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Team Updates!

August 12,2016  /  
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A belated update on some new faces at DME Forensics! In June, DME Forensics welcomed 2 new members to the team and said goodbye to Amy. 

We have some additional news and updates coming soon as well, so be sure to Subscribe so you can stay up to date on all the new things we have going on!

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DVR Examiner 1.23.0 - Support for Digimerge, Amcrest, Q-See, Digital Watchdog and more!

July 8,2016  /  

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DVR Examiner 1.23.0

Good afternoon everyone! We are little behind on our release announcements, so this one will cover 1.23.0, which we just released, and 1.22.0 which came out in early June. 

Both releases included support for additional filesytems, bug fixes and a few small features. 

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Heading to Enfuse?

May 18,2016  /  

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Are you going to be at Enfuse 2016? We are!

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DVR Examiner 1.21.0 - Support for ICATCH, ELEC and more!

May 3,2016  /  

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DVR Examiner 1.21.0

Good morning everyone! We have published an update for DVR Examiner which includes support for a lot of new DVRs as well as improvements to existing systems. 

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Does DVR Examiner support systems with RAID?

May 3,2016  /  

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You are recovering video from a DVR system with multiple hard drives and the manual tells you that the system uses RAID - can DVR Examiner help you?

Before attempting the recovery, you should investigate a little further to determine the best course of action.

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DVR Examiner 1.20.1 - Support for EyeMax, JetView, Speco and many other DVRs

March 31,2016  /  

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DVR Examiner 1.20.1

Good morning everyone! We have published an update for DVR Examiner which includes support for a lot of new DVRs as well as improvements to existing systems. 

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DME Forensics - 2016 Update!

March 9,2016  /  

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Now that 2016 is almost a quarter of the way done, it is long overdue for us to provide a quick update on what happened at DME Forensics over the past year and a look forward to what we have planned for the remainder of this year!

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Analysis of Hikvision Date/Time

February 25,2016  /  

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When it comes to adding support for new DVRs into DVR Examiner, or recovering video manually for a laboratory case, understanding the proprietary metadata of a given DVR filesystem is critical. 

While I will be posting a series of posts over the next few months on understanding the proprietary structure of DVR filesystems, I wanted to share some information about Hikvision systems that was recently requested. 

Most DVR filesystems store key metadata in 2 different places: the index(es) and at the beginning of each frame. In the case of the Hikvision-based systems, the index information is stored at the end of each data block, and provides a date time range per channel for the clips within that block. In this metadata, the date time is stored as a traditional Unix epoch timestamp (seconds since 1970). However, the date/time metadata at the frame level is stored in a very different manner. 

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DVR Examiner 1.19.1 - Support for Everfocus, Pelco, Bosch and many other DVRs [Updated]

February 1,2016  /  
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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!

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DVR Examiner 1.18.1 Released - Updated

December 11,2015  /  
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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.

Filesystems
  • 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
Inaccessible Recovery!

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.

Expanded Support

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!

DVR Examiner - Free Trial

 

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