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Media Recorder (Noldus)

Software for the synchronous recording of video or other sources. Compatible with The Observer® XT, EthoVision® XT, and a broad range of cameras, it is the ideal recording tool that enables synchronous video recordings from up to six different sources.

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  • Easy to use.
  • Acquire high quality recordings.
  • Record videos with or without sound.
  • Accurate synchronization of up to six cameras.
  • Connection and use with IP cameras has been improved.
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and 8, 64 bit computers.

Record video
Media Recorder offers you precision and flexibility in video recording, synchronization and the recording of rapidly occurring behaviors. It allows you to record videos files from one or up to six cameras.

Flexible solution
Media Recorder is compatible with a wide range of cameras based on today's technologies, as well as with many analog systems. The Media Recorder can record from a range of selected FireWire cameras, USB cameras (web cameras), analog cameras, IP cameras, GigE Cameras, etc. Depending on the cameras you can record up to six video files simultaneously at full resolution, or at high speed of up to 100 frames per second. With special video cameras you can even record video of more than 100 frames per second. The timer includes seconds and milliseconds. Files can be stored separately or combined into one video file.

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Picture by Picture and Picture in Picture
Videos from different cameras can be combined into one file. Choose to have up to four camera inputs displayed in four equal quadrants (picture by picture, PbP) or to display up to three small video images in one main video image (picture in picture, PiP). Where you can record six video streams, PiP and PbP is limited to four. PiP allows you to choose the position of the embedded video images within the primary video and then identify which image comes from which camera with a superimposed number on the camera image.

Record rapidly occurring behaviors
In particular, when one is studying rapidly occurring behaviors, it is ideal to record videos and score them afterwards with The Observer XT. The playback functionality of The Observer XT allows you to play back the videos at a low speed, and score behaviors in greater detail.

Data synchronization
The key to synchronization is integration. When you use the Media Recorder, you do not have to worry about the data synchronization, because the Media Recorder can record up to six files in sync. Additionally, you can command the Media Recorder from another software program to start and stop recording. By controlling the Media Recorder from The Observer XT, for example, you can manage all your data with one application.

Fully integrated
Besides using the Media Recorder as a stand-alone tool, it can also be used in The Observer XT or in EthoVision XT. Special protocols can be defined to start and/or stop recording of a video file while scoring data in The Observer XT or video tracking in EthoVision XT is done.

Complete solution
It is also possible to create your own solution or ask Noldus to assist you with designing the entire lab set-up as there are always numerous technological issues to consider.


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