If you’re not using the Full-Screen feature inside iNPUT-ACE, it’s time to update your workflow. This simple feature is one of the best ways to see your evidence and is particularly useful for investigators working with multiple monitors.
Our favorite way to line up everything is to keep the main window on one screen, then pop out the video player on another monitor. Take a look at all the ways you can easily move your windows around, dock them using the snapping bars and hit the reset button whenever you’re ready to go back to the standard view.
Going Full-Screen in iNPUT-ACE is really simple and intuitive, but you may not be aware of all the ways you can arrange your windows during an investigation. Take a look at our tour and start saving time and avoiding the frustration that comes constantly re-arranging your windows.
Video Tip Tuesday is a series of quick videos that help iNPUT-ACE users take full advantage of the video investigation software.
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“Hey everyone, Josh Guthrie here with iNPUT-ACE bringing you another Video Tip Tuesday.
In today’s tip, I’m going to talk to you about the Interrogate Tab and some of the features you’ll find in there while you’re examining your video. So let’s get started. As you can see, I have iNPUT-ACE open and running. I’ve imported a video into my file list, and I’ve hit the Interrogate Button, and I am interrogating a video. Within the Interrogate Tab, we have three sections. We have our newer window up top here. We have our timeline and player controls below. And then we have our file metadata for the file that we’re looking at.
Above the viewer window, there is a light gray bar right here, that if I left click and hold that and drag off to the side, we can see that my newer window and my timeline and player controls actually pop out as a separate window. I can then resize if need be, just like you would any other window. If I double click on the gray bar here at the top, it will make it full screen. If I simply, click the gray bar again, it minimizes it again.
And if I needed to get back to the original layout of the interface, right here, I have a restore button in my player controls. And also here in the workspace, there is a restore bar up here. That if I hit either one of those, If hit the Restore button here, or here, it takes me back to the original view that I was looking at before I pop the windows out.
The darker gray bar below the viewer window. And in the timeline here, actually undocks, the timeline and the player controls. So if I wanted to move that off to another screen, for instance, I’m working on three monitors at the moment, and I like to window things and move things around. So I could break out my timeline. I could simply come up here again and grab this gray bar from my viewer window and break that window out. Now have multiple different windows that I can range on my screen.
Again, to get back to the original, I can hit the Restore Button or the Restore Bar here and the Restore Button in my Player Controls. And you see it takes me back to the original interface, again, that I was working in before I popped out the windows. So it’s very useful, when you’re working with multiple monitors especially, you can tile things around on your monitors, you know, you might have another program open and running. I have a few programs running sometimes while I’m looking at video. So it’s just kind of helpful to kind of be able to organize your things the way you would like to.
Now Additionally, there is a single button click here in our timeline controls, we have a button here for Full-Screen video. And if I click that, you’ll see that this area went away. And what it did was because I’m running multiple monitors, it took my viewer window made it full screen on another monitor, and it would look like this on the other monitor. So you see I have my viewer window and just simply my player controls and timeline.
Within this, you could still break out your timeline if you wanted to, and to redock that timeline and player controls. You notice when we’re moving our timeline around two arrows pop up, when I hover my cursor over the lower arrow, a gold band pops up at the lower part of the screen, and that will dock my timeline below the viewer window. Same thing at the top here. There is also another arrow that when I hover my cursor over, I get a gold band and it will dock my player controls above.
To get back again to our original interface, we simply click our restore button that’s right here. And it takes us back to the original interface that we started with. So just some easy controls there for you to, maximize your workspace if you want to kind of customize it. We have our pop-out windows here and we also have our Full-Screen, our single click Full-Screen control for our viewer window. So I hope this helped you as you’re looking at your video. Thanks for tuning in. And we’ll see you next time.”