CoE Self-record Lecture Capture/Classroom Recording Instructions

A guide to using the Extron Self-record Lecture Capture Systems in the College of Engineering

Classrooms available for self-record lecture capture in the College of Engineering:

EH 1227
EH 2317
EH 2534
ME 1143
ME 1152
ME 1156
ME 1164
MSE 265

Whom should I contact when making a request to use the self-record lecture capture system?

Please contact Engineering Media Services by emailing and provide the following information:

Instructor name & contact information

Course number and title

Days and times class would like to be recorded

Room location

UW Net ID (to upload recordings to UW Kaltura Mediaspace)

Recordings in these rooms will need to be scheduled and added to the room system for them to work.  If they are not scheduled, you will not be able to record.

Self-record lecture capture system instructions:

How should I prepare for my self-record lecture capture?

Take some time to get familiar with the room and the podium’s AMX touch panel.
(If the AMX touch panel is dark, you can wake it up by pressing anywhere on the screen)


NOTE: The lecture capture system will begin recording automatically at the scheduled start of one's class/session time. The lecture capture system will automatically stop recording 10 minutes after the end of one's scheduled class/session time. The recording may be manually started 5 minutes before the scheduled start of your class/session and can be manually stopped at the end of one's class/session.

The AMX touch panel consists of 3 areas: Projector and Room Controls, Lecture Capture, and Camera Control.


Begin by selecting the Lecture Capture page; this will initialize the lecture capture system confidence monitor (7" Lilliput mounted in the podium), displaying the lecture capture template, class/session title information, video capture window, and projector capture window.


On the Projector and Room Controls page, select the projector source that you would like to be captured. Note: you can return to this page during your lecture capture if you want to switch between projector sources like the document camera, podium computer, or your own personal device connected via HDMI/VGA.


In the Camera Control page, direct the camera towards the podium using the respective camera position arrows and camera zoom buttons (exception: EH2534). You will see the camera feed in either the Camera Control page, the Lilliput 7" confidence monitor, or both.


Make sure the class/session identification information is correct (found below the small video window).


On the shelf below the podium surface, you will find a wireless microphone in the charging dock.


Remove the microphone from the dock, and clip to belt or pocket.


Clip the microphone element to your shirt. Ideal microphone placement should be centered on one’s chest, roughly 5-7 inches below the mouth.


Switch the microphone to the 'on' position; you will see a green light.


The microphone volume for the room can be adjusted on the AMX touch panel Projector and Room Controls page using the “Microphone Volume” controls.


The self-record lecture capture system will remind you if your microphone is not turned on during the start of recording.


How do I start my recording?

Go to the Lecture Capture page on the AMX touch panel and press ‘Start’ (this manual option is available 5 minutes before class/session scheduled start time. If the self-record lecture capture system is not started manually, it will start automatically upon scheduled class/session time).

How do I pause my recording?

Go to the Lecture Capture page on the AMX touch panel and press ‘Pause’.

How do I stop my recording?

When you have finished your lecture, go to the Lecture Capture page on the AMX touch panel and press ‘Stop’ (if not stopped manually, the self-record lecture capture system will stop automatically, 10 minutes past the class/session scheduled stop time).
Please toggle the microphone to the 'off' position, and return it to the charging dock.

end session final window

Best Practices

-If possible, keep room lights at full intensity
-Use the mouse or a stylus to direct attention when using a computer or document camera
-Repeat any in-room audience questions or comments (when applicable) to provide more context for those watching the recording since the only audio being captured is via the wireless microphone and audio originating from devices connected to the podium.

If you experience any technical issues with the podium lecture capture or room control equipment, contact Engineering Media Services by calling (608) 890-3325 or emailing .

If you experience any technical issues with the podium computer, contact Computer-Aided Engineering by calling (608) 262-5349 or emailing .

Keywordsrecording, Extron, Media Services, Instructional, continuity, video capture   Doc ID105341
OwnerDusty S.GroupEngr Media
Created2020-08-27 09:12:56Updated2022-09-01 16:25:51
SitesEngineering Media Services
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