What is Videograph?
Videograph is a multimedia player for Windows XP/VISTA/7/8, with which digitalized videos, e.g. recordings of classroom instruction, can be played and at the same time be evaluated
("videographed"). The program enables the construction of observation categories and rating scales which the viewer can use as a "measuring instrument" to analyze the contents of the video. The coding can take place synchonously while the film is running. It can be segmented in time intervals ("time sampling") or refer to what happens ("event sampling"). The data created are graphically presented on the screen and can be transferred for statistical calculations or a graphic presentation to an external file, whereby the user can choose between the file format of the SPSS statistic program or a tab-delimited text format to import in a word processing program or in spreadsheet programs like Excel. Transcriptions of the spoken contents can also be made. These transcripts can also be exported.
Videograph (version 126.96.36.199X3 from September 2013) can be purchased for Euro 390.- (final price). The price includes licenses for
5 single-users. Order address see below.|
Prospective customers can request a FREE trial version of Videograph. This is a fully functioning product which will expire and cease to function after
4-5 weeks. To receive your trial send an e-mail to the author. You will receive then the trial-version per e-mail.|
To get more detailed information about Videograph you may read the reference manual (pdf file, ca. 2 MB). Or click here to have a look at the user interface of Videograph.
- All of the Videograph working space elements can be arranged at will. At the end of a session the program memorizes the status of all of the important parameters so when the program is restarted the same working environment is restored.
- All of the functions for steering the video clip are joined in the timeline window and are easy to handle. A time ruler with a movable slider as pointer and a time unit pop-up menu for choosing time increment show the current time position to the exact second. You can navigate exactly, quickly and flexibly. You can also set markers and choose playback intervals.
- Depending on the system capacity, several clips can be played at the same time. It is possible to couple the clips so that one clip is a master clip that provides for exact synchronization of the other clips.
- The program has a extensive and user-friendly instrument to code videos which can be learned easy. The coding procedure is limited by almost no restrictions and is flexible so that it is possible, e.g., to quickly redefine, modify or delete coding variables within the program while it is running. Codings can also be revised or renewed at will when necessary. The same is true for the compilation of transcripts.
A special strength of the program is the clear and flexible arrangement of the elements as well as the synchronous graphic visualization of the coding data in the form of a time diagram.
- Only a few clicks of the mouse are needed to export data and for the most extent it happens automatically. The little user information the program needs is easily acquired in the dialogue; the rest - including creating data structures - is taken care of by the program.
Beyond that Videograph provides a set of supplementary modules including features as bar
diagram output of data, add-on tools for transcribing and coding, or making playlists intented for selective replay of user-filtered coding intervals. Also inclosed is a improved transcript-viewer and the facility to export time diagrams of the coding data in the form of scaleable vector graphics. Furthermore interesting is the possibility to import transcripts from external, ASCII-formatted text files.
You can send an order confirmation by e-mail or letter to:
IPN Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften an der Universität Kiel
Olshausenstr. 62, D - 24118 Kiel