Introducing the Amped Gym Challenges 

We are excited to announce that we will be running a limited video series of Amped Gym challenges starting on February 2 dedicated to all the Amped users with an active SMS plan.

The challenges are going to be a way for our users to test your analytical and enhancements skills with Amped FIVE and discover new possibilities in how to improve your workflow during investigations.

We will start with 4 challenges, launched onto our Discord channel every two weeks. Each challenge will include a summary brief of what a video analyst is expected to do and resourses to complete the task. It is up to you solving the case!

From the date of posting you will have a week to complete the challenge.

After this week we will post a video on YouTube in which as a forensic analyst, I will tackle the task as well as talking about common learning points, and providing you a step-by-step guide into achieving the best results.

The video is based on your feedback, so don’t forget to send us your results on Discord. Here’s a quick recap on the workflow of this series:

To access the Amped Discord channel you need to log in to the Amped Support Portal. If you are eligible to join the community at this moment, you will see the link “Request Access to the Amped User Community” in your account. For more information read here or contact us.


Are you ready to be challenged? We look forward to seeing your results!

Digital Forensics Events for 2023: Register Now to Join Us!

As trends in the video forensics field are constantly evolving, it’s important to keep up with the industry updates, stay informed on the latest trends, techniques, and tools and find the best conferences and events where to learn more and share professional experiences with colleagues around the world.

Whether you’re embarking upon a brand new venture into the world of video forensics or simply looking for ways to refresh your existing knowledge base, by attending digital forensics events you will not only be able to gain valuable insights to help you better understand and prepare for video evidence processing but also establish long lasting relationships which may prove to be invaluable later in life. 

What better occasion to do so, than participating in the many industry events that will take place throughout 2023?

If you want to stay ahead of the curve and expand your knowledge base in this ever-evolving field, attending a digital forensic event should be part of your professional development plan.

Here’s a list of digital forensics events and conferences until August 2023! Make sure to register for the upcoming events to stay updated and meet the Amped team; you will have the chance to discover our products and the latest updates, exchange ideas, access workshops, and attend many interesting presentations.

We will be adding more events to the list in the following months, so stay tuned on our events page!

And remember, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@ampedsoftware.com and schedule a meeting with our team or request an on-site demo.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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Amped DVRConv Update 27228: Hardware Acceleration and Adding New Extensions

A new update to Amped DVRConv has just landed! Amped DVRConv is the batch converter of choice for forensic video practitioners and CCTV investigators alike, enabling quick and quality preserving batch conversions of proprietary video formats into a compatible open format. It is empowered by the same conversion engine used by Amped Replay and Amped FIVE, but unlike its big sisters, it also performs batch conversion of different formats by using a simple and effective drag and drop and/or watch folder architecture; ideal for those of you in need to convert a large quantity of CCTV coming from several different sources. Let’s go and have a look at what new features we have in store for you.

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Measuring in a Scene: What Filters to Use in Amped FIVE?

Being able to measure an object or a person (or an animal ?! ) in a two dimensional image is in high demand these days within the forensic video community.

We all know (or should know!) that in Amped FIVE it is possible to calculate measurements such as the height of an unknown person or the speed of a vehicle from CCTV and other video evidence. And we have a variety of different filters in the Measurement group that can do the job just fine, such as Measure 1D, Measure 2D, Measure 3D and Speed Estimation 2D. But what filters shall we use? And which one is going to give us the most accurate results? It depends, of course.

Let’s have a look at the train of thought that will lead us to choose the right filter for our specific circumstances.

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2022 at a Glance: What Happened This Year?

It has been a very busy and successful year, bringing you the most complete solutions for the analysis and enhancement of images and videos for forensic, security, and investigative applications. We are today trusted in over 100 countries worldwide to provide scientifically validated tools admissible in court, to reach one of our primary goals: justice through science.

While we are very well known in the forensic community, this year we worked a lot also on getting more attention about the work we do and its importance for the security of our communities at a public level. In this video, you can learn more about Amped and what’s our vision.

In 2022, we have kept our promises and worked hard to meet users’ requests and make your daily work easier than ever.

We know your time is valuable so we have put together a list containing some of the most important news from this year. Check them out!

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Survey Results: The State of Video Forensics 2022

During investigations and trials, video is one of the most common and most effective forms of evidence, but unfortunately, it is often taken for granted. There are many challenges to consider in relation to video evidence, and we believe it is of crucial importance to understand how users around the world are handling these and how the trends are shaping the state of video forensics in 2022 and beyond. For this reason, we launched in July a survey to hear the thoughts and opinions of video evidence practitioners from around the world. 

Many questions were raised, such as:

  • What are the most useful and common types of evidence during an investigation?”
  • “What are the main issues while working on video?”
  • “Which kind of training did you receive on image and video forensics?
  • “How long does it take to work on an image/video case on average?”

We received some very interesting answers and discovered some useful key findings that will help us predict what are the upcoming trends that your agency, organization, and lab are facing or will soon need to face.  

Here are five video forensics trends that you need to be aware of for 2023. Read on to find out the results!

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Amped FIVE Update 26914: Import Replay Project, Subtitle Loader, Save & Load Convert DVR Settings, Page Number Macro, and Much More

It’s that time of the year again! And as the Holiday season approaches, we bring you our Christmas gift: the latest, big update to Amped FIVE

We have again concentrated on user requests as it is so important to us that FIVE is able to meet your needs as a forensic image and video analysis tool.

You needed the ability to review and verify what other staff members had done using Amped Replay, the advanced video player for police investigators.
You asked us for the ability to save and then load Convert DVR settings for later use, or to share with other colleagues.
You wanted to make the creation of Image Sequence PDFs quicker and easier.

Read on to see how we have answered those requests and many more.

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Amped’s New Deepfake Detection Algorithm Published in Journal of Imaging

Dear Amped friends, we are glad to share some good news with you all. After months of complex research and testing work, we developed an effective deepfake detection algorithm. The technique can detect GAN-generated images, that are, synthesized faces “invented” from scratch by a suitably trained neural network (check this article for an introduction to deepfakes: Dealing with Deepfakes). Currently, it has been tested on images only.

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Amped Authenticate 26549: New Face GAN Deepfake Detection Filter, Updated Social Media Identification Database, and More

November comes with a great Amped Authenticate update! We are adding deepfake detection capabilities, which increases the already broad coverage of Authenticate for localizing forgeries. Moreover, we’ve updated the Social Media Identification‘s signature database with hundreds of new signatures and added one more social media, or rather a messaging app: Facebook Messenger. In this blog post, we’ll first quickly review what deepfakes are, focusing on synthesized faces, and then we’ll go practical and discuss each improvement!

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