Archive for March, 2009

Notes on recorded sessions

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Another way to use Pear Note that I didn’t originally anticipate is to take notes on previously recorded sessions. One example that I’ve had several people tell me about is psychologists that record their sessions and later go back to take notes on them. I suspect many researchers who records their research subjects would want to do exactly the same.

This is pretty easy to do with Pear Note. You simply

  1. Open a new Pear Note document
  2. Import the previously recorded audio/video (using File->Import Audio/Video)
  3. Press play
  4. Click the lock next to “Unlock to modify text”
  5. Type your notes while listening to the recording as if it were live

Your notes will be timestamped as usual, so you can use your notes to navigate through the recording just as if you typed them live.