What is Transana? How it could help us?
‘Transana’ is software for professional researchers who want to analyze digital video or audio data. This software lets you doing directly transcriptions from your audio or video files. You can transcribe it, identify analytically interesting clips, assign keywords to clips, arrange and rearrange clips, create complex collections of interrelated clips, explore relationships between applied keywords, and share your analysis with colleagues. Transana helps us to manage large collections of video and audio files and clips.
Transana is free, and Open Source. It was developed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, where it continues to be maintained and enhanced.
Some ideas about Transana
- Transana is a computer program that allows researchers to transcribe and analyze large collections of video and audio data. Transana enables researchers to get more out of their data than is possible with other available methods, because it allows researchers to:
- Transcribe their video or audio files in as much or as little detail as desired. (Please note that transcription in Transana is a facilitated manual process. Voice recognition technology has not yet developed to the point where it is useful with most research video or audio files.)
- Identify and easily access the analytically significant portions of their video data.
- Manage large video collections containing hundreds (and potentially thousands) of hours of video.
- Organize video clips (from the same or from different video files) into meaningful categories, as a mechanism for developing and expanding the theoretical understanding of