now involving multiple sources and files, we wanted to bring this approach to the History panel with the addition of Folders.

When you start Amped FIVE, you will now see a New Folder option in the History panel.

This gives you the immediate ability to set up your project, ready for loading your files.

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Layered Perfection: Learn Different Ways of Adding Multiple Annotations With Amped FIVE

For a few months now, Amped FIVE features the new Annotate filter, which makes annotating your video so easy and effective at the same time. This tip is dedicated to the difference between adding multiple annotation objects using a single instance of the filter or adding one annotation per filter. It’s not the same! Curious? Keep reading!

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We have lots to say at LEVA 2020

Team Amped has a lot to say at this year’s LEVA Annual Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium.

Join us for one or all of these very exciting and interesting Amped Software sessions at VirtuaLEVA 2020 from October 26-30.

This online series of training events will be delivered via Zoom Pro and recorded sessions will be available until April 1, 2021. All session hours can be applied to LEVA certification renewal including the recorded sessions.

“See” you there!

Dealing with Deep Fakes
Presenter: Marco Fontani
October 26, 13:15 – 15:15, EDT

This presentation provides a basic understanding of what to look for in terms of image authentication and what can be utilized in the field of video authentication. Understand what is a Deep Fake. What are steps to authenticate images. How is video authentication different from image authentication.

Advanced File Analysis and Interpretation
Presenter: David Spreadborough
October 27, 10:45 – 12:45, EDT

Take an in-depth look at some of the information held within a video file and how it is interpreted. Look at stream timing, format differences and the old favorite of encoding reliability. What are the facts, what’s unreliable… and what requires further testing? Amped FIVE is featured to decode, convert, analyze and interpret the video evidence, but non-FIVE users will easily be able to follow on and gain valuable insight.

Trends In the Evolving Field of Forensic Video Analysis
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 27, 15:30 – 17:00, EDT

Based on data collected over the years of supporting the Forensic Video Analysis community, learn how trends in the FVA field are changing. The goal of this presentation is to examine those trends and volume to help agencies evaluate their needs in terms of systems and workflow.

FFmpeg Fundamentals
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 28, 10:45 – 12:45, EDT

This presentation will walk through the fundamentals of FFmpeg as described in the SWGDE document, with an emphasis with streamcopying proprietary file, and using some of the analysis features from the command line. Learn and understand some of the limitations of FFmpeg, but also many of the benefits for the daily toolbox and troubleshooting workflow.

Amped FIVE Workflow
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 28, 13:15 – 17:15, EDT

Get an understanding on how Amped FIVE can be the one tool for playing, converting, clarifying, and presenting video evidence. The focus of this course will be some of the newer features Amped has released in the last few years, but should be well suited for new and experienced users.

FFmpeg Fundamentals (repeat)
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 29, 15:30 – 17:30, EDT

This presentation will walk through the fundamentals of FFmpeg as described in the SWGDE document, with an emphasis with streamcopying proprietary file, and using some of the analysis features from the command line. Learn and understand some of the limitations of FFmpeg, but also many of the benefits for the daily toolbox and troubleshooting workflow.

Dealing with Deep Fakes (repeat)
Presenter: Marco Fontani
October 30, 09:00 – 10:30, EDT

This presentation provides a basic understanding of what to look for in terms of image authentication and what can be utilized in the field of video authentication. Understand what is a Deep Fake. What are steps to authenticate images. How is video authentication different from image authentication.

Advanced File Analysis and Interpretation
Presenter: David Spreadborough
October 30, 10:45 – 12:15, EDT

Take an in-depth look at some of the information held within a video file and how it is interpreted. Look at stream timing, format differences and the old favorite of encoding reliability. What are the facts, what’s unreliable… and what requires further testing? Amped FIVE is featured to decode, convert, analyze and interpret the video evidence, but non-FIVE users will easily be able to follow on and gain valuable insight.

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Join us this week at the IACP Virtual Training Event and Expo

From October 21 – 23, Amped Software will be exhibiting at the IACP 2020 Virtual Training Event and Expo

Video evidence is becoming a crucial component of cases and official investigations, and two things have become ever apparent. First, it is crucial that agencies review these videos accurately to make sure they get the best evidence. Second, agencies need a fast and easy way to get relevant information out to the public or other agencies.

We are excited to be able to share with the attendees at IACP 2020 the tools we have, which are helping agencies worldwide, to convert and play video accurately from any source without the need for other applications, and to generate actionable images and videos with annotations and redactions.

Come and see more at the Amped Software “booth” in the virtual expo hall. Remember that the hall will be open a full day before programming so you have lots of time to come see us! Schedule meetings or “drop a business card” to interact with us once the platform is available. 

While you can explore the expo hall anytime, company representatives will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 – Thursday, October 22. 

See you there! 

Amped Replay

Make Impressive Annotations in Seconds with Amped Replay’s Assisted Tracking

Dear Amped friends welcome to this week’s Tip! We hope you’ve already heard of the latest Amped Replay update, which rolled out a few weeks ago. One of the coolest new features is assisted tracking, which makes annotations in Amped Replay even more powerful and easy than they were before. This weeks’ tip comes directly from one of our developers: it helps to make assisted tracking work better in challenging situations, so don’t miss it and keep reading!

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Handle With Care: Edit Project Files With a Text Editor

Dear friends welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’ll talk about something that is more of a philosophy than a feature, and as such, you’ll find it reflected in all Amped products. We’re talking about the way Amped solutions deal with export formats and project files. We’ll show you how compatible our export formats are and how readable (and… editable!) our project files are, so… keep reading!

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How to Use Amped Authenticate to Reveal Traces of Former JPEG Compression in Seemingly Uncompressed Images

Dear Amped friends, welcome to one more tip! Following the recent mini-series about unveiling traces of double JPEG compression, today we’ll show how Amped Authenticate can reveal if a seemingly uncompressed image was actually JPEG compressed in its past. Keep reading to find out more!

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