Updated: Apr 26
Deciding where and how to set up BJSurvey can initially be challenging. Following the guidelines below will make that task easier.
Any location where you can watch the video that you are entering into BJSurvey is OK. However, using BJSurvey away from the "front lines" significantly improves data entry speed (and accuracy).
The two most common setups are installing BJSurvey either
on the same computer as your digital surveillance application or
on a separate computer located next to it.
Computer with dual-monitor capability
Use just one keyboard to control the video playback and to enter the data into BJSurvey.
Use the DVR at the highest possible video quality.
You must use BJSurvey's DVR. Since the DVR adds significant productivity benefits, this can hardly be considered a disadvantage.
Video Capture device if you want to use BJSurvey's DVR.
Using the DVR is optional
Switching back and forth between two keyboards/mice to a) control video playback and b) enter data into BJSurvey. This disadvantage can be eliminated by using the DVR.
Video Capture device is required to use the DVR.
Reduced video quality due to the conversion process when using the DVR.