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SimObserver Pro: Video Capture & Review System

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SimObserver Pro

A Plug-in for SimCreator and DX

SimObserver Pro v 4.0 is a stand-alone after-action review system that allows you to record digital video and data from multiple independent sources. SimObserver records simulation activity from up to four vantage points. The synchronized views are displayed simultaneously in quad view and synchronized with other digital data upon playback.

 

Full HD and Ultra HD Options

SimObserver Pro is designed to integrate easily with other applications and environments such as simulators, prototyping systems, usability labs, and virtual environments. The integration capability includes mechanisms for titling video, external/remote system control, and data/video synchronization.

SimObserver Pro v 4.0 comes in two options. The first option is a four-camera combination using a hardware multiplexer into one 1920×1080 (1K) video output compressed using h.264 format using Intel QSV encoding. The second option is a four HD camera combination using software into one 3840 x 2160 (4K) video output compressed using h.265 format with NVENC.

 

Real Time Titling

SimObserver’s capture application includes a flexible video titling system that allows you to create, display, and manage overlay titles. You can define the location, size, font, color, and level of transparency of your title fields.  You can also define data sources for each field and populate them with data from external applications in real-time.

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Event Mark & Review

While you record a simulation using SimObserver, you can mark significant events using keystrokes on the SimObserver computer or through remote commands issued from other applications.  Events are recorded into an events file that is used to locate the events you tagged during capture. You name the events so they have contextual meaning when you seek through them. You can search through all events in Data Distillery or just those of a certain category. As you search through events, the playback system instantaneously repositions the video to the event marker, significantly reducing the time it takes to review the video. Fast play, slow play, or frame-by-frame playback, combined with event seeking, gives you a high degree of flexibility when closely analyzing simulation captures.

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Data Reduction, Review & Analysis

Video data collected with SimObserver can be synchronized with real-time data sources using Data Distillery that is included in any SimObserver’s software package. You can open data and video files and review them simultaneously. Data Distillery provides functions for graphical data display, automated event identification, and data reduction. Used together, SimObserver and Data Distillery make it possible to analyze both video and real-time data streams in the most efficient manner to date.

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Highlights

  • Stand-alone digital video capture system
  • Direct video capture to high-quality h.264 (1K combined output) or h.265 (4K combined output) format, maintaining 30 fps video capture rate
  • Customizable data collection rates
  • Real-time video titling
  • Titles named and configured by the user
  • Up to four camera views combined in one expandable view as output in either Full or Ultra HD
  • Event mark and review
  • Remote command interface
  • Synchronized video and data stream capture
  • Highly compatible with other apps and environments
  • Hardware and software included
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SimObserver Pro v 4.0 is a stand-alone after-action review system that allows you to record digital video and data from multiple independent sources. SimObserver records simulation activity from up to four vantage points. The synchronized views are displayed simultaneously in quad view and synchronized with other digital data upon playback.

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