Amped DVRConv is the easiest way to convert unplayable video files. Videos from proprietary DVR systems (Digital Video Recorders), CCTV systems (Closed Circuit Television), dash cams, body worn cameras and any other video source, can now be converted in batch with just one click. With Amped DVRConv, you just drag, drop and you’re done.
Users can be reassured that the videos are converted in a forensically sound manner, using Amped Software’s powerful CCTV video conversion engine, which preserves, as much as possible, the original stream and separates standard encoding information from proprietary metadata to avoid errors and lost frames during playback.
With all the video surveillance systems installed in public facilities and private homes, as well as body worn cameras, dash cams, drones, and mobile phones, the chances that a crime is captured on video is very high. If you think of the average crime scene, any one crime is probably captured by 10 or more CCTV cameras. There are thousands of DVR manufacturers and each one generates their own proprietary video file types that don’t play well with the standard Windows PC.
Often, vital evidence may be in a video file, but investigators can’t get to that evidence. Police departments and court districts have been struggling for years to manage and utilize non-standard video files in their investigations. Investigators would go out onto the scene with a USB key drive and fill it with video files from different DVRs. They would then go back to the office, search the Internet for players and then try to install those players, often having to get permission from the IT department. When finally installed, the players often would not work properly, would not provide video conversion functions or, when they did, there was a loss of quality. Furthermore, the risk of getting malware and viruses from downloading programs from the Internet is also a big concern for law enforcement agencies.
Amped DVRConv is the only tool of its kind on the market. With Amped DVRConv, the process is fast and easy. Simply drag videos in batch into a specified folder or onto the application window and see them automatically convert to a user configurable format.
With DVRConv, alongside Amped FIVE and Amped Authenticate, your workflow from scene to laboratory is completely covered and together they provide great weapons in your forensic video and image analysis arsenal.
Many analysts and technicians are often tasked with retrieving video from a scene at a location other than the lab or office. Retrieving CCTV from DVRs at scene can often be laborious, fraught with difficulty and a lot of the time the scenes are a fair distance away from the usual office. One of the most important steps during the recovery of CCTV evidence is checking to see if the download has been successful, which means playback of what is more likely to be proprietary video at scene using only a laptop and recovery tools.
Saving time at a video recovery scene is crucial and it’s a nightmare having to trawl through hundreds of proprietary players, some of which won’t work on some operating systems or might have different versions of the same type of player. Something more portable is needed to add to the tools on your retrieval laptop. This is where DVRConv steps in to quickly convert and playback your downloaded files in an easily customizable and cleanly installed package. Utilizing exactly the same conversion engine as Amped FIVE but with twice the portability, analysts can not only playback and confirm video files at scene, but have them ready for clarification and enhancement in FIVE for when they return to the office or lab. Logs are provided for disclosure and the original files are left untouched, maintaining the continuity of the video evidence from the beginning.
Given the amount of time spent making sense of valuable evidence by staff at all levels, including a copy of Amped DVRConv at every entry point for digital CCTV evidence files saves valuable time and protects your infrastructure.