Kaltura - Recording Video with Webcam Recorder in MediaSpace [UW-Madison]

This document describes how students, staff, and instructors can use the Kaltura MediaSpace webcam recorder.
Due to the Kaltura MediaSpace webcam recorder using your web browser, we do not recommend using this tool to record long videos. Try to keep your videos shorter - 10 minutes or under. That way, if there is an internet connectivity issue, it's not as arduous to re-record your video. 
To record yourself using the Kaltura MediaSpace webcam recorder:
  1. Launch Chrome or Firefox and go to Kaltura MediaSpace.
  2. Click Add New and select Webcam Recording.
    A screenshot showing the user having clicked "ADD NEW" to expand the menu. The cursor hovers over "Webcam Recording".
  3. Your browser may prompt you to allow access to the webcam and microphone. If it does, click Allow.
    A screenshot from Chrome displaying the message "mediaspace.wisc.edu wants to - Use your microphone, and - Use your camera. There are buttons for "Allow" and "Block". "Allow" has been outlined in orange to highlight it.
  4. A new Record Media screen will load with a preview of what your webcam can see. You can change what is recorded by clicking the icons at the bottom.
    Image of device options in webcam recorder, showign camer, screen and audio options,
    • Click the Camera icon to turn off or select a camera input (for example, a webcam).
    • Click the Audio icon to turn off or select an audio input (for example, a headset microphone).
    • Click the Screen icon to turn on and select a screen or application to capture (Screen 1 or 2, Chrome, PowerPoint).
  5. Click the red circle record button to start recording.
    A screenshot showing the "Record Media" screen with an orange box drawn around the red circular record button to help point it out.
  6. A three-second countdown will start to allow you to prepare for recording. Once recording, a display on the bottom will show you the length of your recording. Click the white square box to stop recording.
    A screenshot showing the "Record Media" screen with an orange box drawn around the white box "stop recording" button to help point it out.
  7. After you stop recording, Kaltura will display and play your recorded video to review. You can do the following:
    • Click the Play or Restart button to review the audio and video.
    • Click Record Again to discard the video and start another recording.
    • Click Download a copy to download a copy of your recorded video in the webm format to your computer.
    • Click Use This to save your webcam video to Kaltura MediaSpace.
  8. Edit the details of the video.
    • You may want to give the video a more memorable name or associate it with an assignment if you are recording yourself for a course assignment.
    • If you want to share the video consider changing the publishing setting. By default it is set to Private and viewable only by the owner. Setting it to Unlisted will let you share a link to it to anyone.
  9. Click Save to save your video with the edited details.

Keywordskaltura, mediaspace, webcam, recorder, record media   Doc ID90918
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Created2019-04-09 13:33:58Updated2024-01-02 12:22:33
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