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Amped Replay Update 24783: Annotation Grouping, Color Matching Eyedropper Tool, Simplified Enhancement View, and Much More

Amped Replay, the video player designed specifically for modern policing has another big update today. After receiving feedback from front-line officers and detectives using Replay to speed up their CCTV caseload, we have developed a major new feature in the Annotate tab, as well as updated several other components.
Your time is important so let us get right to it.

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Amped DVRConv Update 24628: More Formats Decoded, New Format for Writing, and New Frame Rate Adjustment Option

It’s update time again! Amped DVRConv is the stand-alone drag-and-drop conversion tool used by Forensic Video Units worldwide. Its success has been down to its simplicity and flexibility. It can ‘watch’ directories for incoming multimedia files, parameters can be set for all files, or individual settings can be made for specific tasks. And with new CCTV formats being identified daily, it’s important for us to get these to you quickly, ensuring your investigations can be completed quicker and easier.

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Amped FIVE Update 24474: Undo / Redo, New Encoding Options, Timestamp Playback, and Much More

Yes, you have read the title correctly! One of the most requested and anticipated features has now been built into Amped FIVE. We have been working on Undo / Redo for some considerable time and it is fantastic to make it available to you in this release. Along with this new ability, there are many other new tools and functions to introduce, so let us not delay any longer, let’s go!

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Amped Replay Update 23579: Unload Timestamps, Audio Playback, Improved Crop, Resize, Annotations, and More

More and more officers and detectives are using Amped Replay, the enhanced video player for policing, within their everyday duties. With immediate decoding of proprietary CCTV, quick and simple enhancements based on forensic methods, and full annotation and marking capabilities designed specifically for use within a legal setting, it is easy to understand why it has become so popular.

User feedback has directly led us to make several advancements so let’s take a look at the new updates available today within Replay.


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Amped FIVE Update 22997: Blank Video, Audio Loader, Audio Muxer, Audio Sync, and Much More

“All I want for Christmas is…” another huge update to Amped FIVE!

It only seems like yesterday that we published the last update to Amped FIVE, announcing the release of many time-based tools and filters. Here we are again, bringing several very popular requests into the software, with another very important update.
To start with we have Blank Video, allowing the creation of video frames to be used for titling, or to fill gaps caused by missing frames in a timeline.
This update though has a large emphasis on audio. Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME) now often consists of both video and audio and it is becoming much more common to have CCTV, and private video surveillance, to include an audio stream. In-car systems may have multiple audio streams to playback sound better from different parts of the vehicle.
We have been monitoring this increase in connected audio and have therefore developed several new filters specifically to assist in its management.
Let us take a closer look at these and many more!

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Amped Replay Update 22229: New Timestamp Functions, Annotation Options, and Increased Admin Settings

We never stop here at Amped so here we are again with another software update. This time to the enhanced video player for everyday policing, Amped Replay.

Officers and police staff need to review and perform basic tasks with CCTV, dashcam footage, body-worn video, and footage from cell phones. However, they also need to do this quickly and, most importantly, adhere to forensic guidelines.

This is where Replay comes in. Using the powerful Amped Conversion Engine, allowing the lossless extraction of video from proprietary formats, and then utilizing an easy to use selection of forensic filters and annotation tools, users can expedite their video evidence, knowing that they are being protected with a science-based workflow acceptable within the criminal justice systems.

Let us see what’s new:

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Amped DVRConv Update 21854: More New Formats and Codec Variants

Hot on the heels after last week’s huge update to Amped FIVE, we now have another update to Amped DVRConv.

For those people not familiar with DVRConv, this is the stand-alone conversion tool that utilizes the powerful Amped Conversion Engine. Conversion is a small (but important) part when using Amped FIVE or Amped Replay but with Amped DVRConv, it is the sole purpose.

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How to Use the Convert DVR Fallback Procedures in Amped FIVE

With the latest Amped FIVE Update 21826, we introduced Fallback Procedures within Convert DVR. In this post, we detail all the options available to you.

As anybody working with CCTV evidence knows, there are thousands of proprietary video formats and variants. To preserve forensic integrity, the raw data must be analyzed and ‘cleaned’ before placing that data into a standard container for decoding.

Without cleaning, it is possible that any resulting video may have pixel errors, missing or duplicated frames, muxed video streams, or lack of audio and time files.

That is the main purpose of Convert DVR, a simple and easy tool to analyze, clean, separate, and output proprietary video into standard formats for forensic analysis.

Fallbacks now give you a powerful set of options to extend this process and attempt to find a ‘procedure’ that will result in visual information if standard conversion is unsuccessful, without the immediate need to send the file to support.

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