This time it's ALL about having fun!

Nerds & Non/Sense™ will be a bi-weekly audio podcast hosted by yours truly.  Essentially, an 18+ talk show, much like on late night TV. It is already available via NerdsandNonSense.com, iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google Podcast, Stitcher, TuneIn & Alexa, as well as apps like Podcast Addict, Pocket Cast, Overcast, and more. 

For years people have asked why I don't do a regular podcast and my response has always been the same, "I have no idea where I'd find the time."

I've finally carved out a few hours a week for a hobby and I'm already having a blast working with friends, family, peers & colleagues on the show.

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I know many of our members leverage Premiere Pro & After Effects in their workflows, and wanted to let you all know that today Ocean Systems announced a new BETA release of their dTective® Forensic Video Analysis filters for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.  

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Apparently, the above Tweet has led some to believe that I am angry with LEVA.  I assure you that I am not.  You see, I build bridges, I don't burn them.  

Unfortunately, all things come to an end, and frankly I feel I've given all I can give for LEVA...physically, emotionally, and financially.

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This year I helped Ocean Systems introduce a new 3-Day training class titled "Fundamentals of Video Evidence Recovery & Processing (FVRP)".  The course is designed for anyone who recovers, handles, processes or disseminates Digital & Multimedia Evidence (DME), regardless of prior video evidence training or experience. 

The course is based on industry Best Practices and focuses on obtaining the Best Evidence, and learning how to quickly get accurate images & video out for investigative leads.  It is predominantly hands-on, and will expose students to various Ocean Systems and Open Source solutions that can help.

Join me July 23rd through 25th at our offices in Burtonsville, MD or for one of our future training dates.  Hope to see you in class.  Have a great weekend my friends!

 

 

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One of the biggest challenges for digital evidence professionals is obtaining sample files from DCCTV systems.  Developers, Analysts, and Technicians alike can learn so much from mundane sample media files, if they have sufficient information about their source.  Of course, there are a slew of challenges, including many of the same that hinder similar efforts in other disciplines.

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Although I've tried similar things in the past to no avail, I've recently introduced a new File Sharing Library category for sample DCCTV files.  DVR, NVR, Hybrid, IoT devices, Cellular Phones, whatever.  DO NOT SHARE EVIDENCE.  Consider submitting any testing samples you've created, along with the appropriate info.  Or maybe unrelated files that DO NOT contain identifiable faces, which you have permission to share.

It would certainly be helpful for many in the community if we had such a library.  Just asking you to consider wrestling this bear with me.  You never know, that bear may just become one of our friends one day.

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