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Register Today to Our Free Webinar “Getting Started With Video Evidence”

Get me the CCTV! Show me the suspect! Enhance that blurry face!

These phrases are very often heard in the numerous police shows we see on our screens these days.

Although we have come a long way since the days of the VHS tape, dealing with video in investigations is still littered with challenges, many of which are hidden due to the evidence being “just a video”.

So here we are again with one of our widely requested free webinars!
Due to the success of this webinar, we are happy to inform you that we have scheduled a repeat of Getting started with video evidence”.

Join David Spreadborough from Amped Software and learn about physical evidence, imagery evidence, locating, seizing, recovering, continuity, chain of custody, decoding, playback and review, interpretation, and presentation.

In this free information-packed session, you will learn about these challenges and gain an insight into examining video evidence, ensuring you have the knowledge to make the best decisions when reviewing videos.

If you are an investigator or detective, or just starting out with video evidence, this webinar is for you! If you are an experienced video analyst and know someone in your organization that can benefit from this webinar, please share this invitation with them.

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM EST (4:00 PM CET) – 11:30 AM EST (5:30 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Certificates:
After viewing this webinar you will be issued a certificate by email documenting that you have taken part in the session. Please note that a certificate will only be issued to those who request it and who have attended the entire webinar.

Come and See Us at the 2021 Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in Myrtle Beach!

From June 6-9, Amped Software will be exhibiting at the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference at the Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Come and visit us in booth 604 and follow our presentation on Sunday, June 06 from 1:05 PM to 1:55 PM in Oleander B:

Video Evidence Pitfalls: While video is more readily available to aid in investigations today (e.g. CCTV, Body-worn, social media, and cellphones), there are several questions that may be asked of a video and that may not be able to be answered just by hitting the “Play” button. Understanding how video from sources can affect what we see when evaluating video is crucial to any evidence, and the eye is prone to see things differently than it is recorded. Learn why it is crucial to understand how the video played and make sure the answers we get from the images are accurate.

Speaker: Blake Sawyer, technical support and training – Amped Software USA Inc.

About the Conference:

Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference provides a unique education experience that blends together the digital forensics and cybersecurity industries for collaboration between government and private sectors.

It has grown into one of the most important resources for corporate network security professionals, federal, state and local law enforcement digital forensic specialists, and cybersecurity industry leaders from around the world.

For more info and to register, click here.

We are also offering a limited number of free passes to access the event. Request yours now by sending us an email at info@ampedsoftware.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Upcoming Amped Software Training: Book Your Seat Now!

Want to get hands-on training on the use of Amped Software products? Want to learn about the challenges in forensic video and digital multimedia evidence processing?

Book your seat in an Amped Software online training course to acquire in-depth knowledge of all software features including the technical and scientific background behind the implemented techniques, and learn the workflow that is compatible with forensic needs and constraints.

Check out the schedule below of our upcoming classes – we will be adding more dates soon!

New Course for Investigators and First Responders

We’ve just added a new training course for investigators and first responders.

INVESTIGATING VIDEO EVIDENCE TRAINING
Introduction To Video Evidence For Investigators

This is an entry-level course designed for investigators and first responders. We will focus on implementing a firm legal process for using and reporting on image and video evidence in daily investigations. Students will learn the basics of image and video analysis, be able to convert proprietary video files, apply basic corrections to images, and prepare the evidence for presentations with redactions and annotations. The challenges and pitfalls faced when using digital multimedia evidence in investigations will also be discussed. The course is a mixture of lectures and hands-on with practical or simulated cases using Amped Replay. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills required to properly examine and process image and video evidence, backed with a workflow that is forensically sound and courtroom admissible. Check out the schedule:

July 27-29, 202111 AM – 3 PM EDT (New York)Blake Sawyer
September 07-09, 20219 AM – 1 PM CEST (Italy)Samuel Abbott
September 28-30, 202111 AM – 3 PM EDT (New York)Blake Sawyer
November 16-18, 20219 AM – 1 PM CET (Italy)Stefano Bianchi

AMPED FIVE TRAINING
Forensic Image And Video Enhancement

This is a beginner and intermediate-level course designed for users who are seeking to use Amped FIVE for their investigations. 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. Check out the schedule:

June 14-18, 202111 AM – 3 PM EDT (New York)Blake Sawyer
June 28-July 02, 2021 9 AM – 1 PM CEST (Italy) Samuel Abbott
July 19-23, 2021 11 AM – 3 PM EDT (New York) Blake Sawyer
August 23-27, 2021 11 AM – 3 PM EDT (New York) Blake Sawyer
September 13-17, 2021 9 AM – 1 PM CEST (Italy) Samuel Abbott
October 04-08, 2021 9 AM – 1 PM CEST (Italy) Stefano Bianchi (Italian Course)
October 04-08, 2021 11 AM – 3 PM EDT (New York) Blake Sawyer
November 15-19, 2021 11 AM – 3 PM EST (New York) Blake Sawyer
November 22-26, 2021 9 AM – 1 PM CET (Italy) Stefano Bianchi

AMPED AUTHENTICATE TRAINING
Photo Analysis And Tampering Detection

This is an intermediate and expert-level course designed for users who are seeking to use Amped Authenticate for their investigations. Students will learn 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. Check out the schedule:

June 21-25, 202111 AM – 3 PM EDT (New York)Stefano Bianchi
September 20-24, 20219 AM – 1 PM CEST (Italy)Stefano Bianchi

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