Amped Software has released a new version of Amped Replay, the CCTV converter and video player designed for investigators and front line officers. In this release, there are important updates for each tab of the software, so keep reading to find out more!
Officers now have a powerful but easy to use tool that enables them to perform general video and image tasks, improve media releases and expedite case files.
Let’s see what’s new in Amped Replay:
CCTV and imagery from Video Surveillance Systems are notoriously difficult to manage as every manufacturer can do what they want to their video. This challenge is today simplified by the powerful Amped Conversion Engine in Amped Replay. When you import a proprietary file it is analyzed and made playable, with a lossless process, conforming to international standards for forensic video processing.
In this update, there are 6 new extensions including the .G64A and .EZVP formats. More format variants have also been added including one for the popular .H264 format. And there are also 7 new time formats.
The first thing you will notice with the playback stage is some new information at the bottom. Amped Software has added the pixel dimensions here, and this information will change if you alter the size of the video or image.
Then two buttons next to the speed slider have been added to help either increase or decrease the Frames Per Second (FPS). You can now either drag the slider, hover over it and use the mouse or click the +/- buttons.
This is where Smart Processing was added. Amped Replay will analyze what you are starting with and if that analysis identifies that certain filters should be applied then the software automatically applies them for you.
The Smart Processing in Amped Replay has been built after analyzing hundreds of cases and is a major step forward in simplifying the decisions that investigators need to make in presenting visual evidence correctly.
A few small changes have been made to the Annotate tab after user feedback. Starting with the Canvas Extension option, this is now OFF by default, so to improve the assisted tracking.
Next, there’s Padding within the Text Tool. When using the text annotation, you have the ability to pad the text borders. The text is not right on the edge of the graphic anymore.
Within the Export Actions you will now find a checkbox to Include Bookmarks in the Report. Whenever you create a report, either on its own or while exporting processed multimedia, the bookmark thumbnails, all annotations and any associated description will be included.
Finally, Amped has added the hidden admin file, used when Amped Replay is installed on a police network. This document gives a huge amount of customization power to IT Support Units.
Admin controlled selection of the Hash algorithm used in Replay and documented it in the reports was also added.
Don’t Delay – Update Today!
If you have an active support plan you can download the latest version 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.
Users can also always access the Amped User Support Portal to install and update to the latest version, manage licenses and requests, and download training certificates.
Log into the Amped User Support Portal now.