How does Kaltura Capture work? Activities | Kaltura

Install Kaltura Capture
Kaltura Capture options
Select screen(s)
Change settings
Start and save a recording

Kaltura Capture allows you to create a recording of your screen and/or your webcam. This allows you to create new creative content in an easy way. For example, you can create an instruction video using programs on your computer or PowerPointslides. Kaltura Capture is installed by default on all of the work spots at the RU (but not at the Radboudumc). It is also possible to download Kaltura Capture yourself on Windows or Mac.

Install Kaltura Capture

  1. Navigate to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  2. Click Kaltura My Media.
  1. Click Add New.
  2. Click Kaltura Capture.
  • Click Download for Windows or Download for Mac to download the program. Below in your browser you will see the download of the installation program, which you have to execute in order to install the program.

To use Kaltura Capture, you will have to return to Brightspace after the installation. 

  • Navigate to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Kaltura My Media.
  • Click Add New and then click Kaltura Capture.
  • A pop-up window will appear with the question whether you wish to open the program Kaltura Capture. Click Open Kaltura Capture. If you do not wish to receive this notification again, be sure to check the box.

Kaltura Capture options

After you have opened Kaltura Capture, a bar will appear containing several options.

  1. Record button: click this button to start the recording.
  2. Screen icon/webcam icon: you can record the image of a screen and on a webcam simultaneously. You use these two icons to determine which screen and webcam you wish to record.
    • Click on the arrow next to the icon to see which screens/webcams can be used for the recording. If you have multiple screens and/or webcams, you can select which one you wish to use. Note that if you have selected one window or screen as your first option, it will no longer appear for the second option.
  3. Microphone icon: this functionality allows you to record sound.
    • Select which microphone you are using by clicking the arrow next to the icon (if there are multiple microphones in the first place).
    • The bars below the microphone indicate how much sound the microphone picks up.
  4. Manage: you can use Manage to change settings, for example the title and description of the recording as well as the quality of the recording. 

Because it is possible to record two screens, two webcams, or a screen and a webcam simultaneously, these two sources can be used at the same time while you are recording. For example, you can use the screen to show a presentation and make notes in this presentation and use the webcam to record yourself giving an explanation. If you only want to use one screen or webcam, you can turn the other option to inactive. To do this, click the screen icon/webcam icon. The icon will now turn gray and is crossed out with a bar. You can make this option active again by clicking the icon again. You can do the same with the microphone and turn it on or off.

Select screen(s)

  1. Click on the arrow to choose a screen in case you have multiple active screens or a webcam. The window will show you what you are about to record.
  2. Select the desired screen.
  3. Select whether you want to record in Full Screen or on a part of the screen (Select Area).
  1. Select the size of the area you want to record. You can also determine the size by dragging the corners of the gray area inward or outward.
  2. Drag the gray area to the part of the screen you wish to record.
  3. Click Confirm.

Change settings

  • Click Manage in the bar. You will navigate to the Library tab.
  • You can use the navigation bar on the left to navigate to (from top to bottom) the Library, Settings, and Information.
  • Click New Recording to start a new recording.

Library

In the library you will see all videos you have recorded with Kaltura Capture and saved locally. You can upload the videos to Kaltura My Media in Brightspace. You can also delete videos, or change the title and description. Note that you can only change the title, description and tags if you have not yet uploaded the video to Brightspace. 

  1. Click Upload behind a recording to upload the video in Kaltura My Media so you can view it in Brightspace. Depending on the size of your video and the quality of your internet connection it might take a while for your video to appear in My Media.
  2. Click Delete to delete the video. Note that you are only deleting the video from the local Kaltura Capture Library, and not from Kaltura My Media.
  3. Click on a video to see the details.
  1. Change the title of the recording if desired.
  2. Add a description and/or tags if desired. Tags are an easy way to find similar recordings.
  3. Click Save to save your changes. You will then navigate back to the Library. 

Settings

  1. Select the screen quality with which you want to create your webcam recordings (Camera recording quality) and your screen recordings (Screen recording quality).
  2. Click Logs Directory to navigate to the folder on your computer where the recordings are saved automatically. Click the folder Recordings to see the recordings.

Information

You will see which version of Kaltura Capture is currently installed and your user information. Click Sign Out to sign out.

Start and save a recording

After you have used the bar of Kaltura Capture to select which screens you want to use, you can start your recording.

  • Click the record button. Kaltura Capture will then count down from three to zero, after which the recording will begin.

When you are recording, the toolbar of your computer will show a red dot on the Kaltura Capture icon. 

At the bottom right of your screen will appear a recording bar:

  • Click the stop button (square) to stop the recording. Kaltura Capture will then ask you to confirm that you wanted to end the recording.
  • Click the pause button (red) to pause the recording. Click the pause button again to resume the recording. 
  • Click the cross to delete the recording.
  • The timer shows how long you have been recording. 
  • You can make the recording bar invisible by clicking the small bar at the top right. Click the Kaltura Capture icon in your toolbar to retrieve the recording bar.

When you have ended the recording, you will automatically navigate to the details page of the video (Entry) in Manage:

  1. Change the title if desired. Note that Kaltura Capture will provide an automatically generated title based on a standard begin plus the date and time of the recording. It can thus be useful to give the recording a title that allows you to recognize it, making it easier to find in Kaltura My Media.
  2. Add a description if desired.
  3. Add tags if desired.
  4. Click Delete to delete the recording.
  5. Click Save & Upload to save the recording and upload it to Kaltura My Media.
  6. Click Save to save the recording locally on your computer. You can then upload it to Brightspace at a later moment.