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

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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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DVR Examiner 1.21.0 Released

DME Forensics have published an update for DVR Examiner which includes support for a lot of new DVRs as well as improvements to DVR Examiner - CCTV DVR Hard Driveexisting systems.

  • Added support for the ICATCH_264 filesystem commonly found in ICATCH and other unbranded DVRs
  • Added support for the JDX_264 filesystem commonly found in ELEC and other unbranded DVRs

We updated multiple filesystems including PictMan, SZ_dc, no_efi, and HIK_264 to better address situations where the DVR is not providing complete index information. This typically occurs in the last few recordings because of power interruption.

In addition, we added a check for the format of your destination media (FAT32, NTFS) during exports. FAT32 limits the number of files in a single folder, so on large exports we tend to recommend exporting to a different format media (such as NTFS or exFAT). We will now warn you prior to beginning the export and allow you to modify the destination if desired.

Bugs Resolved

We addressed an issue with the DFS3_264 filesystem we recently released. Some systems with a larger number of files were having issues scanning them all.

We also fixed an issue with exports from the Argus_JP2 filesystem that appeared in our 1.20.1 release, as well as made sure detection results are able to be submitted properly now.

Thanks for your continued interest and support!

If you have already purchased DVR Examiner or have an active free trial you can download the latest version of DVR Examiner from the support portal:

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Originally posted on the DME Forensics Blog

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DVR Examiner 1.19.0 – Support for Everfocus, Pelco, Bosch and many other DVRs

Good afternoon everyone! We have just put the finishing touches on the latest update for DVR Examiner, and we are starting the year off with a big one!

Within this update we have added 4 new filesystems, improved the support for multiple filesystems, and resolved some bugs. The new version is available for download right now on our Support Portal.


Added support for the bn_MBR filesystem commonly found in unbranded ‘black box’ DVRs
Added support for the SA_X and SA_x_264 filesystems commonly found in Pelco and other DVRs
Added support for the ef_JPG filesystem commonly found in Everfocus, Bosch and other DVRs
Added detection for the SSF0_P filesystem commonly found in OpenEye and other DVRs
Streamlined and Improved Processing

In this update we put a lot of effort into improving the way DVR Examiner processes a DVR. For the most part, you probably won’t notice much of a change, but these improvements will have a big impact on future updates. By streamlining these processes, we will able to more efficiently implement and update new filesystems.

Expanded Support

We have expanded detection and support for a few filesystems, resulting in support for new makes and models!

IFS: Commonly found in Lorex, Honeywell and Ganz DVRs
DM_264: Commonly found in Digimerge DVRs
ZLAV: Commonly found in LaView and many other DVRs
KSF_dc and KSF_RSF: Commonly found in Night Owl, Swann, Lorex, and many other DVRs, now has even better support for inaccessible recovery
And Many others
Along with these improvements we continue to fix any issues that we come across, as well as any issues reported by customers and free trial users alike. We always encourage feedback from all of our users! We’ll try to fix any bugs that you find, and we do our best to cater to our users’ needs to implement as many requests as possible.

Existing users can update through the software.

If you would like a 30 day trial or more information please fill out the form selecting DVR Examiner in the Software or Service drop down menu.

DVR Examiner is a software solution for acquiring video and metadata from CCTV DVR Hard Drives in a forensically sound manner. You can read more about DVR Examiner here

The above first appeared on the DME Forensics Blog.