What is DVR Profiler?

If your DVR is not supported through DVR Examiner yet, you will be prompted to create a DVR Profiler report. These reports help us identify new DVRs that we haven’t encountered yet and are the first and most important step in getting your DVR supported. Without a DVR Profiler report, DME Forensics will have a much more difficult and time-consuming job of implementing your DVR.

How To Get Started with DVR Examiner

DVR Examiner allows you to recover video and metadata from CCTV and surveillance DVRs including those that are password protected or damaged. Let’s walk through the best practices to get started with DVR Examiner, including some video clips that will help you get the most out of DVR Examiner for your investigations.

Write Blocker vs. Imaging Device

So, you’ve just been handed a hard drive from your boss who gives instructions to find all the vital information on a storage device. You are immediately excited for your first solo assignment, until you look down at the hard drive and think: “Now what do I do?”

What is a Filesystem?

A filesystem is a term that Magnet Forensics uses to refer to a specific family of DVRs. Families are often made up of several different lineages all combined, right? We see DVRs the same way. We deal with the internal computer components, namely mainboards and chipsets, that come inside the DVRs. Many people are surprised … Continued

Recovering Deleted DVR Video with DVR Examiner

Many DVR users believe that by deleting video through the DVR interface, they are rendering video unrecoverable. Fortunately for forensic investigators, this is not the case. In most instances, when video is deleted through the DVR interface, only the index (or accessibility) to that video is being deleted. Assuming the video itself has not been overwritten, DVR Examiner may be able to recover it.