Video Annotation Software

A short overview of various video annotation software:

Anvil by Michael Kipp is a java-based program for storing several layers of annotations, like a text sequencer. Can only use avi files. Intended for gesture research (understood as gestures used when talking).

Transana from University of Wisconsin, Madison, is developed mainly as a tool for transcribing and describing video and audio content. Seems like it is mainly intended for behavioural studies. It is based on writing rtf-files (with optional manual time coding), so not much possibilities for multiple streams etc.

IBM Research – VideoAnnEx Annotation Tool is an advanced annotation tool using MPEG-7 descriptors.

Noldus Observer is a commercial software package for Windows which seems to be very extensive. Allows for multiple camera recording and synchronization as well as data from DAQs.

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.

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