Audio Notes

You can add an audio note to any video clip, title clip or graph in the Storyboard. By adding audio notes, your highlight videos can stand on their own, without someone speaking in person through the issues you see. Use highlight videos with audio notes to supplement a written report.

See the following topics for more information:

Quick Tips About Audio Clips

  • By default, the system microphone is used for audio notes in Morae Manager, but you can switch audio sources so you can use a specific microphone. This procedure is listed below.
  • Audio notes added to tasks carry through to video clips created from those tasks. For example, if you added an audio note to a task in Analyze and then switch to Present and create a video clip from that task, the audio is automatically part of the video clip.
  • If you do not want to include the audio note from the task in the highlight video, you can clear it and/or record another audio note for the video clip.
  • There are two possible audio tracks for any video clip:
      • Original audio track: the audio track from the recording plays during the video clip. In most situations, you may want the original audio track from the recording to play during the Video Clip. To play silence during the video clip, disable the Use original audio option.
      • Audio note track: the audio note track plays prior to the video clip. The video clip remains still until the audio note track finishes playing.

Switch Microphones and Adjust the Volume of Audio Notes

In Morae Manager, audio notes for markers, tasks, clips, and graphs are recorded using the system's default microphone. This microphone selection and its volume cannot be adjusted from within Manager. If you are having difficulty recording audio notes, check that the system default microphone is set to the one you are using during recording.

To adjust your system's default microphone settings:

  1. Go to Windows Start > Control Panel > Sound. The Sound dialog box appears.
  2. Choose the Recording tab.
  3. In the Recording group box, select the microphone from the list of devices to use for recording audio notes in Manager.
  4. To adjust the volume for this microphone, click on the Properties button in the Sound group box. Select the Levels tab, and use the volume slider to increase or decrease the volume.
  5. Click OK. 

Add Notes to a Graph

To add an audio note to a graph:

  1. Right-click on a graph in the Project pane and choose Properties. The Graph Properties dialog box appears.
    Add an audio note in the Graph Properties dialog box.
  2. In the Playback tab, click the Record button Audio Note Record button to begin recording the audio note.
  3. When the recording is complete, click the Stop button Audio Note Stop Recording button.
  4. Click the Play button Play Audio Note  button to play back your audio note.
  5. To clear an audio note, click the Clear Audio Note button. The note is erased immediately.
  6. Click OK.
Title Category Level Format
000 - Getting Started 1: Morae Overview Getting Started I Video
001 - Getting Started 2: Recorder Getting Started I Video
002 - Getting Started 3: Observer Getting Started I Video
003 - Getting Started 4: Manager Getting Started I Video
004 - Analyze Session Data Analyze I Video
005 - Audio Notes Share III Written
006 - Change the Communication Port in Observer Observer III Written
007 - Choose and Designate the Task Logger Setup II Written
008 - Choose the Recorder Computer Name or IP Address Observer II Written
009 - Configure Wii™ Remote for Logging Setup III Written
010 - Connect Observer to Recorder Observer II Written
011 - Convert Morae Recording Files (RDG) to AVI or WMV Share III Written
012 - Create a Custom Graph Analyze II Written
013 - Create a Highlight Video Share II Written
014 - Create and Organize a Project Analyze II Written
015 - Create a Report with the Add-In for Word Share II Written
016 - Create a Table of Contents Share II Written
017 - Create a Test Recording Setup II Written
018 - Create Session Handouts Setup II Written
019 - Create Video Clips Analyze II Written
020 - Customize Observer for Your Session Observer II Written
021 - Define Recording Details Setup II Written
022 - Define Study Details Setup II Written
023 - Deliver Surveys with Observer Surveys II Written
024 - Documentation Documentation I Written
025 - Export to PowerPoint Share II Written
026 - Export Videos to Screencast.com Share II Written
027 - Finalize Observer Session Observer II Written
028 - How to Choose the Recording Compression Record III Written
029 - Log in Observer Log II Written
030 - Log in Recorder Log II Written
031 - Log with a Wii™ Remote Log III Written
032 - Marker Logging Log II Video/Written
033 - Merge Studies Analyze III Written
034 - Normalize Storyboard Audio Share II Written
035 - Record Automated Sessions with Autopilot Record II Video/Written
036 - Recorder Start and Stop Options Record II Written
037 - Record More (or Less) than the Main Monitor Record II Written
038 - Search for Data in Recordings Analyze II Written
039 - Search Profiles Analyze II Written
040 - Select Video and Audio Sources for Recording Record II Written
041 - Set Recorder Preferences Setup II Written
042 - Set up an AutoPilot Test Setup II Written
043 - Share Highlight Videos Share II Written
044 - Tasks in Manager Analyze II Written
045 - Task Logging Log II Written
046 - Template Study Configurations Setup II Written
047 - Troubleshooting Observer to Recorder Connection Issues Observer II Written
048 - Using Chat to Communicate with Stakeholders Observer I Written
049 - Video Delay in Observer Observer III Written
050 - View Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
051 - View Survey Answers Analyze II Written
052 - View Your Notes and Markers Following a Session Observer II Written