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.
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.
It's been a really big year for us here at DME Forensics. Just over one year ago we moved the company from Virginia to our new home in Colorado and I can say with absolute certainty that we are loving it here!
One of the most common questions our technical support team receives is "Is my DVR supported by DVR Examiner?". Unfortunately, even though DVR Examiner is simple, the answer to this question isn't.
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.