PM2GO: EASY TO USE VIDEO ANNOTATION TOOL

Attention: This is still a beta version. We have received reports of data loss, so we highly recommend that you backup the xml-file (find in your project folder) regularly to prevent this. Posted 07-02-2015.

PM2GO

IS A NEW VERSION OF PIECEMAKER

Piecemaker is a multi-user application (app) initiated as a research project by David Kern to support the organisation and recall of materials created in The Forsythe Company rehearsal studio. PM2GO is an easy-to-install and intuitive-to-use adaption of this app for use in dance creation and education. It is available for free as one of the research results of the first phase of Motion Bank.

DOWNLOAD PM2GO v0.98

DOWNLOAD HANDBOOK

PM2GO Screenshot.

PM2GO

has the following functions

• Video annotation with text • Live annotation • Text editing • Cue editing • Colour categorisation • Export and import projects • Asynchronous annotations of collaborating authors.

There are 5 video tutorials below to help you install, set up and work with PM2GO.

PM2GO Screenshot.

PM2GO supports annotation of video recordings of any live event, not only dance. In our test-phase we discovered people would use it for lectures, interviews or usability test-videos.

What is your reason to use PM2GO? What are your experiences with the tool? What would you like to see integrated in a next step?

Please write us: PM2GO@motionbank.org

PM2GO Screenshot.

To run PM2GO on your computer you first need to install Adobe AIR (free). Then download PM2GO and follow the installation instructions (see System Requirements below).

If you would like to be informed of possible new releases send an email to: PM2GO@motionbank.org.

PM2GO Screenshot.

There are 5 video tutorials below to help you install, set up and work with PM2GO. These tutorials are best viewed at full-screen.

Some new features are missing from the tutorials which were produced for an earlier version of PM2GO. However, the basic instructions remain the same.

It is recommended to combine viewing the videos with reading the PM2GO HANDBOOK.

Caution: PM2GO works only with the correct video formats which you can read about in the Handbook.

PM2GO workshop with Martin Streit and Kristina Veit. September 2013. Photo: Jessica Schäfer

System Requirements:

Windows 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Mac OS Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)