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Updates More Often with DVR Examiner 2.2 - Available Now!

January 24,2018  /  
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DVR Examiner,  /   DVR Examiner Updates,  /   DVR Examiner Releases,  /   Forensic DVR Recovery,  /   DVR Forensics  /  

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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.

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Our Top 3 Blogs of 2017

January 12,2018  /  
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DVR Examiner,  /   Technical Posts,  /   DVR Forensics  /  

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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.

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DVR Examiner 2.1 Has Arrived!

November 16,2017  /  
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DVR Examiner,  /   DVR Examiner Updates,  /   DVR Examiner Releases,  /   Forensic DVR Recovery,  /   DVR Forensics  /  

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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.

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DVR Examiner is a Game Changing Tool in Fire Investigations

November 9,2017  /  
Guest Post  /  

DVR Examiner,  /   Forensic DVR Recovery,  /   DVR Forensics,  /   Fire Investigation,  /   Arson,  /   Damaged DVR  /  

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Brad Barkhurst, a Forensic Specialist Supervisor, recently reviewed his experience with using DVR Examiner in fire investigations.

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Moving Forward with DVR Examiner 2.0

October 23,2017  /  

DVR Examiner,  /   DVR Examiner Updates,  /   Forensic DVR Recovery,  /   DVR Forensics  /  

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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.

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Why Traditional Computer Forensics Fails on Embedded DVRs

June 5,2017  /  
Katie Mongi  /  

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Before I start talking about technical information and processes, I would like to propose a question. What does traditional computer forensics mean to you? If you can’t seem to find a definite answer, you are not the only one. Many times, when I mention my career in a conversation, the next question follows with “so what does that mean?”

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Not all that glitters is gold: What to look for in a Forensics Expert – Part II – Certification

May 17,2017  /  
Jason Latham  /  

DVR Forensics  /  

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In the last post, we explored some avenues to get a 10,000-foot view of your potential expert – how to match words with deeds from web pages, CVs and participation in the forensic community.  Today we are going to dive a bit deeper into how to assess your potential expert’s technical skills by looking at certifications.

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The 4 main ways of recovering video from a DVR

April 24,2017  /  

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When arriving on the scene and finding a DVR, your main task will be to get usable video evidence from the device.  But what is the best way to do this?  There are a few ways to export video from a DVR, and each can be a viable path to your evidence.  Each method has its strengths.

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11 Tips When Faced with a Non-working DVR

April 10,2017  /  

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As most of you who have had interactions with surveillance DVRs have probably experienced, DVRs are a pain in the butt. Ignoring the physical conditions of where the DVR is located (the attic/drop ceiling, next to the grease trap in the kitchen, under 5 inches of dust), the DVRs themselves can be really finicky, really slow, and they all behave a little differently. While we have designed DVR Examiner to work with the DVR hard drive directly, bypassing the need for the DVR itself, it may still sometimes be necessary for you to work with the DVR itself to export video or determine the DVR settings.

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Surveillance DVRs – Shut down or pull the plug?

April 4,2017  /  

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Ever since I’ve been involved in digital & multimedia evidence, the traditional computer forensics community has been engaged in an ongoing debate. When you arrive on scene to a running computer, do you pull the plug or do you conduct an orderly shutdown of the computer?

 

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