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Debrief Instructional Videos

Debrief Instructional Videos: Part 1

This page contains video play-throughs of the Debrief tutorials. The following videos correspond to the Getting Started with Debrief document. If you’ve already progressed to the track construction tutorial please visit the Track Construction Videos for the relevant videos. There are currently 5 tutorials, broken down into 22 videos, with more videos to come soon. These videos use test data to demonstrate how to use various Debrief functions and features. The data is included with all copies of Debrief so you can easily follow along.

Tutorial 1 – Getting Started

The first tutorial covers the absolute basics of Debrief. It’s an intuitive, but complicated software and we recommend you start from here. We’ll be showing you how to download and install Debrief, how to customize the interface to your liking, the various tools and functions are available and how to use them, and shortcuts for frequently used functions.

1.01 -Download, Install and Open

The first video in our getting started tutorials will show you how to install and open Debrief, and run you through some basic features.

If you don’t have a copy yet, or have an older version, you can get the latest Debrief from http://debrief.info/get-debrief/

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1.02 – Preferences

This is the second video in our getting started tutorials.  This video will demonstrate Debrief defaults, and how to change Debrief preferences, so that you can set it up to your liking.

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1.03 -Working with Views

This third video in our getting started tutorials will demonstrate the various views available in Debrief workbench.

This video will cover using views to manipulate the workbench, navigator view, quick access dialog, view properties and controls, object states, and re-positioning views, some keyboard shortcuts.

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1.04 – Menus

This is the fourth video in our getting started tutorials. This video will show you how to work with the various menus inside Debrief.

This video will cover the main menu function, view drop downs, and context sensitive menus.

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1.05 – Plot Editor

The fifth video in our getting started tutorials will show you how to work with the plot editor.

The plot editor is the central part of the Debreif interface, and we recommend beginners and experts alike take a look.

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1.06 – Toolbars

This is the sixth video in our getting started tutorials.
This video will show you how to work with the various toolbars in Debrief.

This video will cover the 4 basic toolbars in Debrief – the main toolbar, the view toolbars, the fast view toolbar, and the perspective toolbar.
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1.07 -Shortcut Key Combinations

This is the seventh and final video in our getting started tutorials.
This video will demonstrate some of the many keyboard shortcut in Debrief.

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Tutorial 2 – Working with Debrief

The second tutorial delves deeper into Debrief’s functions. Here you’ll learn more about working with the functions you saw in the first tutorial. Debrief comes packaged with a set of dummy data to help you practice and get the hang of the software, and that’s the data we’ll be using for demonstration here.

2.01 -Defining Workspace

This video will show you how to define your workspace, generating project data, and viewing your data.
You’ll notice a number of functions being used, so if you’re unsure of how something was done please refer to the appropriate earlier video.

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2.02 – Viewing Data

The second video in our working with Debrief series.

This video will demonstrate how to bring up and view data, the various options for viewing data. This video also covers some basics on the types of files you can use in Debrief.

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2.03 -Editing Data

The third video in our Working with Debrief series.

This video will demonstrate the basics of editing and saving data inside a project using Debrief.

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2.04 – Analsying Sensor Data

The final video in our Working with Debrief series will show you how to add sensor data, and the various ways in which you can analyze them.

You’ll also learn how to do a plot lock, how to declutter your workspace when you’re doing realy complicated analysis.

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Tutorial 3 – Controlling What You View

The third tutorial deals with controlling the views and various options related to them. You’ll also learn about primary and secondary tracks, and how they affect analyses

3.01 – Controlling What You View

The first video of the Controlling What You View Tutorial Series will demonstrate the basics of controlling your workspace.

You’ll learn how to filter your view, assessing primary and secondary tracks, viewing time related tracks, analyzing time related data, and working with narrative data.

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3.02 – Assess Primary and Secondary Tracks

The second video will show you what are primary and secondary tracks, how you can work with them, and why they matter.

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3.03 -Viewing Time-related Vessel Tracks

The third video will show you how to work with time related tracks.

You’ll learn the relevant drop down menus, the time controls and various related shortcuts and features.

 

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3.04 – Time Related Calculated Data

In this video we’ll look at calculating and analyzing time related data.

We’ll delve into working with XY plots, rangefinders, and sensor data.

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3.05 – Narrative Viewer

The final video in our third tutorial series, Controlling what you view.
We’ve talked about the narrative view before, now we’ll show you all the juicy details. We’ll go over all the basic functions, including how to open the Narrative View, filtering the items in the Narrative View to make it easier to work with more complex analyses, and linking narratives to specific times.

 

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