CaptureSpace


    CaptureSpace Desktop Media Recorder

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    The Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder enables easy recording with automated publishing and interactive viewing within Blackboard.


     


    Part I: Installation

    Follow these step by step procedures to download the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder application.

    Using CaptureSpace for the First Time

    1. Login to your Blackboard portal (mymason.gmu.edu).
    2. Access Kaltura from a course or your My Media space.
    3. Click on the Add New button and select CaptureSpace.

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    4. When using the application for the first time you may be prompted by the browser to approve the application. Each browser may prompt you with a unique message.

    5. Click Launch Application to download the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder.

    6. After the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder downloads, click Install. If using a Mac, drag the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder application to the applications folder.



      You will receive the following message when installation completes.



      or you will be prompted to choose and application to run CaptureSpace

      Select OK if Kaltura CaptureSpace is already chosen as depicted below, or Browse and locate the application.
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    7. Click OK and return to Blackboard and your MyMedia Library.

      **Now that CaptureSpace is installed on your computer, you can launch it from Blackboard or directly from your Desktop.**

      *IMPORTANT: MAC USERS*

      Before Recording Presentations in CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder (Mac Users Only)

      Keyboard actions are not available to Mac users in the Presentation and Lecture recording mode. Mac users must change their security settings before using the Presentation and Lecture record mode. 

      To allow keyboard actions when recording a PowerPoint presentation you will need to first change your security settings :

      To enable this keyboard actions for presentation recording on Mac OS X 10.8, under System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Keyboard check "Enable access for assistive devices". On Mac OS X 10.10, under System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Privacy Tab, check the box to allow access to Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder.

       



    Part II: Opening CaptureSpace

    To launch CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder from the Web

    1. Login to Blackboard (mymason.gmu.edu).
    2. Select Courses in the green ribbon
    3. Click Kaltura My Media
    4. Go to Add New and select CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder.
    5. The Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder opens.

    To launch CaptureSpace from Your Desktop 

    1. From your Application folder (Mac) or Start Menu (Windows), click on the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder icon.


    Part III: CaptureSpace Tabs

    The Record tab enables you to select from the different recording options available in CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder:

    The Library tab enables you to browse through previous recordings. You can use the search box to quickly find recordings.

    The Settings tab enables you to manage the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder. Here you can:
      • Determine the location where your video files are stored before they are uploaded to Kaltura.
      • Select any webcam from the drop down list and see the preview.
      • Select the recording quality: 480p or 720p for webcam, 720p or 1080p for screen recording.
      • Select any microphone from the drop down list and gauge the voice level using the microphone meter.

    The Help tab provides you with the following information:
      • Information about the logged in user. 
      • Recorder version number.

    The Help tab also provides an option to collect logs to aid in troubleshooting any technical issues.


    Part IV: Recording Options

    There are five recording options. The Presentations & Lectures tool is recommended because it generates an interactive player for the viewer. The player allows the viewer to jump to a specific slide, search the video, and choose the focus if there are multiple video sources (slides and camera). Either PowerPoint or a Screen Recordings, can be paired with audio and webcam video.

    Option A) To record a multi-source presentation

    1. Click on Presentations & Lectures in the Record tab.



    2. Select the number of cameras you intend to use (up to three). When using the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder on a Mac, you are able to choose only one camera.




    3. In addition, you can record the screen or upload a presentation.
      Toggle Screen Capture On to capture your entire screen or click Browse to select a presentation.
    4. Click Record. You are presented with a countdown for 5 seconds and then the recording begins.
    5. Drawing tools are available when recording the screen. The drawing tools can be used to draw freely on the screen during the recording. You can stress important points by drawing a circle around them, or highlight important aspects. Anytime during a recording, you can click on Draw to use the drawing tools.



    6. Click Done when finished recording.


    Option B) To record screen and voice

    1. Click on Screen in the Record tab.



    2. Select whether to record the entire screen or only a selected area. If you'd like to record the entire screen select Full screen. If you'd like to record a specific area of the screen, click on Select Area. To select an area – drag your mouse over the area you want to capture and release.



    3. When ready, click on Record to start the recording.
    4. Drawing tools are available when recording the screen. The drawing tools can be used to draw freely on the screen during the recording. You can stress important points by drawing a circle around them, or highlight important aspects. Anytime during a recording, you can click on Draw to use the drawing tools.



    5. Click Done when finished recording.

    Option C) To record screen and video

    1. Click on Screen & Webcam in the Record tab.



    2. Select whether to record the entire screen or only a selected area. If you'd like to record the entire screen select Full screen. If you'd like to record  a specific area of the screen, click on Select Area. To select an area – drag your mouse over the area you want to capture and release.



    3. When ready, click on Record to start the recording.



    4. Drawing tools are available when recording the screen. The drawing tools can be used to draw freely on the screen during the recording. You can stress important points by drawing a circle around them, or highlight important aspects. Anytime during a recording, you can click on Draw to use the drawing tools.



    Click Done when finished recording.

    Option D) To record video only

    1. Click on Webcam in the Record tab.
    2. You are presented with a preview for about 5 seconds. The recording then starts.



    3. Click Done when finished recording.

    Option E) To record audio only

    1. Click on Voice in the Record tab. You will see a countdown before the recording begins.



    2. Control the recording using the recording player.



    3. Click Done when finished.
    Editing a Video

    The Preview and Edit window offers video/audio playback and editing features. The current editing features offered are:

    • Trimming a video
    • Chopping a video
    • Adding a Title to a video
    • Adding credits to a video

    Part V: Basic Editing

    Trimming a video (removing parts of beginning or ending)

    1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit.
    2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on the Preview button at the bottom of the screen. 
    3. Select Trim from the menu on the left. Two blue markers are displayed on the video strip.



    4. Use the Start and End markers to highlight the part of the recording you want to retain. The region to the left and right of the markers is greyed out. Trimming is only possible if the resulting video is longer than 10 seconds.
    5. Click Apply and then click Done.

    All edits made to the recording are made to the original file.

    Chopping a video (removing middle sections of recording)

    1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit.
    2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on the Preview button at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Select Chop from the menu on the left. Two blue markers are displayed on the video strip.



    4. Use the Start and End markers to highlight the part of the recording you want to retain. The region to the left and right of the markers are greyed out. Chopping is only possible if the resulting video is longer than 10 seconds.
    5. Click Apply and then click Done.

    **All edits made to the recording will be made to the original file.

    Adding a Title

    1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit. 
    2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on Preview at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Select Add Title from the menu on the left. You can edit the text on the titles. You can also add multiple titles to a video. 
    4. Click Apply and then click Done.

    **All edits made to the recording are made to the original file.

    **Adding a title is NOT supported on Windows 8.1 or on recordings of Lectures & Presentations using a presentation. 

    Adding credits to a video 

    1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit.
    2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on Preview at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Select Add Credits from the menu on the left. You can edit the text on the credits. You can also add multiple credits to a video.
    4. Click Apply and then click Done.

    **All edits made to the recording are made to the original file.

    **Adding credits is NOT supported on Windows 8.1 or on recordings of Lectures & Presentations using a presentation.


    Part VI: Uploading your media

    When you are ready, you can upload your media to your MyMedia Library in Blackboard

    Use the Upload Options screen to:

    • Add or edit the recording title.
    • Add a description to the video (optional).
    • Add tags to the video (optional).

    To edit the recording, click Preview and navigate to the editing window.

    To upload media to Blackboard

    1. Select the Library tab.
    2. Select the recording you would like to upload and click Upload now.
    3. Enter metadata for your media and click Save.


    4. Click on Upload to begin uploading to the website.



    5. After the video finishes uploading, a notification with a link to Blackboard is displayed.


    It may take several minutes for the media to appear in your Blackboard My Media Library. View another help page on the left menu to place the uploaded recording to a course assignment or gallery.

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