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Video Annotation Database

The Video Annotation Database allows multiple researchers to annotate scenes within videos. Annotated parts can easily be interlinked to other resources with hyperlinks. The system provides a basic descriptive metadataset with keywords and a video transcription layer. An additional feature is the built in geo-localisation tool which allows users to relate single scenes to areas on a map.

The video annotation database is powered by, an open source tool which is capable of importing and exporting video annotations to srt-files for the use with other software.

Resource types: Video  
Time period:  By now the earliest resource is a b/w film from the early 1930s. The latest material is field work footage from Nepal from 2010.  
Languages: The cataloging language is English. Transcriptions are saved in UTF-8.  


Annotated films ca be accessed at . During the annotation process the source material can only be accessed by respective group members.

How can this resource be used in teaching, studying and research?  

With the help of the Video Annotation Database students in courses as well as researcher in projects can intensively annotate and discuss filmed material. The database provides a collaborative platform that allows to link scenes to other resources or relate to a single scene from outside e.g. a publication.

Highlights from this resource

Annotated scene in editor view.


  • Screenshot from the Video Annotation Database showing the Editor