One key component of traditional ethnographic research is field-based data collection that prioritizes observation over direct questioning. Observation allows the researcher to contextualize the gaps between what people say versus what they actually do. A research community however, removes the researcher from the field and relies on the community interface to collect data for them.
Recollective has released another exciting update to benefit customers collecting video from participants. Now, without any video editing software, administrators can download automatically generated video clips created directly from excerpts on video transcripts.
Simply highlight the desired text from a video's transcript to create a downloadable video clip that will precisely match your text selection. You no longer need to download large video exports only to re-watch them out of context hoping to relocate relevant feedback and insights. Dozens of perfectly-timed clips can now be created and exported in minutes.
Within the past 6 months, Recollective has released two major video processing improvements:
In this February release, we've continued along that path to provide the following improvements:
Note that each video clip produced will be a MP4 file that matches the original video's resolution (up to 1080p). A clip's filename will include the participant's username, clip timing, and other reference numbers.
Improved Excerpt Report
All text submitted by participants (including auto-generated video transcripts) are open for analysis without leaving Recollective. Administrators can highlight and save as many text snippets as needed to catalog the valuable insights they've received.
Each saved excerpt can be assigned codes from a Code Book that administrators collaboratively evolve over time while moderating a study.
The Excerpt Report has always provided a way to filter and review all the saved excerpts in a study. The report has been greatly improved in this release.
Filtering the Excerpt Report now includes:
Excerpts have always supported backroom comments by administrators and now the Excerpt Report will re-display those comments in the report results
The latest release of Recollective includes a few other important improvements worth mentioning:
For the next release, we'll be focusing on the scheduling of email invitations plus some new built-in panelist attributes. These new attributes will help you identify panelists based on their level of engagement.
We hope you will enjoy the automated video clip generation that's now available in Recollective. As always, we appreciate any and all feedback you might have on this product update.