You must always launch Kaltura Capture by logging into LEO and using the Dashboard > My Media > Add New > Kaltura Capture method. If you open the application directly from your computer instead of launching it through My Media you will get errors when trying to upload to Kaltura.
Launch Kaltura Capture
- In the Navigation Panel in LEO select Dashboard > My Media.
- On the My Media page, select Add New > Kaltura Capture.
- If it is your first time using Kaltura Capture, it needs to be installed on your computer:
- Under the heading Using Kaltura Capture for the first time?, select the download button that matches your computer (i.e., "Download for Windows" or "Download for Mac").
- Run the installer you downloaded and follow the prompts to install the software on your computer.
- Repeat Steps 1 and 2 - this will link your My Media page in LEO with the Kaltura Capture application installed on your computer.
- If you completed Step 3 before, Step 2 will launch the Kaltura Capture application on your computer.
Please note: if you have already installed Kaltura Capture and it does not launch, it may need to be updated. Download and run the installer and try launching Kaltura Capture again.
Making new recordings requires an understanding of the Kaltura Capture settings, as well as taking some time to experiment and make new recordings to learn how each input source is recorded. Making a new recording requires 3 main steps:
1. Prepare your presentation materials
Before you start any recording it is good to ensure you first have your audio script available, plus the applications or web sites open that you wish to use while making your recording, so that you can move between these resources quickly.
2. Set your input sources
When Kaltura Capture loads you should see the Recording Tool, which allows you to select the sources of video and audio that you want to record.
Configure your input sources
For each of the Screen, Camera and Audio options, you can click the 'arrow' to expand the input options panel, which allows you choose the source:
- For Screen, you can select a monitor to record, and select an area of the screen, if you wish.
- For the Camera, you can choose from webcams or other cameras connected to your computer
- For the Audio, you can choose between mics, such as computer microphone or a headset.
Enable and disable your input sources
You can click the icon for the source to disable it, meaning it will not be part of the recording you make. You can click a disabled source to enable it. An enabled source is blue (see image above), whereas a disabled source is grey icon with a line through it (see image right).
Kaltura Capture will record all sources that are enabled when you start recording. You cannot enable or disable sources while recording.
3. Make your new recording
- Launch Kaltura Capture through the My Media > Add New > Kaltura Capture button.
- Enable and configure the sources you want to record, and disable those which you do not want to record.
- Click the red 'Record' button to start recording. When the countdown finishes, recording will commence.
- Run your presentation. When finished, click the 'Stop' button (grey square icon) in the mini control:
- In the Kaltura Capture application, give your recording a Name, Description, and Tags, then click the 'Save and Upload' button to save the video to your My Media library in LEO.
Mini-control functions: While recording, you can also Pause and Resume by clicking the red 'Record' button to toggle on and off. You can also Cancel the recording by click the 'x' button. You can also Live Draw on the screen using the whiteboard tools by clicking the 'Pencil' icon and selecting from the drawing tools and colour palette options.
Save and upload later: Instead of uploading your video straight away, you can instead choose the 'Save' option. You can select this video from your Kaltura Capture library and choose to upload it later.
Editing your videos: Kaltura Capture does not have built-in editing functions. If you need to edit your video after recording, Save and Upload to My Media, then use the Kaltura Video Editor to edit your video.