Category Archives: Announcements

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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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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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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In Case You Missed It: See What Happened in 2019!

2019 was a very busy and exciting year for Amped Software! We set up a new business entity in the USA and have an entirely new team there. We launched Amped Replay, a new product for investigators. And products continued to evolve with numerous updates. Learn all about this and more in this 2019 Year in Review post.

In January we launched our Tip Tuesday blog series full of tips and tricks to help our users get the most out of the Amped solutions they already own or have on their wish list! You can find all of these tips on our blog here. We’ll be adding more in 2020, so remember to subscribe to get these directly into your inbox.

Quite a big and important change happened in February. We established a new business entity and a new team in the USA to better serve our customers in North America. The new business entity is called Amped Software USA Inc. and is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is a fully owned subsidiary of Amped SRL, the Italian headquarters. Our goal is to now work more closely with our customers in the USA and Canada and to offer them the level of professionalism and consistency that we at Amped Software have tried to foster throughout the world. So, for all software sales and training in North America, please remember to contact us through the new business entity above.

In February we also released Amped FIVE 12727 which included Timeline, Multiview, HEIC support and more. Read more about this update here and watch the video to see the new features in action.

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Upcoming Amped Software Training: Book Your Seat Now for 2020!

Official Amped Software training courses for 2020, delivered worldwide, are already filling up! Book your seat now to guarantee your attendance at one of the upcoming classes – we will be adding more dates and locations soon!

Please note that official Amped Software training courses are only those listed on our website and conducted by Amped Software personnel. We do not endorse or certify other people or companies to perform training on our products.

We provide the following courses in the USA, Canada, Italy and at customer premises worldwide:

Forensic Image and Video Enhancement with Amped FIVE

This course is recommended for users who recently purchased Amped FIVE and for those who want to gain hands-on experience from Amped officials trainers. Students will learn the fundamentals of image and video analysis and the issues faced when using digital multimedia evidence in investigations. The course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on with many practical exercises to solve real or simulated cases using Amped FIVE. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills required to properly analyze and process images and videos with a workflow compatible with forensic needs and constraints.

Amped FIVE Additions

This is a new and evolving course designed for analysts previously trained in Amped FIVE. Due to the speed of development at Amped Software, it has been identified that within 12 – 18 months, a user may require a ‘top-up’ to their training. This is a refresher course that allows users to better understand the newly released filters and functionalities of Amped FIVE to ensure the correct interpretation of data and learn to use the new tools to their full advantage. During the course, we look at advanced techniques and concepts for some of the original filters, such as aspect ratio correction and photogrammetry. In addition, we also look at particular cases and discuss, view and analyze challenges faced in forensic image and video analysis. The course is designed on a modular system, allowing a bespoke personalized schedule dependent on when the original training was received.

Forensic Image Analysis with Amped Authenticate

This course is recommended for users who recently purchased Amped Authenticate and for those who want to acquire training in the techniques necessary to perform authentication analysis on digital images in a forensic science setting as well as to package, deliver, and present those findings in court. The course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills required to properly analyze digital images with a workflow compatible with forensic needs and constraints.

Contact us today for more information about our training offerings and scheduled classes.

Amped FIVE Update 15018: Customizable Reporting, Further Audio Support and More

We’re super excited to be here with another update to Amped FIVE and we’ve been busy working on a host of new features. Let’s take a look at what’s new!

Customizable Reporting

We’re now able to reveal to you our new Report Template options within the reporting feature in FIVE, allowing the customization of generated reports using pre-packaged templates or creating your own. This is fantastic for tailoring your forensic reports to suit your case or organization needs.

Let’s take a look at the new report style and the default templates!

As you would generate a report in previous builds, navigate to the Generate Report… option found under Project.

Here you’ll find the new options for the report template as well as the existing reporting features (which I’ll go through anyway, in case you are new to FIVE).

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Join the Amped Replay Webinar: Giving Police Investigators the Proper Video Tools to Close More Cases

Join us for an Amped Replay webinar, where Amped Software’s trainer Blake Sawyer will walk you through a session of case examples on how police officers around the world are seeing the benefits of Amped Replay in their case workflows to progress with their investigations.

What you will learn in this webinar:

  • How police investigators can quickly convert and play videos from proprietary CCTV/DVR formats, body worn, dash cam, mobile phones, covert video, drones and social media
  • How quick and easy it is to export still images and video clips
  • How to generate a scientific report that is easy to understand
  • How to redact and annotate images to send to the media for identification or public appeals
  • How providing officers with the proper tools can reduce delays in investigations and cut down backlogs in the video units

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM CET (9:00 AM EST)
Presenter: Blake Sawyer

REGISTER NOW!

Let’s Meet at Milipol Paris

Bonjour!

From 19-22 November Amped Software will be exhibiting at Milipol Paris 2019 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Visit the Amped team in Hall 5 Aisle H Booth 191 for live demos of our newest product, Amped Replay, a universal player and converter for proprietary and standard video files, with basic enhancement, annotation and redaction functions, designed for police investigators, detectives, frontline officers and first responders. Also, come and see why Amped FIVE, Amped Authenticate and Amped DVRConv are the solutions of choice for digital and video forensic labs worldwide, and learn about the latest features added to these solutions.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with our team to discuss how Amped solutions can assist your organization with all investigations, starting from the field, up to the forensic lab, and then to the courtroom, contact us at info@ampedsoftware.com.

Milipol Paris is the leading event dedicated to homeland security and safety, organized under the auspices of the French Ministry of Interior in partnership with several governmental bodies. It provides the perfect forum for presenting the latest technological innovations in the area, effectively meeting the needs of the sector as a whole and also addressing current threats and dangers. 1,100 exhibitors, over 30,000 visitors from 150+ countries and 170 official delegations are expected.

For more information about Milipol Paris and to register click here.

Amped Software welcomes all customers and partners to visit us at Milipol Paris.

À bientôt!