Webcam Recording

  1. Plug in the microphone you will be using (if you are not using a microphone built into your computer) before you open CaptureSpace.
  2. Open Kaltura CaptureSpace from your Start Menu or desktop icon. 

Kaltura CaptureSpace desktop icon

Note: Refer to the Getting Started guide for instructions on how to install the required software on your computer. 

Recording settings

  1. Click on the Settings tab.

Settings tab

  1. Select a webcam from the Select a webcam drop down list.
  • If you only have one webcam it will automatically be selected. A preview will display (shown here as black rectangle).

Select a webcam from the drop down list

  1. Select the required resolution from the choices offered. We recommend using the 720P setting. 

Select the required resolution

  1. Select the required microphone from the Select a Microphone drop down list and check the sound is being received (the green scale should move when you talk into the microphone).

Select the required microphone

Tip: If you are not sure which microphone to select, trial the different options until you select one that works. If you are using audio from a webcam you will need to select the webcam.

Tip: If your microphone if not shown in the list, close the program, replug in your microphone and restart the program. 

  1. To start recording, return to the Record tab then click on the Webcam button.

 Record tab then click on the Screen button

  1. When you release your mouse button a preview will appear and the recording countdown will start (5 seconds) and recording will begin automatically.

 a preview will appear and the recording countdown will start

  1. You can pause or cancel using the button on the control panel. Click on Done to finish your recording.

Tip: Use can also use the keyboard short cut Alt-P to pause and resume recording.

  1. You will be shown a preview of your recording once you have finished. You can also edit the recording within CaptureSpace. Refer to the Editing guide for more information.
  2. If you are happy with the recording and do not need to edit, click the Done button.
  3. Preview the recording. If you are happy with the recording click the Done button

  4. Enter a meaningful Title, and/ or description and tags for your recording then press Upload to upload the file to My Media in Blackboard or press Save to save the file without uploading.
  5. Enter a meaningful Title, click upload or save

    Tip:  Choose to save the file if you want to come back and edit it later, or make another recording and decide which you prefer. If you choose to Upload you can still edit your video through the My Media interface in Blackboard.