Create a Test Recording

A test recording includes all of the data streams for the Capture Options defined in the study configuration. A message appears describing any problems with the current configuration so you can correct them prior to beginning an actual recording session.

When the 15-second test recording is complete, the screen video, camera video, Picture in Picture (PIP), and/or audio streams immediately play back. The test playback confirms if Recorder is accurately capturing the video and audio. This test also silently checks the other configuration settings.

A Test Recording does not confirm Recorder Start and Stop Option settings.

To Run a Test Recording:

  1. Click the Test Recording button in the Recorder toolbar.
  2. A dialog box appears asking if you want to continue with the test recording. Click Yes.
  3. The Recorder UI minimizes to a tray icon. The test recording begins immediately and proceeds for 15 seconds.
    The Recording in progress message appears in the Preview pane and the status bar confirms a recording is being made.
  4. During the test recording, create some sound and activity for Recorder to capture (i.e., speak into the microphone, move the mouse or open windows on the computer, and wave at any cameras).
  5. At the end of the 15 seconds, the test video plays back and includes the screen and/or camera video, and audio from the temporary test file.
    When the playback is complete, the window closes automatically. The test recording is not saved for later viewing.
  6. If you are satisfied with the test recording and have not received any error messages, proceed to record with the selected settings.

Because Video and Audio Sources are affected by the hardware connected to the computer when Recorder opens, create a test recording to verify the selected sources prior to recording start.

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