This brief guide will provide instructions on how to blur interview recordings & use pseudonyms that will allow you to have all the video recordings of your sessions blurred.
Anonymization is appropriate for many types of interviews, especially when highly sensitive information will be discussed or due to industry regulations. Anonymization is available as a setting on every Discuss project.
How to Blur Interview Recordings & Use Pseudonyms
Project owners can choose to anonymize recordings in the Settings tab of their project under Privacy & Security Settings. Warning: Once anonymized, a recording cannot be reversed. The setting can be turned off at any time by the project owner and future recordings in that project will not be anonymized but videos that were blurred cannot be unblurred. Please consider this before enabling this option.
You can start by navigating to your project settings page, by clicking on the "Settings" button located on the top right corner of the screen.
How to Blur Interview Recordings
Under Privacy & Security Settings tick the box next to Blur Interview Recordings. Recordings will be saved with a permanent blur over the entire video.
Click "Yes, Blur future Recordings"
Image example the "Blur interview recordings" feature enabled
This feature must be turned on before an interview starts, once anonymized, a recording cannot be reversed. The setting can be turned off at any time by the project owner, and future recordings in that project will not be anonymized.
For blurred recordings, stimuli will also be blurred. However, whiteboard snapshots will be saved without blur.
To find out more about how this feature works with Market research in Germany click here.
How to Anonymize Names of Participants in the Meeting Room
Navigate to your project overview page and click the settings icon
Under Privacy and Security settings locate "Use Pseudonyms"
Click inside the checkbox to enable the use of pseudonyms. You will be met with an informational pop-up. Click "Yes, Anonymize Names"
Names will now be replaced with automatically assigned pseudonyms for moderators and respondents.
Image example the "Use Pseudonyms" feature enabled