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Introducing Amped FIVE Filter Friday Videos

We are happy to announce our new Amped FIVE Filter Friday video series on the Amped Software YouTube channel.

Every Friday we will publish a video that teaches you how to use the filters in Amped FIVE. Learn how easy it is to use the Video Loader filter to load a video from a file, how to use the Local Stabilization filter to stabilize a shaky video by keeping the current selection steady, and much much more.

We have more than 100 filters in Amped FIVE, so we’ll be busy creating these videos for you! Subscribe to the Amped Software YouTube channel now, so you don’t miss any!

Below is the first video in our series: Filter Group: Load – Filter Name: Video Loader.

Happy Filter Friday everyone!

Register to attend the Amped User Day in Birmingham, UK

The Amped User Day is a unique opportunity to meet the team behind the Amped Software products, exchange ideas, ask questions, discuss product improvements and meet other expert Amped users from around the world. 

This year, the Amped User Day will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in Birmingham, UK at the Radisson Blu Birmingham Hotel, 12 Holloway Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1BT.

For more info and to register, click here.

Come See Us at GPEC 2020 Exhibition in Frankfurt at Stand D082

From 18 – 20 February 2020, Amped will be in Frankfurt at the 11th edition of GPEC® (International Exhibition & Conferences for Internal Security). The GPEC® exhibition will be held at Messe Frankfurt am Main, Hall 11, Entrance Portalhaus, from 09:00 – 17:00.

Regularly held under the patronage of the Federal Minister of the Interior, the event will have more than 530 exhibitors from 31 countries. It is a closed specialized trade fair for police and security authorities. It is not open to the public – it is only accessible for visitors from national and international security authorities presenting a service ID card.

GPEC® comprises all subject and equipment areas of law enforcement, public, and homeland security. The event includes conferences, official working group meetings and practical trainings for top leadership personnel, procurers, technicians and end users on Federal and Länder level, from Germany and all over the world.

Visit the Amped team in Stand D082 to learn why law enforcement and government agencies worldwide use our powerful forensic software solutions to analyze their digital image and video evidence.

Remember to also attend our presentation to see for yourself why our latest solution, Amped Replay, is the software of choice for police investigators to conduct a quick first level analysis of their video, with easy conversion, correction, redaction and annotation functions.

Amped Replay: Giving Police Investigators the Proper Video Tools to Close More Cases

Wednesday 19 February, 15:30 – 15:55 in the Open Forum, Hall 11.1, upper floor.

Don’t forget to register!

To learn more about the GPEC event, please click here.

In Case You Missed It: See What Happened in 2019!

2019 was a very busy and exciting year for Amped Software! We set up a new business entity in the USA and have an entirely new team there. We launched Amped Replay, a new product for investigators. And products continued to evolve with numerous updates. Learn all about this and more in this 2019 Year in Review post.

In January we launched our Tip Tuesday blog series full of tips and tricks to help our users get the most out of the Amped solutions they already own or have on their wish list! You can find all of these tips on our blog here. We’ll be adding more in 2020, so remember to subscribe to get these directly into your inbox.

Quite a big and important change happened in February. We established a new business entity and a new team in the USA to better serve our customers in North America. The new business entity is called Amped Software USA Inc. and is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is a fully owned subsidiary of Amped SRL, the Italian headquarters. Our goal is to now work more closely with our customers in the USA and Canada and to offer them the level of professionalism and consistency that we at Amped Software have tried to foster throughout the world. So, for all software sales and training in North America, please remember to contact us through the new business entity above.

In February we also released Amped FIVE 12727 which included Timeline, Multiview, HEIC support and more. Read more about this update here and watch the video to see the new features in action.

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Upcoming Amped Software Training: Book Your Seat Now for 2020!

Official Amped Software training courses for 2020, delivered worldwide, are already filling up! Book your seat now to guarantee your attendance at one of the upcoming classes – we will be adding more dates and locations soon!

Please note that official Amped Software training courses are only those listed on our website and conducted by Amped Software personnel. We do not endorse or certify other people or companies to perform training on our products.

We provide the following courses in the USA, Canada, Italy and at customer premises worldwide:

Forensic Image and Video Enhancement with Amped FIVE

This course is recommended for users who recently purchased Amped FIVE and for those who want to gain hands-on experience from Amped officials trainers. Students will learn the fundamentals of image and video analysis and the issues faced when using digital multimedia evidence in investigations. The course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on with many practical exercises to solve real or simulated cases using Amped FIVE. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills required to properly analyze and process images and videos with a workflow compatible with forensic needs and constraints.

Amped FIVE Additions

This is a new and evolving course designed for analysts previously trained in Amped FIVE. Due to the speed of development at Amped Software, it has been identified that within 12 – 18 months, a user may require a ‘top-up’ to their training. This is a refresher course that allows users to better understand the newly released filters and functionalities of Amped FIVE to ensure the correct interpretation of data and learn to use the new tools to their full advantage. During the course, we look at advanced techniques and concepts for some of the original filters, such as aspect ratio correction and photogrammetry. In addition, we also look at particular cases and discuss, view and analyze challenges faced in forensic image and video analysis. The course is designed on a modular system, allowing a bespoke personalized schedule dependent on when the original training was received.

Forensic Image Analysis with Amped Authenticate

This course is recommended for users who recently purchased Amped Authenticate and for those who want to acquire training in the techniques necessary to perform authentication analysis on digital images in a forensic science setting as well as to package, deliver, and present those findings in court. The course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills required to properly analyze digital images with a workflow compatible with forensic needs and constraints.

Contact us today for more information about our training offerings and scheduled classes.

Join the Amped Replay Webinar: Giving Police Investigators the Proper Video Tools to Close More Cases

Join us for an Amped Replay webinar, where Amped Software’s trainer Blake Sawyer will walk you through a session of case examples on how police officers around the world are seeing the benefits of Amped Replay in their case workflows to progress with their investigations.

What you will learn in this webinar:

  • How police investigators can quickly convert and play videos from proprietary CCTV/DVR formats, body worn, dash cam, mobile phones, covert video, drones and social media
  • How quick and easy it is to export still images and video clips
  • How to generate a scientific report that is easy to understand
  • How to redact and annotate images to send to the media for identification or public appeals
  • How providing officers with the proper tools can reduce delays in investigations and cut down backlogs in the video units

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM CET (9:00 AM EST)
Presenter: Blake Sawyer

REGISTER NOW!

Let’s Meet at Milipol Paris

Bonjour!

From 19-22 November Amped Software will be exhibiting at Milipol Paris 2019 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Visit the Amped team in Hall 5 Aisle H Booth 191 for live demos of our newest product, Amped Replay, a universal player and converter for proprietary and standard video files, with basic enhancement, annotation and redaction functions, designed for police investigators, detectives, frontline officers and first responders. Also, come and see why Amped FIVE, Amped Authenticate and Amped DVRConv are the solutions of choice for digital and video forensic labs worldwide, and learn about the latest features added to these solutions.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with our team to discuss how Amped solutions can assist your organization with all investigations, starting from the field, up to the forensic lab, and then to the courtroom, contact us at info@ampedsoftware.com.

Milipol Paris is the leading event dedicated to homeland security and safety, organized under the auspices of the French Ministry of Interior in partnership with several governmental bodies. It provides the perfect forum for presenting the latest technological innovations in the area, effectively meeting the needs of the sector as a whole and also addressing current threats and dangers. 1,100 exhibitors, over 30,000 visitors from 150+ countries and 170 official delegations are expected.

For more information about Milipol Paris and to register click here.

Amped Software welcomes all customers and partners to visit us at Milipol Paris.

À bientôt!

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/

Amped Software Continues to Be One of EMEA’s Fastest-Growing Technology Companies

We are so proud to announce that Amped Software has once again been recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), ranking for the second year on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

“I am really satisfied with the results achieved again this year in Technology Fast 500 EMEA. It would be difficult to continue to maintain high growth rates for a long time without revitalizing, and for that reason, this year we decided to expand in two different directions,” states Martino Jerian, Founder and CEO of Amped Software. “At the corporate level, we opened a new office in the United States to better meet the needs of the North American market and to have a stronger and more direct presence. We also expanded our product offerings with a new software solution aimed at a wider market. Up until last year we were completely and exclusively focused on the needs of the specialized forensic labs, but this year we launched Amped Replay, which now makes our technology accessible to frontline police officers and investigators, enabling them to deal with video evidence easier and faster. I want to thank again this year my entire team, that is continually growing, and that made all this possible.”

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA program is an objective industry ranking that recognizes the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past four years. The program is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high-growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program includes regional rankings for North America, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA. More information on the program is available at www.deloitte.com/fast500emea