The Storyboard feature in Spotter decreases the time it takes to assemble a highlight reel with multiple cameras. These reels allow for the same degree of editing Spotter would allow, including 360° de-warping and other video manipulation controls.
After an incident, it is important that the investigation goes quickly and that as many resources as possible are provided.
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What is a storyboard?
A storyboard is a collection of video and audio clips that you can create to show a series of events. These are very helpful during while an incident is under review. With the Spotter Player available to include with any export, Investigators are able to utilize the same powerful features in Spotter without the need to download an extra program.
Why Use it?
Storyboards allow incidents to be easily reviewed and isolated. By keeping the video clips exclusively focused on the incident this reduces the time needed to analyze the situation. Also in using a storyboard, all of the incident related clips are in one easy-to-view file. Even with all of this power, these video files will still pass any needed legal certification.
It is easy to create storyboards with a large amount of different camera angles of an event, even across different time intervals.
How To Use The Storyboard Feature
Choose Camera(s) to export
To start locate the camera(s) you would like to export into a storyboard and hit add to storyboard.
Setting timeframe for export
You will see the cameras added to the storyboard on the left of the timeline. Now you can drag the yellow brackets or enter the times you would like to export video. You will still be able to view the cameras above in the camera grid.
Once this is done you can hit the export (green film strip icon on the far right of the image below) if you would like to add more views from a different time window. Otherwise you can hit the save icon (green Floppy disk, left of export) and skip the next step.
Exporting muptiple clips
You will see all of your different clips on the right side of the Spotter app where you are able to label them and arrange them how you would like. After each clip have been arranged and saved the way you would like you can hit Start Export:
The next screen will allow you to edit the settings of your export.
An important thing to note: the .SEF2 file type will allow for more powerful controls over the video; such as 360° de-warping. Also make sure to include/copy SpotterPlayer whenever you are handing off an export to an outside source so they will be able to enjoy the same full suite of video controls you do.
From here feel free to share this storyboard for review with anyone that needs it!