Customize Observer for Your Session

To help you view the recording more easily, Morae allows you to customize how you view and log a session.

See the following topics for more information:

Adjust the View of the Recording Session

To make it easier to view the recording, you may need to adjust the way the video appears in Observer. You can view the screen and/or camera video being captured in several ways.

Try the different views to find one that works well for your test. You can adjust the view at any time, prior to and during a recording.

Normal View (default)

By default, the interface opens in the Normal view. This view shows the recording activity within a regular window. The toolbar, status bar, menu bar, Marker Definitions window, and PiP window are visible by default.

Normal View example

Full Screen View

The Full Screen view fills the entire screen with the recording and a floating toolbar appears.
To toggle the Full Screen view on/off, do one of the following:

  • Click the Full Screen button .Full Screen button
  • Use the <ALT+ENTER> hotkey.
  • Choose View > Full Screen.

Full Screen view example

Scale to Fit View

If the recording is larger than the Viewing window, choose the Scale to Fit view. This view fits the entire recording into the Viewing window. This option is available in both Normal and Full Screen view.

To toggle the Scale to Fit option on or off, do one of the following:

  • Click the Toggle Scale-to-Fit button. Scale-to-Fit button
  • Use the <CTRL+ALT+S> hotkey.
  • Choose View > Scale to Fit.

Normal View scaled to fit the recording within the application window

Picture in Picture (PiP)

When recording begins, a window containing the Picture in Picture (PiP) camera video appears by default in the lower right-hand corner of the viewing window. You can move and resize the PiP window in the Viewing window.

PiP is best viewed with the Scale to Fit option turned on. If you can't find the PIP window, choose View > Scale to Fit and the PiP window appears in the lower right-hand corner.

PIP Window example in Observer



To move the PiP window

Click in the PiP window and drag it to a different location.

To resize the PiP window

  1. Point at a corner of the window with your cursor and grab the handles that appear.
  2. Drag the corner out or into make the window larger or smaller.

To hide or show the PiP window

Choose View > Picture in Picture (PiP).

Marker Definitions Window

The Marker Definitions window displays the markers defined in the study configuration that you can use to log events during the recording.

To log a marker, click a button in the Marker column.

Marker Definitions dialog

The Marker Definitions window is visible by default in Observer. To hide the marker definitions, choose View > Marker Definitions.

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