Video evidence, whether it is from CCTV, a mobile phone, or a body-worn camera, can be extremely valuable in establishing facts.
Amped FIVE has become the standard software for Forensic Image and Video Enhancement.
David Spreadborough, Amped Software’s International Trainer, will show how video labs and CCTV units can expedite their workflow by utilizing this single application for an entire case. Finally, he will highlight some of the challenges faced by first responders and detectives when initially dealing with the evidence.
Don’t miss this Amped Software session entitled “Video – Everyone’s favorite evidence” on October 11 from 11:45 – 12:45, and more, at this year’s Digital Experience Event from October 9 – 11 in Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht, Netherlands, organized by our partner Data Expert.
This two-day event will feature Digital Forensics, Crime Analysis, and Training, exclusively for the crime combatting community from the Netherlands.
For more info and to register: https://dataexpert.nl/en/digital-experience-2018
Come out to the Treviso Forensic seminar to learn from Amped’s CEO, Martino Jerian, on how to analyze, enhance and authenticate images and videos during investigations. Amped will present during the Digital Forensic “e-crime” session on September 27 from 16:10-18:00 in Sala Doge.
Treviso Forensic 2018 is the second technical seminar on Forensic Engineering, following the success of the first edition held in September 2016, which saw the participation of more than 600 professionals. The event is scheduled from 26th to 28th of September, 2018 in the stunning location of Villa Braida, Mogliano Veneto, Treviso.
Treviso Forensic is a technical meeting both for professionals who want to learn the basics of the discipline as well as for professionals with vast experience in the field, who want to learn more about the advances of Forensic Engineering.
To learn more about the event: https://trevisoforensic.it/en/929-2/
Thank you to all the users who spent the day with us in beautiful Bled, Slovenia on Friday, September 21.
We learned a lot from you, and hope you learned from us too! And we hope you also had some fun — we sure did!
A special thank you goes to our users Mario Ruiz Mateos from the Criminalistic Service – Spanish Guardia Civil, and Tomislav Prijanovič from the National Forensic Laboratory, Slovenia for sharing their interesting cases with us.
See you at our next event!
Visit Amped Software at Booth 1002 at the Modern Day Marine event from September 25-27 at MCB Quantico, Virginia, USA.
Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base, Quantico, the Exposition’s home base. MCB Quantico, home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command, is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing the equipment and systems that the Marine Corps will rely on in the years to come. These vital and unique functions play a large part in positioning Modern Day Marine as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition. There will be 300+ companies, product demonstrations and industry briefings covering the latest in emerging military equipment, vehicles, technology and training systems.
For more info: https://www.marinemilitaryexpos.com/modern-day-marine/attendee-information/
Our autumn road trip continues as Team Amped travels to the FT-Day (Forensic Technology Day) event held in Karlsruhe, Germany from September 25-26. This event, organized by MH Service GmbH, provides an opportunity for experts, investigators, companies and government agencies to meet and discuss trends, developments, and challenges within the IT-forensic industry.
Come meet our newest Team Amped member, Lucy Carey-Shields, as she presents two presentations:
September 25, 10:40-11:10
Advances in Forensic Video Enhancement: What’s new in Amped FIVE
September 25, 14:25-14:55
Advances in Photo Forensics: What’s new in Amped Authenticate
For more info: http://ft-day.de/en/
Team Amped is getting all packed and ready to go to Bled, Slovenia for our first ever Amped User Day event! On Friday, September 21, Amped users will 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.
If you have not registered yet, and just happen to be in the area, contact us to see if we have some last-minute seats available for you.
For more information about our event: https://ampedsoftware.com/amped-user-day-2018
We are so Amped up to see you!
Together with our partner Omni Integer we are participating in the Homeland Security (HLS) Indonesia event from 19-20 September at the Jakarta Convention Center.
This is an exciting new conference and exhibition covering the full spectrum of homeland security and law enforcement. HLS Indonesia 2018 is projected to attract at least 60 leading exhibitors plus 3000 trade visitors, offering an unparalleled trade and networking platform for the industry to meet officials from the nation’s key security, police, and paramilitary agencies and address their challenges and requirements.
Stop by Booth 312 to see what’s new with Amped Software!
For more info visit: https://www.hlsindonesia.com/
Here in the US, we’re hyper-focused on standards and compliance. In the aftermath of the 2009 paper, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, many national and state initiatives were put forward to address the issues raised in the document.
We love checklists. Yes, sometimes there’s a need to stray a bit from the workflow, but checklists help guide the work.
In our classes here, we present the workflow from the standpoint of science and the law. One of the most important steps in the beginning of the workflow is Content Triage.
Content Triage is the process of asking of one’s digital multimedia evidence, “do I have the appropriate quantity/quality of data to answer the questions in my case?”
If you do, great. Proceed with your work. If not, your results will be limited and those limitations should be noted in your report. An example of a limitation can be seen in the many files processed where the target area lacks sufficient resolution.
I’ve got a short video on this topic over on our YouTube page (click here).
I’ve been traveling the country speaking on this topic and its importance in investigations. My next stop will be at the Society for Integrity in Force Investigation and Reporting Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada. You can get more info on this event over on our Events page. I hope to see you there.
“Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.” Excerpt taken from here.
But there’s more to see and do in Rome than what the travel guides tell you! If you are visiting this magical city, remember to stop by the Digital Forensics & Investigations Conference 2018 from June 26-27, where Amped’s CEO and Founder, Martino Jerian, will present a series of presentations and workshops for the experts and non-experts in image and video forensics.
The Amped Software sessions include:
Miglioramento di Immagini e Filmati in Ambito Forense
June 26, 15:30 – 16:00, Sala Garden
Autenticazione di Immagini e Riconoscimento della Fotocamera
June 27, 11:00 – 11:30, Sala Segreteria
Introduzione al Miglioramento di Immagini e Filmati con Amped FIVE
June 27, 16:00 – 17:00, Sala Umanesimo – Laboratorio Pratico
Click here to find out more, and to register!
Ada Lovelace, a gifted mathematician, is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. Ada Lovelace’s contributions to the field of computer science were not discovered until the 1950s. Her notes were reintroduced to the world by B.V. Bowden, who republished them in Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines in 1953. Since then, Ada has received many posthumous honors for her work. In 1980, the U.S. Department of Defense named a newly developed computer language “Ada,” after Lovelace.
Read her full biography here https://www.biography.com/people/ada-lovelace-20825323
In 1946 six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, a project run by the U.S. Army in Philadelphia as part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without programming languages or tools (for none existed)—only logical diagrams. By the time they were finished, ENIAC ran a ballistics trajectory—a differential calculus equation—in seconds! Yet when the ENIAC was unveiled to the press and the public in 1946, the women were never introduced; they remained invisible.
For more info read here: http://eniacprogrammers.org/
Yet, according to research, women make up a very small percentage of today’s software developers and leaders in the tech sector.
To help raise awareness of the low number of females in this industry and to encourage more women, starting at a young age, to enter the tech world, Amped Software is supporting a local project entitled “Piccole Donne del Coding” (Little Women of Code) to teach very young women, from age 5-7, to develop skills in computational thinking, using logic to solve problems unplugged – without the use of a computer, but through play and creative activities.
You never know – one or more of these little women may one day be a future Ampedeer!
For more info about the project visit: https://www.thecodingbox.com/piccole-donne-del-coding