Monthly Archives: July 2016

Chains & Filters – Using the Copy/Paste

Doing the same thing to a number of files is as simple as Copy & Paste!

It’s a simple function, but one that can dramatically speed up the processing of files in Amped FIVE. It also ensures that any configurable settings are ‘copied’ exactly. No need to write down or screenshot settings – just copy the filter!

In this example, I have three .dav files that I need to process. After dragging the first one into FIVE, the Direct Play dialogue box appears. As these are proprietary streams, they need preparing first as they have no header or index.

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A Witness with a Mobile Phone

Everyone has a mobile phone …mobile phone in hand

A crime has occurred. What’s the first thing that people around the scene do? They grab their mobile phones. Why? To call the police or emergency services? Not usually. Not at first.

First things first.

They want to go viral on social media.

But it’s dark, and the person holding the phone is excited and moving around.

They capture the events and eventually send it to you. But it seems worthless. How can you make sense of this dark, shaking, video?

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Amped Training Review

It’s been a busy 6 Months!

Receiving dedicated training in our software is one of the first things that new purchasers put in place. Very often, this is taken into consideration when making the initial order.

The simplicity of installation, management and updating makes the Amped Software portfolio of products an easy solution to the challenge of Multimedia Forensics. On a personal level, it gives me so much enjoyment to help new users get to grips with the software and watch their early first steps.

Amped FIVE Training in South Africa

Amped FIVE Training in South Africa

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Istanbul Airport Attack: a Multimedia Forensics Perspective

After the attacks of Paris, Brussels (and unfortunately many others), three days ago there was another major event at Istanbul Airport. While its origin is yet to be officially confirmed, strong hints are again at ISIS terror strategy. The number of victims is currently set at more than 40 and growing, with more than 160 persons injured. This is, again and again, a very sad story and our prayers are with the victims, the wounded and their family.

As usual, in these major events, it is interesting to analyze the different audio and video sources and their use.  Continue reading