Amped DVRConv Update 25916: New Formats and Codec Variations

It’s update time again! Amped DVRConv is the stand-alone drag-and-drop conversion tool used by Forensic Video Units worldwide. Its success has been down to its simplicity and flexibility. With the capability of batch converting unlimited files, DVRConv ensures that departments become more efficient and can spend more time on analysing evidence rather than converting it.

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The Image Generation Model (Cheat Sheet Included!)

by Martino Jerian, CEO and Founder of Amped Software

In a nutshell: a digital image is created by a sequence of physical and digital processes that ultimately produce a representation of light information in a specific moment in a specific place, as a sequence of 0s and 1s. The technical limitations of the imaging system will introduce some defects that will make the image different compared to the original scene, and often less intelligible during investigations. The image generation model aims to understand how these defects are introduced, and in which order to correct them in the proper sequence and obtain a more accurate and faithful valid representation of the scene.

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Amped Webinars: Join Us for the Upcoming Sessions

Hello Amped readers,

As we are heading towards the end of summer, we’ve got something exciting to share with you!

We are pleased to inform you that we have scheduled the upcoming live webinars on a variety of topics designed to cover all image and video processing needs when it comes to digital forensics, investigations, public safety, and intelligence. These webinars will take place from September to December 2022 on the Zoom video conferencing platform and be held by our most experienced speakers in digital forensics.

Why attend these live sessions?

  • to increase your knowledge on how to face video evidence challenges
  • to better understand video analysis and enhancement processes
  • to be up to date on the new, exciting developments that will make your life easier when investigating images and videos
  • to learn tips and tricks on basic and advanced tools to improve your video analysis workflow
  • to obtain your certificate of attendance documenting that you have taken part in the session.

What are you waiting for? Register today for free!

Download the full agenda here.

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Amped FIVE Update 25587: Faster Video Decoding, New Import Options, and Much More

Hi again everyone. Yes, it’s another update to Amped FIVE, and yes it’s another big one. We are committed to making FIVE the best it can be for you. Your time is valuable so we are working hard to ensure that you can work more effectively within FIVE. Several of the new updates here are direct user requests and relate directly to a faster and simpler workflow.

So, grab yourself a cup of coffee and read on to find out more.

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A Survey on the Industry Trends

The world seems to rapidly change these days, and so we thought to launch a new survey to understand where our industry is and where it is going. We called it “The State of Video Forensics 2022”.

Last year we did a quite long and technical survey dedicated to our users (you can read here some of the most interesting insights); this time we wanted to widen our audience and make it open to everybody who works on image and video evidence, even the few unlucky ones who are not (yet? 😉) using our software. It’s also much faster to fill, as it should require just 5-10 minutes of your time.

The survey will be open until September 13th, 2022, we’ll then summarize the key findings and present the results at the Amped User Days and in a future post on this blog. All data will be shown anonymously. 

It’s quick and easy, and the results could be useful for you as well. Thanks for your cooperation!

Join Amped Software for the Upcoming Events

Summer has finally arrived and we’re here again sharing with you the events and conferences for the months ahead. We want to keep connecting with our customers, investigators, frontline officers, first responders, security personnel, CCTV operators, technicians, and forensic lab experts.

Have a look at the below events list and plan your next journey to visit Amped at the booth, and get access to our workshops, demo, and presentations to expand your knowledge in video forensics. 

You still don’t know Amped Software? No worries, we will introduce our products to you!

If you know us already, come and say hello, we will be sharing some of the latest product releases and news.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Join Us at the Amped User Days 2022

Registrations are now open for the Amped User Days 2022! With hundreds of people participating from 34 different countries in last year’s edition, we’re very excited to bring you once again this free virtual event, taking place from September 13-15, 2022. The event is reserved for the Amped end-users and there will be a rich panel of speakers from Amped Software and experts from the industry. Learn more below and register today!

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Amped Replay Update 24783: Annotation Grouping, Color Matching Eyedropper Tool, Simplified Enhancement View, and Much More

Amped Replay, the video player designed specifically for modern policing has another big update today. After receiving feedback from front-line officers and detectives using Replay to speed up their CCTV caseload, we have developed a major new feature in the Annotate tab, as well as updated several other components.
Your time is important so let us get right to it.

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Raising Awareness on Video Evidence at the European Parliament

Last week was pretty amazing. I’ve been traveling for business for the first time after more than two years since Coronavirus. While my colleagues had attended several events,  I’ve not been around very much. I relied more (maybe too much) on what modern technology had offered to us.

However, there are some things that it is better to do in person. Stakeholder engagement is instrumental in order to deal with the institutions: particularly the EU ones. 

And so, I traveled to Bruxelles where I visited the European Parliament for the first time. On may 17th I had the honor to organize the institutional meeting “Video Evidence Analysis During Investigations: Raising Awareness to Grant Security and Justice Through Science”.

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