What Is “Better”? Understanding the Differences Between Amped FIVE or Amped Replay vs Consumer Video Players

Dear friends welcome to this week’s tip! Today we take inspiration from a question that we receive from time to time from our users. It basically goes like this: “How come consumer players like VLC sometimes appear to play the video better than Amped FIVE or Amped Replay?”. If you’re curious about the answer… just keep reading!

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Register for Webinar: 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, and also 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.

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After viewing this webinar you will be issued a certificate by email documenting that you have taken part in the session.

Please share with any friends or colleagues who might also be interested. 

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An Interview With Detective Steve Paxton From the Everett Police Department

This week we interviewed Steve Paxton, a long time and very enthusiastic user who is also quite active in the forensics community. After only having the opportunity to speak with him numerous times online, we finally met in person last year at the LEVA conference. His perspective is quite interesting since he is not only a sworn officer who performs daily investigations, but also a digital forensic examiner.

Martino Jerian, Amped Software CEO and Founder

Steve, tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background and your current role at the Everett Police Department?

I have been a police officer for 24 years. During that time, I have worked as a patrol officer, crime prevention officer, property crimes detective, and more recently, a digital forensics detective. I have also been a crime scene photographer off and on for the past 20 years.

I work within a four-person digital forensics lab. We recover and process surveillance video, examine mobile devices and handle a wide variety of digital evidence. I regularly work with other investigators, prosecutors, and administrators to review search warrants as well as examine and prepare digital multimedia evidence for court presentation. Although my work is usually very technical, presenting it in an easy-to-understand, non-geeky way is critical and extremely rewarding.

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Did You Know Amped FIVE Allows Real-Time Processing on a Live Video?

Welcome, dear friends! This week’s tip concludes the mini-series dedicated to Amped FIVE‘s Video Input filter. We’ll show how easy it is to process a live video feed on the fly, yielding the resulting frames on your computer’s screen just milliseconds after they’ve been captured by the camera. Keep reading to find out more!

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Speed Matters! Amped Replay’s Smooth Playback Makes Playback Fluid Even for High-Resolution Videos

Hello dear Amped fellows, welcome to this week’s tip! With the proliferation of super-mega-high resolution cameras, it’s getting more and more common having to deal with Full-HD or even 4K videos from smartphones and even surveillance systems. At such high resolutions, it’s not trivial to guarantee a fluid playback. Luckily, Amped Replay has a built-in feature specifically tailored for this issue: the Smooth Playback! Keep reading to find out more…

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Amped Replay Update 16856: Introducing Spotlight, Project Files Import/Export, and Descriptions for Bookmarks

Here we are yet again with another update to Amped Replay, our enhanced video player for police investigators to conduct a first-level analysis of their video evidence. With this update, investigators can now add a spotlight to areas of interest, import and export a project, and add a description to bookmarks.

Spotlight Tool

The Annotate tab continues to be essential when using Replay and so we continue to update and implement newly requested features.

We are excited to introduce the Spotlight tool that you can now find in the Annotation tab. Let’s see how it works.

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How Tall Is the Bad Guy? Reverse Projection in Amped Five With the Video Input Filter

Dear friends, welcome to this week’s tip! Today we continue the mini-series about Amped FIVE‘s Video Input filter. We’ll see that it can be your greatest ally when you’re dealing with reverse projection, that is, when you go to the crime scene to place a height chart or some other reference element. In these cases, the Video Input can save you a lot of time and headaches! Keep reading to find out more.

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Pick the Best Frames With Amped Replay’s Bookmarks to Save Time and Focus on What Matters Most 

Welcome, dear friends! During the lockdown, it may sometimes feel that all days of the week are the same… and so here we are, with our tip, to remind you that today is Tuesday! Today we’re sharing a tip for Amped Replay, which comes in very handy when you’re dealing with challenging videos. Keep reading to discover more!

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