FAQ

Are Lecture Capture live events recorded by default?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Yes. Kaltura Lecture Capture is first and foremost a lecture recording solution. Therefore, the main use case remains high-quality recordings of classrooms with the support of capture cards. Live lectures are recorded locally, not in the cloud. Afte...

How Can a Lecture Capture live event be owned by a “Group Owner”?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
A Lecture Capture event may be owned by a group owner due to entitlement settings. This behavior is due to a backend constraint that does not carry out entitlements over ' scheduleEvent ' objects. To ensure that users that have access to the...

Why can't the Lecture Capture organizer of a live event delete a specific entry in My Media?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Lecture Capture live events are tied to the My Calendar page. All events listed on the calendar are available for all users that have access to the calendar (aka the "Group Owner") to view/edit the events but not to delete them. This was d...

How many inputs are supported in the Kaltura Lecture Capture live event?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Live broadcasting with Kaltura Lecture Capture supports live streaming of the primary input only. If a PowerPoint presentation is opened in a slide display, the slides will be converted to images and broadcast alongside the primary input, such tha...

What hardware can Kaltura Lecture Capture be used with?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Kaltura Lecture Capture is a software-based solution that runs on standard, off-the-shelf PCs. The software is supported on Windows 7 and up OS. Mac OS is currently not supported. For additional details see the Kaltura Lecture Capture - Minimum Sof...

Is there a list of supported capture cards for Lecture Capture?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Please refer to the Recommended Capture Cards - Kaltura Lecture Capture . Additional capture cards may work with Lecture Capture as well, but the cards listed are the ones that were tested and supported. ...

Does Kaltura Lecture Capture work with touch panel devices?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
At this time, touch panel integrations are not supported. This is being evaluated for future phases of the product.

How does Kaltura Lecture Capture scheduling work?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Scheduled recordings are supported through the Recscheduling module (Recording Schedule).  Instructors can schedule recordings in advance from their MediaSpace or LMS integration. Similarly to how you book a meeting in Outlook using My Calen...

How long can a Lecture Capture recording be?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
A recording can be as long as needed. There’s no limitation on the length of the recording or the size of the recorded file.  You would want to ensure there’s enough disk space available for extra-long recordings. ...

Where are Lecture Capture recordings stored?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
All Lecture Capture recordings are stored locally on the recording computer as well as automatically uploaded to Kaltura. You can set recordings to be deleted after upload if you’d like. You can also direct recordings to be saved on a network ...

How does the Kaltura Lecture Capture upload work?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
The upload runs as a service in the background regardless of what the logged in user is doing. A professor can finish the recording and log off the computer and the recording will continue to upload in the background, even if another user logs in an...

Are there Lecture Capture notifications if something isn’t working right?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
We added many notifications to ensure a smooth recording experience and to allow users to address any issues that may occur, such as disconnection of audio.

How do you view and edit the Kaltura Lecture Capture recording?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
After the recording is uploaded, the media creator can view and edit the video on My Media in Kaltura MediaSpace or through their LMS integration. All Kaltura platform editing capabilities are available and the dual stream experience is automaticall...

What metadata can be added to the Kaltura Lecture Capture recording?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
The Kaltura platform supports custom metadata that can be configured for each uploaded recording. When scheduling a recording, the user can determine the custom metadata for the recording. The information is populated after the recording is finished...

How do you share your Kaltura Lecture Capture recordings in Kaltura MediaSpace or KAF?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Scheduled recordings can be set with publishing workflows in advance. Admins can determine to which LMS course or KMS channel to share the content after the recording is complete. For ad hoc recordings, users can view the content in their personal My...

How does the Kaltura Lecture Capture installation work?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Kaltura Lecture Capture is a software application that is installed on Windows PCs. The application installation is done using an MSI file that can be deployed using software management tools such as SCCM. For additional information refer to Instal...

What’s the difference between Kaltura Lecture Capture and Kaltura Capture?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
These two products are part of the bigger Kaltura Capture vision and are complementary to each other.  Kaltura Capture was designed with personal capture in mind. It is optimized for installation on personal computers, both Mac and PC. Kaltura...

How do you add captions to a captured lecture?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
After the recording is complete and uploaded to Kaltura, you can get the captions file automatically, add the captions file manually, or order captions with Kaltura REACH.

How is live broadcasting with Lecture Capture different than live broadcasting through Virtual Classroom?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Live broadcasting with Lecture Capture is a one-way broadcast experience of a physical classroom lecture to remote students. Because it is a one-way broadcast, it is not an interactive experience and there is no option for interaction between viewer...

How do I launch live broadcasting in Lecture Capture?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
At the moment live streaming for Lecture Capture is only available for scheduled events (not for ad-hoc). On the Lecture Capture Create Event page, there is a “Live Event” checkbox. Check this box to set up your live streaming event . ...

Can I launch live broadcasting with Lecture Capture ad-hoc?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
No. Currently Lecture Capture live streaming is supported only for scheduled events - ad hoc live events will be part of future roll-outs.

Can you live stream a lecture with Lecture Capture without recording it?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
No, Kaltura Lecture Capture is first and foremost a lecture recording solution, therefore the main use case remains high-quality recordings of classrooms with the support of capture cards. Live lectures are recorded locally, not in the cloud. After...

How do I know if I’m live using the Kaltura Lecture Capture?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
See the “ON AIR” indicator located above the primary input (the input that is live streamed) in the Kaltura Classroom application.

Where can I find my Lecture Capture live entry?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
You can find your Lecture Capture live entries in your My Media repository and either share the content to relevant courses or channels and embed the content directly into your LMS/CMS/website.

Where can I find my Kaltura Lecture Capture recording?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Users can view the recording entry in their personal My Media repository. They can share it to their relevant courses or channels and embed it directly into their LMS/CMS website.

Is the live broadcast experience with Lecture Capture the same as the VOD?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
The first phase of live broadcasting with Kaltura Lecture Capture supports live streaming of the primary input only. If slides are available, they will be converted to images and broadcast along side the primary input, so that viewers get a dual-str...

What’s the maximum length of a live stream with Lecture Capture?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
There is no limitation on the length of the recording or the size of the recorded file. Please make sure there is enough disk space available for extra long recordings and enough bandwidth to upload the recording. ...

Is the Kaltura Lecture Capture live broadcasting in real-time?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
No, as with all live events,  there is some latency (an average of 30-40 seconds) depending on the device, network quality, etc. This is in line with all live products and on-par with industry averages. Because live events are one-directiona...

Is there a limit to the number of viewers for each Kaltura Lecture Capture live event?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
No, there’s no limit to the number of concurrent viewers.

Is there a limit to the number of concurrent live events?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Yes, the default limit of concurrent live events is 3.

What happens to the live entry after broadcasting has stopped?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
When a recorded live lecture ends, the platform automatically redirects viewers to the recording entry ID. This is useful because there is no need to publish a different URL for the recording.

What entry is used for recurring classes when a Lecture Capture is broadcast live?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Recurring events use the same live entry. Each event has a separate entry for the VoD recording.

How do I change the input streamed to the Kaltura Lecture Capture live broadcast?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
In the current first phase of the live broadcasting feature, only the primary input is streamed. To change the input that is streamed, please set a different input as the “primary input”. This can be done via the input setting.

How do slides work on a Kaltura Lecture Capture live broadcast?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
If slides are available, they will be converted to images and broadcast alongside the primary input, so that viewers get a dual-stream experience.  PPT needs to be in presentation mode to be detected. Animations or videos embedded in slides a...

What happens if I click pause or stop in the middle of a Kaltura Lecture Capture live broadcast?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
If you click Pause, the live broadcast will stop until the recording is resumed. If you choose to stop the recording ahead of the scheduled time, the live broadcast will stop as well. If you choose to stop broadcasting in the middle of the live stre...

What happens if I started the Lecture Capture event ahead of the scheduled time?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
If you choose to start the event ahead of the scheduled time, the live broadcast will start as well. You will be on-air and live.

Can other hardware devices also leverage Lecture Capture live broadcast?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Yes, Kaltura has partners that do, for example, Cattura and Epiphan.

What is the quality of the Lecture Capture live stream dependent on?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
The Lecture Capture  live stream quality depends on the quality of the input and recording. Kaltura does not perform live cloud transcoding. The live broadcasting offered with Lecture Capture is passthrough only.

Does Lecture Capture use RTMP or RTMPS for broadcasting?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Kaltura Lecture Capture uses RTMP for broadcasting.

Can I monitor the live stream via the Kaltura Lecture Capture monitoring dashboard?

07/22/2020Tal Binder
Yes. See  Lecture Capture - Monitoring Recordings .

What are the differences between Kaltura's live solutions?

11/17/2020Tal Binder
Kaltura offers a wide range of live solutions, each is designed to meet the needs of a different live streaming demand, giving you the flexibility to choose the best solution for you and your organization.  Kaltura's live and Real-Time Com...