Hello world!

If you are here, probably you already know what is Amped Five. If not, I’ll tell you now. But first of all, since a blog is something personal, I want to tell you who I am.

My name’s Martino Jerian, I live in Trieste, a beautiful city between the Adriatic-Sea and the Alps in the north-east of Italy. If English is your first language please be tolerant to my typos and grammatical errors. And remember that probably your Italian is worse than my English (lol).

Main main job is as electronic engineer, but I also work in my spare time (I like this sentence) in my familiy business, which consists of some bakeries. I love snowboarding, surfing and the so-called alternative music. Now that the alternative music is becoming mainstream I should find something new to be alternative.

At the beginning of next year I’ll become the founder of Amped, this website’s company. Amped main product will be Five, which is actually an acronym for Forensic Image and Video Enhancement. Five is an innovative tool for image and video editing and restoration, targeted to forensic and investigative applications (yes, like the stuff you see in CSI-like TV-series, where from a grainy picture of a building taken from a satellite they can zoom in to see the brand of cigarettes a person is smoking). The project started some years ago with my thesis at the University of Trieste, with a Matlab tool called MIPE (Modular Image Processing Environment) and has been thus further developed in the Area Science Park (in the surroundings of Trieste) thanks to the Innovation Factory project.

Currently Amped Five is in the last period of beta testing and it will be officially launched at the very beginning of next year. It is already used by several specialists in the field of scientific investigations and has been tested on many different real cases, but as you can guess, I can’t show publicly the results. Anyway you can find some real world (but not court critical samples in the Five samples page). Feel free to write me if you want to try the software.

The purpose of this blog is to keep in touch with the growing base of our users, and possibly to get new ones, to update you about latest development news and give some hints for using Five at its best.