See also: Test Type Working Principles
Audiqueen comes with a unique user friendly video capturing feature. This built-in software module allows you to enter video sequences to your test results. You first need to create and connect the 'machine', which is the camera. Then you create and configure the custom test.
Connect your camera with your computer
Before you start, you must make sure that your computer receives video images. Hence you need a camera and a connection to your computer. Any digital camera will do. This can be a simple webcam, or a high end endoscopic tip camera. The connection between camera and computer depends on the camera and the drivers that come with it. Many modern cameras have easy to use USB connections. Other cameras are connected to a monitor. In that case, you need to capture the video signal from that monitor. You can find adaptors and software for this in any dedicated retail shop. Alternatively, Otoconsult or you Audiqueen distributor can assist you and provide you the proper components.
The camera should appear under devices in your computer’s Control Panel.
Create a Custom Test for video images
Now you need to create a custom test to handle the video movies and images. The instructional video on Test Management shows you how to create a custom test.
Make sure to check the Software for this Test ‘Audiqueen Video Capture’ in the Custom Test Details. The Configure window allows you to change your preferences, like the image quality, the recording bit rate and frame rate, the video codec, the snapshot format, snapshot hotkey, video resolution, etc.
Please note that you can set hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) to take a snapshot and/or to start/stop videorecording. If you use the same for both (e.g. the spacebar), a short tap will take the snapshot, while a long hold will start or stop the video. The duration of the click to control the video recording can be set in the Hold Time box. It is possible to add a foot pedal (or any other Human Interface Device or HID) to control these functions. Please contact Otoconsult for advice.
Please take into consideration that video recording uses a lot of your storage (hard disk) and make sure to have sufficient capacity available on your system. Audiqueen indicated how much storage your preferences require.