Our software integrates with the latest IP camera technology. Observe in real-time or review recorded high definition video in 1080p resolution. Auto-gaining discrete microphones provide high-quality perfectly synchronized audio, great for picking up soft voices.
The VALT software records video in a standard MP4 format. When a session is complete it is ready to be burned to DVD or saved to a flash drive, and the video files can be played back on any computer without special software or codecs.
All of the videos are stored and managed by a built-in searchable database. Tag videos with data like product name or test subject for easy lookup and review.
Tag specific points within a recording either during live observation or during the review process. These points can have searchable descriptions associated with them. Such “markers” allow users to easily jump right to that point in the video, similar to chapters in a DVD.
Product testing (also called consumer testing) involves measuring the properties and performance of products using unbiased individuals. Observing people interacting with products is a great way to understand the product’s usability and to understand the overall user experience (UX).
Using digital video to record product testing is an indispensable part of the process. Much of the focus with product testing has been on analytics, often at the cost of a deeper understanding of the users’ experience with the products. Video captures the product testing process in detail, allowing companies to truly learn people’s preferences and why users do what they do.
The VALT (Video Audio Learning Tool) system from IVS is an affordable, state-of-the-art video solution for companies or regulators conducting product testing. VALT is used to create an extensive video library of consumer testing, allowing effective side-by-side comparison of various user experiences in dealing with the same products and services.
VALT uses top-end microphones and IP cameras to generate perfect video recordings of product tests. Video content is uploaded to a central server and immediately available for viewing, with no time lag due to rendering or formatting. Any authorized user can view your library of video sessions using nothing more than a common Internet browser, with no special equipment required.
VALT video equipment for recording consumer tests is extremely easy to use, with little training required. Both movable pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) and fixed cameras are available. Combined with auto-gain microphones that eliminate background noise, VALT creates quality video at a fraction of the cost of other systems or employing video professionals. The VALT software also integrates with HDMI/VGA/DVI encoders which are a great way to capture software interactions done on a computer or tablet while pairing and synchronizing that screen with the video cameras.
The VALT video software is a snap — you can access the database with any common device, such as a PC or tablet. Recorded product testing sessions are stamped with metadata can be annotated with notes, making categorization and recall easy.
To ensure that all recorded videos are fully secure, VALT employs state-of-the-art encryption, user rights management, and user authentication procedures to ensure only those with allowed access are able to view and record company training sessions.
VALT video can also be made mobile — our Beam mobile capture application lets companies and organizations record product testing far away from your main facility. Beam turns a smartphone or tablet into a portable recording studio — your recorded video is automatically synced with the VALT server and available in the video library.
The central server eliminates the need for extensive video equipment in any room, making VALT video is fully scalable to meet the needs of any sized company or organization. Our VALT video system for product testing can support dozens of cameras and microphones simultaneously. A typical VALT installation contains storage for nearly 20,000 hours of video though requirements for additional storage can be easily met.
IVS will happily provide a complete turnkey video training solution for companies of any size. IVS will also work with internal IT departments or third-party integrators to ensure a completely successful installation of VALT video. Contact us to request a quote or for a product demonstration.