Hi Everyone, welcome back to our DVR Examiner 3.0 Feature Friday series!
The introduction of DVR Examiner 3.0 in early 2021 promises to provide More, Easier, Faster for anyone trying to uncover evidence from DVR systems. Today, I would like to focus on a big part of the More that is coming in our 3.0 release, More Sources.
As the number of surveillance systems and DVRs continue to increase, it is becoming more and more common for a single investigation to encounter multiple surveillance systems. Maybe there is a system from the scene of a homicide, but the business next door also has a system, and maybe that house on the corner has a camera that covers the area as well. Or maybe you are just working with a DVR that has multiple hard drives.
In these situations, you must process each hard drive from each DVR, from each location, separately, one at a time. While DVR Examiner can be up to 80% faster than using the DVR itself, it still takes time to scan, find your video, and export. In our example above, you are looking at least 3 hard drives, and up to 6 if those systems have 2 drives each.
With 3.0, we wanted to streamline this process, to do so, we added the ability for DVR Examiner to process multiple sources within a single case. This allows you to add all 3, 6, however many hard drives or image files (or both) you have for an investigation into a single instance of DVR Examiner*.
When it comes to adding that many sources to your case, it can be difficult to keep track of what hard drive came from what DVR, from what location, so we have included a Case Explorer that allows you to easily organize your case.
With this case explorer, you can organize your sources by Device (the DVR they came from).
Or by location (crime scene or neighboring locations)
Or in multiple combinations of location and devices.
To make it easy to incorporate multiple sources, we also made enhancements to existing features and capabilities of DVR Examiner. These include:
- If you already know what data you want to export, you can use the automation of our post scan jobs to automatically export the video that you need faster than ever.
- We have a whole new offset manager that lets you adjust the date and time for any/all items within your case, in the event the date and time are incorrect on the DVR.
- Easily sort and filter clips from all the DVRs in the same clip list, and preview video at the same time to find the clips you need.
- Multi-clip gallery preview allows you to view clips from multiple DVRs and easily scroll through thumbnails to find your incident.
This is just some of what is coming in DVR Examiner 3.0. In my next post, I will be reviewing our some of the new features in the completely reworked clip list that will make it easier than ever to find the video clips you need.
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*At some point there is a theoretical limit on the number of sources that you can have depending upon the performance of your workstation. Our QA Team Quality Assurance – DME Forensics Inc. is still working to see just how far we can push this!