Author Archives: David Spreadborough

How to Use the Validation Tool in Amped FIVE

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In this ‘How To’, we will walk through the process of dataset generation and comparison using the new Validation Tool in Amped FIVE. Designed to identify pixel value changes, the tool is a quick way to create initial datasets, and then compare them against others from different software versions or when FIVE is used on different workstations.

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Amped FIVE Update 28265: Validation Tool, Convert DVR Options, Subtitle Auto Loading and much more

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Hi everyone, it’s Amped FIVE update time again. We have new tools, many filter updates, and a raft of bug fixes to cover. So let us dive straight in.

The new Validation Tool deserves a dedicated post, and this will follow on within the next week. In the meantime, let’s take a brief look at it. Then, we will go through all the other new features in this Amped FIVE update.

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CCTV – The Beginners Guide

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In this post on CCTV Acquisition, we will provide a base for the series by breaking down CCTV into a relatively easy chunk. Understanding CCTV could be a series in itself. Nonetheless, we feel it’s essential to understand how CCTV works before getting into the weeds of recovering it. 

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit TeleVision and derives from the time before computer networks or video streaming. The ‘Closed Circuit’ comes from the fact that the video signal could be viewed and recorded. However, there was no method to transmit or share it outside of the cabled infrastructure. 

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Introduction to CCTV Acquisition

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Welcome to this new Amped Software blog series on CCTV Acquisition. In this fortnightly series, we hope to break down some misconceptions and challenges, but also provide some solutions for the initial recovery of video evidence from surveillance systems. 

Make sure to stay up-to-date with our blog by checking in regularly, as we will be posting a new article every two weeks. You won’t want to miss out on any of the content!

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Amped FIVE Update 26914: Import Replay Project, Subtitle Loader, Save & Load Convert DVR Settings, Page Number Macro, and Much More

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It’s that time of the year again! And as the Holiday season approaches, we bring you our Christmas gift: the latest, big update to Amped FIVE

We have again concentrated on user requests as it is so important to us that FIVE is able to meet your needs as a forensic image and video analysis tool.

You needed the ability to review and verify what other staff members had done using Amped Replay, the advanced video player for police investigators.
Moreover, you asked us for the ability to save and then load Convert DVR settings for later use, or to share with other colleagues.
Also, you wanted to make the creation of Image Sequence PDFs quicker and easier.

Read on to see how we have answered those requests and many more.

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Amped FIVE Update 25587: Faster Video Decoding, New Import Options, and Much More

Hi again everyone. Yes, it’s another update to Amped FIVE, and yes it’s another big one. We are committed to making FIVE the best it can be for you. Your time is valuable so we are working hard to ensure that you can work more effectively within FIVE. Several of the new updates here are direct user requests and relate directly to a faster and simpler workflow.

So, grab yourself a cup of coffee and read on to find out more.

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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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