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Amped Software training courses provide hands-on training on the use of Amped Software products as well as provide insight into the challenges users face in forensic video and digital multimedia evidence processing.
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From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom
Trusted by experts & customers
Special Investigator, Oslo Police Department, Norway
I would like to thank everyone at Amped for the excellent customer support. Every time I ask for support, the reply is very quick and the answers are very helpful. Support hasn't always been able to help me solve the case, but I always receive thorough answers. Instead of just writing "no it can't be done", I get a long reply with a detailed explanation. The videos that you publish on YouTube are also very helpful. Also, we recently had a case involving sexual child abuse over the internet. We had 82 frames of blurred text from a chat window that Amped FIVE made readable. Those 82 frames became key evidence during the trial.
Directory of Video Documentation Laboratory, Scientific Police, Ministry of Interior, Italy
As the director of the Laboratory of Video Documentation of the Italian Scientific Police, every day I work with images coming from video surveillance systems from all over Italy. Our main need is to enhance and analyze video to use recorded content for evidence in court. Still, unfortunately, the original image is often too low in quality or has too many defects to be used as it is. For several years now, we are using the software AMPED FIVE; which has proven that in the vast majority of cases, allowed us to get results useful for further usage in the courtroom. I can express great satisfaction with this software, especially in relation to its versatility, which guarantees to give the user all the functions needed to get the best results.
Major Guillaume Galou
Head of Signal-Image-Speech processing unit, Gendarmerie Forensic Science Institute, France
We've been using Amped FIVE for more than a year now. We all know that good results are not always achievable given initial recording conditions. Amped FIVE is always successful when allowing experts to know if something can be done without spending too much time on a case. If something can be done, then Amped FIVE gives accurate results efficiently. The major pros are the crystal clear workflow and the highly responsive team behind the product. Another pretty useful feature is the recording of the processing chain, including technical references. This definitely is a killer feature when considering ISO17025 standard requirements.
Forensic Image Analyst at Imaging Forensics and author of Photoshop CS3 for Forensics Professionals, USA
Amped FIVE has brought the key clarification tools for both video and still images into a single package that is both fast and impressive. Whether one needs to deblur a single image or stabilize a video, it can all be done with the same application. The interface is different, but very intuitive, enabling users to be up and running in a very short time. Although I have many tools in my image processing toolbox, I have added FIVE and am using it often.
Certified Forensic Video Analyst, Durham Police, Ontario, Canada
Throw it into Amped and you're done in FIVE. It's nice to finally have a robust, standalone piece of software designed with one sole purpose in mind by people who understand what we do: Forensic video analysis.
I was blown away by how powerful and effective this software is at both ingesting different video formats and enhancing video. Enhancements I never thought possible are now possible. I have a lot of cold cases to go back and look at...
That was some of the best training I have ever received. The examples were real-life cases and very relatable. The instruction was done in a clear and concise manner, and I now feel confident in my understanding of how the software works and in explaining my processes in court.
Certified Forensic Video Analyst, Forensic Identification Support Services Investigation and Support Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police, Canada
I never miss an opportunity to attend an Amped FIVE instruction with Spready. With the continual evolution of the product, you can't help but be impressed by Amped FIVE's capabilities and support.
Prof. Sebastiano Battiato
University of Catania, Mathematics and Informatics Department, Italy
The wide range of advanced features (filters, measuring tool, and so on) and the forensic-oriented utilities (hash code calculation, automatic report generation...) is why we chose AMPED FIVE as an integral part of our curricula for students of Computer Forensics course of the University of Catania (Italy). Our program provides students with the possibility to test the potential of the software on real and simulated cases; which has proven valuable in training the forensic scientists of the future.
Forensic Expert, NFL (National Forensic Laboratory), Slovenia
We have been using FIVE for about two years. There is a wide range of functions and filters in one single software package and it's very easy to work with them. I have saved a lot of time in cases when I had to convert images to video which can be done only by the "drag and drop" function. I also have a very positive experience with technical support and suggestions from the “FIVE experts" (Amped company), which is very important in urgent situations.
Head of counter-crime State Police of Monfalcone, Gorizia, Italy
In relation to my activity with the Judiciary Police and the very important cooperation with the Local Police who are exploiting urban video surveillance; nowadays an indispensable tool for investigations, we strongly needed software that allows us to use filters to enhance the images. After several evaluations of other products available on the market, our agency opted to purchase AMPED FIVE. This step has allowed us to use this software to make clear images and/or details that led to solving several cases and the prosecution of the perpetrators. AMPED FIVE is very useful also for simple operations, like converting videos or frames and extracting snapshots when not allowed by original players. The wide selection of features and the many different applications allows us to get details impossible to see in the first instance; I'm completely satisfied with the product, that I've been using daily now for a few years. Congratulations to AMPED for the work done.
Forensic Audio and Video Examiner, Engine Ears, Norway
Times are changing here at Engine Ears. Originally providing Forensic Audio services to Norwegian law enforcement, lawyers and private customers, we have increasingly been approached by these clients to assist with Video Forensic examination too. We have spent a long time evaluating Forensic Video Software, looking for a combination of powerful tools, ease of use, flexible workflow and most importantly documentation of the process. Amped FIVE has a clear GUI, making experimentation fast, comprehensible and most of all repeatable. The continuous development has also brought us many new tools and filters. Amped FIVE has aided us to give quick and accurate answers in high-pressure cases as to whether enhancement may work or not. Topped off with fantastic service and support from the main brains at Amped FIVE, you are on to a winner.
Senior Inspector, Forensic Specialist at Cluj County Police Inspectorate, Romania
After just a few weeks of usage, the results began to appear. Amped FIVE is a software that fits like a glove in the hands of investigators. Most of the offenses are captured by CCTV cameras, so the gathering of evidence will be closely linked to the video footage. The software provides a user-friendly interface and high-quality filters that improve image rendering. It is to be mentioned that it integrates videos captured by Milestone platforms, which leads to avoiding the loss of quality. One of the big pluses of Amped FIVE is that at the end of the work, it generates a report with the following steps, the filters applied and the scientific papers on which it was made.