Convert Morae Recording Files (RDG) to AVI or WMV

After observing and logging a session, you may want to have quick access to video of the session. Because Morae records using RRT, the resulting video file (RDG) will only play in Manager or the Morae player.

To play or edit Morae recordings in programs other then Morae, save or convert your Morae recordings (RDG files) to AVI or WMV files.

See the following topics for more information:

Create WMV File During a Session

You can save a WMV file during the recording session. 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.

If you mute the audio on Observer during a session, the audio is still recorded in the WMV.

Save Session as WMV option in Connect to Recorder dialog

Create AVI File or WMV File After Recording

After recording a session, you may want to covert the RDG files to an AVI or WMV file.

To convert a recording to AVI or WMV:

  1. In Morae Manager, open an existing project or create a new project with recording(s) to convert.
    • 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. Choose Create > Storyboard to create a new Storyboard, if needed.

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

  4. Click and drag a video clip onto the Storyboard.
    Drag a recording to the Storyboard.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have each recording in a separate Storyboard.
  6. Click the Produce and Share Highlight Video button from the title bar or choose File > Produce and Share > Highlight Video. The Production Wizard appears and leads you through the production process.
  7. Select one or more Storyboards to produce as WMV or AVI videos.
  8. Click Next. The Video Encoding Options dialog box opens.
  9. Select a compression option.

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

  10. Click Next. The Video Size dialog box appears.
  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.
  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.
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