3D scan and CCTV overlay – webinar recording (post updated)

CCTV overlay on 3D point cloud

The image shows the combined point cloud including the trajectory cones + video evidence showing the suspect and firearm position.

 

You can now view the recording of this webinar here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4261935073571783425 on submission of the form you will get the video.

On their last joint webinar with Leica, the use of iNPUT-ACE with Leica scan data for a collision investigation was explored (see the link below). This time, they will be speaking with Detective Sergeant Brad Joice about a double homicide where iNPUT-ACE was used to validate the trajectory cones from measurements performed within Map360. They will also look at additional examples of pin-pointing shooter locations within a point cloud and measuring suspect heights.

How could the ability to overlay CCTV of the incident accurately onto a 3D point cloud assist your investigations?

Register for the live webinar Register Now

If you would like to find out more or request a trial of iNPUT-ACE please complete the form on this page.

Watch the previous video here

A Powerful Approach for Video Evidence How to Combine Point Clouds and Video for Scene Mapping

DVR Examiner Version 2.8.3 released 2020-02-19

DVR Examiner version 2.8.3

DVR Examiner 2.8.3 is here! This new release primarily includes back-end updates and bug fixes, but there are also some changes you might notice within the program:

  1. Fixed memory leak causing DVR examiner to crash during export.
  2. Fixed issue causing cases not to save with various file systems.
  3. Fixed various Preview and Export issues
  4. Added security certificate to allow DVR examiner to be installed on non-internet connected Windows 7 systems.
  5. Improved Inaccessible scans for DHFS file systems family.
  6. Improved UWARE filesystems to add support for additional DVRs.

Get the latest version

Keep in mind, in order to use DVR Examiner 2.8.3 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

Also worth checking that you have the latest version of the DVR Examiner Filesystem Database, the latest version is Version 3.0.11101.

Not yet a user?

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

Free 30 Day Trial

DVR Examiner – Latest Versions (Jan 2020)

Are you up to date?

Running the most up to date version of the software with the latest filesystem database means you will be getting the very most from your software.

Filesystems and filesystem specific functions that weren’t previously supported may now be included. If in the past you have come across a DVR filesystem that wasn’t supported and you submitted a profiler you should have been updated by email when that had been included. I would encourage users to submit profiles as this is the best way for the developers to know what systems users are examining and how to prioritise their resources. Even if you didnt submit a profiler it might be worth checking those previously unsupported DVRs using the latest software to see if it can assist you.

At the time of writing these are the latest versions;

DVR Examiner Version 2.8.2

Released 2019-12-20

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database (FDU) Version 3.0.9851

Released 2020-01-16

Want to know more?

You can read the DVR Examiner and FDU change log here

You can download software from the portal or directly from DVR Examiner 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

The Democratization of Video Evidence: Equipping Investigators with Modern Tools and Know-How

iNPUT-ACE webinar 28th january 2020Is your team prepared to handle a major investigation that involves multiple sources of Video Evidence? How long would it take you to gain insight from 12+ camera angles – each with a unique proprietary file format?

Join the webinar at 10 am PST (18:00 GMT), January 28th, for an in-depth discussion with industry expert Grant Fredericks as he shares details about his process from a complex case. Then there will be a deeper look at how these techniques are being implemented within large agencies.

You can register here

iNPUT-ACE Version 2.5.1 released

In September  iNPUT-ACE version 2.5 was launched which featured many user experience improvements, a completely overhauled method for decoding proprietary video files . Now iNPUT-ACE version 2.5.1 has been released with significant additions to the library of supported formats among other improvements.

iNPUT-ACE 2.5.1 Details

In this latest release, they have focused primarily on new file format support. iNPUT-ACE 2.5.1 adds 30+ new video formats allowing users to instantly drag-drop-play thousands of proprietary formats for more powerful and efficient investigations.

New Playable Formats with iNPUT-ACE 2.5.1 Include:

  • .PSF (from Digital Watchdog and others)
  • Additional Genetec .G64 /.G64x files
  • Several new .EXE formats
  • Several new H.265 formats

Improvements from iNPUT-ACE 2.5

In addition to the new File Formats, version 2.5.1 brings several fixes to the software. Here are a few changes you can expect in 2.5.1:

  • Fixed issue with Deinterlace node
  • Users can now manually set date/timestamp on any file to easily synchronize the data with other camera angles
  • Fixed issue with “include input filename” checkbox for Workflows using Subclips
  • Fixed issue with exporting saved Workflows

Find out more

If you would like to find out more or get a trial of the software that is already being used by multiple police departments in the US then please visit this page and fill out the form.

DVR Examiner Version 2.8.0 released 2019-11-25

DVR Examiner version update 2.8

Improved Performance for many supported filesystems.

If you have previously experienced difficulty with a specific filesystem please check the full list of changes here as it may be sorted now.

Also there have been the following changes;

  • Added the ability to view the frame type (reference, non-reference) during preview
  • Added notification to users if a video frame cannot be decoded during preview
  • Improvements to reporting formats, layouts, and fields

You can see the full release notes here

Get the latest version

Keep in mind, in order to use DVR Examiner 2.8.0 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

Also worth checking that you have the latest version of the DVR Examiner Filesystem Database, the latest version is Version 3.0.8553

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Not yet a user?

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

New Video Evidence Recovery and Analysis Training and Software

We are very pleased to be able to offer investigators and examiners some new software and training.

In addition to the DVR Examiner software we are now able to supply iNPUT-ACE software and the Cellebrite VERA course.

I will be putting up more information on the website soon but here are a few words about the software and training;

iNPUT-ACE and iNPUT-ACE | Lite software packages provide investigators with powerful tools to manage their digital video evidence. The two dynamic software programs work alongside each other to expedite any case that involves video evidence: from video playback, to clip extraction, enhancement, analysis, report writing, and much more.

Video Evidence Recovery and Analysis (VERA) Course (To be held in the UK)

The Video Evidence Recovery and Analysis Course (VERA) is five-day intermediate level course designed to introduce investigators, examiners and analysts to digital video technology and to meet the specific needs of the digital video examiner and analyst.

Students will learn proper methods to interrogate digital video evidence while receiving guided instruction throughout the process of recovering valuable evidence from video images. The course will also focus on specialized investigative techniques for the examination of video to explore issues relating to the use of force, speed estimation and identification. A variety of DVR, body-worn and in-car video sources will be examined in depth, testing data acquisition, file identification, image accuracy, video processing work flows and report writing.

If you would like to know more please get in touch.

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database Version 3.0.7591 released

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database (FDU) Version 3.0.7591

Released 2019-10-15

  • Added PAR filesystem
  • Fixed blue_dc Inaccessible scan issue.
  • Added support for H.265 in IDENT family of filesystems.
  • Fix certain scan issues with RSF family of filesystems.

You can read the DVR Examiner and FDU 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

Recording of Webinar – Feature Focus – How DVR Examiner extracts inaccessible data!

DVR Examiner Feature-Focus-Webinar-Series

Have you heard that DVR Examiner can access inaccessible or deleted data from some filesystems? These are files that for some reason (whether mistakenly, intentionally, or due to system error) are not being stored in a way that the DVR can identify, however, by using DVR Examiner we are able extract and view that data.

This webinar looks at;

  • How does DME Forensics reverse engineer a filesystem to
    locate these inaccessible files?
  • How exactly is the video stored, and how does
    DVR Examiner extract it?
  • Why is the feature only available on certain filesystems?

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database Version 3.0.5642 released

DVR Examiner Filesystem Database Version 3.0.5642

Released 2019-05-28

– Added Frame Level Inaccessible Scan for blue_dc filesystem.

– Resolved issue with Split Frame Preview.

– Resolved issue with Uware_264 preview and export.

– Resolved issue with Zeno_264 previewing large clips.

– Resolved issue with PIC_MP4 displaying end times.

– Improved detection results for 20D and 60D filesystems.

You can read the DVR Examiner and FDU 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