Amped Software is happy to announce another update to Amped Replay, the CCTV converter and video player designed for today’s investigators. Image and video annotation is one of Replay’s key features so we have concentrated our efforts here to increase the tools’ simplicity and speed.
See Amped Replay’s new features in action:
Giving users various tracking methods, from manual to assisted, allows full flexibility when moving objects around the video area to hide, spotlight, or mark a vehicle or person. With this update, we have introduced full keyframing, with size and location interpolation.
Adding a keyframe to an annotation, like a circle or an arrow, stores the parameters for that object at that frame. The parameters stored are the size and the location. A user can then add another keyframe at another frame and the object will automatically interpolate between this and the previous keyframe.
The benefit of this is that a user may only have to add 3-4 keyframes to track an object instead of frame by frame.
Annotate Text Size
The starting font size is now dynamic. So, on a full HD video the default text size will be bigger than on a standard definition video. If you do need to change the size, however, the addition of the Size dropdown within the main Text tool interface is a welcome addition to speed up the workflow.
Annotate Magnify Zoom Method
The Magnify tool now has a user-selectable Zoom Method. You can choose between the resize methods of “Nearest” or “Bicubic”. The first simply duplicates the values of the ‘nearest’ pixel. As a consequence, you are simply making the original pixels bigger. This is the default setting. The second smooths the transition between original pixel colors by calculating new pixel colors to fill the spaces left behind in the zoom process. It is more pleasing to the eye, but it is not the exact representation of what was recorded.
The Lock option now inhibits any changes to the start/end frame and disables the tracking buttons within the Annotate tool.
Additional Proprietary Formats
We have added more proprietary decoders for video, audio and date/time information. The powerful Amped Conversion Engine, the driving force behind the outstanding DVR/CCTV support of most Amped applications works behind the scenes in Amped Replay, ensuring a user can play the majority of proprietary video out there, whether the video has come from a DVR system, a body worn camera, drone, or any other video capture device.
- Improved Importation
- Enhanced Reporting
- Some bug fixes
Get it now!
If you have an active support plan you can update straight away by going into the menu Help>Check for Updates Online within Amped Replay. If you need to renew your SMS plan, please contact Amped Software or an authorized distributor. And remember that you can always manage your license and requests from the customer support portal.
To learn more about how Amped Software’s solutions can help your organization with your image and video investigations, at all levels, contact us: [email protected]