Come and Join Us at IACP 2021

Important Notice (September 2, 2021): the event has been cancelled

From September 11-14, Amped Software will be exhibiting at the IACP 2021 Annual Conference and Exhibition located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Come and visit us in booth 2510 to learn more about how Amped Software’s technology can help you solve your forensic image and video analysis needs! 

We will be sharing some of the latest product releases and give you an insight into our new training course for investigators:

About the event:

IACP 2021 provides an opportunity to put your business in front of thousands of law enforcement professionals from across the country and around the world. The event will bring together leaders and experts from the policing industry for education, networking, and exhibits. You can expect to:

  • Expand your knowledge with access to educational workshops on critical topics to the policing profession.
  • Learn from thought leaders and subject matter experts on a variety of topics.
  • Participate in the IACP Speaker Series and Critical Issues Forum to hear a global perspective on the most important issues in policing.
  • Visit IACP 2021’s exhibit hall to meet with vendors and sponsors to discover and discuss solutions to the challenges facing your agency.
  • Interact and network with attendees.

Don’t forget to register!

See you there!

Amped has a chat with Detective Michael Chiocca from Chicago Police Department

Mike is always on the spot in the forensic industry: he’s often present at conferences and round-tables and his enthusiastic attitude during presentations cannot go unnoticed! In this interview, he talks about how Amped FIVE and Amped Replay helped in the development of the Area Technology Center of Chicago PD and provided benefits to investigations at all levels. Between the time of this interview and its publication, Mike retired from his position at Chicago PD and has started a new job still within the video community. I wish him great success for his next project and hope to continue to stay in touch!

Martino Jerian, Amped Software CEO and Founder

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Amped DVRConv Update 21854: More New Formats and Codec Variants

Hot on the heels after last week’s huge update to Amped FIVE, we now have another update to Amped DVRConv.

For those people not familiar with DVRConv, this is the stand-alone conversion tool that utilizes the powerful Amped Conversion Engine. Conversion is a small (but important) part when using Amped FIVE or Amped Replay but with Amped DVRConv, it is the sole purpose.

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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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Free Webinar – For the Record: How to Quickly Process All Your Videos (And Audio) for Release in Amped FIVE

Amped FIVE already plays and converts video from nearly any source: from bodyworn cameras to proprietary CCTV.
FIVE has also become a standard tool for getting the best evidence from all your video sources: from analysis to enhancement. But once you have the video or image, and it is time to send it out of your office, what can you do to make sure personal information isn’t accidentally released as well?

In this webinar, we will discuss how Amped FIVE can be used for everything: converting proprietary videos, enhancing a license plate or face, audio and video redaction.

Join Blake Sawyer from Amped Software and learn why one tool is really all you need when it comes to video and image forensics.

Date:
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Time:
10:00 AM EDT – 11:30 AM EDT (New York Time)
04:00 PM CEST – 05:30 PM CEST (Italy Time)

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.

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How to Use the Convert DVR Fallback Procedures in Amped FIVE

With the latest Amped FIVE Update 21826, we introduced Fallback Procedures within Convert DVR. In this post, we detail all the options available to you.

As anybody working with CCTV evidence knows, there are thousands of proprietary video formats and variants. To preserve forensic integrity, the raw data must be analyzed and ‘cleaned’ before placing that data into a standard container for decoding.

Without cleaning, it is possible that any resulting video may have pixel errors, missing or duplicated frames, muxed video streams, or lack of audio and time files.

That is the main purpose of Convert DVR, a simple and easy tool to analyze, clean, separate, and output proprietary video into standard formats for forensic analysis.

Fallbacks now give you a powerful set of options to extend this process and attempt to find a ‘procedure’ that will result in visual information if standard conversion is unsuccessful, without the immediate need to send the file to support.

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How to Use the Adjust Timestamp Filter in Amped FIVE

One of the most important additions in the latest Amped FIVE Update 21826 is the Adjust Timestamp filter. In this post, we look at its importance and go through all the adjustment types.

Timestamps are either supplied along with a video file or have to be extracted from a proprietary container during the cleaning and conversion process that happens within Amped FIVE. Timestamps relating to surveillance video are often wrong and/or incomplete, perhaps only displaying once per second. They may also display the same time for a series of frames.

To preserve forensic integrity, and allow various display options, we must complete any changes to this data within a new step, so welcome to the Adjust Timestamp filter! You now have the option of showing two timestamps: the original and the adjusted.
There are many reasons why you may need to adjust a timestamp so let us take a look at this valuable new filter and then go through some scenarios.

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Amped FIVE Update 21826: Adjust Timestamp, Time Calculator, PTS Playback, Advanced Conversion Procedures, and Much More

Hi again everyone, and welcome to another HUGE Amped FIVE update. So huge, that we have decided to cover the new developments across three posts. This is an overview, and you will find links to separate pages on the new Timestamp Adjustment filter, and the new Fallback Procedures within Convert DVR.

Over the past 6 months, we have been working hard looking at timing information, and how we can help you in your analysis and presentation of this vital element in multimedia investigation. As a consequence, this update focuses heavily on the subject and you will identify that several of these new developments work and interact with each other.

We have a lot to get through and time is of the essence here so let’s move on quickly and take a look at the new developments.

Load Timestamp

When a video is loaded, and an associated timestamp is identified, we automatically load that file at the same time using the Load Timestamp filter (automatic loading of timestamp files can be controlled under Program Options). However, from this update, we now conduct a prior analysis of the timestamp file and warn you if there are inconsistencies between the frame count and timestamp values.

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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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Upcoming Amped Software Webinars: Register Today for Free!

Hello friends! We are very excited to share with you all the latest software features and news, so we’ve prepared for you an agenda with all the upcoming live webinars scheduled until the end of 2021 with our most experienced speakers in digital forensics!

What you will take away from these live webinars:

  • Better knowledge on how to face video evidence challenges
  • 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
  • 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 that will cover all of the evolving needs in the digital image and video forensics field.

What are you waiting for? Register today for free!

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