Coding Audio and Video Sources

When working in an audio or video source you can code the media directly or code the text in the transcript (if there is one).

To code directly on the audio or video:

  1. Use the play controls on the Media toolbar to locate the portion of the audio or video you want to code.  You can also drag the media playhead to the required position on the timeline.

  2. Click and drag the timeline to select the required timespan:




Code the timespan from 00:55.0 to 01:37.0.

  1. On the Code menu, click Code Selection.

  2. Choose whether you want to code at new or existing nodes. Refer to Coding at Existing Nodes and Coding at New Nodes for more information.   

 Show me how to code a video

To code the transcript:

  1. Select the required transcript text.

  2. On the Code menu, click Code Selection.

  3. Choose whether you want to code at new or existing nodes.


You cannot code specific text inside custom columns, but you can use custom columns to auto code the whole transcript. Refer to Auto Code by Transcript Column for details.

Shadow Coding

When you code a portion of the timeline, the associated transcript text is also indirectly coded, this is called shadow coding. Similarly if you code the transcript, the associated section of the media is shadow coded.

For example, if you code the timeline and display coding stripes you can see the shadow coding on the transcript:

                                Direct coding on timeline

Shadow coding on transcript (a lighter stripe)

When you run a coding query, shadow coding is included in the results.

Hiding Shadow Coding

To hide shadow coding:

On the View menu, click the Shadow Coding option.


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