Set up your system

License structure

MediaRecorder now offers the additional possibility to use a digital software license key instead of a hardware key (USB dongle) to offer you maximum flexibility. To activate the software license key you need an internet connection. Upon activating you can choose between:

  • Fixed license - Use the software on a single designated computer. The license is connected to your computer and can be used without an internet connection.
  • Floating license - Install the software on any computer and use it where and when you want. For example, on the computer in your lab at work and the next day on your laptop at home. For the use of the software, the computers need to be connected to the internet.


When studying interactions from several different angles, it’s helpful to see what your participants are looking at. Videos from four cameras can be combined into one file, so you can inspect your entire setup in one view. It is also possible to display up to three small video images in one main video image (Picture in Picture). You can choose the position and size of the embedded video images within the primary video display.

MediaRecorder man with laptop

Record rapidly occuring behaviors

When you are studying rapidly occurring behaviors, it is ideal to record videos and code them afterwards with The Observer XT; the playback functionality of The Observer XT allows you to play back the videos at a low speed, and code behaviors in greater detail. With special cameras, you can even record up to 100 video frames per second. So you can record fast movements accurately; for example, for sports research.


Complete solution

It is also possible to create your own solution or ask Noldus to assist you with designing the entire lab set-up as there are so many possibilities to consider. MediaRecorder is available as a 4, 6, or 8 recording solution. Record up to four high quality videos simultaneously or, for larger observation labs, extend this number to eight. The choice is yours!