Connect Observer to Recorder

This tutorial covers the basics of connecting Observer to view a session running on Recorder.

  • Recorder must be running.
  • In Recorder, the Allow Observer option must be enabled in the Recording Details area of the study configuration.

If the Allow Observer option is disabled, you may be able to connect, but you cannot view the video streams.

To connect to Recorder:

  1. Start Observer.
  2. When the Connect to Recorder dialog box appears, enter the name or IP address of the computer running Recorder.
  3. Change the Port number, if needed.
    The person that set up the study configuration will know if you need to change the port number. This is not used very often.
  4. Enter or change the Observer name.
    The name in this field is associated with all markers created from this Observer during this session. Recorder does not allow two Observers with the same Observer name to connect to the same session.

    If this observer is the task logger or will start and stop the recording, then the name you enter here must match the one designated in the study configuration in Recorder.

  5. Select the session options. You will want to enable the Mute Audio checkbox if you are able to hear the session audio without using Observer.
  6. Enable the Save Session as WMV checkbox if you want to save a copy of the recording to your computer at the end of the session.
  7. Click Connect.
    If the connection is successful, the status bar indicates Observer is connected to Recorder.

If you need to change these settings during a session, disconnect from the recording, open the connection dialog, update the settings, and click Connect. You will reconnect to the same session.Steps to reconnect

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 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