Starting with version 2.1.0, DVR Examiner now includes the ability to add tags to any clip identified by DVR Examiner. You can use this feature to keep track of themes when reviewing video evidence, and later recover a list of clips with a specific "tag" to narrow down the video clips you are working with.
As a forensic investigator, you often face time-sensitive situations, where the accuracy of your evidence can make or break a case. By using DVR Examiner, you can save both time and money in these situations, but it helps to know how to use the tool effectively.
In the field of forensic video recovery, often “less is more”. It is important not only to find and recover the footage, but to do so with minimal changes to the content. The goal when recovering data is to keep all evidence “forensically sound” – maintaining the integrity of the data so that it can be used as evidence in a court of law.
The DVR Examiner Updater application allows you to continuously update your existing version of DVR Examiner with newly supported filesystems and improvements to existing filesystems as we finalize them. Basically, this new application brings you system compatibility with new DVRs, faster.
Many DVR users believe that by deleting video through the DVR interface, they are rendering video unrecoverable. Fortunately for forensic investigators, this is not the case. In most instances, when video is deleted through the DVR interface, only the index (or accessibility) to that video is being deleted. Assuming the video itself has not been overwritten, DVR Examiner may be able to recover it.
It's the feature you have been hearing about for months, DVR Examiner 2.2 has arrived, bringing continuous filesystem updates straight to your computer.
We are very excited to release this version of DVR Examiner to our users, as it enables us to continue bringing you more DVR filesystems, faster than ever. But that's not the only change we've made to this version. We are introducing a new DVR Examiner logo and a new "Updater" application to help you manage your filesystem library. Read on to learn more about how we are working to make DVR data recovery easier and faster with the new features and performance improvements in DVR Examiner 2.2.
Looking back on the past year, we were surprised to find some of our top viewed blog posts from 2017 were published as far back as 2014! Check out these top posts to learn more about what continues to interest the video forensics community.
The introduction of DVR Examiner 2.0 brought big changes to our user interface and workflow flexibility. While some of these changes brought their own challenges, we have been hard at work fixing bugs and updating the program.
DVR Examiner 1.19.0
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!
DVR Examiner 1.18.1
Update: 12/15/2015 - We just released version 1.18.1 which fixes a preview bug impacting the RSF_264 and RSF_264_E filesystems. Please be sure to download the latest version.
Hello everyone, it has been a while since we published an update to our blog, sorry for that. We are working on some changes for 2016 and this is certainly on our list!
DVR Examiner 1.18 is a big update and will be our last for this year. Within this update we have 2 new filesystems, updates for multiple filesystem, and resolved a few pesky bugs. The new version is available for download right now on our Support Portal.
- Added support for the RSF_264 filesystem commonly found in Lorex and other DVRs
- Added support for the RSF_264_E filesystem commonly found in Night Owl and other DVRs
One of our biggest requests has been completed, Inaccessible Recovery for the KSF_dc and KSF_RSF filesystems! With this release, we are now able to recover inaccessible video from the many systems covered by these filesystems, including some Swann, Q-See and Lorex DVRs. Whether the video has been deleted, accidentally formatted or the clip is partially overwritten, DVR Examiner can get video that is otherwise not accessible.
We have expanded detection and support for a few filesystems, resulting in support for new makes and models!
- 60D_Slave: Commonly found in GE DVRs, we have expanded support for secondary or slave drives
- DHFS_41: Commonly found in Q-See and other generic DVRs, we have expanded support for systems with additional partitions
- TangoMagic: Commonly found in ADT DVRs
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.
DVR Examiner 2.0 Development
Work has begun on DVR Examiner version 2.0 and we have a lot of things planned! We will be doing our best to balance filesystem support with additional features so stay tuned for more updates! If you have any suggestions or ideas you would like to see please let us know! We will be providing more updates on what we have planned early next year.
Thanks for your continued interest and support!
If you have already purchased DVR Examiner or have an active free trial period, download DVR Examiner 1.18 on the Support Portal now!
Otherwise you can start a free trial using the button below!