Multimedia Sync & Playback

March 31, 2021

ObserVIEW can play video, audio, and GPS media files in sync with a waveform recording. The Multimedia Sync button is located under the Replay tab in the main ribbon. From there, the user can open video/audio files and time-sync them with a data recording. The View GPS Data button is located to the left of Multimedia Sync.

Note: Multimedia Sync is an advanced feature. Depending on your license, you may not be able to use this feature.

The user can add video/audio or GPS files after the time waveform is opened in ObserVIEW. The files must be in the same folder location on the hard drive.

Multimedia Sync

Multimedia Sync opens a multimedia player that automatically plays any video files associated with the waveform (.vfw). Video files are included in the display if they are in the same directory as the .vfw file, and their timestamp lines up with the recording time. If multiple video files are part of a continuous recording, they will appear in the media player as one video and play in order as a single playlist.

Other Media Files

Other media files—such as video files that were not loaded or audio files—can be opened once the player is open.

With Multimedia Sync, the user can:

  • Adjust time delay to sync the video and .vfw file (initial sync is based on the time stamp in video file)
  • Sync the video time with an event in the recording
  • Switch between HD and SD for a smoother playback (higher playback speeds can result in video lag)
  • Add other media such as audio files
  • Sync multiple video sources
  • Adjust the playback speed or playback on loop
  • The user can also playback the media. Hover over the video player to view the playback controls.

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GPS Data

View GPS Data opens a map view with associated GPS data markers. It requires an NMEA file with a timestamp that matches the current time data. The user can view the data as a map (MapVIEW) or in satellite view.

On the map, the user can adjust the time window to view the GPS location as well as view the time stamp, speed, and location for a GPS point. The color of the marker indicates speed (MPH). Hover over a data point to view its statistics.

Add a Graph

The user can view and playback the media files alongside any graph such as a fast Fourier transform (FFT) or power spectral density (PSD).

GPS sync in ObserVIEW

Multimedia sync in ObserVIEW.