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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Meet Us at the CPCA – Annual Training Symposium and Technology Summit

We’re very excited to be attending in person the CPCA – Annual Training Symposium and Technology Summit in Sacramento, California. 

Come and visit us on February 8 – 9 in booth 303 at the exhibit hall of Hyatt Regency Hotel to learn more about Amped Software products and contact us at info@ampedsoftware.com to request a personal demo!

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Register to Getting Started With Amped FIVE

From its beginnings, as an application dedicated to the scientific enhancement of images and video, Amped FIVE has grown into the most powerful software package for video and image analysis for law enforcement, investigations, and intelligence: one single tool for multimedia interpretation, proprietary video decoding, encoding analysis, image restoration, and enhancement, mathematical measurements, annotations, creation of demonstrative for court, and scientific reporting.

With every stage of an analyst’s workflow combined within a simple interface, it is easy to see why FIVE is trusted in over 100 countries and territories worldwide. This short webinar will introduce you to the functions, tools, and filters that simplify forensic video and image analysis, allowing you to get the answers you need with a scientific process that is accurate, repeatable, and reproducible.

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM CET (Italy time) / 10:00 AM EST (New York time)
Duration: 1h and 30 min

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 Check Video Integrity By Detecting Double Encoding With VPF Analysis

This article will start by defining video integrity and mentioning possible approaches to integrity verification. We’ll also make a very short introduction to some concepts of video coding and then, show how you can use Amped Authenticate’s VPF analysis to reveal traces of double compression in videos, and how important this could be as an integrity verification step.

When dealing with video evidence, integrity verification is a fundamental, yet often neglected, task. The definition of integrity can be summarized as: “the file is original and unaltered since the time of acquisition”. It’s plain and simple: the file should not undergo any change once it’s acquired, and if it does, every change should be documented in the chain of custody. Notice that integrity is different than authenticity, which has a more “semantical” meaning, as it requires the video to be an accurate representation of what it purports to be. If you re-compress a video, its authenticity will normally be preserved, but integrity is broken.

I know someone could think “the last thing I need is having to waste time checking one more thing in all my casework”. Understandable. At the same time, though, if one day I’ll be charged with something, I would really love to know that all the evidence pertaining to my case has been handled with the greatest care and I’m quite sure that holds for all readers of this article! If you’re in the forensic field, then you know that working with video is not just “common sense”. We’re not sorting our holiday pictures; we are handling evidence that could change somebody’s life, and dramatically so. 

Let’s take a deep breath and dive in!

Read the full article here.

Our Top 21 in 2021

Here we are again, another busy year is quickly coming to an end and we are very excited to share some of the best achievements we’ve reached together in 2021. Many things have happened in the last 12 months, from software updates to new licensing options and the launch of new blog post series. Check out this year’s top 21 news:

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Amped FIVE Update 22997: Blank Video, Audio Loader, Audio Muxer, Audio Sync, and Much More

“All I want for Christmas is…” another huge update to Amped FIVE!

It only seems like yesterday that we published the last update to Amped FIVE, announcing the release of many time-based tools and filters. Here we are again, bringing several very popular requests into the software, with another very important update.
To start with we have Blank Video, allowing the creation of video frames to be used for titling, or to fill gaps caused by missing frames in a timeline.
This update though has a large emphasis on audio. Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME) now often consists of both video and audio and it is becoming much more common to have CCTV, and private video surveillance, to include an audio stream. In-car systems may have multiple audio streams to playback sound better from different parts of the vehicle.
We have been monitoring this increase in connected audio and have therefore developed several new filters specifically to assist in its management.
Let us take a closer look at these and many more!

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Who’s Using Amped Software?

Very often when potential customers are researching products, a pretty common question they ask us is “who’s using your software?”. We take privacy and security very seriously, and we don’t publish customers’ names or logos without their permission. This permission, for public safety and national security organizations, is actually quite hard to get by official means or takes way too long. So we are rarely nominating users and cases explicitly.

In this post, we are sharing some aggregated data you may find interesting. It is being published in December 2021, so if you are reading this later, the numbers will likely be higher.

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