|Using Video in Sync to review
and analyze 4 user screens simultaneously.
Video in Sync is an in-house tool that was created to aid ethnographic
analysis. Using Microsoft Media Player controls under the .NET framework,
it approximately synchronizes the playback of up to four streams at the
same time. Each stream can be shifted on a master time access. This offset
changing is necessary, as we did not have any means to start each of the
four recordings at the exact same time. It is also capable of lightweight
annotation by marking beginning and ending times for phenomenon and sending
such results to Excel. Finally, it is able to perform pseudo-scrubbing
to allow the transcriber to scan and preview in real-time (as Microsoft
permits) entire videos.
You may download and use for academic purposes this
tool. It requires a modern version of Windows, Windows Media Player 9,
and the .NET framework.