LEVA 2021 – Annual Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium

LEVA’s 32nd annual video and audio evidence symposium will be held in Franklin, Tennessee from October 18-22.
This annual training event provides valuable workshops and lectures focused on the science of forensic video analysis and on the needs of digital multimedia evidence. This premiere event also offers great networking opportunities and video forensic examiners are coming from all over the world to attend.

Amped Software is excited to be exhibiting in person so don’t miss any of our interesting workshops and presentations:

Case Workflow Workshop
Presenters: Blake Sawyer and Blaine Davison
October 21 and 22, 8:00 – 17:00

Learn how to best manage all your evidential material. Identify the best methods to perform difficult enhancement requests. Speed up your reporting and documentation process. This 2-day fully hands-on practical workshop will go step by step using real cases to help you speed up your forensic video analysis and CCTV investigations. From tips and tricks to advanced reporting, if you are an Amped FIVE user, you will for sure learn lots of new functions to help you in your day-to-day work.

FFmpeg Basics Workshop
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 19
Part 1: 13:30 – 15:00
Part 2: 15:30 – 17:00

The FFmpeg application and the LIBAV decoding library are used by media houses, broadcasters, stream services, CCTV companies, and forensic video software providers. Grasping the building blocks of these packages can not only assist you in the lab but also in the courtroom. Designed for those people new to the command-line tool, this hands-on workshop will help you understand the components and their use.

Real-World File Integrity and Content Analysis Workshop
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 20
Part 1: 13:00 – 14:30
Part2: 15:00 – 17:00

Understand the key concepts of image authentication, learn the different analysis stages and identify the importance of fact-based reporting. Analyzing image integrity and authenticity is a lot more than just reading the metadata. The entire structure, which includes the pixels that form the image, must be analyzed and compared to ensure you can not only see data abnormalities, but also image artifacts that question the image’s reliability. Using Amped Authenticate, users will work on real-world images, answering real-world questions regarding integrity and authenticity.

Starting Out
Presenter: Blaine Davison
October 20, 18:30 – 17:30

New to Amped FIVE or curious about it? In this one-day workshop, you’ll understand the concept and interface of Amped FIVE, perform simple conversions and analyze and interpret media files and restore and enhance images using the Image Generation Model. Using the key scientific concepts of repeatability, reproducibility, and reliability, you will better understand its conversion, analysis, measurement, interpretation, restoration, enhancement, and presentation capabilities.

Understanding Multimedia Timing Information
Presenters: Blake Sawyer and Blaine Davison
October 20
Part 1: 8:00 – 10:00
Part 2: 10:30 – 12:00

Video is full of timing information: frames per second, presentation time, universal time code, real date and time. Understanding each one, and how they are calculated and presented, will help you utilize the data better and identify inconsistencies. From use of force, to vehicle speed and motion, identifying the reliable timing is everything.

About LEVA

Established in 1989, LEVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing advanced training and certification in the science of forensic video analysis. LEVA serves as a key resource providing opportunities for professional development through quality training and informational exchange.

See you at LEVA’s event. Register today!