Add Memos and Links to Videos

Attaching memos to time positions in videos

As well as coding them, you can also add memos to media files to make notes or record your thoughts, hypotheses, interpretations, and much more about particular time positions. The memos can also be used to subdivide a video file so that you can quickly “navigate” through the video by jumping to the next memo.

To attach a memo to a playback position, there are several options:

  • Right-click a position of the waveform
  • Or click the button New memo in the Multimedia Browser toolbar
  • Or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+⇧+M (Windows) / ⌥+⇧+M (macOS)
Creating memos

You can jump back and forth between the memos of a media file at any time by using the Previous / Next Memo icons in the “Multimedia Browser” toolbar or the associated keyboard shortcuts ⇧ + F3 and F3 in Multimedia Browser toolbar.

Please note: For information on how to use the function keys F1 .. F12 with a Mac computer, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Setting internal links in video clips

Internal links in MAXQDA are used to connect two parts of the project, for example a video scene with an interview section. This creates a hyperlink, which you can click to jump back and forth between the linked sections.

Follow these steps to set an internal link in a video file:

  1. Select part of a video in the “Multimedia Browser”.
  2. Right-click on the marked section and select Insert Internal Link (Anchor/Target). Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+L (Windows) or ⌘+L (macOS). This sets the start of the link.
  3. Select another sequence in the video and repeat step 2. This sets your link target.
Insert Internal Link

In the “Multimedia Browser”, a link icon will now appear in the waveform, which you can click to jump to the linked section.

Link icon in the Multimedia Browser

You can connect a video clip to another video clip or connect a video clip to a text section in a document or memo. For example, a passage of text that talks about a particular video scene can be linked to that video scene via an internal link.

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