Monthly Archives: October 2014

Amped FIVE Update: new tutorials, DVR formats, and more

We’ve just updated Amped FIVE today. The following are the improvements on today’s menu.

First of all the IFrame seek added in the previous version has been improved to work on all filters (with the exception of Frame Selectors).

As usual, we had a lot of our users requesting the conversion of specific DVR formats. In this update we added 3 new DVR formats (PAR, MGV, DRV). PAR and DRV, were already supported but we added a new sub-type as many times files with the same extension actually come in many different flavors. Thanks a lot to everybody who is contributing to the development with requests!

We’ve also included the DVR Screen Capture tool to make it easier to grab the selection of the area.

A lot of our users don’t do actual casework on workstations connected to the Internet. For this reason we just added a message in the menu item Help > Check for Updates On Line which will give you the link where to check if your version is up to date from the browser on another PC.

Finally, we’ve added and updated tutorials to include screenshots from the latest version. Amped FIVE has come a long way since these tutorials were first written!

New Partnership Provides Law Enforcement With Digital Evidence Solution

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By: Amanda Vicinanzo, Senior Editor, Homeland Security Today (HSToday)

Answering the need for a complete evidence management solution for law enforcement, Mediasolv, the leading provider of Digital Evidence Management Solutions, has partnered with Amped Software (Amped) to develop an integrated Digital Evidence Platform.

Partnership with Amped, the leading provider of forensic image and video analysis, authentication, and proprietary media format conversion, will provide law enforcement with the ability to work within one Digital Evidence Platform while preserving the integrity of evidence from the initial gathering of evidence in the field to the moment it appears in the courtroom.

“Our customers have asked for a complete solution for evidence management, body worn cameras, in-car video, interrogation room recording, and surveillance video management. The missing piece was a high quality forensics tool set with the MediaSolv Platform. Amped Software has filled that void with a world class solution. We are thrilled with the industry response to our integration with Amped”, said Jim Weaver, MediaSolv Solutions’ president and CEO.

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Lets Meet in Prague

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Our October roadshow is coming to an end, with the last event to be held at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, where we will be attending the LawTech Europe Congress.

We invite you to visit us at Booth 308 from October 20-21, for live product demonstrations and to discover why Amped Sofware solutions are used by the most important forensic labs around the world.LawTech

 

Can You Get That License Plate?

We tell readers of Forensic Focus how you can get this license plate!

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We find ourselves analyzing new surveillance videos almost every day, and in most cases we can either solve the problem very quickly or understand (even quicker) that there is no information to recover in the video. In special cases though, where something very specific and strange happened, or the problem is very complex, it can take a lot of time.

As always… Pareto principle: you solve 80% of the cases in 20% of the time, and, well, 20% of the cases takes 80% of the time. In our own work, the right numbers are probably 95% to 5%, but the idea still holds.

With our experience in working on several thousand cases, we can estimate whether an image or video contains some information and is worth processing, or not, very quickly. In this article, we will describe some of the tests that can be done to quickly tell if you can get that license plate!


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Amped Software and MediaSolv Provide Complete Evidence Management Solution

We are glad to announce the partnership and integration with MediaSolv. You can find the original announcement here.

MEDIASOLV Corporation AND AMPED SOFTWARE ANNOUNCE COMPLETE DIGITAL EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS NOW INCLUDING FULL FORENSIC TOOLS

— ONE SOLUTION– Complete Evidence Management Solutions starting with recording and recovery in the field, complete forensic analysis, network transfers to the prosecutor and delivery to the courtroom —

MediaSolv Solutions Corp. (MediaSolv), the leading provider of Digital Evidence Management Solutions, and Amped Software (Amped), the leading provider of forensic image and video analysis, authentication, and proprietary media format conversion; are pleased to announce a new integration and partnership. The partnership and development of an integrated platform means that law enforcement can work within one Digital Evidence Platform and Solution while maintaining authenticity of evidence, proper forensic processes, and full chain of custody from gathering evidence in the field, to the prosecutor, and ultimately to the courtroom.

“Our customers have asked for a complete solution for evidence management, body worn cameras, in-car video, interrogation room recording, and surveillance video management. The missing piece was a high quality forensics tool set with the MediaSolv Platform. Amped Software has filled that void with a world class solution. We are thrilled with the industry response to our integration with Amped”, says Jim Weaver, MediaSolv Solutions’ President and CEO.

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