Author Archives: Marco Fontani

How Can I Magnify or Spotlight a Detail of the Video With Amped Replay?

Dear friends, welcome! It happens quite often that the most important piece of information in a video lays in the details, so it’s not sufficiently visible looking at the footage in its original form. In these cases, being able to magnify the details, or to focus the viewer’s attention on them is extremely important. In this post, we’ll see how easy it is to magnify or spotlight details with Amped Replay. Keep reading!

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How Can I Redact (Blur or Pixelate) a Video With Amped Replay?

Dear friends, welcome to a brand new issue of the How Do I Do This? Series! Privacy protection has become a hot and sensitive point nowadays. The European GDPR, for example, puts severe limitations on publishing someone’s picture without having explicit consent. This situation calls for effective and easy-to-use video redaction tools, especially if you’re considering handing out something to the media. Today we’ll see how you can quickly redact your video evidence with Amped Replay.

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How Can I Add an Image or Logo to a Surveillance Video in Amped Replay?

Welcome, loyal Amped blog readers! Have you ever needed to add your unit’s logo over a video, and found it hard to do, perhaps because the video wouldn’t play in a “consumer” editing software? In the old times, you would have needed to export it to a different format and work on that, which is time-consuming and reduces the quality. You’re much better served with Amped Replay! Just read below and you’ll see how easy it is.

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How Can I Add Shapes, Arrows, and Text to a Video With Amped Replay?

Dear friends, welcome back! After covering ways to import and enhance video in the previous posts of this series (click here to see the list!), today we’re entering the next step: presentation! We’ll start from the basic thing: adding shapes, arrows, and text to your video. Be ready, the flexibility and power of Amped Replay will blow your mind!

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How Do I Resize the Frames of a Video and Zoom with Amped Replay?

Dear friends, glad to meet you again for one more post of the “How Do I Do This?” series! Despite many out there saying “sizes don’t matter”, when it comes to videos this is not as true. For example, you can’t read something that is just too small. Today we’ll learn how you can resize your video frames with Amped Replay, and we’ll get some ideas on why this could be extremely important on some occasions.

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How Can I Improve the Details of a Video in Amped Replay?

Dear loyal readers, welcome to this week’s “How Do I Do This?” blog post! When dealing with CCTV recordings, one rather common issue is that everything looks “slightly blurred”. It could be because of poor camera lenses, poor focusing, or it could even be a compression artifact, and the only sure thing we know is how annoying this is. Keep reading to find out how Amped Replay can help you in such situations!

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How Can I Improve Contrast and Brightness of a Video in Amped Replay?

Welcome, loyal followers of this series! Some of the most common reasons that make a CCTV video apparently useless are that it’s just too dark (recorded at night?), too bright (infrared camera mounted just next to a floodlight?), or it’s grayish everywhere (fog, mist, etc.). In this post, we’ll see how Amped Replay can help you greatly in all of these situations!

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How Do I Fix the Aspect Ratio of a Video and Avoid Objects Being Stretched?

Welcome to this week’s post of the “How do I do this?” series! Today we’re dealing with a rather sneaky and common issue in video forensics: correcting the aspect ratio of videos. It’s a problem hardly encountered in most digital videos nowadays, but in the domain of CCTV recordings, it’s instead very frequent. So we ask ourselves: are we watching pixels in the correct way, or were they stretched somehow? And if so, how can we fix this? Keep reading to find out more!

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