The original version of Procoder was developed in the 1980s by Jon Tapp, working with other programmers and researchers at Vanderbilt University's Kennedy Center. It ran on the Apple IIe using analog VHS editing equipment. When DOS-based PCs became popular, the program was re-written using a serial control box to read and write SMPTE time code, and to control an analog tape deck. This system was used at the Kennedy Center and other research facilities for many years. In the early 2000s, Windows-based computers became faster and desktop digital video became a less expensive and more useful reality. In 2002, Jon Tapp decided to completely re-write the system for Windows and digital media files, renaming it Procoder DV™.
Today, the program continues to be used on a regular basis in a wide variety of Kennedy Center research studies. Today's edition of ProcoderDV™ provides an inexpensive and robust tool to gather just about any type of data from digital video and/or audio files. Its design reflects years of experience with observational research. Working with Vanderbilt University's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, the Kennedy Center's Test and Technology Center is now licensing Procoder DV™ to the general public.
ProcoderDV™ may be licensed as a stand-alone application, or may be used in conjunction with other components in our suite of software tools. ProcoderDV™ is available for license via our quick and easy online licensing process. At the end of this process you will be able to download the ProcoderDV™ application online. For more specific information or questions, please use the contact form on this website.