MotionDSP Releases Ikena Forensic 6.0 with Focus on GPU Acceleration & Body Camera Compatibility

March 8, 2016

[section_dd][column_dd span=’12’][text_dd]MotionDSP, a leading provider of image processing and computer vision software, today announced the release of Ikena Forensic 6.0, their most advanced version of the company’s forensic video enhancement software. Ikena Forensic applies a sophisticated suite of algorithms to improve the quality of video evidence from any source including body worn cameras, security cameras, dash cams and mobile phones.

“Ikena Forensic 6.0 was built for speed,” said MotionDSP CEO and founder, Sean Varah. “As HD video becomes standard with body cameras, mobile phones and security cameras, processing speed becomes critical. We’ve developed our software to harness the power of NVIDIA graphic cards (GPUs), which deliver vastly more processing power than x86 CPUs. The time saved when importing, enhancing and exporting videos with Ikena Forensic is up to 20x faster than what you’ll find with other video enhancement software that operates only on the CPU.”

In many video forensic applications, it’s common to see latency between the time the user makes adjustments to a filter and when they see the changes on screen. Ikena Forensic renders enhancements in real time as the user makes filter adjustments so the changes are immediately seen, cutting down on the amount of time preparing video evidence. In addition to GPU acceleration for video enhancement, Ikena Forensic 6.0 also uses NVIDIA’s NVENC for hardware H264 encoding, which significantly accelerates video encoding when saving files.

Although MotionDSP recommends utilizing a high-end NVIDIA GPU to take full advantage of the software’s speed, Ikena has also been fully optimized for SSE hardware acceleration and multi-threaded for modern x86 CPUs.  

In addition to the speed improvements, Ikena Forensic 6.0 has an updated, modern interface with improved workflows to make law enforcement professionals and video analysts more efficient. The software has also been tuned to work with issues commonly found with body camera footage such as camera shake and radial distortion which gives video a “fisheye” effect.

“We take extremely complex processes and house them in a streamlined, user-friendly interface that requires very little training or technical knowledge,” said Austin Dillman, Vice President of Marketing. “We routinely request product feedback from our customers to make sure our software addresses their ever-changing needs, the latest of which is the adoption of body cameras. We’ve also spoken with multiple body camera manufacturers to ensure our software works with their video file outputs. Body cameras are the hot topic in the law enforcement community right now, but we anticipate continuously adapting our software to work with new technologies in the future.”

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About MotionDSP

MotionDSP is a leading provider of advanced image processing and computer vision software that helps police departments and organizations extract critical information from video. MotionDSP’s software is currently used by the U.S. Secret Service, Scotland Yard, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), London Metropolitan Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and many other law enforcement agencies in the US and around the world.

PR Contact | Austin Dillman | | 650.288.1164 |[/text_dd][/column_dd][/section_dd]