Monthly Archives: December 2016

2016 Year in Review: new product, new partnerships, and more

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We’ve had an incredible year and we hope you have too. 2016 was filled with exciting news and adventures for Amped Software.

We launched our new product called Amped DVRConv. This new tool has generated so much excitement and praise for being the quickest and easiest way to convert unplayable video files.

Our team also did such a fantastic job this year working on some new and very cool features as well as improving existing features in Amped FIVE and Amped Authenticate. You can read about all these updates in our many blog posts.

We added more people to our team this year and we’ve been doing a lot of travel. We’ve been on so many flights to attend numerous industry events and to train our users in so many beautiful countries.

We entered into new partnerships with industry leading companies like TASER and Griffeye and added many new resellers to our large global sales channel.

We are looking forward to 2017 as it looks like it’s going to be another awesome year for us. We have a lot of great things planned!

Until then, we would like to thank all our users and partners for an amazing 2016 and wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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Amped Advent Calendar: useful tips and tricks in Amped FIVE

This year, our great trainer Spready got into the holiday season by creating a special Amped Advent Calendar.

Every day, over the month of December, he opened one door on the calendar. Hidden behind each door was, not a small piece of chocolate, but an Amped FIVE top tip!

We hope you enjoyed these tips and found them useful. For those of you who missed them, we thought we would wrap them into one big blog post to put under the tree and open on December 25th. Let us know which door was your favourite. Enjoy!

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From the entire team at Amped Software, we wish all of you a safe and very happy holiday season!

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Amped Authenticate Update 8782: Enhanced PRNU, LCD Recapture Detection and many more filter improvements

At Amped Software we are continually researching new methods to help you in your analysis. Designing, testing and then implementing new features and filters is a continuous process. When complete, we get these out to you as soon as we can.

In this post, I will be introducing you to some of the latest developments in Amped Authenticate.

For those new to this blog, or the software, Amped Authenticate is a software package that enables you to conduct forensic image authentication and tamper detection on digital photos and documents. Today, digital images are key sources of evidence in criminal activities. But the creation and manipulation of those images is relatively easy to do, so it is vitally important that images being used as evidence are what they say they are. Amped Authenticate is the only software in the market that includes, in one single and easy to use package, all the scientific tools and functions necessary to discover tampering on an image or determine originality, and to verify if a picture has been generated by a specific device. 

This update includes some very big improvements and additions.

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Amped FIVE users will be aware of how powerful the Fourier domain is in identifying and then removing frequency noise in images. This frequency noise can also be used to identify signs of LCD Recapture. As a result, this filter is now included in Authenticate.

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Griffeye has a chat with Martino Jerian, Founder and CEO of Amped

We recently announced our partnership with Griffeye, the world’s premier intelligence and visual big data platform. The Griffeye team had a chat with our Founder and CEO, Martino Jerian, to address questions about the challenges and opportunities in image and video forensics, what the partnership means for customers, and what the future holds for Amped Software. Read the full interview below.

Martino, please introduce us to Amped and what sparked the idea for your company initially?

The inspiration for Amped Software came when I was doing my masters in Electronic Engineering at the University of Trieste in 2005. While working on my thesis in Digital Image Processing at the University of Trieste, in collaboration with the Scientific Investigation Department of Carabinieri (Italian Military Police) I realised there was a big opportunity to create software specifically for processing images and videos related to security and investigations. Amped Software was officially created in 2008 and my ultimate aim has been to create tools that are the world standard for the investigation of images and videos.

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What need does Amped Software fill in the market?

When I started there were already several other image and video forensic companies in the market but as a forensic scientist, I realized that not one single product met all of the needs of a forensic analyst. Product functionality was limited, very pricey for the features on offer and did not deliver what users needed. I saw that there was an opportunity to a single tool that is the defacto standard for successfully handling all the forensic tasks needed on images and video for forensics and investigations. Continue reading

Amped partners with Griffeye to create ‘one stop shop’ for forensics community

In response to the growing volume and varying quality of data involved in forensic investigations, we are proud to announce our partnership with Griffeye, the world’s premier intelligence and visual big data platform, to address some of the biggest challenges facing forensic communities today. The partnership will ensure Amped users can swiftly perform higher volumes of image identification and analysis to more efficiently investigate evidence.

“This partnership ensures we can better serve our joint customers by enabling faster and more efficient analysis of forensic images and videos in one workflow,” said Martino Jerian, Founder and CEO at Amped Software. “By combining our two technologies, it will allow rich information to easily flow from one tool to the other in digital media investigations and open up new opportunities. We are proud to work with a company that reflects our own aims, ambitions and approach to customers – working closely with them to ensure users gain maximum benefit from well-serviced technology.”

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