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EthoVision XT is the most widely applied video tracking software that tracks and analyzes the behavior, movement, and activity of any animal in any arena.

Why you should use it

  • The only platform with full insight and control over the raw data - you are always in control

  • A cost-effective solution for all standard behavioral tests such as the Morris water maze and open field testing

  • High-throughput and high-content testing

  • Powerful data selection and analysis tools for insightful results

EthoVision XT 25th Anniversary Offer

Get access to special discounts and the added bonus of free consultancy when you order online!

6 month rental of Base
(includes multiple body point tracking)

US$ 1,295

Tracking of nose point, center point, and tail base of rodents or fish

Track one animal in one arena

Limited to 6 month license use

Two hours of free consultancy

Or request a quick quote →

(includes multiple body point tracking)

US$ 5,925

Tracking of nose point, center point, and tail base of rodents or fish

Track one animal in one arena

Permanent license

Two hours of free consultancy

Or request a quick quote →

12 month rental of Base
(includes multiple body point tracking)

US$ 1,990

Tracking of nose point, center point, and tail base of rodents or fish

Track one animal in one arena

Limited to 12 month license use

Two hours of free consultancy

Or request a quick quote →

* Prices are in US dollars and only include software.
** Each software order is shipped with one (1) USB hardware key and one (1) USB flash drive.

Customer quote

EthoVision XT is used in over 34,000 publications. Get your free trial to try it out!

Save time and get fast, reliable results with EthoVision XT

EthoVision XT is your true research companion. It helps you through every step of your experiment – from trial list to results – giving you all the insights you need as well as full control over your data.

It is also smart – it has the technology to track accurately in challenging circumstances. For example, if a tracking error occurs, you can easily correct data by deleting and interpolating specific data points.

The built-in EthoVision XT wizard makes setting up experiments a breeze. There are video tutorials every step of the way, from automatic detection of the animal to the fully integrated and dynamic presentation of your results. Full data transparency helps you interpret your results, fine-tune parameters, and more. In addition, because data is only a collection of numbers until you make sense of it, EthoVision XT offers powerful tools for data selection, analysis, and visualization.

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Download the technical specifications of EthoVision XT here.

Online-only offers are for EthoVision XT Base, which includes multiple body point detection.

If you are interested in tracking in multiple arenas at a time (one animal per arena, up to 100 arenas), social interaction, automatic behavior detection, or incorporating and controlling external equipment (e.g. operant conditioning, optogenetics, several stimuli), please contact us for more information.

The minimum EthoVision XT setup includes the software itself, a computer, a camera, and the maze for testing. Only the EthoVision XT software is sold online at this time, and you are welcome to provide your own hardware or purchase them from Noldus! Please see below for camera and computer specs.


EthoVision XT is suitable with cameras with the following interfaces, such as:

  • GigE cameras
  • Analog cameras
  • IP cameras
  • USB cameras

See the technical specifications for details.

If you would like to learn more about Noldus’ hardware solutions, click below to get in contact with a sales representative.

If you would like to speak to a sales representative before purchasing an online offer or if you have additional questions, please contact us via phone +1-800-355-9541, or email us at

User rating (survey 2018)

say EthoVision is good to very good

experience a big to vital advantage in saving time when using EthoVision

Customer quote

“The tracking software is extraordinary! Keep the good work going. You make our lives easy and each new version of EthoVision is testimony to the fact that the company is frankly put, the best at its game in the world. We appreciate this very much!”

Dr. D. Wolmarans|North-West University, South Africa

“EthoVision XT has allowed our group to significantly cut down the time spent analyzing behavior.”

Dr. O. F. Gayol|Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

“I think the support staff is exceptional. They are very available and knowledgeable and make the difference between a complex, expensive software program that sits on your shelf in a box, and one that is an integral part of your research methodology.”

Dr. A. Pos|York University, Toronto, Canada

“EthoVision allows us to quantify behavior, not just qualify behavior.”

Dr. Christina Semeniuk|Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Canada

“Highly recommend EthoVision - while there are a lot of freeware versions of tracking software out there, they all take a very long time for data acquisition - EthoVision is much faster and therefore definitely worth the cost”

Dr. S. Johnson|University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

“EthoVision has dramatically improved my ability to incorporate extensive behavioral testing with one group of animals. It reduces the time needed to record and analyze behaviors while allowing for much more extensive analysis of behavior.”

Dr. M. Hyer|Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

“EthoVision has revolutionized the way we design, capture and interpret behavioural data. It takes less time to analyse behavioural data and completely eliminates user bias.”

Dr. M. Krishna|Syngene International Ltd, India