From Mechanical Engineering to Forensic Video Analysis: The Experience of Alan Michaelis

Alan is the owner of ALCAR Multimedia; while he transitioned relatively late to the world of forensic video analysis, he attended a lot of different training classes and became soon very passionate about the topic. Read on to see what first sparked his interest in the field and what are the most important aspects of training and education.

Martino Jerian, Amped Software CEO and Founder

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Let’s Meet Up In-Person: Join Amped Software at the Upcoming Events

Many industry events in digital forensics are taking place in the following months, and the trends across the video forensics sector are constantly changing.

So don’t forget to register for the upcoming events to stay updated and meet with Amped Software to discover our latest product updates, exchange ideas, access workshops, and attend many interesting and varied presentations.

We’d love to meet you in person, so don’t hesitate to contact us at and schedule a meeting with our team or request a personal demo.

We also offer several opportunities to expand our knowledge in video forensics. Take a look at the agenda for the next live Amped webinars to take place from March to June 2022.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Amped Webinars: What’s Coming Next?

Here we are again sharing with you some great news from the digital image and video forensics world! We are very excited to inform you that we have scheduled the next live Amped webinars to take place from March to June 2022, where you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Get a better knowledge on how to face video evidence challenges
  • Get a better understanding of video analysis and enhancement processes
  • See the new and exciting developments that will make your life easier when investigating images and videos
  • Learn tips and tricks on basic and advanced tools to improve your video analysis workflow

After viewing each webinar you will be issued a certificate of attendance 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.

Below you can find a wide range of topics and dates designed to cover all image and video processing needs relating to forensics, investigations, public safety, and intelligence.

What are you waiting for? Register today for free!

Download the full agenda here.

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Amped Replay Update 23579: Unload Timestamps, Audio Playback, Improved Crop, Resize, Annotations, and More

More and more officers and detectives are using Amped Replay, the enhanced video player for policing, within their everyday duties. With immediate decoding of proprietary CCTV, quick and simple enhancements based on forensic methods, and full annotation and marking capabilities designed specifically for use within a legal setting, it is easy to understand why it has become so popular.

User feedback has directly led us to make several advancements so let’s take a look at the new updates available today within Replay.

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A Survey on Video Evidence: The Highlights from the Amped User Days 2021

In April 2021, we had our second Amped User Days, an event reserved for our users which put together 298 people from 34 different countries.

While we are in constant communication with our users, we wanted to get a bird’s eye view of the industry and behaviors with video evidence so we took the opportunity to ask them to contribute to our study by replying to a few questions.

I thought some of the highlights from the survey were quite interesting, so I’ll go over them in this post.

Read on to see some of our questions and replies from our users.

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The Full Workflow of Speed Estimation 2d in Amped FIVE

We hope you’re aware of the big news: a few weeks ago, an extraordinary Amped FIVE update rolled out bringing Speed Estimation 2d filter into the software. We’ve dedicated a blog post to explain what the filter does and how to use it, and we recommend that you read that post before going on with this one. Hereafter, indeed, we’ll be explaining how the filter works, how we compute the speed and the uncertainty. Happy reading!

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Authenticate Update 23481: Improved Variation of Prediction Footprint Analysis and More

As we hope you know already, at the end of 2021 we’ve added the Variation of Prediction Footprint (VPF) video tool to Amped Authenticate. VPF allows detecting video double encoding (if you missed that, have a read here!), which is massively important for video integrity analysis. This early update adds more features to VPF analysis and improves the interaction to make your workflow easier and quicker!

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