Convert a Morae RDG to an AVI or WMV

If you would like to play or edit Morae recordings in programs other then Morae, read the following for options to convert your Morae recordings (RDG files), to an AVI or WMV file.

In this lesson we will cover:

Create WMV File During a Session

You can save a WMV with your recording. To do this, check Save session as WMV when connecting to Recorder from Observer and select a location to save the file.

Saving a WMV does not affect the RDG file.

 Save session as WMV

Create an AVI or WMV After Recording

After recording sessions, you may want to covert the RDG files to AVI or WMV.
To convert:

  1. In Morae Manager, open an existing project or create a new project that contains the recording(s) you want to covert.
    • To open a project, choose File > Open > Project and browse to your project.
    • To create a new project, choose File > New > Project and follow the Create New Project wizard.
  2. Click the Present tab.
  3. If needed, create a new Storyboard. Each Storyboard creates one video.

    If you want each recording as a separate AVI or WMV file, create a separate Storyboard for each recording.

    To create a new Storyboard:

    1. Double-click the blank Storyboard tab.
       New storyboard tab
    2. Enter a name for the Storyboard.
       Name storyboard tab
  4. Click on and drag a video clip onto the Storyboard.
     Drag video to storyboard
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have each recording in a separate Storyboard.
  6. Click the Produce Highlight Video button Produce highlight video button from the title bar or choose File > Produce Highlight Video. The Production Wizard appears and leads you through the four-step production process.
  7. Select one or more Storyboards to produce as WMV or AVI videos.
     Select storyboard
  8. Click Next. The Video Encoding Options dialog box opens.
     Video encoding options dialog
  9. Select a compression option:
    • Full Motion Video (produces WMV file) — Provides a good compromise between file size and video quality.
    • Lossless Video (produces AVI file) — Provides the highest quality video, but may increase the size of your recording file, especially if the video contains areas with a lot of motion, such as Picture-in-Picture (PiP).
    • Custom (produces AVI file) — Allows you to completely customize your production configuration.

      To view AVI files that are produced using the default .avi settings, install the TSCC codec on the computer.

  10. Click Next. The Video Size dialog box appears.
     Select video size
  11. Set the size of the produced highlight video. We recommend using the default setting, Largest video size.
  12. Click Next. The Produce Video dialog box appears.
     Produce video dialog
  13. In the Produce Video dialog box, enter the destination folder name and file name for the video and choose the post-production options.
  14. Click Finish. The rendering begins immediately. Rendering assembles all of the audio and video data into one video file based on the sequence on the Storyboard.
  15. When the rendering finishes, the Production Results dialog box appears. Click Play to view the video.
     Play the video
Title Category Level Format
000 - Lesson 1: Create a Study Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
001 - Lesson 2: Modify the Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
002 - Lesson 3: Finish the Study Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
003 - Lesson 4: Record and Log Participants Getting Started I Video/Written
004 - Lesson 5: Create a Project in Manager Getting Started I Video/Written
005 - Lesson 6: Set Tasks & Markers in Manager Getting Started I Video/Written
006 - Lesson 7: Graph Data Getting Started I Video/Written
007 - Lesson 8: Create a Presentation Getting Started I Video/Written
008 - Lesson 9: Produce the Presentation Getting Started I Video/Written
009 - Choosing a Task Logger Log II Written
010 - Convert a Morae RDG to an AVI or WMV Share II Written
011 - Create Custom Graphs Analyze II Written
012 - Log a New Marker in Morae Manager Log II Written
013 - Preventing Observers From Connecting to a Session Log II Written
014 - The Default Study Configuration Record II Written
015 - Video Display in Observer Log II Written
016 - Viewing Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
017 - View Your Notes and Markers Right After a Session Log II Video/Written