Kaltura Capture - Installation [UW-Madison]

Kaltura Capture is screen and webcam recording software for Windows and macOS. It is a good fit for doing shorter recordings (4-6 min) which can be done in one take and don't require much editing. This document describes the system requirements for Kaltura Capture and how to install it.


  • This document focuses on Kaltura Capture, which is a good capture solution for most uses.  For a more advanced tool, try TechSmith Camtasia. It offers a few more editing options than Kaltura Capture, which can help instructors and staff who make longer recordings.
  • Users who want to record slideshows with audio narration can also use Powerpoint (More instructions for: Windows, Mac).
    • Powerpoint allows you to more easily update narrated slideshows by allowing users to re-record audio for individual slides and export the presentation as an MP4.
    • Kaltura Capture (or Camtasia) is intended for recording yourself using software or guiding your viewer through a website, etc. - something beyond narrated Powerpoint slides.

System Requirements

If you're interested in recording your screen or webcam with Kaltura Capture, make sure your machine meets Kaltura Capture's minimum specifications:
  • Detailed information on the requirements is available on Kaltura's document Kaltura Capture - Prerequisites and System Requirements.
  • We recommend at minimum 1 Mbps upload speed to upload files to Kaltura MediaSpace.  Search speed test on Google to load their speed test utility.

Installing Kaltura Capture

For instructions on installing Kaltura Capture, see Install Kaltura Capture from the Kaltura Knowledge Center.

Keywordskaltura, capture, screen, recording, recorder, minimum, specifications, windows, osx media   Doc ID90530
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Created2019-03-21 11:47:07Updated2023-10-24 15:05:44
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