Above we have posted a video explaining ELAN using LEGO. ELAN is a professional program for transcribing and annotating audio and video streams, which allows users to do complex annotations and transcriptions of observed data. The complexity of the program allows users to have multiple layers (tiers) of observation: e.g. one tier for speech, one for hand gestures, etc. Furthermore, the program allows for time-aligned annotations, which means that anything noted in the program can be coded to a specific time in the media file. The content produced in ELAN is always in Unicode and is always stored as XML files for easy access to the transcripts. The program allows users to associate up to four videos in a single document, which can all be active in the main window in each their own little resizable window. 

  • Elan runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.  
  • Download ELAN by clicking here.
  • Video Tutorials: For ELAN VILA has made its own video tutorials, which are available on YouTube - Click here.
  • For Text manual click here.
  • ELAN is supported by VILA - Feel free to contact us for support!


For more information contact:

Jacob Davidsen


Feel free to contact us any time and we will get back to you as soon as possible!