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MotionDSP Releases Ikena Forensic 7 Featuring Body Cam Stabilization

Major Upgrade Adds: Body-cam stabilization, auto-brightness, lens correction, and new 64-bit, GPU-accelerated architecture

June 28, 2017

Burlingame, CA, June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MotionDSP, a leading provider of desktop and cloud video redaction and forensic software, today announced the launch of Ikena® Forensic 7, a major upgrade to its industry-leading video forensic software solution. Ikena Forensic 7 follows closely on the release of Ikena Spotlight 7, MotionDSP’s video redaction solution, showing MotionDSP’s commitment to delivering rapid innovation in GPU-accelerated computer vision technology to enable public safety agencies to be more effective.

What’s New In Ikena Forensic 7

Tuned for body cameras

Ikena Forensic 7 implements two new features specifically for body worn camera (BWC) video: a new stabilization algorithm specifically tuned to the movement of a running human — a police officer chasing a suspect, for example — and lens correction profiles to correct the radial distortion caused by extreme wide-angle lenses used in BWC.

Ikena Forensic’s new body camera stabilization (click to play video)

New algorithms for dark scenes

Ikena Forensic’s new automatic brightness filter


Ikena Forensic features MotionDSP’s new Automatic Brightness filter, which is specifically designed to automatically and dynamically adjust for dark scenes. Turn on the Automatic Brightness filter, and Ikena Forensic automatically adjusts for dark conditions, and dynamically adjusts to the changing scene — for example, if the camera moves from indoors to outdoors, the filter will adjust to keep the lighting balanced. Ikena Forensic’s existing contrast filter has also been improved to allow for more intuitive use, revealing details in dark scenes that might otherwise be obscured by a single bright light source, like a streetlight.

New 64-bit architecture for high-performance with HD video

Ikena Forensic 7 implements a new 64-bit architecture which allows it to work seamlessly with high resolution, 4K video. Our customers will see the same easy-to-use interface, but will find working with large resolution files faster and smoother.

“Body worn cameras and in-car systems are creating massive amounts of video for police agencies to process. At the same time, the use of video as evidence is growing exponentially, so agencies need an easy-to-use, and easy-to-train video forensic tool that will allow even small departments to do their own video forensic work,” said Sean Varah, CEO of MotionDSP.  “Ikena Forensic was already easy-to-use, but with new technology, we are making it even easier to use. The new brightness control is a great example: turn it on with one click, and it works, automatically adjusting its settings to lighting variations in the scene. This kind of one-click functionality allows even a first-time user to get good results, fast.”

And, as always, Ikena Forensic is fully accelerated for NVIDIA GPUs, allowing any computer with an NVIDIA graphics card to process video up to 10 times faster than only on the CPU.

Ikena Forensic 7 is available now and live webinars are open for sign-up.

Contact MotionDSP sales for more information.

About MotionDSP

MotionDSP is a leading provider of advanced image processing and computer vision software for public safety, security, and government applications. Over the last 12 years, we’ve stayed true to our mission of delivering powerful, yet easy-to-use products that enable our customers to extract critical information from video in a wide variety of industries including law enforcement, military, oil and gas, forestry, inspection services, energy, transportation and more.

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