PCAP allows you to record:

  • Audio and Screen capture
  • Audio and a webcam
  • Audio, Screen capture and a webcam

Note: Whatever option you select, you can decide to only publish the audio file to your course (i.e. create a podcast) if you wish.

Open Echo360 Personal Capture (PCAP)

  1. Plug in the microphone you will be using (if you are not using a microphone built into your computer) before you open Echo360 personal capture.
  2. Open Echo360 personal capture. 

Warning: PCAP is slow to open, do not click on the icon again. PCAP is also slow to close, if you close the software wait a few minutes both trying to open it again.

launch pcap

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 Microphone array button.
  2. Select the required microphone from the drop down list.

click on the microphone link

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. 

Note: If you have issues getting the webcam to work make sure your computer is at maximum resolution. 

  1. Click on the Primary display button.
  2. Select the required display from the drop down list.

primary display

Note: If you want a webcam only recording, you need to select the required webcam. 

Note: Secondary Display refer to your second monitor (if you have one). 

  1. Optionally, if you want a screen and webcam recording, click on the webcam button.
  2. Select the required webcam from the drop down list.

 

Auto-publish

Optionally, select Auto-publish if you need your recordings published straight to your Learn.UQ course. (Not recommended)

  • You will be prompted to select a course when you first press Record.

Recording options:

Depending of the setting you have chosen you should now be set up for one of the following recordings options:

Audio and Screen capture

Audio and a webcam

Audio, Screen capture and a webcam

Note: A preview of the webcam is displayed for this option. This preview will not be displayed while you are actually recording. The final recording will display the screen and webcam video side by side.

Remember: Whatever option you select you can decide to only publish the audio file to your course (i.e. create a podcast) if you wish.

Start recording

  1. Enter the title of the recording in the Title textbox.
  2. Click on the Record button.
  3. A count down will be displayed.

  1. Once the countdown has finished, the application will be minimised to your Taskbar.


 

  1. All your actions on the screen will now be recorded.

Pause / Stop the recording

  1. Press the Alt and F5 key on your keyboard.
  2. Either click on the Resume button to continue recording from where you left off OR
  3. Click on the Stop button if you are ready to edit and publish your recording.

Note: You can only pause a recording for a maximum of 15 minutes. After 15 minutes PCAP will stop the recording and save it.

Editing the recording

  • Refer to the Edit a recording guide (published soon).

Publishing the recording

  • Refer to the Publish a recording guide (published soon).

Creating another recording

  1. Click on the Record button again.

Note: When shutting down the program, it takes PCAP one minute after it appears to have shut down to shut down completely. Wait at least one minute before opening PCAP again.