Monthly Archives: October 2019

If in Madrid, Come See Amped at the Fife’19 Event

On Tuesday, November 5, Team Amped is heading to Madrid, Spain to the Feria de Informática Forense en España (Fife´19) event organized by our partner OnRetrieval.

A full agenda is expected with numerous presentations and demos by many leading forensic manufacturers and experts in addition to networking opportunities to meet with local police investigators.

Don’t miss Amped Software’s presentation in the main auditorium and demo session:

12:30 – 13:15 H
Evidencias de imagen y vídeo, de la calle al juzgado. Investigaciones rápidas y seguras a todos los niveles
Presented by Amped Software Trainer,  D. Abel Baños 

13:30 -14:00 H
Amped Software Demo

For more information visit: https://onretrieval.com/fife-2019/

The Power of Amped Authenticate for Investigating CSE Cases

When we talk about Amped Authenticate, you may automatically think of its use in detecting forged and manipulated images such as those created using editing software to portray a different scenario or message from that of the original purpose of the image, and you’re certainly right about that (particularly in the age of the ever-prevalent ‘fake news’). The great thing about Amped Authenticate is that it’s also so much more on top of forgery detection – identify image processing history from capture to publish, extract images from documents, provide camera ballistics, but, in my view most importantly, add more weight to your child sexual exploitation, or CSE, investigations with all these tools  and ultimately safeguard vulnerable children.

I always think of Authenticate as the tool I wish I’d had during my time examining mobile devices and computers, now realizing its potential to further solidify my cases and digital evidence, least of all because of the seamless integration with Griffeye Analyze. As digital forensics investigators, the majority of our work involves CSE material and recovering evidence from a multitude of devices to prove or disprove the offense in question, and the more evidence we can provide the more likely we are to achieve a successful prosecution or clear an innocent party – we keep an open and unbiased mind as forensics professionals, as always. 

The PRNU, or photo response non-uniformity (also known as camera ballistics), capabilities of Authenticate are often under-utilized by law enforcement digital forensics professionals – I admit, I didn’t realize it had such a tool and how useful it could be in my work at the start of my career! Let’s take a safeguarding investigation as an example, often unpleasant cases in which a child has been exploited. We know law enforcement and governments around the world have similar methods of tracking illegal images and videos, usually through databases, in order to identify such material quickly and to avoid unnecessary exposure of traumatic material to investigators, but these safeguarding cases often involve newly generated images, not stored in any database.

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Need More Canvas? Learn How Amped Replay Automatically Enlarges Your Video to Make Room for Annotations!

Dear Tip Tuesday lovers welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’re dedicating some words to a handy feature that’s part of Amped Replay‘s Annotation tools: the possibility of extending your video to make room for zoomed regions, textual comments, logos, etc. Thanks to that, you don’t have to hide objects in your video when you’re adding annotations. Keep reading to find out more.

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The Bigger Picture: Did You Know Amped FIVE’s Multiview Filter Lets You Combine and Sync Multiple Videos?

Hello, dear Amped blog followers! The inspiration for this week’s tip comes directly from our beloved users. Indeed, a few days ago, during the exciting Amped User Day in Denver, we met an Amped FIVE user who wasn’t aware of the Multiview filter. Because of this, they were wasting a lot of time to combine several enhanced videos into a single one using external software. Hey! You can do that in FIVE, and it’s simple and fast! Keep reading to find out more…

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First Things First: Learn How a Proper Visual Inspection Can Guide Your Image Authentication on the Right Path!

Dear friends, thanks for coming here for this week’s Tip Tuesday! Today we are dealing with a basic feature of Amped Authenticate that often gets overlooked during our training courses, but it really shouldn’t be. I’m talking about the possibility of adjusting levels to get a better Visual Inspection of your evidence image. Keep reading and you’ll see how it can be useful.

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Drop the Mouse! Learn How to Save Hours of Work Using Amped FIVE’s Shortcuts

Dear friends, welcome to a new Tip Tuesday! If you’ve been following our tips for a while, then you know how much we care about saving your time. We know our users, so we’re aware of the enormous amount of cases they have to deal with every week. That’s why we’re dedicating this week’s tip to a very simple yet effective way to save time when using Amped FIVE: keyboard shortcuts! Keep reading, and you’ll find out that shortcuts may save you much more time than you think.

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