We Create Your Observational Research Lab

A Video Observation Lab - As Individual as Your Project

A professional video observation laboratory is the basis for collecting high-quality data. Both in observational studies and in therapy applications.

Mangold International is specialized in planning and implementing individual audio/video observation laboratories on a ready-for-use basis.

Together with you, we plan the video observation laboratory that is ideally suited for your purposes. In general, a Mangold video observation lab can be as complex as you like.

Benefit from our experience of over 30 years of successful lab installations worldwide.

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What a Mangold Observational Research Lab Offers

Video / Audio / Data Acquisition

Mangold VideoSyncPro Studio

The Mangold VideoSyncPro Software is made for recording video and audio streams in sync.

Sounds easy - but is a real challenge if you want to have lip-sync audio and synchronized video over a long time.

In addition, VideoSyncPro can send all kinds of sync markers, allowing to synchronize 3rd party devices, such as physiology recorders or EEG systems, etc.

Audio / Video Hardware

Mangold Audio Rack

We offer a broad range of audio and video equipment. The video device range goes from fixed HD video cameras with zoom lenses to fully remote-controlled pan/tilt/zoom cameras.

Audio can come from almost anything, from stationary boundary microphones to high end wireless tie clip microphones.

Video Rating Software

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The Mangold INTERACT Software is the ultimate solution for qualitative and quantitative video content analysis. 

Use INTERACT to analyze your videos footage in scientific research, if you want to gain deep insight into the recorded test sessions. 

What you can do with a Mangold Observation Lab

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Capture the Reality

Mangold offers a variety of camera systems and all types of audio equipment to capture and record the observed scenarios in detail.

The resulting multimedia files (audio and video footage) can be used for all kinds of post analysis and for creating teaching, training and feedback material.



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Collect Data

Mangold offers software tools and methods for the structured collection of qualitative and quantitative data.

Depending on your needs and your observational workflow, Mangold software like INTERACT, LogSquare or VideoSyncPro Studio can be used for data collection in your study.

Observe and Rate

Mangold software tools allow for collecting rating data through live observation or post video analysis.

Again, depending on your workflow and needs, different Mangold software solutions can be used for live observation and post video rating.


Mangold offers various options for synchronizing other devices and data sources in your lab so that they can be analyzed in sync to your video and audio footage.

Create Teaching Videos

Mangold software allows the creation of teaching, training and feedback videos easily, even based on complex video ratings. This way, the real highlights of the observed scenarios can be extracted and merged into new valuable videos.

Debriefing for improvement and mutual understanding


Sharing knowledge is the key to improvement and mutual understanding. Our tools support you in gaining and teaching the knowledge your team needs to improve performance and quality of outcomes.

In-depth Analysis

The qualitative and quantitative content analysis of the recorded video footage is easily and fully possible with the Mangold INTERACT software.

It allows an in-depth analysis to understand behavior which cannot be discovered using simple observation techniques.

Statistical Results

Mangold software tools offer various statistical analysis based on your rating data at the touch of a button. 

Duration and frequency of behaviors, latencies, contingencies, percentages and averages are only a few of the many possible outcomes.


Use the many visualization possibilities in Mangold Software tools to create amazing reports and be able to hold easily understandable and valuable presentations for your audience.

One-stop shopping - Adapted to your needs

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Depending on your requirements, we design the ideal system.

In doing so, we draw on our many years of experience and can quickly assess which audio/video components are ideally suited to the project, where they should best be placed in the rooms and how the individual parts can be optimally connected.

As a result, we can usually make well-founded statements about the project after just a few days.


If necessary, we can make changes and extensions to the software components used at any time, for example to develop new functions in audio/video recording or to integrate data from other systems into the recording and evaluation process.

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The system is completely assembled by us and undergoes extensive testing at our premises.


Depending on the order, the initial setup can be done by yourself with our support or a team from Mangold will come on site to install the system.

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As part of a comprehensive training course, you will receive the necessary know-how to operate the system and efficiently evaluate the data collected with it, depending on your needs.


So that you can concentrate on the essentials in your research, we provide expert support for your studies right from the start with our know-how in technical matters and specialist support in scientific data analysis.

...And after that?

Due to the modular structure of each laboratory, it can be expanded and adapted to new research goals even after years

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Contact us now

Whether it is team research, parent-child studies, research on adolescence, design thinking, problem solving studies, strategy research, feedback and training, usability research, or ... you name it ... we certainly can create a professional observation lab solution that meets your individual needs.

Just describe your project and we will propose you the ideal package.

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