Easier to use with more features than ever – BriefCam VS Forensics v2.3 now available from GIT

The BriefCam VS Forensics solution, available from Graphic Image Technologies (GIT), has just got better

September 20, 2012

The BriefCam VS Forensics solution, available from Graphic Image Technologies (GIT), has just got better, with a software update that improves usability and adds a host of advanced functionality. Using proprietary Video Synopsis (VS) technology, BriefCam VS Forensics is a standalone software application that lets users browse and review hours of video footage in a matter of minutes for prompt identification and investigation of incidents. With Version 2.3 software, available free to existing customers, users get updated functionality, an improved user experience and enhanced video quality.

“Many organisations using CCTV simply do not have the manpower to meticulously watch hours of footage when incidents occur. The BriefCam VS Forensics solution enables real value to be leveraged from recorded footage by simplifying this task,” says Mark Chertkow, Managing Director of GIT.

“Many organisations using CCTV simply do not have the manpower to meticulously watch hours of footage when incidents occur. The BriefCam VS Forensics solution enables real value to be leveraged from recorded footage by simplifying this task,” says Mark Chertkow, Managing Director of GIT.

“Users can rapidly review and index full length footage using the VS technology, and create synopsis videos that deliver the simultaneous presentation of multiple objects and activities that occurred at different times. To put it simply, VS creates a snapshot of events that summarises hours of footage. These snapshots can then be used for identifying suspicious behaviour and perpetrators of incidents, for behavioural analysis and more,” he adds.

Version 2.3 of the BriefCam VS Forensics software platform includes a number of new features and improvements that augment the solution’s functionality. One of the most notable improvements is the ability to create and export high resolution synopsis videos from megapixel camera footage, a feature that in the past was not supported. Image quality on synopsis videos is enhanced as a result, for crisper, clearer snapshots of events.

“Another improvement in version 2.3 is the ability to better detect objects in extreme conditions. This means that even when it is dark, or windy and raining or there is low contrast on the recorded footage, the BriefCam solution can detect and track objects of interest. This also enables much smaller objects of interest to be tracked, and reduces the impact of noise on the video synopsis capability,” says Chertkow.

The updated BriefCam VS Forensics solution also includes two new possible ways to track single objects and events in scenes, for quick identification and investigation. A selected single object in the video synopsis can be tracked by rolling the mouse, which allows this single object to be moved backwards and forward through the synopsis independent of the rest of the objects in a scene. The single selected object can also be selected to remain while the video synopsis is playing, allowing for easy tracking of the event in a specific scene.

“The updated software also includes the ability to annotate highlighted objects with free text, so that users can make notes in the synopsis that will then be exported along with the original video. This makes collaboration on investigation a simpler task as users can read the notes of others who have already viewed the footage, and also allows for investigation findings to be easily reported,” Chertkow adds.

Additional features include verification of video CODECS before processing to ensure compatibility, support for 64-bit operating systems, the ability to combine a number of summary clips into a single file and an improved user interface. Updated system requirements include a quad core CPU, 4GB RAM and 1TB of available disk space, as well as 64-bit Windows 7 operating system and a dedicated graphics card.

BriefCam VS Forensics version 2.3 is available immediately from GIT.