Impress - Forensic Multimedia Analysis Software

by Foclar

Everything you need to forensically enhance your images

Product Code: AP-FOC-IMPRESS

Impress is a forensic image and video enhancement software package which has proven itself for over 20 years in forensic investigations all over the world. With the latest generation, version 8, you are ready for the future. All filters can be performed on a graphics processing unit (GPU) resulting in a large decrease in processing time. The media player is ready for the increasing number of different media formats. With the understanding of the workload and the diversity of the work growing, the user interface is intuitive and easy to use.

Camera recordings play an increasingly important role in law enforcement. They can result in leads in investigations, but also in hard evidence for prosecution. Unfortunately, camera recordings are often not of the quality required or expected for these purposes. In these cases, enhancement is needed. Because it is very easy to manipulate recordings, their improvement should be done in a forensically responsible manner.

It includes many science-based filters and automatically saves the operations performed (audit trail). The audit trail ensures that an independent audit can be performed on the enhanced recordings. Enhancing recordings forensically correct can be very complex and challenging. Therefore, we have extensive help functions integrated into the program. We also offer different versions of the software, so there is an appropriate version for each user level.

Conclusion: IMPRESS is an indispensable tool in the forensic search for information in camera recordings.

Turning low quality footage into actionable information

Supporting a broad range of input formats, Impress enables you to get valuable information from images and video using the extensive filter collection. Specifically aimed at forensic applications, the software provides the necessary tools to fit law enforcement requirements. By optimizing the workflow within the software, we support the more efficient achievement of results, thus reducing the workload.

Product Highlights

  • Modern and intuitive to use interface to get started right away.
  • Supporting a wide range of input formats for both images and videos.
  • Responsive and dynamic filters for fast tuning of results.
  • Acceleration of processing when using a graphics processing unit (GPU).
  • Smooth navigation and playback, even for heavily compressed files.
  • Automatic report generation ensuring reproducibility.

Product Background

The first version of Impress was developed in the headquarters of the Dutch police in the early nineties. After getting international recognition, an extensive validation process was performed by the British Home Office. Since then the software has been used by police forces, forensic institutes, security services and companies all over the world.

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    Extensive Audit Trail

    Everything an operator does is logged. This makes it possible to reproduce results and your result is forensically sound.

    Help Functions

    This saves a great amount of time because operators do not have to search or try different filters endlessly to find the correct one. By answering simple questions you get the most appropriate
    filter very quickly.

    Multiple Inputs

    IMPRESS provides multiple tools for different kinds of input. It includes a desktop grabber utility which will record uncompressed from non-proprietary players and an extensive input engine which combines the power of multiple video engines for great support of video formats.

    Modern and User-Friendly Interface

    Our interface is intuitive and easy to learn. The more extensive functions are not visible on first sight but are just a mouse click away.

    High-Tech Filtering

    IMPRESS has the most extensive tool-set in the business.

    Multiple Versions

    IMPRESS can be supplied in multiple versions