Ovo Studios CaptureUX software is a right-sized, PC-based tool for UX research and usability testing. With CaptureUX, you can:

CaptureUX UX Testing Software
CaptureUX setup schematic for a software UX study with an in-person participant.

The CaptureUX interface combines a real-time video preview of what is being recorded with a compact note-taking interface.

CaptureUX Software for Usability Testing
CaptureUX study-time screen with live video of participant computer and webcam.

Observers can input notes in real time using a web interface that is hosted on the CaptureUX PC. Observers would monitor participant video either (a) by joining an online meeting, or (b) by watching video on displays in a fixed UX Lab.

CaptureUX Software for Usability Testing
CaptureUX study-time webpage for observer note-taking.

CaptureUX Feature Overview

CaptureUX software runs on a dedicated Windows 10 laptop that your company owns and that your IT group manages. All data and videos are stored on the CaptureUX PC.
Audio and video are recorded using USB devices that are connected to the CaptureUX PC and are stored on the CaptureUX PC in MP4 format.
Moderator can:
  • take notes during the study
  • edit notes post study
  • extract video highlights
  • create findings.
Observers can take notes in real time by connecting to the CaptureUX PC via a web page that it hosts. Notes are stored on the CaptureUX PC.
Participant's desktop, face, and voice are recorded using dedicated capture devices and cameras which connect to the CaptureUX PC.
In-person or remote participants are supported. For remote, simply share the participant's computer using your company's approved online meeting service. Remote observers can join the meeting and observe.
Participants work with task materials and surveys that you provide.
HTML reports in CaptureUX include: Notes • video links • highlights • findings.
Costs, Licensing, and Tech Support
  • Single-Seat License is $900.00 per year plus tax where applicable. License is required to enable CaptureUX functionality.
  • Optional Technical Support is $300.00 per year per seat plus tax where applicable. If engaged during a license period, the technical support term expires with the single-seat license.
System Requirements: For best results, the following minimum system requirements are recommended. Ovo Studios makes no claims about performance of systems that do not meet these minimum specifications.

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 or Core i5 with integrated graphics and Intel QuickSync Technology. To see if your PC's Intel CPU has QuickSync, you can search by processor type on Intel's Product Specifications site.
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 32 GB hard drive space per 8-hour study, 7600 RPM drive.

In real-world testing, systems with lesser capabilities have been shown to work. You can test your system by requesting a CaptureUX trial and seeing if it works.

CaptureUX Setup Schematics

Setup procedures for three UX testing use cases are presented below. For detailed information about using CaptureUX, you may refer to CaptureUX online help.

Use Case #1: In-Person Participant Working on a Computer

CaptureUX UX Testing Software
CaptureUX setup schematic for a software UX study with an in-person participant.

Hardware Setup:

  1. Put the CaptureUX PC and the Participant Computer on a table.
  2. Plug a webcam into a USB port on the CaptureUX PC. Ovo recommends the Logitech C922 Pro Stream.
  3. Plug an HDMI capture device into a USB port on the CaptureUX PC. Ovo recommends the Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus.
  4. Connect the HDMI out of the Participant Computer to the HDMI capture device using an HDMI cable.

CaptureUX Setup:

  1. Turn on the computers.
  2. Open CaptureUX.
  3. Configure CaptureUX to record in Two Mixed Sources mode using the HDMI capture device for the participant’s PC screen, the external webcam for the participant’s face, and the external webcam microphone as the audio device.
  4. Verify setup and start recording when you are ready to begin your study.

Use Case #2: In-Person Participant Recorded Using Two Cameras

CaptureUX UX Testing Software
CaptureUX setup schematic for a UX study using two webcams with an in-person participant.

Hardware Setup:

  1. Put the CaptureUX PC on a table.
  2. Plug two webcams into USB ports on the CaptureUX PC. Ovo recommends the Logitech C922 Pro Stream.

CaptureUX Setup:

  1. Turn on the CaptureUX computer.
  2. Open CaptureUX.
  3. Configure CaptureUX to record using the two USB cameras in Two Mixed Sources mode and use the microphone of one of the USB cameras as the audio source.
  4. Verify setup and start recording when you are ready to begin your study.

Use Case #3: Remote Participant via Meeting Service Like Zoom or Webex

CaptureUX UX Testing Software
CaptureUX setup schematic for a remote participant.

Hardware Setup:

Online Meeting and CaptureUX Setup:

  1. Turn on the computers.
  2. Open CaptureUX.
  3. Configure CaptureUX to record in Single Source mode using the HDMI capture device for the participant’s PC screen and the external webcam microphone as the audio device. (We don't need to record the webcam's video.)
  4. Open an online meeting on the online meeting computer and prepare the meeting environment for the study, e.g.: make sure the participant can see/hear/control as needed; make sure any observers are muted.
  5. Verify setup and start recording when you are ready to begin your study.