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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Amped Replay Update 26089: Improved Decoding Performance, Custom Interpolation Method, Aligning Annotations and More!

We are very excited to bring you yet another big Amped Replay update today! The number one player designed specifically for front line policing and investigating is back and packed with lots of new features and improvements, which we think you are going to love!

In line with our development strategy for 2022, we continue to bring performance improvements, as promised – this time adding CPU Multi-threading Support and Standard Rounding Chroma Up-sampling for the decoding and playback of video. You will now also be able, if you wish, to customize your interpolation method when resizing video clips.

 Let’s go through the complete list of updates we have in store for you.

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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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