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Kaltura - CaptureSpace - Screen, Webcam, and Audio Recording (UW-Madison)
CaptureSpace is a screen, webcam, and microphone recording tool formerly available to UW-Madison instructors, staff, and students. Users should now use Kaltura Capture. This document is being kept online for a period of time for those CaptureSpace users who may not have seen the messaging about the move to Kaltura Capture.
Use of CaptureSpace after June 14, 2019
Kaltura ended support for CaptureSpace on June 15, 2019. Please use Kaltura Capture
from June 15, 2019 on. See our documents on installing and using
Kaltura Capture. From June 15, 2019 on you can still use CaptureSpace to
record your screen and webcam if you already have it installed, but will not be able to upload it to
Kaltura MediaSpace from CaptureSpace. If you record your screen or
webcam with CaptureSpace and try uploading it you
will get an error message similar to "There was an error uploading
"Screen Capture - 2019 June 16 01:01:01":
If you inadvertently use CaptureSpace after June 14, 2019 and still want to use the recording you can:
- Locate your CaptureSpace recording: Kaltura: How to find local copy of CaptureSpace recording .
- Upload the MP4 file in your CaptureSpace Local File Storage location to Kaltura MediaSpace: Kaltura - How to Upload Files to Mediaspace (UW-Madison)
CaptureSpace is comparable to a less powerful version of other screen capture software like TechSmith's Camtasia.
For documentation and more "how to" instructions on CaptureSpace, please see Kaltura's CaptureSpace - User Guide. It is replaced by Kaltura Capture.
- Keep your recordings reasonably short (5-10 minutes):
- Shorter recordings reduce the cognitive load on the viewer;
- Lapses in the viewer's attention become more frequent with longer videos;
- Updating material is much easier if it is more modular (updating a 5 minute video is a lot easier than a 60 minute video);
- Longer recordings tend to encounter more frequent technical issues.
If you need to make longer recordings we recommend you consider using a more powerful screen capture tool.
- In the Settings tab check to see what you are using for the Camera Recording Quality and Screen Recording Quality. Using smaller sizes (480p for the camera and 720p for the screen) will result in smaller file sizes and quicker uploads.
- Make sure you have enough free disk space on your computer before you start your recording.
- A 1 minute recording at 480p for the camera and 720p for the screen is approximately 13.5 MB.
- A 1 minute recording at 720p for the camera and 1080p for the screen is approximately 17 MB.
- If you have a computer that is 3 or more years old or is close the the minimum system requirements above and are encountering audio-video synchronization issues you may want to try the Slow PC Setting in the Settings tab of the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder: