VideoScanner fast video triage

Amped FIVE Package


Amped VideoScanner is a portable self-contained USB tool for quick and effective analysis of the content of a high volume of video files during forensic investigations. VideoScanner will automatically locate all video files in a folder, drive, or an entire device. Then VideoScanner can extract frame snapshots at user defined intervals and generate a full report with all the relevant information. For efficient chain of custody, VideoScanner can hash files with an MD5 hash code.


Video triage has always been a time consuming activity for investigators. The usual process involves countless hours spent manually searching for video files on suspect’s PCs or hard drives with poorly organized file folders or hidden directories. Finding video files is only the easy part. To actually discover evidence, the investigator needs then to manually open each video file by hand and as quickly as possible sift through them to look for suspicious footage. This takes the manpower your agency usually doesn’t have, so the suspect walks since no one can actually catalog enough evidence to get further warrants for full computer forensics or file charges. The local prosecutor is upset, the victim is upset, and you hope that the suspect finds his own way to jail.

VideoScanner makes it easy. You can literally save hundreds of hours and do a complete job, as it will do all the hard work for you. You just need to insert in the target device the VideoScanner drive and launch the program. It will automatically list all video files in a given directory or drive and save on the drive itself videos frames snapshots at user-predefined intervals. At the end of the processing, a detailed report will provide a quick overview of all analyzed files and saved images. From there, or even from Windows Explorer, you can very quickly scan through saved images one by one looking for video files that deserve further analysis. VideoScanner is the perfect fit for law enforcement investigators, patrol officers, and private forensic labs who need to work effectively through a large amount of video files. The perfect tool for applications such as child porn, unauthorized video, corporate security etc…


Step 1. Insert VideoScanner drive

Step 2. Configure and Launch the analysis console

Step 3. View the report or look at the exported frames folder

Technical Specifications

Feature Support
Supported OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (x86/x64)
VideoScanner drive capacity 16 GB - sufficient for exporting several thousand videos at default settings
Supported Video Formats The internal video engines support all standard video formats (avi, mpg, vob, 3gpp, etc.). The use of system codecs can be manually enabled to support non standard formats.
Autorecovery mode The analysis is automatically restarted after a crash caused by problematic and bug-ridden system codecs or corrupted video files
Customizable settings Input drive / folder
Output folder
File formats too look for
Time interval for frame exporting
Recursively scan directories
Calculate MD5 hash code for every file
Use only internal codecs or also system codecs
Software output Full report of all files found (HTML format for universal use)
Exported images folder
List of analyzed video files
List of unsupported files (with unknown codecs)
List of skipped video files (due to codecs or corrupted video files)
Report file format Standard HTML
Report file details For each file the report list file size, resolution, duration, frame rate, codec, full path, MD5 hash code
Command Line interface For advanced users VideoScanner is fully scriptable and customizable using the command line interface


Amped Software is leading the way with our technology; but also environmentally as well by producing products in compliance with RoHS and WEEE directives.

As an good steward of the environment, Amped Software is dedicated to producing its products in an earth-friendly fashion. As such, all of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in keeping with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives. RoHS directs that manufacturers reduce the use of several hazardous materials in electronic and electrical products, none of which we use in our manufacturing process. WEEE makes manufacturers accountable for the safe disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment, with which we are also compliant.