Capture is a screen/webcam recording application and part of the Media@UCSF plug-in (powered by Kaltura), which is a media repository and content sharing platform integrated with the CLE. Recordings made with Capture sync with My Media and can easily be published and shared within the CLE. You can record video, audio and screen simultaneously using Capture. This application is useful when, for example, an instructor needs to record a lecture on their laptop at home or a student wants to create a presentation with voiceover.
Installing Desktop App
When you use Capture for the first time, you will be prompted to download the desktop app, as outlined below.
1. Navigate to My Media in the CLE.
4. Run the installation file to install Capture.
Capture enables users to record their computer monitor, webcam, and/or voice with a microphone.
Computer Monitor Icon
Microphone Input Icon
By default all icons are active, shown with a blue color. Deactivating an icon turns it gray, with a slash running through it. These options can be toggled on or off, depending on what you want to record. For example if you want to only record your screen and voice you can keep the “computer monitor” and “mic” icons activated, and shut off the “webcam” icon, as seen in the example below.
Please see the link below for more information about the recording options and settings.
Capture Desktop Recorder Options
Recording Voice Over Presentation
1. Log in to the CLE, click on My Media, click Add New, and select Capture.
2. The Desktop Recorder application will automatically open. Your browser may ask you to approve and launch it depending on your settings.
3. Open your presentation (Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.).
4. Select the display drop-down and choose the monitor that has your presentation. You can either choose the Select Area screen capture option to select a portion of your screen, or choose Full Screen to capture the entire monitor.
5. Press the red Record button to start the capture. Use the Pause/Record button as necessary. The Mic button allows you to mute/unmute your mic. The Draw button lets you annotate over the screen. Click the Stop (square) button to finish recording.
6. When done, your video will load into Capture’s processing window. You should give the video a name before you click Save and Upload. There are more options in this window to explore, and more information can be found here:
Capture Recording Powerpoint Slides
After the Save and Upload step a link will appear in the Capture desktop application. Clicking on this link will launch a browser and bring you to the Capture editor website.
This page allows you to change settings for the video, such as the title, description, sharing options, collaborators, and captions.
①—Information editor tool
To launch the video editor click on the button to the bottom-right of the player.
②—Video editor tool
The video editor has various tools that allow you to do such things as:
- Set in/out points for trimming the beginning and ending of your sequence
- Splice/split using the playhead
- See audio levels
- Create video transitions
Trimming with the Handles
Sets the start and end point of a clip.
In the timeline, click and drag the yellow handles to adjust the length of a clip.
Setting the In and Out of a Sequence
Same as trimming with the handles, this sets the start and end point of a clip.
1. In the timeline, click and drag the playhead to where you want to start your media.
2. Click on the Set In button.
3. Move your playhead to where you want to end your media and click on the Set Out button.
Creates a cut where the playhead is positioned.
In the timeline, click and drag the playhead to where you want to split your clip and click on the split button.
Note: By default all media is nested (or grouped), such as webcam, screen capture, and audio, and will be collectively edited. If you want to view specific media assets by itself, such as screen capture, you can choose which asset to show in the timeline. This can be found in the Select Video button. It is not possible at this time to edit separate assets.
When you are finished editing make sure to click Save. This will update the file permanently with your edits. If you would like to maintain the original file you can choose Save a Copy.
*Note: Once your video is saved it will take some time to process. Once this is done it can be found in your My Media repository.