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Recording with Kaltura Capture

Now that you have checked your recording settings and have returned to the recording window we can start preparing to record.

A good recording requires a decent computer (64 bits Windows or Mac) with 4gb memory, 1gb free storage and four processor cores and we recommend to close all applications that are not directly needed for the recording.

Having the Remote Desktop open is strongly discouraged.

In the screenshot below you can see a big red “Start Recording” button, two screen icons, a microphone icon and the “Manage” button. When one of the icons is grayed out with a slash through it, this means that option has be turned off to setup that option you will first have to turn it back on.

By pressing on each icon (screens or microphone) you can turn that recording option on or off. Pressing the ˅ button next to each individual recording option will open a pull down menu with input options.

Let’s walk through those options from left to right:

  • Please press the ˅ button next to the first screen icon to the left.
  • This opened a pull-down window with your primary screen selected and set to record full screen (if you have multiple screens attached to your computer, the primary screen is the one with the Windows taskbar).
  • When you click on “Generic PnP Monitor” (or the first entry listed if it is not similar to our example) you will get another pull-down with available recording options.
    • If you wish to record your webcam/camera on this option, please select it.
  • If you wish to record your screen you can choose to either record it full screen or to make a partial recording (you can verify that this is the screen you want to record by watching the small preview window in this pull-down menu).
    • When you wish to record a part of your screen you can click on “Select Area”. This will open a new window (see screenshot).
  • In this new window you have another pull-down menu to select the size of the recording area.
  • When you have chosen your recording area, press confirm to return to the recording window which will now also show a red border surrounding it in the size you selected.
  • Repeat these steps for the second screen recording option, this screen would normally be used as the output for your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation!
  • When recording presentations you have to have the ability to edit the presentation. If you cannot edit it it is opened with “Protected view” (see screenshot below).
  • When you see a presentation was opened in “Protected view”, please press the white “Enable Editing” button to enable recording the PowerPoint slides as chapters in your recording.

For the last recording option (the microphone icon), we get to choose which input to record from if there were multiple microphones connected.  

As soon as you are finished configuring your inputs you can start recording!

  • Push the Big Red Button!
  • A countdown counter will count down from three. After it’s finished the recording will start.
  • You still have time to cancel the recording by clicking ‘Cancel’.

  • Once you are done recording you can stop the recording on using the Stop Button.
  • The recording controls are hidding in the system tray. Click on the Kaltura icon in the system tray to show the recording controls.

  • Click the Stop Button on the system controls
  • Note: The application will ask you to confirm stopping the recording. This is a precaution to prevent accidentally stopping a recording.
  • The recording will stop after you press ‘Yes, Stop it’.

  • Once the recording is stopped a screen will pop up where you can enter your metadata (e.g. titel, description and tags).
  • This screen also has the options to Upload, Delete and Save your recording locally.
  • For now, choose ‘Save en upload’ to upload your recording to MyMedia on Kaltura.

  • After you choose upload you will get redirected to the ‘Library’ tab in the Kaltura Capture application.
  • On this tab you can monitor the upload status of your recording. In the example below the upload is at 10%.

  • After the upload is finished a link to the video will appear on the ‘Library’ tab.

  • Klik on the link to go to your video on Kaltura.
  • If you go right after uploading chances are Kaltura is still busy processing your video. Depending on the length of your video this can take a while!

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