Amped DVRConv Update 20711: Important New Formats and Codecs

Format and codec conversion is a huge part of any video lab’s workload. Day after day, there is a requirement to extract video data from proprietary formats and perhaps convert files for playback in standard players. Although seamlessly integrated into all our video applications, having this video conversion ability as a stand-alone product can dramatically speed up triage and batch processing. That’s exactly where Amped DVRConv fits in.

We have worked hard to make this application as simple as possible for you. Configure the settings once and then just ‘drag and drop’ your files in. Another, often forgotten feature is that the ‘In’ Folder is monitored by the software. If you have the ability to receive files from a network, whenever directories appear here, the contents will be scanned and converted if required.

Under the Program Options, you will find the Extensions tab. It is here that all included extensions are listed, and it is here that we have added a raft of new updates.

Proprietary timestamps can be difficult to identify and decode manually, it can also be a time-consuming process. To start with then, we have added six (6) new timestamp formats in this update enabling fast data extraction from within the proprietary container and then the creation of .time files that are presentable within Amped FIVE and Amped Replay.

One of the many challenges in forensic video analysis, when it comes to conversion, is that video surveillance manufacturers use the same file extensions for different formats. They also may keep the same extension but then slightly change the format or structure. Our team has identified seven (7) new file format variations over the last few months and has added these into this update.
Remember, if you come across a file that is listed in the Included Extensions, but fails upon conversion, this may be a newly modified variation. It is for this reason that the Upload Video button is at the bottom of the main interface. Just send us an example of the new file and we can get it analyzed quickly for you.

Finally – New Formats

As you would expect, we have been working on several new containers and have added seven (7) new formats.

Of particular note and worthy of attention is the frustrating AV3 file format and the legacy, but very common, TAV file format. It is fantastic that these video streams can now be forensically examined without player restrictions and distortion.

Don’t Delay – Update Today

If you have an active support plan you can update straight away by going into the menu About > Check for Updates within Amped DVRConv. If you need to renew your SMS plan, please contact us or one of our authorized partners. And remember that you can always manage your licenses and requests from the customer support portal.