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.
Brad Barkhurst, a Forensic Specialist Supervisor, recently reviewed his experience with using DVR Examiner in fire investigations.
One of the most common requests we receive from our users is to provide ‘More DVRs, Faster!’ With the release of DVR Examiner 2.0, we made substantial updates to our framework to make it easier to add new/updated DVR filesystems. Now, we are excited to announce even more progress towards the ‘More DVRs, Faster’ goal. In January 2018, we will be releasing an updated framework that will enable us to more quickly add new/updated filesystems. In addition, we will be implementing some updates to the software that may impact your licensing.
When we released DVR Examiner 2.0 this past July, we made a number of significant improvements to the program and user interface. However, we recognize these changes did not come without their challenges. I want to take a minute to break down the decisions we made and share what we are doing to address some of the challenges and concerns you have encountered.
In 2.0, our team has worked hard to incorporate your feedback and implement new features that make DVR Examiner even more efficient and easier to use. We specifically focused on adding and improving features that have a direct effect on helping you find, review, organize, and export your videos of interest.
As humans, we are constantly wondering how and why things happen. It is always good to ask questions to better understand how the world works. We don’t verify something once, we run through many verifications in our head without even realizing it. These verifications can be referred to as empirical verifications. So how can we apply empirical verification to DVR Examiner?
You are frustrated with the time it takes to process DVRs and you need a way to access DVRs that are broken or have unknown passwords. You learn about DVR Examiner and you think that it is the perfect solution. You tell your supervisor you are going to buy new software and they give you the go ahead just like that. It’s that simple, right? We all know how challenging it can be to convince your agency to make a purchase. Before approaching the decision-maker in your department, put yourself in their shoes by asking the questions that will matter the most to them.
DVR Examiner 1.28.0
Good morning everyone! We have just released DVR Examiner version 1.28.0!
This release included support for three additional filesytems, as well as expanded support for some existing filesystems. You can download this new version from the new Portal!