Author Archives: Marco Fontani

Brilliant Details: Learn How to Use Amped FIVE’s Macros to Add Adaptive Text to Your Frames and Make Compelling Videos

Dear Amped blog habitués, welcome to this week’s tip! In Italy, we have a saying that goes like this: “Anche l’occhio vuole la sua parte”. It basically means that “you should also please the eye”, as a way to say that the outer aspect of something is, all in all, pretty important. Translated for the forensic image and video enhancement world, it means you should invest in presenting your results, otherwise, even a brilliant piece of work could remain unexpressed. This tip shows how to annotate the results obtained in Amped FIVE with text macros, adding a lot to the usability and professional-feeling of your videos.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Amped Replay Now Lets You Easily Handle Multiple Annotations

Dear Amped Blog fellows, welcome to one more tip! It’s Amped Replay‘s turn, and we’re digging a bit into one of the features that rolled out with release 15666! You may have noticed that, when you apply any annotation tool, the player bar now shows colored lines to indicate the range of frames to which the annotation is applied. This apparently simple feature will make things so much easier… keep reading to find out why!

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Where Are You From? Learn How to Investigate Which Camera Model Took an Image Using Exif Metadata and JPEG Quantization Tables

Welcome, dear Amped blog maniacs! Digital image forensics people have a bittersweet relationship with metadata. We love them… but can we trust them? Today’s tip is about how you can cross-check Exif information about the camera model that allegedly created your evidence image. We’ll see that Amped Authenticate‘s JPEG Quantization Tables is a great resource for that, making your integrity verification far more reliable. Keep reading to find out more.

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Different Points of View? No Problem! Use Amped FIVE’s Perspective Aligner to Compare or Integrate Images Taken From Different Angles!

Dear Amped blog followers welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’re getting to know a very useful, but often underestimated, filter in Amped FIVE: the Perspective Aligner. It can be a game changer when you have to integrate or compare two pictures that are captured from different perspectives, and thus impossible to align with simple scale/rotation transformations. We’ll see how it works with a practical, cool example… keep reading!

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What Have I Done? Learn How to Effectively Show the Improvement You Achieved With Amped Replay

Dear friends, welcome to a new Tip Tuesday! This week’s tip should have been dedicated to Amped Authenticate, but we just released an update on Wednesday 22nd (check it out here), so since it already received a lot of attention on our blog, we don’t want other products to get jealous. So, here we are with a tip on Amped Replay! We’ll see a simple but effective trick that will help you present your results in a compelling way… keep reading to find out!

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Amped Authenticate Update 15518: Customizable Reporting, CRP Comparison, Enhanced JPEG Ghost Map Filter, Check Sun Position, Improved HEIF Support, and More

Here we are! 2020 has just begun, and we’re releasing a brand new update to Amped Authenticate. Keep reading to find out what we’ve brewed for our loyal users.

Customizable Reporting

If you’re an Amped FIVE user, you’ve probably met this long-awaited feature a few weeks ago: now it is available in Amped Authenticate as well! We’re talking about the possibility of customizing the look and structure of reports generated at the end of your work. As soon as you click on the Generate Report button (under the Tools menu), you’ll be shown this window:

You’ll see we have a new Report Template dropdown menu, which allows you to select one of the Amped-prepared templates:

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To Us “Nice” is Not Enough: Learn How to Further Improve Your Super Resolution Images in Amped FIVE

Dear friends, welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’re sharing a tip to make the most of the Perspective Super Resolution filter recently introduced in our Amped FIVE. Right from its release, it’s one of the filters our users love the most, thanks to its ability to automatically track and align license plates even under strong perspective variations! But, you know, here at Amped we’re not happy to provide you with just nice results. We want to give you excellence! So, today’s tip is about further improving the image produced by Perspective Super Resolution… keep reading to find out more!

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A Good Way to Say No: Show What’s Actually There With Amped Replay

Dear friends, welcome to this week’s tip! As much as our users love their job, we know they’re often frustrated because they’ve been given some video frames and asked to extract the impossible from them. You’re not alone, it happens everywhere, also thanks to the non-sense enhancement scenes advertised by movies and TV series. The bad news: this tip is not about solving the impossible. The good news: it’s about what you can do with Amped Replay to turn your “NO WAY, SIR!” to something clear and credible, that even the most tech-agnostic person can get. Keep reading to find out!

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Tired of Clicking? Learn How to Use Amped Authenticate’s Command Line Interface to Quickly Analyze or Triage Lots of Images!

Happy New Year dear blog friends! Welcome to the first tip of 2020! Today we’re showing you a rather hidden functionality of Amped Authenticate: the possibility of loading and processing images using the command line interface! It’s something that comes pretty handy when you have to deal with a lot of files and want to save hundreds of clicks… keep reading to find out more!

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A Year Together! All 2019 Tip Tuesdays in One So You Can Rehearse and Prepare for a Productive 2020!

Dear Amped Blog readers! Thanks for being here today, December 31st, the last day of this wonderful year. But most of all thanks for following our Tip Tuesday appointments throughout the year. We’ve shared 51 tips with you this year and we sincerely hope they’ve been useful to you. (We made an exception to the weekly schedule in March, when the great Amped Replay was launched, that’s why they’re not 52.) We had positive feedback from you all in terms of visits and messages, so I’m excited to announce that Tip Tuesdays will continue in 2020!

Today’s tip is kind of a utility one: it provides a list to all the tips we’ve written this year, so you can quickly scroll or search through them and catch up with those you may have missed.

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