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.
Dear Amped blog friends, welcome to this special tip on Tuesday, Dec. 24! Today we have a very special request, actually, we have a mission. If we succeed, someone will be happy tonight. If we fail, someone will be disappointed. Keep reading to walk with us on this adventure!
From everyone at Amped Software, including many who could not take part in our fun photo shoot, we want to thank all of our users, partners, and friends for a wonderful year together! We look forward to making many more great memories in 2020!
Dear Amped friends, welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’re showing you a pretty sci-fi feature available in our flagship solution, Amped FIVE: the Fourier filter, allowing you to remove periodic nuisances from images and videos. It’s a very effective way to gain a better view of the object of interest even starting from critical conditions. If you’re now curious, or if you didn’t understand one single word of what you’ve read until now… just keep reading and everything will be clarified!
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.
Dear Amped blog lovers, welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’re dedicating some room to a very simple yet powerful tool in Amped Replay, namely the Light filter. We’ll see that it actually embeds two distinct processing algorithms, and we’ll guide you to a full understanding of what’s under the hood. So, keep reading to find out!
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!
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).
Dear Amped blog readers, welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’re dedicating some room to a simple yet very effective trick that can make Amped Authenticate reports more comprehensive and clear. We’ll see how we can effectively add screenshots to our project and comment on them, in such a way that they appear in the report helping to build up the story. Keep reading to find out more…
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