CCTV-Useful Links

I have started to put together a list of links that may be of help when researching DVR’s, attempting to playback proprietary surveillance video files or other links relating to Forensic Video Analysis. It also includes links to vendors supporting the analysis of video. If you know of any others, then please drop me a comment and I will update.

Hardware & Software

Help & Information

Essential Freeware & Opensource

Favourite Others

Hardware & Software

www.ampedsoftware.com/five Forensic Video Enhancement software from The Forensic Image Processing Company

www.cctvreplay.com Access and download the latest software for recovering raw, native files from entire DVR Hard Drives

www.siraview.com The only universal CCTV Playback program with one interface.

www.kinesense-vca.com A CCTV Player Manager, a Video identification tool and other software relating to the analysis of CCTV.

www.clearview-communications.com/products/cctv-replay/ CCTV replay hardware and software.

www.visionbase.co.uk Hardware and software based video demuxing, decoding and management.

www.oceansystems.com Hardware and Software for Forensic Video Analysis

www.dmeforensics.com Software and Training from Jimmy Schroering

DVR Examiner DVR Raw Hard Drive Data recovery

www.impress4video.com/ Image processing and enhancement

www.forevid.org/ Software for the analysis of video

www.cognitech.com Software suite and hardware for the analysis and enhancement of video

www.daetechsystems.com UK Based systems using the Cognitech suite

http://starwitnessinfo.blogspot.co.uk US Based systems for retrieval and analysis of Video

www.salientstills.com Video and Image enhancement

www.motiondsp.com/products/ikena Video and Image enhancement

http://briefcam.com/products/briefcam-vs-forensics/ Fast video analysis and synopsis software

www.intergraph.com Video Analysis Software

www.videocleaner.com Free Video enhancement software package

Help & Information

https://dmeresources.com/ Provides a host of solutions related to Digital & Multimedia Evidence (DME). This is an evolution to media-geek.

http://lists.umanitoba.ca/mailman/listinfo/fva-list The Forensic Video Analysis mailing List

http://www.cctvcodec.com/ If you are a member of the forensic video community, then you can request access to the player archive at CCTVcodec.com. Access requests will soon be added to the home page.

www.cctvforum.com A user forum from the CCTV Industry

http://www.cctvusergroup.com The UK CCTV Usergroup

www.imagingforensics.com George Reis’s site on Imaging Forensics

forensicphotoshop.blogspot.com Jim Hoerricks blog on Forensic Video and Image Analysis

www.leva.org Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association

www.resvid.com Resolution Video Training

http://twtjohansson.wix.com/thorvideoforensics Forensic Video Information from Sweden

www.ipvm.com A great resource for information on Video Surveillance equipment and the technologies involved

Essential Freeware & Opensource

Media Players

Smplayer
Quicktime Player
Quicktime alternative
Media Player Classic
Zoom Player
Kmplayer
Mplayer
VLC
Gom Player
Bsplayer
Total Video Player

Encoding / Transcoding / Converting

AVCONV
AnotherGUI
AVIsynth
SubTitle Workshop
SubTitleEdit
Virtualdub* Could fit in a number of catagories!
Ffmpeg
WinFF
MP4Muxer
AVC2AVI
Expression
MP4box
Ffe
FlaskMpeg
MeGUI
MediaCoder

Codecs

CCCP
Shark007 Codec Pack
Ffdshow
X264
Haali Media Splitter

Analyzers

VideoInspector
AVInaptic
Gspot
MediaInfo
JPEGsnoop
Defraser
GraphStudioNext
Hex Chomper

Editors

Audacity
Gimp
HXD
Astrostack
ImageJ
mpeg streamclip
FSResizer
SmartDeblur

Authoring

DVD Flick
DVDstyler
FAVC
AVStoDVD

Others

MD5Summer
Virtualbox
Vmware Player
FTK Imager
Syncback
Camstudio
Debut
MagicIso
Mwsnap
Open Office
PDF Xchange Viewer
Forevid
Kinovea

A few other favourite links!

Video Formats Guide – a good PDF explaining the basics on Digital Video

VideoHelp – the name says it all!

Doom9 – Good software list for video playback and transcoding

Afterdawn – Good software list for Video and other functions

MSU – great list of filters for open source video editors

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By Spreadys Posted in EEPIP

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