Video forensics tools recommendations?


New Member
Dec 7, 2018
Hi. I've been tasked with looking into video forensics tools for our organization. I'm still getting familiar with the topic and have been searching the web to see what is available and came across this forum. I thought I'd put the question out to see if anyone has has recommendations or experience with any products?


Experienced Member
Oct 18, 2007
What kind of organization are you referring to? What particular purpose should these tools serve? ('video forensics' is as vague a term as 'computer forensics' is.) Is the need for these tool caused by actual events and perhaps actual video units? What competence of video forensics do you expect the users of any suggested tools to possess? That is, are you looking also for someone to use those tools?

Don't look for tools, look for knowledge. I find half a dozen courses in a few minutes just by Googling for them -- take one of those, and use that occasion to learn as well as discuss your needs with the teacher(s).

As far as I know, you need both normal video and audio tools as well as any special forensic complements to these.
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Experienced Member
Oct 23, 2018
Reaching out to a friend of mine who used to do video forensic work for the UK police -- will try to get him into the forum to provide an answer or will communicate it through


He says "It depends on what he's looking into. If he wants a bells and whistles tool that will actually analyse video and help him understand the limitations such as frame rate, compression and formats then he should look at Amped 5. If he's talking recovery of video from source (DVR), then he should look at DVR Examiner. Anything beyond that requires specialist training before I could recommend anything"
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