DVR Examiner V2.0.1 released

DVR Examiner version 2.0.1

DME Forensics have released an update which introduces an improvement in scanning speed for dongle-based users and fixes a few initial release bugs.

If you have a current subscription please download this version from the support portal here

If you are involved in the recovery of video from CCTV DVRs and you are not yet a user of DVR Examiner you can obtain a free trial here and discover how much easier it is with a tool specifically built for the task.

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DVR Examiner V2 User Manual.

So if you upgrade to the latest version of DVR Examiner you will find a completely new user interface and lots of new features, if you need to know how to use a specific feature there is a user manual available, navigate to the help tab and then select User Manual. This will take you to an online html file, if you are using a machine that isn’t connected to the internet please use a browser on a machine that is connected and navigate to the url of the manual.DVR Examiner help tab

DVR Examiner V2.0 released

DVR Examiner version 2.0 GUIThe developers at DME Forensics have been extremely busy and have just released V2.0.0.0 of their CCTV DVR Examiner software, the release includes some filesystem updates, improvements to existing features and the introduction of motion analysis.

New and improved features

Over the next few weeks I will be exploring the new features in more depth but for the time being here are the highlights, you can read more here

  • Completely new and updated user interface with improved support for high DPI displays and scalability between different monitor resolutions.
  • New landing screen to make it even easier to get started.
  • Native support for E01 forensic images along with existing support for raw/DD forensic images.
  • New Detection Results screen providing detailed information on the features and formats supported for each filesystem.
  • New Scan Options window allowing user to configure special scan options
  • Updated Clip List options
  • Integrated Video Previewer
  • Motion Analysis (Beta)
  • New Exporting Interface
  • Big Improvements in Save/Load speed and file sizes.
  • New Job Engine

If you are involved in the recovery of video from CCTV DVRs and you are not yet a user of DVR Examiner you can obtain a free trial here and discover how much easier it is with a tool specifically built for the task.

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You can read the DME Forensics announcement on their blog here

Convincing your boss to buy DVR Examiner

pound signThe age old problem…..

When you work for a large organisation like a police force you are unlikely to be in the position to just buy what you need, you have to justify to someone else why the tool that you have found to solve many of your problems will be cost effective and improve you efficiency.

Many users are already enjoying the benefits of using DVR Examiner to recover footage from CCTV DVRs quicker and without the hassle of navigating the systems GUI or needing a password.

DME Forensics, the developers of DVR Examiner, recently blogged about this issue, you can read their post Convincing Your Agency to Buy DVR Examiner

Training – CCTV DVR systems and DVR Examiner

Schippers IT, the European Distributors of DME Forensics software DVR Examiner, are proposing to hold two training courses in Autumn 2017. Both courses will be presented by DME Forensics employees who are travelling from the US for the courses.


Complete Forensic Analysis of CCTV DVR systems

This is an 8 day course from 09:00 to 17:00 GMT+1. It starts on Wednesday 6 September 2017 to Friday 8 September 2017. The course will resume on Monday 11 September 2017 to Friday 15 September 2017. Please note that this course is only available to employees of Government organisations such as Police, HMRC, Armed Forces etc.

Please fill out the form below to receive more information

DVR Examiner User Certification Course

DVR Examiner - software to extract video from CCTV DVRs

This is a 3 day course from 9:00 to 17:00 GMT+1. It starts on Monday 18 September 2017 till Wednesday 20 September 2017. This course is open to existing users of the DVR Examiner software and will include topics related to verification/validation.

Please fill out the form below to receive more information


Both courses will be held in Rotterdam

Forensics Europe Expo – 3-4 May 2017

If you are visiting the event please come and say hello you will find us on stand G53 where we will be demonstrating DVR Examiner.

Forensics Europe Expo 2017

What is DVR Examiner?

DVR Examiner is a software solution for acquiring video and metadata from CCTV DVR Hard Drives in a forensically sound manner. Whether in the field or in the lab, DVR Examiner allows law enforcement and other forensic professionals to bypass DVR passwords and archaic menus to quickly extract evidence from the DVR hard drive directly. No need to carve out the data and decipher the time stamps and camera streams.

You can read more here

We look forward to meeting you at the Forensics Europe Expo at Olympia London on the 3rd and 4th May 2017.

VideoFOCUS Pro Version 6.1 released

In addition to numerous improvements to the user interface and support for additional DVR formats, the new features include:

  1. Improved hierarchical visual organization of the sessions list;
  2. Ability to arrange views in the MultiView sessions in any desired arrangement, with independent zooming;
  3. Hashing (MD5, SHA1, and SHA2) for all imported and exported files;
  4. Explicit indication of key frames in all views;
  5. User-defined labeling of time regions across multiple videos within the same case;
  6. Better handling of footage gathered from across different time zones, and;
  7. New audio redaction function.

VFpro V6.1

read more here

Non working DVR?

DME Forensics has recently posted a great blog post on working with DVRs, spoiler alert DVR Examiner only needs the data on the hard drive.

11 Tips When Faced with a Non-working DVR

As a part of the DVR Examiner development process, we interact with a lot of DVRs. Some of them are in pristine working condition, and some not so much. We have compiled the below list of tips & tricks for getting a DVR to work. Before you start troubleshooting, we recommend you complete the below steps:

  1. Document the current state: While the DVR is off, it is a good time to take note of the current configuration. We suggest documenting the make/model of the DVR (if there is one) and the current configuration of anything that is plugged into the DVR. Pictures work well for this, particularly if there is no make and model information available.unbranc=ded DVR

You can read more here

DVR Examiner version 1.31.0 released

Update number 3 for 2017, more support for unbranded DVRs and NVRs.DVR Examiner Update

Version 1.31.0 – 04/07/2017

– Added support for the Mirage_HiSi filesystem commonly found in many unbranded DVRs.
– Added support for the UWARE_264 filesystem commonly found in unbranded NVRs.
– Adjusted scanning for the FE family (including DHFS_41, DHPT, zlav, HUAYI, WFS, etc) to work around corrupted index entries.
– Updated API access for downloading native players and updating the license database.

You can read more about DVR Examiner here

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