THE COMPLETE WORKFLOW

MORE THAN 130 FILTERS AND TOOLS FOR ANALYZING DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA EVIDENCE

Evidence integrity is a key element of Amped FIVE. We have developed a nondestructive workflow to ensure the original integrity is always preserved.

Our core philosophy in designing the product is that everything is done by simply applying a filter. This means that there is no re-rendering, no modifying, no altering of the original evidence. The process works the same, whether you are loading a video, exporting a sequence, applying some denoising, selecting frames, taking measurements and so on; this concept of filtering allows for a very fast and predictable workflow.

For each step in the process, every filter takes as input the image or video generated by the previous filter and, after the processing, passes the result to the output filter. You can even modify a filter and see the real time output on another one down the chain. In this way you can see how modifying some values on a previous filter will modify the final result. This is very effective especially for complex problems and long chains of filters.

Reviewing and modifying any step of the processing is quick, easy and as simple as replacing, deleting, deactivating, or moving filters anywhere in the chain. In this way Amped FIVE guarantees speed, effectiveness and scientific methodology.

1

IMPORT

IMPORT

Import any type of image, video, or sequence of images into Amped FIVE, which supports hundreds of proprietary CCTV video formats with the Convert DVR tool. For the video files that cannot yet be played in Amped FIVE, users can contact our team to analyze them and possibly support the formats in the software. As a last resort, there is an integrated screen capture tool for capturing the video during playback with the proprietary player and easily importing it in FIVE.

2

ANALYZE

ANALYZE

Analyze specific details of images and videos such as EXIF metadata, video format and codec features, frame by frame encoding type and macroblock analysis.

3

SELECT

SELECT

Speed-up workflow on long videos by locating the frames of interest with the motion detection feature and choose only the useful frames, by selecting a range, a specific view, or specific frames defined by the user.

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PROCESS AND ENHANCE

PROCESS AND ENHANCE

Process the frames combining more than 130 available filters and tools in unlimited ways, in order to restore specific defects and enhance the final result

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MEASURE

MEASURE

Take linear and 3-dimensional measurements on images and video frames.

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OUTPUT RESULTS

OUTPUT RESULTS

Save the result of the processing as an image, video or sequence. It is also possible to show all original frames side by side with the processed version, to demonstrate the work done.

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REPORT

REPORT

Automatically generate a report containing the scientific methodology of all processing steps. The report provides the scientific references for each filter used and the parameter settings. This aids in the repeatability and reproducibility, important for admission in court.

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FIVE RESOURCE 1
A workflow is a repeatable pattern of activity and processes through which work passes from initiation to completion. Having workflows is a core requirement of any forensic image and video unit, ensuring that the quality of work is maintained through standard operating procedures.
FIVE RESOURCE 2
Video investigators often receive files with little or no information surrounding the source, acquisition, or handling. Files are often created by people with little knowledge of the legal requirements of data type and continuity. These issues all impact on the initial investigation as discrepancies can cause major problems further along in a case.