Introduction

Thank you for buying QTReview! We have worked to make it as intuitive to use as possible. This document was created in the event that you would like some additional guidance or to unlock some of the more advanced features.

Overview

QTReview allows you to open existing time-based media files, such as video and audio files, and add textual, drawn, and image file notes at different times within the video audio. It allows you to save those notes into a file that can be shared to communicate additional information about time-based media.

Opening a File

To open a video or audio file format to be your main video file, click “File > Open” and then select a COMPATIBLE FILE FORMAT.

Compatible File Formats

QTReview currently accepts video files in the following formats:

  • .mov
  • .mpg
  • .mp4
  • .m4v
  • .qt

QTReview current accepts audio files in the following formats:

  • .mp3
  • .wav
  • .aiff

Adding a text note

To add a text note, find a moment in the main file at which you’d like to add the note and type the text you’d like to add into the text field labeled “Summary”, then click “Add”. If you don’t set a Mark In or Mark Out time, QTReview will automatically save the current time you’re at in the file to the note. The note will appear in the Notes Window.

Adding a drawn note

To add a drawn note, click the Draw Button, which has a pencil on it. When it is highlighted, you will be able to draw on the image. When you want to save the note, just click “Add” and the drawing will be saved. The drawing will be shown during only the duration of the In Time to the Out Time if those have been set before adding. The note will appear in the Notes Window with a little pencil icon next to it.

Adding images to the note

QTReview also allows you to save images to a note as references or additional information. To save an image to a note, navigate to the Images Window, click the “Add Image to Note…” button and then choose the image or images you would like to add. In addition, you can also drag and drop images into the Images Window. Once you have the images you would like to add to the note, you can click “Add” in the Main Window to save the images to the note. Then, the note will appear in the Notes Window with a little document icon next to it.

Editing a note

To edit a note, select it in the Notes Window. You can then edit the note, revising In/Out Times, text, or images. Currently, you can not revise the drawing, only add to it. Then click the “Save” button.

Deleting a note

To delete a note, select it in the Notes Window, and either type or click on the “Delete” button.

Saving a document

Saving a QTReview file after you’ve made your notes is easy. Click “File > Save As…” if it’s the first time you’ve saved the file, or if you want to change the name, or if you want to change how the main file is saved.

A window will pop up that asks where you want to save the file and what you want to save it as well as the options Save main file as self-contained and Save main file as reference. If you want the main video or audio file to be contained in the QTReview file (.movr) then make sure Save main file as self-contained is selected. If you would prefer the QTReview file to just save a path to the main file then select Save main file as reference. Both options have advantages, self-contained ensures that when you open the QTReview file next time, the main file is available. Save main file as reference provides a smaller filesize. If the main file is not at the same path when you open the QTReview file, you will be asked where to find the file.

If you’ve already saved it once and don’t want to change the name, just type COMMAND-S or click FILE > SAVE.

Changing the columns

To edit the columns shown in the Notes Window, CONTROL-CLICK the headings bar of the Notes table and select/deselect the properties that you would like to show. You can also resize the window and next time you open the program, the windows will be in your desired configuation.

Changing your username

To change your username, click on the QTReview menu item, then click on Preferences. You can change the Username. There is no need to save. Just close the window after you’ve made your selection.

Changing the default drawing color

To change the default color of drawn notes, click on the QTReview menu item, then click on Preferences. You can change the Default Color. There is no need to save. Just close the window after you’ve made your selection.