Feature Focus: DVR Examiner 2.5 Aspect Ratio

A new feature in DVR Examiner 2.5 helps review material that has been recorded at half the frame height by adjusting the aspect ratio for the preview.DVR Examiner 2.5 Aspectb Ratio

Important to note that this is intended to make reviewing easier and is not intended to confirm what the correct aspect ratio of the clip should be nor does it effect any files that are exported as these will be exported as they were recorded.

 

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DVR Examiner Version 2.5.0 released

DVR Examiner version 2.5 released

  • – Faster load times for preview.
    – Improved preview scrub bar.
    – Added support for variable clip resolutions.
    – Added ability to correct for video split horizontally.
    – Added preview support for IXDVRDISK, IXDVRDISK_NP, and IFS_MPEG.
    – Added notes to export report for filesystems with difficult exports to play.
    – Added total duration to cliplist selected clips info panel.
    – Resolved issue with export report not completing correctly if started during scan.
    – Resolved issue with export report not generating if clips fail to export.
    – Resolved issue with saving profilers to desktop.
    – Added support for filesystems with multiple video formats.
    – Added support for IIDX_4PMC filesystem.
    – Added support for the DHFS_41C filesystem.
    – Added frame level inaccessible scan for DHFS_41.
    – Improved functionality for data requests.
    – Resolved multiple filesystem bugs.

Keep in mind, in order to use DVR Examiner 2.5, you must have an active subscription, please contact us if you want to check the status of your subscription or discuss renewing it.

If you have a current subscription you can 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 Filesystem Database Version 3.0.3384 released

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database Version 3.0.3384

Released 2018-10-04

New Filesystem Database Update (FDU) for DVR Examiner! You can read the change log here

You can download this new update from the portal or directly from the DVR Examiner Updater if you are internet connected.

Looking for more information on FDUs and updating DVR Examiner? Read more about it on our blog, or watch the training video below.

If you would like to find out more about DVR Examiner or download a trial please visit this page

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database Version 3.0.3125 released

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database Version 3.0.3125

Released 2018-08-31

New Filesystem Database Update for DVR Examiner!

You can download this new update from the portal or from the DVR Examiner Updater if you are internet connected.

Looking for more information on FDUs and updating DVR Examiner? Read more about it on our blog, or watch the training video below.

If you would like to find out more about DVR Examiner or download a trial please visit this page

DVR Examiner Version 2.4.0 released

DVR Examiner V2.4.0 releasedDVR Examiner Version 2.4.0

DVR Examiner 2.4 is now available to download! This newest software update brings you updates and improvements across the program, as well as redesigned reporting features.

DVR Examiner clip list

 

The redesigned reporting makes it easier for our users to view and generate clip list reports. One of the biggest improvements is the ability to view the clip list report directly within DVR Examiner. With the new Report Viewer, you can search, print, or save the report in various formats including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PDFs. The reports now have a new look and feel, and can be customized with your agency’s logo.

 

 

Add your organisation’s logo to your reports, scroll down to the bottom of the window in the Options tab

 

Filesystem Updates

In addition, DVR Examiner 2.4 brings you the following new filesystems and improvements.

  • Support for BOX_264
  • Support for NVP_NLI
  • Improved detection speed and stability
  • Improved data collection within the Profiler to assist with DVR requests
  • Various improvements and bug fixes throughout the program

Look for an additional Filesystem Database Update (FDU) as soon as next week, within our DVR Examiner Updater.

Keep in mind, in order to use DVR Examiner 2.4, you must have an active subscription, please contact us if you want to check the status of your subscription or discuss renewing it.

If you have a current subscription you can 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 Training

DVR Examiner User Certificate TrainingWe are very pleased to announce that there will be two DVR Examiner User Certification classes run in the UK in September 2018. Tutors will be from the software developer DME Forensics.

As a forensic investigator, you often face time-sensitive situations, where the accuracy of your evidence can make or break a case. By using DVR Examiner, you can save both time and money in these situations, but it helps to know how to use the tool effectively.

While DME Forensics put a lot of effort into making DVR Examiner simple and easy to use, it is still a very complex tool with a lot of powerful capabilities. Understanding the basics behind how DVR Examiner works, as well as the best practices and methodologies for the software can be critical in any investigation. With training, you can fully maximise DVR Examiner’s potential to assist in your case.

The User Certification Training guides users through the process of how DVR Examiner works, from DVR acquisition to complete video recovery and data output. We will go over all of the newest features of DVR Examiner, including the recovery of deleted (inaccessible) video. Students will explore how to make the most of DVR Examiner in real world scenarios, and how to defend your evidence in a court.

This training is especially important if you’re likely to testify to the work done with DVR Examiner. Being a certified user can be critical to DVR Examiner in court. Opposing counsel can be very diligent in ensuring the accuracy of evidence being entered, so being able to explain your methods, along with how DVR Examiner operates, can help you defend your evidence.

Location: Between Manchester and Liverpool.

Dates:

Course A – 8:00 Monday 24th September to 12:00 Wednesday 26th September

Course B – 13:00 Wednesday 26th September to 17:00 Friday 28th September

Certificate: When the student is present for all sessions and has passed all exams, they will receive a certificate of completion. When the attendee has actively taken part and was present for all sessions but failed to reach the required standard in the exams they will receive a certificate of participation.

More Details

For further details please email info@demux.co.uk

 

 

Introducing the DVR Examiner Updater

The DVR Examiner Updater application allows you to continuously update your existing version of DVR Examiner with newly supported filesystems and improvements to existing filesystems as we finalize them. Basically, this new application brings you system compatibility with new DVRs, faster.

DVR Examiner - filesystem updater

There are a few ways to run the DVR Examiner Updater. If you are connected to the internet, you can click the link on the notification screen within DVR Examiner (pictured below). Otherwise, use the Windows start menu or launch the DVRExaminer_Updater.exe from the DVR Examiner installation folder (usually C:/Program Files/DVR Examiner).

DVR Examiner - version window

The process for updating your filesystem database version will depend on whether or not your work station is connected to the internet. If you have an internet connection, you can download and install Filesystem Database Updates (FDUs) from the DVR Examiner Updater. The Updater will allow you to download a new FDU from the portal and then install the new FDU immediately, so that DVR Examiner has the most current filesystem code to run from.

If your work station is not connected to the internet, you will have to use an internet connected computer to download the the latest FDU from the Support Portal and move the FDU to your work station (using a flash drive). After moving the FDU to your work station, you can select the “Add FDU” option in the top bar of the DVR Examiner Updater. You will then be able to install that FDU so DVR Examiner can have access to the latest filesystems and filesystem improvements.

Note: if a FDU does not appear in the grid of the Updater after being added, you can refresh the Updater Grid by clicking the “Check for Latest FDUs” button.

For more information on using the DVR Examiner Updater, check out this short training video (turn on your speakers).

We are excited to bring you this new feature of DVR Examiner to help bring you filesystem updates at a faster pace. If you encounter a filesystem that is not supported by DVR Examiner, be sure to submit a request to the technical support team at support@dmeforensics.com. Please include the name of the filesystem in your email.

Haven’t updated DVR Examiner to 2.2 yet? Click here to download the latest version and get access to continuous filesystem updates.

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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This post was originally posted on the DME Forensics blog.

Recovering Deleted DVR Video with DVR Examiner

DVR Examiner - recover deleted video from a CCTV DVRMany DVR users believe that by deleting video through the DVR interface, they are rendering video unrecoverable. Fortunately for forensic investigators, this is not the case. In most instances, when video is deleted through the DVR interface, only the index (or accessibility) to that video is being deleted. Assuming the video itself has not been overwritten, DVR Examiner may be able to recover it.

DVR Examiner can recover deleted DVR video by using the “inaccessible recovery” feature in DVR Examiner. What does “inaccessible” mean? In short, it refers to video that the DVR no longer knows how to find. A less precise term for this would be “deleted”, but there are several ways a video can become inaccessible other than deliberate deletion by the user. The most common way would be that the DVR was operating normally and simply needed more space for newer video.

When you initially scan a HDD, one of the first screens that comes up is the Supported System Identified screen. This screen displays all the features that DVR Examiner supports for this particular filesystem. If inaccessible recovery is supported, the “Inaccessible” icon (on the far left) will be highlighted in orange.

DVR Examiner - Inaccessible video recovery

DVR Examiner supports two inaccessible recovery types. The first type, simply called “Inaccessible”, refers to the ability of DVR Examiner to locate large segments of deleted video that the DVR no longer recognizes. For example, when a disk is reformatted or deleted, if no additional video is recorded, all the original video is largely intact but simply missing index entries. The second type, “Frame Level Inaccessible” refers to the ability of DVR Examiner to recover very small segments of video which may have been partially overwritten by newer video. This is a much more complex and complete recovery type – we’re often able to recover some video from weeks or months in the past that was never actually overwritten. Keep in mind that either recovery type will typically result in a slower scan process.

DME Forensics hope to be able to add inaccessible recovery to as many filesystems as possible. If you would like to request inaccessible recovery be added for a specific filesystem, you can do so by sending them an email at support@dmeforensics.com. Please include the name of the filesystem in your email.

Due to limitations within specific filesystems, inaccessible recovery will not always be able to be implemented within DVR Examiner. However, this typically does not prevent their Advanced Technical Services (ATS) team from being able to recover the data manually. If you have a specific case where inaccessible recovery is crucial, please contact DME Forensics to discuss potential options.

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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This post was originally posted on the DME Forensics blog.

 

DVR Examiner Version 2.2.0 released

DVR Examiner V2.2 CCTV DVR hard disk recoveryDVR Examiner Version 2.2.0

Released 2017-01-24

It’s the feature you have been hearing about for months, DVR Examiner 2.2 has arrived, bringing continuous filesystem updates straight to your computer.

We are very excited to release this version of DVR Examiner to our users, as it enables us to continue bringing you more DVR filesystems, faster than ever. But that’s not the only change we’ve made to this version. We are introducing a new DVR Examiner logo and a new “Updater” application to help you manage your filesystem library. Read on to learn more about how we are working to make DVR data recovery easier and faster with the new features and performance improvements in DVR Examiner 2.2.

Some of the additions and improvements we are introducing with this update include:

  • Filesystem Database Updates (FDUs)- These packages will allow users to continuously update DVR Examiner as we add support for additional DVRs and resolve issues with existing filesystems.
  • DVR Examiner Updater- This small utility is included with the DVR Examiner 2.2 download, and allows the user to manage their FDU library.
  • Redesigned save/load functionality- Saved cases from versions prior to DVR Examiner 2.2 are not compatible with this update. Going forward, we will attempt to maintain compatibility as much as possible and users will be notified if there are changes that may impact compatibility.
  • Continued improvements and bug fixes to increase performance and stability.

We also resolved issues with the profiler and added debugging tools to provide more technical support to our users.

Filesystem Updates

DVR Examiner 2.2 supports three new filesystems:

  • REC_264_E found in Night Owl and other common DVRs
  • PROD2_264 found in Q-See and other common DVRs
  • IXDVRDISK_NP found in Ganz, GVI, Digimerge and other common DVRs

Going forward, new filesystem updates and improvements will come in the form of updated Filesystem Database Updates. We are hoping to have our first FDU available in the next 2-3 weeks!

Keep in mind, in order to use DVR Examiner 2.2, you must have an active subscription! Expired users will still be able to load saved cases as long as they were saved in 2.2 while their subscription was active.

If you have a current subscription you can 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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This post was originally posted on the DME Forensics blog.

DVR Examiner Version 2.1.0 released

Latest release from DME Forensics, imaging is back!

The Forensic imaging capability has been improved and restored, grab your Write Blocker and get imaging.

DVR Examiner forensic image hard drive

 

Other highlights include;

– Added support for inaccessible recovery from the HIK_264 filesystem.
– Implemented clip “Tags” (small notes for each clip).
– Implemented a per-channel motion sensitivity configuration.
– Added an “Audit Log” report to see what has been done with a given clip or clips.
– Added the ability to double click on saved case to load it within DVR Examiner.

Along with some Bug fixes and performance updates.

You can read the full release notes here

You can read DME Forensics blog post about the release here

 

 

 

 

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.

Free 30 Day Trial