Kaltura Personal Capture - Recording Options

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Kaltura Personal Capture Recording Options

In the Kaltura Personal Capture Recorder, the default selection is the screen as the primary input and the camera as the secondary input. To record only one input, you must select the input and then turn off the secondary one. 

All input input settings are saved for future recordings.

By default, all inputs are configured to the optimal quality available, so you can start recording. If you would like to change the default input settings, camera, screen or audio, please use the following information to modify the inputs.

Recording Camera and Screen

Camera and settings are set to the optimal quality available by default, so you can start recording. If you would like to change the camera or screen input or other settings perform the following steps:

To set your camera and screen settings

  1. Click on the arrow next to the Video icon. 
  2. Select the Input source (camera) you are going to record from, from the drop-down menu.  If there is more than one camera connected to your PC, select the camera you want to record from.
  3. Click on the arrow next to screen icon.
  4. Select the screen you are going to record from the Screen drop-down menu. If there is more than one screen connected to your PC, select the screen you would like to record.
  5. Click Full Screen to record the entire screen. Click Select Area to record a set area of your screen. Choose the relevant area or customize the screen area by resizing the cropping window.  See Recording Your Screen or Partial Screen.

The next step is saving or uploading your recording. See Completing and Uploading your Recording.

Recording Your Camera

Camera settings are set to the optimal quality available by default, so you can start recording. If you would like to change the camera input or other camera settings perform the following steps:

To set your Camera input

  1. Click on the arrow next to the Video icon. 
  2. Select the Input source (camera) you are going to record from, from the drop-down menu. 
  3. If there is more than one camera connected to your PC, select the camera you want to record from.
  4. Click on the second input to turn it off and record the camera only.

Recording Two Cameras

To set your inputs for two cameras

  1. Click on the arrow next to each input icon (camera or screen). 
  2. Select the Input source (camera) you are going to record from, from the drop-down menu. 

Recording Your Screen or Partial Screen

The input (screen or camera) dropdown menu contains a list of connected devices. Click on a different screen to change it.

Screen settings are set to the optimal quality available by default, so you can start recording. You can record your entire screen (full screen) or a portion of your screen.

To set your screen inputs

  1. Click on the arrow next to the input icon (camera or screen).
  2. Select the screen you are going to record from, from the drop-down menu. 
  3. If there is more than one screen connected to your PC, select the screen you want to record from.
  4. Click Full Screen to record the entire screen. Click Select Area to record a set area of your screen display.
    The cropping screen is displayed.
  5. Select an area from one of the options. The default area is  800x600 pixels. You can also customize the screen area you want to record by resizing the cropping window. Drag the frame to the size you want to record.
  6. Place the resized frame over the are on your secreen that you want to record. Click Confirm and the frame turns red. Begin your recording. If you decide to cancel, toggle Full Screen under the screen selection.
  7. Click on the second input to turn it off if you want to record screen only.

Recording a Presentation

When you record a slide presentation the Kaltura Personal Capture application uploads the slides as chapters and indexes the text so it can be searched for in the video.When recording slides, Powerpoint must be in Slide Show mode.  Powerpoint Viewer is not supported for Kaltura Capture recordings. for more information see Kaltura Personal Capture - Recording PowerPoint Slides.

To set your screen settings for recording a presentation

  1. Click on the arrow next to the screen icon.
  2. Select the screen you are going to record from, from the drop-down menu. 
  3. Start recording and change the slides.

After you save and upload your recording, the presentation is displayed on your KMS instance wth each slide representating a chapter. You can search for text through the content. 

For more infromation see Kaltura Personal Capture - Recording PowerPoint Slides.

Recording Two Screens

To set your inputs to two screens

  1. Click on the arrow next to the inputs icon 
  2. Open the input drop down menu and select the second screen from the list.

  3. Select Full screen or Select Area to record a select are of your screen. See here for a description of these options.

 Recording Audio Only

To set the Audio input

  1. Disable both input icons that appear on the Recorder by clicking on them.
  2. Click on the arrow next to the Microphone icon.
  3. Select the audio source you are going to record from, from the drop-down menu.  If there is more than one microphone connected to your PC, select the microphone you want to record from the dropdown menu. 

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