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What is My Cognitech Cloud (MC2)?

My Cognitech Cloud (MC2) is a streaming service for Forensic Video Investigation software, accessible remotely from the Cloud using your PC/Mac web browser (see requirements) or AWS AppStream 2.0 Client. Connect from anywhere with an internet connection. Upload your data using our secure transfer protocol. Process your data. When you’re done, securely download the files back to your local device and no trace of data remains on the Cloud. Fast, Reliable, Secure.

Why use MC2?

Do you have surveillance video or CCTV footage to enhance? Or need to detect edited, changed, or altered images that you have? Maybe you need to see more clearly a license plate or face in a cell phone video (doorbell and dashcam video too). MC2 provides instantaneous access to our proprietary software solutions for video DIY and image enhancement. *

MC2 Security

My Cognitech Cloud is built on Amazon Web Services, architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today.

Why is Cognitech software now available on the Cloud?

Traditionally forensic video investigation software requires installations on extremely expensive high spec workstations by professional IT services with annual maintenance contracts. It limits general professional access to cutting edge video forensic tools. MC2 is the ultimate and timely solution to the changing professional working environment. When End Users need access from remote and home locations, MC2 provides that access without the need for installations, maintenance contracts, or IT expertise. Start using MC2 in 4 easy steps: 

Purchase > Connect > Process > Get Results.

Why is Cognitech Software Special?

Founded in 1988, Cognitech is the world’s first forensic video investigation software company. We have been pioneering forensic video processing and analysis software and algorithms for over 30 years. We have the largest and growing U.S. patent portfolio in that regard. 

My Cognitech Cloud-Video Investigator® software is a technological triumph of our proprietary US patented technology. Software and algorithms continue to move forward by our world-class scientists and engineers. 

 

*= Basic knowledge requirements. See our knowledgebase.

Low RequirementsConnect AnywhereForensic Software & More

Leverage the power of the cloud to process video quickly without a top of the line workstation.

  • Broadband or Hotspot Connection
  • Minimum Internet Speed of 5 Mbps Download / 1 Mbps Upload
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Mac OSX, or Linux (Web Log-in)
  • Windows 10 (Desktop Login)
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari web browser

Connect anywhere in the world without worry. MC2 is located in multiple regions across the globe.

North America: Online
East Asia: Online
Europe: Coming Soon*
South America: Coming Soon*
SEA: Coming Soon*

*Note: The closer the server is to your geographical location, the better connection and user experience. For example, if you are in Europe and the server is not currently available, connect to any other Online available server such as East Asia.

MC2 includes staple forensic tools used by forensic video investigation professionals.

No more tedious manual software installs, reinstalls, or updates. With My Cognitech Cloud you always connect with the latest software versions.. Check cognitech.com for the latest news and announcements!

Cognitech Video Investigator Logo for forensic video and image enhancement

What features are included in Video Investigator?

Video Investigator on MC2 grants you access to Cognitech's extensive library of video and image enhancement filters and tools. 

DeblurDenoiseEnhancementReconstructionShape OperationsVelocityVideo RedactionView CorrectionZoom & Rescale
  • Before-Adaptive Deblur
    After-Adaptive Deblur
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  • Before-Motion Deblur
    After-Motion Deblur
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  • Before-Average Frames
    After-Average Frames
    BeforeAverage FramesAfter
  • Before-Equalization
    After-Equalization
    BeforeEqualizationAfter
  • Before-FrameFusion®
    After-FrameFusion®
    BeforeFrameFusion®After
  • Before-XYZ Measure
    After-XYZ Measure
    BeforeXYZ MeasureAfter
  • Before-Stabilization Wizard
    After-Stabilization Wizard
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  • Before-Automatic Redaction
    After-Automatic Redaction
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  • Before-Lens Correction
    After-Lens Correction
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  • Before-Rescale
    After-Rescale
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What features are included in FiA 64 on MC2?

Access all 33 unique image authentication tools. 

Full Feature List PDF Purchase

 

 

How much does MC2 Cost?

MC2 is competitively priced against other forensic software. Each individual software will require its own subscription/purchase. Currently the only software available for purchase on MC2 is Cognitech's Video Investigator with more to come.

 

My Cognitech Cloud makes Forensic Video Investigation Tools Instantly Accessible Affordable !

My Cognitech Cloud makes Forensic Video Investigation Tools Instantly Accessible and Affordable!

Monthly
Yearly

Video Investigator
CORE

1 Month / 30 Days
$ 30 Monthly
  • Deblur, Denoise, and Enhance Videos and Images
  • 24/7 Access via Desktop Application or Web Browser for 24 hours
  • Latest Software Version
  • Local File Upload
  • Secure Connection





Video Investigator CORE vs PRO
  • CORE
  • PRO
Video Investigator on MC2
Features
COREPRO
Video Investigator on MC2
Features
$30
/month
$150
/month
Active Interface GUI
Process video and images using a WYSIWYG instant preview filter interface
Advanced Video Playback
Play videos frame-by-frame, adjust playback speed, and synchronize multiple videos
Frame-Adaptive Video Processing
Choose the best set of processing parameters for any part of a video frame
Smart Selection Tool
Select single or multiple objects of interest quickly through video frames for use with various filters
Glyph Tools
Drawing tools that create various active geometrical shapes and objects such as Points, Lines, Polygons, Rectangles, and Ovals to be used as an input to plug-ins to guide their execution
Video Marking using Glyphs
Embed glyphs into video and images for use with Reverse Projection and Multi-Frame fusion for Vehicle Identification
Video Composition
Several images or video can be combined together in layers to form a video composition where every element can be relatively repositioned in the window and in time
Advanced Report: Record Processing
Record every action (opened files, filters, & processing) and parameters used and replay the exact actions. More powerful than traditional PDF report
Image Sequence Compilation
Converts a set of images into video for analysis or court room presentation
Zoom and Rescale
Resizes images with confidence with several innovative zoom algorithms that retain the highest clarity and edge definition
Highlight
Highlight areas of interest in videos and images
Command Window
An alternate entry point for executing commands for those who prefer to apply filters in the command line
VideoMap (VMAP)
VideoMap tools enable investigators to chart the Geographical Trace of the vehicles and individuals depicted on multiple videos
Video Redaction
Automatically blur faces and remove skin markings in images and videos as required by Courts. The end-user can select which individuals should or should not be Redacted
Pixelate, Blur, and Obscure
Portions of images and videos can be tracked and concealed or made unrecognizable to cover sensitive information
Hash Tool
Secure original video data and processed video. Hash Tool allows the viewing and saving of the hash value of an image or video for Authentication. Supports: MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256
EXIF Tool
Detailed Metadata of a given image or video file for purposes of Authentication, codec analysis, Time Codes, GPS location id present
RGB Profile Plot
Plots the line scans of RGB channels separately, allowing for independent 2D numerical visualization
3D Profile Plot
A 3D plot of the entire image or video in time with a plot elevation corresponding to the image intensity allowing for 3D numerical visualization
Elevation Plot
Allows for the numerical visualization of images as 2D plots of linear image slices
Matrix Tool
Detailed quantitative look at the pixel values in an image
Video Scene Integrator
Sort video frames into an event timeline (e.g. following a subject from camera to camera)
Component Information Window
Get image dimension, color space, data format, and other important metadata
Denoise: Deblock
Reduces compression blocking and ringing artifacts related to harsh compression without reducing clarity and preserving fine features
Denoise: Pattern Removal
An advanced filter that removes pattern noise from images such as latent prints on textured surfaces
Denoise: Average Frames
Combine together multiple frames of a video sequence, removing dynamic noise from stationary objects in the video
Denoise: FrameFusion® Denoise
State of the art method of removing noise from an image or video with Cognitech’s patented algorithm that preserves sharp edges and fine textures embedded in noise
Denoise: Median
Removes pixels that deviate from the median pixel value such as salt and pepper noise
Denoise: Remove Extrema
Removes spurious shapes from an image that are due to noise distortions
Denoise: Total Variation
A method for removing noise from an image while retaining edges and minimizing visual artifacts associated with image processing (Method discovered by Cognitech's scientists)
Denoise: Haze and Fog Removal
Removes haze and fog from images and videos as wells as enhances low-contrast chromatic images in ways that are different from the histogram editing
Assortment of Deblurring Filters
Tools for every type of blur problem including motion, defocus, optical, Gaussian averaging, and custom
Adaptive Deblur
Remove complex non-linear blurring in many cases when the standard filters like Motion, Gaussian, and Out-of-Focus filters fail
CSI Deblur
Use photos of a crime scene to determine the best blurring Kernel PSF and apply it to surveillance video with objects and subjects no longer in the crime scene
Advanced Motion Deblur
Remove motion deblur automatically using velocity of objects in a video.
Sharpen
Simple enhancement solution for producing sharper, clearer images
Total Variation Deblur
Apply deblurring methods while retaining edges and minimize visual artifacts such as ringing, which are commonly associated with traditional blur removal (Method discovered by Cognitech's scientists)
Automatic Histogram Equalization
Automatically enhance images and video to obtain the best histogram levels locally or globally. Enhance features in both under and over exposed regions of the image or video
Manual Histogram Equalization
Image enhancement software tool with user-defined adjustments for better visualization of low dynamic range content such as night time video
Color Correction
Enhance hue and saturation of video
Sub-Pixel Accurate FrameFusion®
Cognitech patented Super-Resolution technique that not only removes noise from video but actually integrates adjacent frame information to form a higher resolution result and works with moving subjects unlike the traditional Video Averaging
Stabilization Reconstruction
Accurately track and stabilize an entire video or particular object (e.g. vehicle dash cam and handheld camera footage)
FaceFusion3D Reconstruction
Cognitech patented technique that combines the principles of FrameFusion® with 3D facial models allowing for the SuperResolution reconstruction of images and videos of human faces in full 3D rotational motion
Mosaic Reconstruction
Combines multiple frames into a single panoramic picture by accurately stitching common information between frames
Reconstruction Wizard
Automates the video stabilization and mosaic reconstruction process for standard use cases
De-interlacing
Allows for lossless conversion between interlaced and progressive video
Frame Align
Aligns interlaced frames that are recorded at sequential points in time, doubling the resolution of the objects in the image
Geometric Lens Correction
Corrects for geometric lens distortions (ex: barrel, pincushion) automatically without any knowledge of the source camera
Fourier Transform
Computes the 2D discrete Fourier transformation of images for frequency representation
Geometric Transform
Interactive interface for any perspective transformation of video frames
Mirror Image Transform
Interactive tool to rotate an image or video 90, 180,-90 degrees and flip horizontally or vertically
Automatic Rectification
Rectifies an image to correct a perspective distortion due to camera angle, based on user-defined points
Manual Rectification
Interactive 3D graphic interface for real-time perspective correction
Wavelet Transform
Computes the 2D dyadic wavelet transform for spline wavelets of minimal support on a rectangular domain for advanced mathematical analysis
Velocity: Correlation Matching
Produces accurate velocity vectors used to properly account for global motion in a video
Velocity: Shape Matching
Produces velocity vectors used to properly account for motion. Shape matching will work when multiple object motions are present in the video (e.g. foreground and background motion)
Velocity: Interactive Manual Matching
Produces velocity vectors used to properly account for motion. Manual Matching will always work when automatic methods may not work due to the complexity of motion (Sub-pixel accurate)
Segmentation
An image analysis technique which automatically partitions an image into regions of similar intensity/color used for extracting tattoos
Edge Detection
Extract edge features for extracting vehicle markings or license plates in a video
Motion Detection
Detect motion in videos
Support for most Video and Image File Types
COG, CFF, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, BMP, CAL, CMP, CUR, DCM, FLV, FPX, GIF, ICO, IMG, J2K, JPG, M2TS, MAC, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MSP, MTS, MTV, OGV, PCD, PCT, PCX, PGM, PNG, PSD, RAS, RM, SCT, SWF, TGA, TIFF, TS, VOB, WBMP, WEBM, WMF, WMV, WPG
Streaming Video Decoding
Decode and convert streaming video into a frame accurate format that can be processed and analyzed frame by frame
Lossless COG Encoding
Cognitech’s patented lossless COG (#) encoding provides at least 50% file size reduction to raw video without any loss of content or quality and is 100% reversible
Purchase COREPurchase PRO

Video Investigator
PRO

1 Month / 30 Days
$ 150 Monthly
  • Professional Features: FrameFusion, 3D FaceFusion, and more
  • Deblur, Denoise, and Enhance Videos and Images
  • 24/7 Access via Desktop Application or Web Browser for 24 hours
  • Latest Software Version
  • Local File Upload
  • Secure Connection
Popular
Video Investigator CORE vs PRO
  • CORE
  • PRO
Video Investigator on MC2
Features
COREPRO
Video Investigator on MC2
Features
$30
/month
$150
/month
Active Interface GUI
Process video and images using a WYSIWYG instant preview filter interface
Advanced Video Playback
Play videos frame-by-frame, adjust playback speed, and synchronize multiple videos
Frame-Adaptive Video Processing
Choose the best set of processing parameters for any part of a video frame
Smart Selection Tool
Select single or multiple objects of interest quickly through video frames for use with various filters
Glyph Tools
Drawing tools that create various active geometrical shapes and objects such as Points, Lines, Polygons, Rectangles, and Ovals to be used as an input to plug-ins to guide their execution
Video Marking using Glyphs
Embed glyphs into video and images for use with Reverse Projection and Multi-Frame fusion for Vehicle Identification
Video Composition
Several images or video can be combined together in layers to form a video composition where every element can be relatively repositioned in the window and in time
Advanced Report: Record Processing
Record every action (opened files, filters, & processing) and parameters used and replay the exact actions. More powerful than traditional PDF report
Image Sequence Compilation
Converts a set of images into video for analysis or court room presentation
Zoom and Rescale
Resizes images with confidence with several innovative zoom algorithms that retain the highest clarity and edge definition
Highlight
Highlight areas of interest in videos and images
Command Window
An alternate entry point for executing commands for those who prefer to apply filters in the command line
VideoMap (VMAP)
VideoMap tools enable investigators to chart the Geographical Trace of the vehicles and individuals depicted on multiple videos
Video Redaction
Automatically blur faces and remove skin markings in images and videos as required by Courts. The end-user can select which individuals should or should not be Redacted
Pixelate, Blur, and Obscure
Portions of images and videos can be tracked and concealed or made unrecognizable to cover sensitive information
Hash Tool
Secure original video data and processed video. Hash Tool allows the viewing and saving of the hash value of an image or video for Authentication. Supports: MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256
EXIF Tool
Detailed Metadata of a given image or video file for purposes of Authentication, codec analysis, Time Codes, GPS location id present
RGB Profile Plot
Plots the line scans of RGB channels separately, allowing for independent 2D numerical visualization
3D Profile Plot
A 3D plot of the entire image or video in time with a plot elevation corresponding to the image intensity allowing for 3D numerical visualization
Elevation Plot
Allows for the numerical visualization of images as 2D plots of linear image slices
Matrix Tool
Detailed quantitative look at the pixel values in an image
Video Scene Integrator
Sort video frames into an event timeline (e.g. following a subject from camera to camera)
Component Information Window
Get image dimension, color space, data format, and other important metadata
Denoise: Deblock
Reduces compression blocking and ringing artifacts related to harsh compression without reducing clarity and preserving fine features
Denoise: Pattern Removal
An advanced filter that removes pattern noise from images such as latent prints on textured surfaces
Denoise: Average Frames
Combine together multiple frames of a video sequence, removing dynamic noise from stationary objects in the video
Denoise: FrameFusion® Denoise
State of the art method of removing noise from an image or video with Cognitech’s patented algorithm that preserves sharp edges and fine textures embedded in noise
Denoise: Median
Removes pixels that deviate from the median pixel value such as salt and pepper noise
Denoise: Remove Extrema
Removes spurious shapes from an image that are due to noise distortions
Denoise: Total Variation
A method for removing noise from an image while retaining edges and minimizing visual artifacts associated with image processing (Method discovered by Cognitech's scientists)
Denoise: Haze and Fog Removal
Removes haze and fog from images and videos as wells as enhances low-contrast chromatic images in ways that are different from the histogram editing
Assortment of Deblurring Filters
Tools for every type of blur problem including motion, defocus, optical, Gaussian averaging, and custom
Adaptive Deblur
Remove complex non-linear blurring in many cases when the standard filters like Motion, Gaussian, and Out-of-Focus filters fail
CSI Deblur
Use photos of a crime scene to determine the best blurring Kernel PSF and apply it to surveillance video with objects and subjects no longer in the crime scene
Advanced Motion Deblur
Remove motion deblur automatically using velocity of objects in a video.
Sharpen
Simple enhancement solution for producing sharper, clearer images
Total Variation Deblur
Apply deblurring methods while retaining edges and minimize visual artifacts such as ringing, which are commonly associated with traditional blur removal (Method discovered by Cognitech's scientists)
Automatic Histogram Equalization
Automatically enhance images and video to obtain the best histogram levels locally or globally. Enhance features in both under and over exposed regions of the image or video
Manual Histogram Equalization
Image enhancement software tool with user-defined adjustments for better visualization of low dynamic range content such as night time video
Color Correction
Enhance hue and saturation of video
Sub-Pixel Accurate FrameFusion®
Cognitech patented Super-Resolution technique that not only removes noise from video but actually integrates adjacent frame information to form a higher resolution result and works with moving subjects unlike the traditional Video Averaging
Stabilization Reconstruction
Accurately track and stabilize an entire video or particular object (e.g. vehicle dash cam and handheld camera footage)
FaceFusion3D Reconstruction
Cognitech patented technique that combines the principles of FrameFusion® with 3D facial models allowing for the SuperResolution reconstruction of images and videos of human faces in full 3D rotational motion
Mosaic Reconstruction
Combines multiple frames into a single panoramic picture by accurately stitching common information between frames
Reconstruction Wizard
Automates the video stabilization and mosaic reconstruction process for standard use cases
De-interlacing
Allows for lossless conversion between interlaced and progressive video
Frame Align
Aligns interlaced frames that are recorded at sequential points in time, doubling the resolution of the objects in the image
Geometric Lens Correction
Corrects for geometric lens distortions (ex: barrel, pincushion) automatically without any knowledge of the source camera
Fourier Transform
Computes the 2D discrete Fourier transformation of images for frequency representation
Geometric Transform
Interactive interface for any perspective transformation of video frames
Mirror Image Transform
Interactive tool to rotate an image or video 90, 180,-90 degrees and flip horizontally or vertically
Automatic Rectification
Rectifies an image to correct a perspective distortion due to camera angle, based on user-defined points
Manual Rectification
Interactive 3D graphic interface for real-time perspective correction
Wavelet Transform
Computes the 2D dyadic wavelet transform for spline wavelets of minimal support on a rectangular domain for advanced mathematical analysis
Velocity: Correlation Matching
Produces accurate velocity vectors used to properly account for global motion in a video
Velocity: Shape Matching
Produces velocity vectors used to properly account for motion. Shape matching will work when multiple object motions are present in the video (e.g. foreground and background motion)
Velocity: Interactive Manual Matching
Produces velocity vectors used to properly account for motion. Manual Matching will always work when automatic methods may not work due to the complexity of motion (Sub-pixel accurate)
Segmentation
An image analysis technique which automatically partitions an image into regions of similar intensity/color used for extracting tattoos
Edge Detection
Extract edge features for extracting vehicle markings or license plates in a video
Motion Detection
Detect motion in videos
Support for most Video and Image File Types
COG, CFF, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, BMP, CAL, CMP, CUR, DCM, FLV, FPX, GIF, ICO, IMG, J2K, JPG, M2TS, MAC, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MSP, MTS, MTV, OGV, PCD, PCT, PCX, PGM, PNG, PSD, RAS, RM, SCT, SWF, TGA, TIFF, TS, VOB, WBMP, WEBM, WMF, WMV, WPG
Streaming Video Decoding
Decode and convert streaming video into a frame accurate format that can be processed and analyzed frame by frame
Lossless COG Encoding
Cognitech’s patented lossless COG (#) encoding provides at least 50% file size reduction to raw video without any loss of content or quality and is 100% reversible
Purchase COREPurchase PRO

Forensic Image Authentication

1 Month / 30 Days
$ 175 Monthly
  • Systematically Detect Forged/Doctored Digital Image Evidence
  • 24/7 Access via Desktop Application or Web Browser for 24 hours
  • Latest Software Version
  • Local File Upload
  • Secure Connection





Video Investigator
PRO

1 Year / 365 Days
$150
$ 83
25
Monthly Price
($999.00 Billed Annually)
  • Professional Features: FrameFusion, 3D FaceFusion, and more
  • Deblur, Denoise, and Enhance Videos and Images
  • 24/7 Access via Desktop Application or Web Browser for 24 hours
  • Latest Software Version
  • Local File Upload
  • Secure Connection
Best Value

Forensic Image Authentication

1 Year / 365 Days

$175
$ 99
91
Monthly Price
($1199.00 Billed Annually)
  • Systematically Detect Forged/Doctored Digital Image Evidence
  • 24/7 Access via Desktop Application or Web Browser for 24 hours
  • Latest Software Version
  • Local File Upload
  • Secure Connection




Subscriptions are not automatically renewed at the end of its period. The end user will need to renew their subscription to continue use of MC2.

  • Basic Support
  • Professional Support
  • Annual Support
MC2 Levels Of Support Basic SupportProfessional SupportAnnual Support
MC2 Levels Of Support
Included with CVI CORE
Included w/ Purchase of 1 Month of CVI PRO or FiA
Included w/ Purchase of 1 Year of CVI PRO or FiA
Response Time
Cognitech will only respond to verifiable issues (see PSR reporting requirement).
3 Business Days2 Business Days1 Bussiness Day
Connectivity Issues
The end-user is responsible to meet all minimum specifications necessary to use My Cognitech Cloud including local system internet bandwidth and speed.
Verifiable Software Issues
Use Of Support Form
Email Communication
Phone Communication
Online Technical Support Session
Use Case Support
Cognitech does not provide processing and analysis of MC2 customer’s data and cases.

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