DVR dCoder – Digital Surveillance Capturing and Decoding Tool

Digital surveillance video presents unique and often frustrating challenges to a forensic video analyst. Many times the digital file is recorded in a proprietary format and it requires a proprietary player to simply view the file. DVR dCoder solves this problem by capturing a copy of the original and exporting it to an uncompressed open media format such as TIFF, QTIME or AVI.

Capture and Ouput Video and Audio from proprietary DVR recorders

Also supports cell phone 3GP video files

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DVR dCoder

Simply play the digital surveillance file in its player and allow DVR dCoder to capture the video at uncompressed quality.  Once captured, you can output your evidence as a video file or uncompressed single images for further processing.

Once Captured, Process Your Images In ClearID

Most analysts will want to export uncompressed still images to be clarified using Ocean Systems ClearID Image Clarification Workflow.

DVR dCoder Outputs 

  • Uncompressed Image Files (TIFFs)
  • Uncompressed Video Files
  • Compressed video and images for easy distribution

Capturing Video

Capturing Video From A DVR Player

DVR dCoder allows you to either capture the entire DVR video or the selected region.

Capture Entire DVR Window

Capture A Region

Viewing Statistics:
After capturing, you have the option to view various statistics about the captured video.

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DVR dCoder is designed to aid investigators in the conversion of digital surveillance files from a proprietary format standard formates for future processing. Simply play your surveillance video in it’s native player and use DVR dCoder to capture the video. This digitized footage is a duplicate of the original file in an uncompressed digital format. Once digitized, the footage can imported into the dTective system for further examination, and can be output in a variety of different formats, including analog.

Select the window or region of a window of digital surveillance you would like to capture and let DVR dCoder do the rest!

Listed below are some of the significant features of DVR dCoder:

  • Capture digital surveillance from virtually any source
  • Select an entire window to capture or only a region of a window
  • Process the digital surveillance as AVI or QuickTime (including the Avid Meridien Uncompressed codec)
  • Automatically remove duplicate frames
  • Import into the dTective system and output to multiple formats, including analog