by Blake Sawyer, Amped Software
For Law Enforcement across the world, one of the biggest hindrances to actionable evidence comes from CCTV. There are sites devoted to providing codecs, of which there are hundreds, and IT departments that spend most of their time managing the many players from each DVR manufacturer. In my old casework, I would handle close to 80-90 video requests a month, most of the time coming from proprietary CCTV video. One tool that helped me as a full-time video examiner was Amped FIVE. Through daily use, we were able to get images and video clarified and out to the officers and media, as well as keep our backlog at a minimum.