Yes, It Makes the Difference! A Practical Guide to Why You Should Keep Your Amped Products Up To Date

Dear Amped friends, welcome to this week’s tip! Another release of Amped FIVE has just been published, and we want to take this opportunity to make a special Tip Tuesday: with some examples, we’ll show you why you should keep your Amped products updated! We’ll do it in a comparative fashion, showing the best you could achieve with an older version vs what you can get with the latest releases. Keep reading, you’ll have fun!

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Amped FIVE Update 17338: Introducing Three New Filters! Annotate, Picture in Picture and Convert Frame Rate, Plus New H.264 Quality and More

We have a very huge update to Amped FIVE for you guys today! FIVE is our one-stop toolkit for all your video and image enhancement needs, and we’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to perfect our latest features! We are extremely excited to show you the new features so let’s dive right in…

Annotate

The first new filter I would like to show you is the Annotate filter. Those of you who have used Amped Replay will recognize the features of this filter since it gives you access to the same annotations as in Amped Replay.

Applying the annotations is extremely simple and quick and provides users a reliable and efficient way to annotate your evidence. You can see examples of the annotations below:

Shape: Draw either square or ellipse shapes onto your videos and images.

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Trading Time for Definition: Learn How to Master Amped FIVE’s Frame Averaging Filter

Dear Tip Tuesday readers, welcome! Today we’re beginning a mini-series covering some of Amped FIVE‘s filters that are very useful when dealing with a noisy video (which, alas, happens so often): Frame Averaging, Temporal Smoothing and Motion Smoothing. We’ll see the advantages of each filter and when you should choose one over the other. Today we start with Frame Averaging… keep reading!

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What Is “Better”? Understanding the Differences Between Amped FIVE or Amped Replay vs Consumer Video Players

Dear friends welcome to this week’s tip! Today we take inspiration from a question that we receive from time to time from our users. It basically goes like this: “How come consumer players like VLC sometimes appear to play the video better than Amped FIVE or Amped Replay?”. If you’re curious about the answer… just keep reading!

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Register for Webinar: How to Quickly Process All Your Videos (And Audio) for Release in Amped FIVE

Amped FIVE already plays and converts video from nearly any source: from bodyworn cameras to proprietary CCTV. FIVE has also become a standard tool for getting the best evidence from all your video sources: from analysis to enhancement. But once you have the video or image, and it is time to send it out of your office, what can you do to make sure personal information isn’t accidentally released as well? 

In this webinar, we will discuss how Amped FIVE can be used for everything: converting proprietary videos, enhancing a license plate or face, and also audio and video redaction. 

Join Blake Sawyer from Amped Software and learn why one tool is really all you need when it comes to video and image forensics.

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Please share with any friends or colleagues who might also be interested. 

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An Interview With Detective Steve Paxton From the Everett Police Department

This week we interviewed Steve Paxton, a long time and very enthusiastic user who is also quite active in the forensics community. After only having the opportunity to speak with him numerous times online, we finally met in person last year at the LEVA conference. His perspective is quite interesting since he is not only a sworn officer who performs daily investigations, but also a digital forensic examiner.

Martino Jerian, Amped Software CEO and Founder

Steve, tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background and your current role at the Everett Police Department?

I have been a police officer for 24 years. During that time, I have worked as a patrol officer, crime prevention officer, property crimes detective, and more recently, a digital forensics detective. I have also been a crime scene photographer off and on for the past 20 years.

I work within a four-person digital forensics lab. We recover and process surveillance video, examine mobile devices and handle a wide variety of digital evidence. I regularly work with other investigators, prosecutors, and administrators to review search warrants as well as examine and prepare digital multimedia evidence for court presentation. Although my work is usually very technical, presenting it in an easy-to-understand, non-geeky way is critical and extremely rewarding.

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Did You Know Amped FIVE Allows Real-Time Processing on a Live Video?

Welcome, dear friends! This week’s tip concludes the mini-series dedicated to Amped FIVE‘s Video Input filter. We’ll show how easy it is to process a live video feed on the fly, yielding the resulting frames on your computer’s screen just milliseconds after they’ve been captured by the camera. Keep reading to find out more!

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Speed Matters! Amped Replay’s Smooth Playback Makes Playback Fluid Even for High-Resolution Videos

Hello dear Amped fellows, welcome to this week’s tip! With the proliferation of super-mega-high resolution cameras, it’s getting more and more common having to deal with Full-HD or even 4K videos from smartphones and even surveillance systems. At such high resolutions, it’s not trivial to guarantee a fluid playback. Luckily, Amped Replay has a built-in feature specifically tailored for this issue: the Smooth Playback! Keep reading to find out more…

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