Monthly Archives: September 2016

Amped DVRConv is finally here!

It took us a while, but we wanted to make sure it was perfect! Today, we finally officially launched our newest product called Amped DVRConv.  In a nutshell, Amped DVRConv allows you (our customers) to easily and quickly convert unplayable/proprietary video files from surveillance cameras and digital video recorders, in minutes. This means you can now get to that vital digital evidence faster than ever!dvrconv-logo-h300-paintedv2

Read below for the official announcement or click here.  

Visit the new Amped DVRConv product page on our website for further technical details.

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Amped Workshops at FT-Day 2016, Karlsruhe Germany

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One of our newest partners, MH Service GmbH has invited us to take part in their 2016 Forensic Technology Day (FT-Day).

As in the past years, the FT-Day will be hosted in the Conference Center 2.0, Egon-Eiermann-Allee 8 in Karlsruhe. The event will take place from Sept. 28th to 29th, 2016. FT-Day is the only event in Europe that focuses 100% on IT Forensics.

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Be Conscious of the Algorithms You Use in a Forensic Setting

Our customers often ask us for specific functions and filters to be included in our software. Paying attention to user requests and managing our development priorities according to them is probably one of the things Amped Software is best known for.

However, not all requests, even if technically feasible, are a match for the purpose of our solutions. Take for example Amped FIVE: some of the most common use cases are enhancing license plates or faces.

Quite a few customers asked for some functions to perform super resolution of faces from a single image. While this may be technically very interesting, most of the implementations have a fatal flaw that prevents them from being used for forensic applications: they introduce data external to the case.

Yesterday a GitHub project called “srez” caught my attention.

Image super-resolution through deep learning. This project uses deep learning to upscale 16×16 images by a 4x factor. The resulting 64×64 images display sharp features that are plausible based on the dataset that was used to train the neural net.

Here’s an random, non cherry-picked, example of what this network can do. From left to right, the first column is the 16×16 input image, the second one is what you would get from a standard bicubic interpolation, the third is the output generated by the neural net, and on the right is the ground truth.
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Amped at Digital Experience 2016 with a New Cast and at a New Location

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The annual Digital Experience 2016 conference, hosted by our partner DataExpert, will be held this year on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21, at the Veenendaal Hotel, Netherlands.

This conference is organized for digital investigation professionals, fraud analysts, security officers, and IT-mangers, but also for Security Engineers, SOC/CERT-managers, Compliance Officers, Data Protection Officers and anyone interested in digital fraud investigations, Cyber Security, Incident response and/or Data Intelligence & Analysis.

This year, Amped Software is sending our international trainer, David Spreadborough (Spreadys), who will be conducting a workshop titled “Video – Fact or Fiction”, scheduled on Wednesday from 11:45 – 12:45. In this workshop, Spreadys will speak about the importance of correctly acquiring, analyzing and enhancing video and images within a legal environment.

We will also have a booth set up during this event. So stop by to meet the Amped team, to get a personal demo of our products, or to get answers to any of your questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

Amped Software in Africa

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Amped Software heads to Africa to break ground in the emerging economies of Eastern Africa.

SecProTec East Africa is being held at the KICC (Kenyatta International Convention Center) from the 15th to the 17th of September. 

If you would like a personal demonstration of our solutions, or if you would like to explore partnership opportunities with us, we welcome you to visit our booth B31 where we will be exhibiting with our South African Partner Risk Diversion.

SecProTec East Africa powered by Intersec is the most important trade fair for the security, safety and protection industry in the entire East African region.
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Amped FIVE Additions Course

This week I have been delivering a new and exciting course in The Netherlands. At the request of some of our expert users, we designed a new course that focuses on the latest updates to Amped FIVE

Hosted by our partner, DataExpert, this three-day course has been designed for people who had their original Amped FIVE training over a year ago but want to learn about the new features that were added to the software since then.

Due to our unique and very fast development path, getting a good understanding of the updates, new filters, and increased functionality of the software is vital in today’s fast-paced world.

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LEVA’s Annual Training Conference, November 14 – 18, 2016

It seems like only yesterday that I was flying out to Calgary to present image processing training at the 2007 LEVA Training Conference. I was so nervous to present in front of my peers. These many years later, I’m still at it … albeit with a new employer and an entirely new set of tools.

Recently, LEVA announced the schedule for their 2016 Training Conference. Once again, I’m happy to say that I’ll be there as a presenter. I’m also happy to say that I’m bringing a bunch of friends.

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