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2018 LEVA DME Training Symposium – Amped Review

Hi everyone, great to be back writing a quick blog post on here. We are SO busy here at Amped with so much going on… but I do like to chat with you all when I can. 

This year’s LEVA event was in San Antonio, Texas.

What a place! If you ever get the chance to get down there, it’s a wonderful city.  

During the event, I held a 12-hour workshop on using Amped FIVE. Many people had received some training before, but some were new users, and some didn’t even have the software yet. That’s one of the many things I love about FIVE — it’s so quick to get using, once you understand the interface. 

The workshop concentrated on task and question orientated workflows —  how to complete a desired task, and how to answer a specific question. The magic of FIVE is that you can do multiples of these in a single project. 

No need to reformat or transcode in one piece of software, then edit images in another, then process video in one more. Keeping things simple means a much quicker result and that’s what we are here — to help you with getting results!

We looked at many functions and filters so I thought I would give a rundown here. It may help as a review to those who attended or be of interest to all you guys out there who may have missed a blog post over the past few years. 

Please note though that workshops like these allow you to see just some specific features of Amped FIVE — you really should attend the official Amped FIVE training to learn about all the possibilities in FIVE. Check the schedule here.

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The International Meeting of Criminology and Criminalistics

The Forensics Meeting is an international event dedicated to the various areas of forensic science, organized by the Institute of Forensic Sciences (ISF: Istituto di Scienze Forensi) in collaboration with the National Association of Criminologists and Criminalists (Associazione Nazionale Criminologi e Criminalisti).

The event will be held on November 9-10, 2018 in Milan, Italy, and is open to professionals, professors, and researchers working in the field who want to deepen their knowledge and get updates on the latest news and connect with international experts and companies.

Martino Jerian, CEO and Founder of Amped Software, will explain some of the potential problems when investigating image and video evidence and how to solve some technical issues in various potential scenarios related to CCTV and images.
Martino’s presentation entitled Forensic Video Analysis will be on Friday, November 9 from 15:15-16:00. 

For more info and to register visit: https://www.forensicsmeeting.com/

LEVA 2018 Annual Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium

LEVA’s 29th annual video and audio evidence symposium will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from November 5-9. This annual training symposium provides valuable workshops and lectures to elevate skills set and offers great networking opportunities. LEVA will direct its attention towards addressing critical issues for those involved in the retrieval, processing and presenting in court all types of digital multimedia evidence.

Visit Amped Software during the vendor day on Tuesday, November 6 from 9 am – 5 pm to see first hand why Amped Software products are now the global leading forensic image and video solutions for law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Also, don’t miss the Amped FIVE workshop entitled: One Tool…Amped FIVE…Countless Possibilities! presented by David Spreadborough, Amped’s International Trainer.

Over the last few years, Amped FIVE has fast become an indispensable weapon in the FVA arsenal. It doesn’t matter if you are a daily user, or have never used it at all; if you’re interested in the latest developments on decoding, workflow, restoration, enhancement, comparison, and presentation – this workshop is for you! See how using FIVE can expedite your investigations, using a scientific methodology to get results – fast!

The workshop is divided into two parts: 
Part 1 on Thursday, November 8, from 8 am – 5 pm
Part 2 on Friday, November 9, from 8 am – 5 pm 

Established in 1989, LEVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to provide advanced training and certification in the science of forensic video analysis. LEVA serves as a key resource providing opportunities for professional development through quality training and informational exchange.

For more info visit: https://leva.org/index.php/training/training-conference

The value of forensic science: safer, healthier, wealthier and happier communities

The value of forensic science: safer, healthier, wealthier and happier communities – that is the title of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences conference for this year. Taking place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November at The Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton.

The aim of this year’s conference is to celebrate the contribution forensic science makes to society. This may begin with saving costs and time in criminal investigations – if not being indispensable to solving them. It may relate to the social and economic benefits of crime reduction and prevention by rapid and reliable detection, or – for example – to the social and economic benefits of identifying, sanctioning or supporting offenders with drug or mental health problems. It may relate to the role forensic science plays in detecting terrorist-related, financial or organised crime, or crime affecting the food supply or environment. It may relate to crime arising from human rights abuses or to the detection of miscarriages of justice, which demonstrate the role forensic science plays in underpinning the rule of law in a free society – at home and abroad.

The conference will offer presentations on novel advances and applications in forensic science, on successful contributions to casework, and on practices and procedures that maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of forensic science – especially in holistic approaches to crime reduction and prevention. The Conference will also include sessions on forensic science’s role in organised crime and counter-terrorism, cybercrime, and humanitarian investigations, and illustrating the central role of forensic science in preventing, as well as elucidating miscarriages of justice.

David Spreadborough, CFVA and Amped Software International Trainer, will be speaking at this event, about the importance of forensic methodology when analyzing CCTV, video and images. His keynote presentation will be on Thursday, from 14:10-14:50 in the Kent Suite. 

For more info visit: http://www.csofs.org/Events/The-Value-of-Forensic-Science/46749

Westminster Briefing: Implementing the UK National Surveillance Camera Strategy

One year on from the National Surveillance Camera Strategy, the landscape of CCTV is still evolving. Issues around governance, regulation and new technologies continue to have an impact. The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s strategy looks to provide guidance and co-ordinate a national framework.

Attend this Westminster Briefing “Implementing the National Surveillance Camera Strategy: One Year On” on Wednesday 31st October, 2018 to hear from Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner and other experts, including David Spreadborough, Amped Software’s International Trainer. This is the ideal opportunity to explore best practice and hear about case studies of effective CCTV use.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Update of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy
  • The role of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner in raising standards and ensuring best practice
  • Meeting regulatory and data protection obligations
  • CCTV and the Police: Ensuring better outcomes and working with other agencies
  • Forensics and the CCTV application
  • Partnership working across local services
  • Case studies of meeting and exceeding codes of practice

About the Day:

The morning session will aim to provide delegates with an up-to-date brief of the current regulatory framework and the new national surveillance camera strategy.

The afternoon session will focus on best practice in CCTV use. This is a good opportunity to explore how your organisation can meet the surveillance camera code of practice.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who work with CCTV and surveillance cameras, including: CSPOs, CCTV Managers, CCTV Supervisors, Parking Managers, Enforcement Managers, Station Managers, Neighbourhood Managers, Community Safety Officers,  local authorities, local councils, police services, police authorities, security companies, and all others with an interest in this area.

For registration enquiries please contact:
Customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

For more info please visit:
http://www.westminster-briefing.com/CCTV_Strategy

Forensic Image Analysis: A Workshop for Law Students

The University of Udine, together with The International Centre of Mechanical Sciences, are holding a seminar on October 24-25 in Udine, Italy that aims to provide a framework to introduce Forensic Image Analysis particularly to law students, but is also open to students from other disciples, including PhD students, young researchers, and professionals from the legal and public security fields.  

The courses will be held during two days, divided into three sections: general, legal, IT.  The general section provides a broad overview of forensic image analysis. The legal section focuses on the aspects of images and videos in a workplace environment, the issues concerning the protection of intellectual property and the circulation of protected material, and their use in court with reference to the civil law. In the IT section, students will be introduced to technologies that are used for the acquisition and analysis of images and videos. 

The course aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge and also practical skills. For this reason, a session is scheduled to take place in the computer lab, on Thursday, October 25, with Martino Jerian, Amped Software CEO and Founder, who will teach students how to analyze images and videos with Amped Software products. 

For the full agenda click here.

To register, click here.

Amped to present at the Italian National Observatory for Computer Forensics conference

On Friday, October 19, Amped will be attending the ONIF (The Italian National Observatory for Computer Forensics ) annual conference in Amelia, Italy. 

Join Marco Fontani, R&D Engineer at Amped Software, for his presentation entitled “Enhancement and Authentication of Digital Images and Video” to learn how Amped products assist in the analysis of image and video evidence for investigations.

For more info about ONIF and the event visit: http://www.onif.it/

ONIF is the Italian National Observatory of Computer Forensics, created by a pool of professionals in the field of digital and computer forensics. Its main goal is to promote the role of the ‘digital forensic expert witness’ as the subject that is capable of implementing existing best practices for the identification, acquisition, and analysis of digital evidence.

Learn how video labs and CCTV units can expedite workflows at the Digital Experience Event in The Netherlands

Video evidence, whether it is from CCTV, a mobile phone, or a body-worn camera, can be extremely valuable in establishing facts.

Amped FIVE has become the standard software for Forensic Image and Video Enhancement.

David Spreadborough, Amped Software’s International Trainer, will show how video labs and CCTV units can expedite their workflow by utilizing this single application for an entire case. Finally, he will highlight some of the challenges faced by first responders and detectives when initially dealing with the evidence.

Don’t miss this Amped Software session entitled “Video – Everyone’s favorite evidence” on October 11 from 11:45 – 12:45, and more, at this year’s Digital Experience Event from October 9 – 11 in Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht, Netherlands, organized by our partner Data Expert.

This two-day event will feature Digital Forensics, Crime Analysis, and Training, exclusively for the crime combatting community from the Netherlands.

For more info and to register: https://dataexpert.nl/en/digital-experience-2018

Treviso Forensic – a Forensic Engineering Technical Seminar

Come out to the Treviso Forensic seminar to learn from Amped’s CEO, Martino Jerian, on how to analyze, enhance and authenticate images and videos during investigations. Amped will present during the Digital Forensic “e-crime” session on September 27 from 16:10-18:00 in Sala Doge

Treviso Forensic 2018 is the second technical seminar on Forensic Engineering, following the success of the first edition held in September 2016, which saw the participation of more than 600 professionals. The event is scheduled from 26th to 28th of September, 2018 in the stunning location of Villa Braida, Mogliano Veneto, Treviso.

Treviso Forensic is a technical meeting both for professionals who want to learn the basics of the discipline as well as for professionals with vast experience in the field, who want to learn more about the advances of Forensic Engineering.

To learn more about the event: https://trevisoforensic.it/en/929-2/

An exciting first Amped User Day event

Thank you to all the users who spent the day with us in beautiful Bled, Slovenia on Friday, September 21.

We learned a lot from you, and hope you learned from us too! And we hope you also had some fun — we sure did!

A special thank you goes to our users Mario Ruiz Mateos from the Criminalistic Service –  Spanish Guardia Civil, and Tomislav Prijanovič from the National Forensic Laboratory, Slovenia for sharing their interesting cases with us.

See you at our next event!

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