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A Farewell to Tip Tuesday and a Collection of All 2020 Tips

Dear friends, it is with a bittersweet feeling that I’m announcing this will be the last Tip Tuesday. The bitter part is just because I’m a bit emotional and I got used to this weekly appointment… but the sweet part is that we’ll continue writing new posts in 2021, just a bit different… so the best is yet to come!

To say goodbye, I’ve prepared a list of the 52 tips that accompanied this difficult 2020, so you have them all here for quick reference. And if you want, you can also take a look at the list of 2019 tips.

Thanks to all our loyal followers, we’ll meet again next year (#bringon2021) ready for a new experience!

  1. Tired of Clicking? Learn How to Use Amped Authenticate’s Command Line Interface to Quickly Analyze or Triage Lots of Images!
  2. A Good Way to Say No: Show What’s Actually There With Amped Replay
  3. To Us “Nice” is Not Enough: Learn How to Further Improve Your Super-Resolution Images in Amped FIVE
  4. What Have I Done? Learn How to Effectively Show the Improvement You Achieved With Amped Replay
  5. Different Points of View? No Problem! Use Amped FIVE’s Perspective Aligner to Compare or Integrate Images Taken From Different Angles!
  6. Where Are You From? Learn How to Investigate Which Camera Model Took an Image Using Exif Metadata and JPEG Quantization Tables
  7. Lights, Camera, Action! Amped Replay Now Lets You Easily Handle Multiple Annotations
  8. Brilliant Details: Learn How to Use Amped FIVE’s Macros to Add Adaptive Text to Your Frames and Make Compelling Videos
  9. The Truth Will Come Out: Easily Verify Time and Location Metadata With Amped Authenticate and Avoid Being Deceived by Them!
  10. To Rotate or Not To Rotate? Learn How Amped Replay’s Rotate Filter Works and When You Should Use It
  11. Let’s Get Loud! The Latest Amped FIVE Supports Audio More Than Ever, Take a Quick Tour Into This New World!
  12. The Sound of Silence: Learn How to Redact Audio in Amped FIVE
  13. When Sound Beats Light: Use Amped FIVE to Synch Videos Leveraging Their Audio Tracks!
  14. Unity Is Strength! In Challenging Cases, Amped Authenticate’s Compare CRP Makes Source Device Identification More Accurate
  15. Few GBs Left? Slow Connection? Amped Replay Lets You Pick Just the Frames You Need, so You Save Data and Don’t Lose Quality!
  16. Go Live! Let Your PC Be a Witness Using Amped FIVE’s Video Input to Record Everything You Do
  17. Using Amped Authenticate for Video Source Identification When You Only Have Images As Reference
  18. Pick the Best Frames With Amped Replay’s Bookmarks to Save Time and Focus on What Matters Most
  19. How Tall Is the Bad Guy? Reverse Projection in Amped Five With the Video Input Filter
  20. Amped Authenticate’s PRNU Tampering Filter Turns Sensor Noise Into an Effective Forgery Localization Tool!
  21. Speed Matters! Amped Replay’s Smooth Playback Makes Playback Fluid Even for High-Resolution Videos
  22. Did You Know Amped FIVE Allows Real-Time Processing on a Live Video?
  23. Discover Adaptive JPEG Quantization Tables and Save Yourself From Headaches!
  24. What Is “Better”? Understanding the Differences Between Amped FIVE or Amped Replay vs Consumer Video Players
  25. Trading Time for Definition: Learn How to Master Amped FIVE’s Frame Averaging Filter
  26. Yes, It Makes the Difference! A Practical Guide to Why You Should Keep Your Amped Products Up To Date
  27. Trading Time for Definition Part 2: Temporal and Motion Smoothing Are the Way to Cleaner and Ghost-Free Videos!
  28. Deeper and Deeper: Learn How to Verify the Consistency of Image Sequences With Some Less-Known Metadata!
  29. File Management, Exporting and Backup in Amped Replay
  30. Stay in the Range! Learn How to Use Amped FIVE’s Show Saturation Feature to Spot Saturated Pixels in Your Images
  31. Learn How to Use Amped Authenticate’s Shadows Filter Like a Pro for Clearer Results and Faster Processing!
  32. Customizable Power! Learn How to Customize Amped Replay Interface and Show Only the Features That You Need
  33. What’s in Your Past? A Guide to Spotting Traces of Double JPEG Compression With Amped Authenticate (Part 1)
  34. Are You Using the Best Possible Evidence? Amped FIVE’s Video Mixer Helps You Compare Frames and Answer the Question!
  35. What’s in Your Past? A Guide to Spotting Traces of Double JPEG Compression With Amped Authenticate (Part 2)
  36. A Guide to Video Exporting Options In Amped Replay
  37. Amped FIVE’s Histogram Tool: A Simple And Effective Way to Guide Your Enhancement!
  38. How to Use Amped Authenticate to Reveal Traces of Former JPEG Compression in Seemingly Uncompressed Images
  39. Handle With Care: Edit Project Files With a Text Editor
  40. Make Impressive Annotations in Seconds with Amped Replay’s Assisted Tracking
  41. Learn How to Use Amped FIVE’s Video Mixer to Compare Different Points of the Same Chain
  42. A Guide to Various Ways of Exporting Results in Amped Authenticate
  43. Layered Perfection: Learn Different Ways of Adding Multiple Annotations With Amped FIVE
  44. Learn How to Lock Annotations and Prevent Accidental Modifications in Amped Replay and Amped FIVE
  45. How to Quickly Find Manipulated Objects With Amped Authenticate’s Shadows Filter
  46. A Short Guide to Choosing the Right Export Format For Your Images and Videos: Part 1
  47. A Short Guide to Choosing the Right Export Format For Your Images and Videos: Part 2
  48. Change Frame Rate and Convert Frame Rate: Which One Should You Use in Your Case
  49. Discover the Power of the Amped FIVE Assistant With a Guided Example
  50. Learn How to Create Your Own Amped FIVE Assistant Scripts, It’s a Game Changer!
  51. How to Use Amped Authenticate Video PRNU to Check Whether a Video and Some Images Are From the Same Camera
  52. This one!

See you in 2021!

How to Use Amped Authenticate Video PRNU to Check Whether a Video and Some Images Are From the Same Camera

Dear friends welcome to this waiting-for-Santa tip! Less than a week has passed since the latest Amped Authenticate update (if you’ve missed it, take a look here!), and we’re already providing a tip to make the most of the new Video PRNU tool! In particular, today we’ll deal with a case where we need to check whether a video comes from a device, but we only have reference images of it. We’ll see that, with the latest Authenticate update, this is very easy to do!

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A Short Guide to Choosing the Right Export Format For Your Images and Videos: Part 1

Dear friends welcome to this week’s tip! A question we get very often from our users is: which format should I choose to write my enhanced video/image once I’m done? We’re thus happy to introduce a mini-series of two tips on this subject! Today we’ll introduce the topic and discuss the case where your final output is an image, next week we’ll deal with videos. So, keep reading! And see you back here next week for part 2!

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How to Quickly Find Manipulated Objects With Amped Authenticate’s Shadows Filter

Dear Tip Tuesday addict, welcome to this week’s dose! Today we’re dealing with one of the latest features introduced in Amped Authenticate, the Shadows filter. We’ll see how the filter can help you identify the manipulated object, which is very handy when you’ve selected many shadows in the image. Keep reading!

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How to Use Amped Authenticate to Reveal Traces of Former JPEG Compression in Seemingly Uncompressed Images

Dear Amped friends, welcome to one more tip! Following the recent mini-series about unveiling traces of double JPEG compression, today we’ll show how Amped Authenticate can reveal if a seemingly uncompressed image was actually JPEG compressed in its past. Keep reading to find out more!

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What’s in Your Past? A Guide to Spotting Traces of Double JPEG Compression With Amped Authenticate (Part 2)

Hello dear friends, ready for this week’s tip? Today we’ll be continuing the mini-series about investigating the life-cycle of digital images, specifically revealing previous JPEG compressions with Amped Authenticate. If you missed the first tip, it’s here for you, but you can also keep reading this one alone.

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What’s in Your Past? A Guide to Spotting Traces of Double JPEG Compression With Amped Authenticate (Part 1)

Hello, dear Amped blog fellows! This week we’re beginning a mini-series of two tips dealing with one of my favorite topics, image life-cycle investigation! They’re a bit more technical than usual, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. Today, we’ll see how we can use Amped Authenticate to look for traces of previous JPEG compressions in your evidence image, and in the next tip of the series, we’ll deal with estimating the quality of possible previous JPEG compressions. Keep reading!

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Learn How to Use Amped Authenticate’s Shadows Filter Like a Pro for Clearer Results and Faster Processing!

Dear friends welcome to this week’s tip! I hope you didn’t miss the latest news about Amped Authenticate! With the last Update 17658, we’ve introduced a brand new filter category, called Geometrical Analysis, which includes the Shadows filter. Today we’ll demonstrate how to choose which shadow constraints to be added and which would not add any value.  Avoiding useless constraints will make processing faster and produce more pleasant output images. Keep reading!

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Deeper and Deeper: Learn How to Verify the Consistency of Image Sequences With Some Less-Known Metadata!

Hello dear friends, welcome to this week’s tip! Today we’re dedicating some room to metadata analysis with Amped Authenticate. In particular, we’ll deal with two cases where metadata were altered to change the acquisition date, but… the forger was not clever enough, and we’ll catch him! Curious? Keep reading!

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