Manual Scoring

Observe video and manually key behaviors

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Observation and behavior coding for any condition.

Laboratory Animals

For researchers studying rats, mice, zebrafish, insects, birds and other laboratory animals.

Wildlife & Agriculture

Ideal for investigators studying animals in open spaces or naturalistic conditions.


For researchers conducting human behavioral studies, psychology research studies, and focus groups.

How it Works

Play back video and score behavior from anywhere
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  • Record or upload video

    Record video with a mobile device running the BehaviorCloud Camera app or upload existing video to your BehaviorCloud account.

  • Configure custom behaviors

    Enter the behaviors to score and assign each one a keyboard shortcut. Behaviors can be timed events (e.g., walking) or instantaneous events (e.g., fecal boli).

  • Score behavior from anywhere

    Access your videos on the web on any device through your BehaviorCloud account. Play back videos, key behaviors, and review/edit your scoring. Automatically generate variables like duration, latency, count, and event interval.


Complex or custom behaviors
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  • Complex behavior analysis

    Record video and analyze complex behaviors, including social interactions, maternal behavior, and aggression. Great for animal or human behavior observation.

  • Inter-rater reliability

    Invite collaborators to contribute to an experiment. Get more reliable data in less time. You control access and permissions.

  • Remote observations

    Observe behavior remotely by streaming video to your account with the BehaviorCloud Camera app. Check in on your subjects by logging in to your account from anywhere there is internet access and record video as needed - all without traveling to the lab.

Getting Started

See how to observe and manually score behavior anywhere
  • View an Example

    Watch the demo video to see how easy it is to observe and score behavior with BehaviorCloud. This video walks through how to record trials using the BehaviorCloud Camera app and how to upload existing video files. It also demonstrates how to manually score behaviors and generate variables like duration, count, latency, and more!

What you Need

Sign up for an account and start now
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  • BehaviorCloud account

    Start now by signing up for a free account. Upload videos, analyze, and share data all from one place.

  • And to record video...
  • Android or iOS device

    You will need an Android device running 4.3 or newer or iOS device running iOS 9 or newer. We recommend our Video Bundle that includes everything you need, including camera, tripod, and ceiling mount.

  • BehaviorCloud Camera app

    Install the free BehaviorCloud Camera Android App from the Play Store or iPhone App from the App Store. The app allows you to stream video data from a phone or mobile device to your secure account.

Create a Free Account

No credit card required.