Kaltura Capture - The new recorder
This summer, a new recorder is launched linked to LnuPlay, Kaltura Capture, which in October 2019 will replace the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder.
The new recorder, Kaltura Capture, is a new program that is installed in the same way as the old CaptureSpace. Kaltura has developed the new recorder itself, unlike the one previously developed by a subcontractor (https://www.collaaj.com).
The new recorder will also provide a simpler interface and less to keep track of for you as a user.
Kaltura has announced that they will stop updating / maintaining the "old" Kaltura CaptureSpace from June 17, which means that we are now starting to launch the replacement during the summer. We have tested it intensively during the spring and have not been satisfied with the quality earlier, but the latest version seems more stable.
Learning Environment will therefore turn on the new recorder and let the old one remain in parallel as long as it is supported by our supplier. There will be a major upgrade to the play-system in October 2019 and after that the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder will stop working.
Read more on this page for more facts and also see our guides at serviceportalen.lnu.se
What's new in Kaltura Capture?
Kaltura Capture is a brand new software that is downloaded just like the "old" Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder.
When you start the program you will see that they have completely changed the look, and nowadays it is very similar to other screen recording programs, such as Camtasia (see the picture at the top of the page).
Gone are the choices one made for what is to be recorded. Instead, there are three clear buttons: Web camera, screen and microphone. By default, all three are on, but you can easily turn something off, for example the webcam, if you just want to record from screen and microphone.
You also do not need to set up a powerpoint as in CaptureSpace when selecting "Presentations & Lectures". Instead, you simply start the program you want to record from on your screen, no matter what, and start your recording. If it is a PowerPoint you record, Kaltura Capture will automatically detect it and create interactive chapters for you in the background, every time you change sheets. If there is anything else you record on the screen, it becomes a normal screen recording.
During recording, you have access to drawing tools, just like before, and you can pause and cancel. When you are done you will see both your monitor and your webcam as two different media streams. What is new, however, is that you cannot make any editing in the recorder. Instead, you upload your movie and do the editing via the website at play.lnu.se (if you are staff) or from within Mymoodle (staff and students.
Important to know!
In our tests of the new recorder Kaltura Capture, we have noticed that it has slightly higher demands on the computer than the older Kaltura CaptureSpace did. This can show in the form of unsync between audio and video.
Therefore, keep your computer up-to-date and turn off all unnecessary programs and processes while making a recording. Avoid recording while the computer is being updated in the background or when virus scans are in progress. It takes a lot of power from the computer.
Make sure to do a test recording before you start your big recording project to ensure that everything works as you intended.
If you notice problems, we would be grateful if you could notify us (via IT support as a ticket) so we can forward that information to the supplier.
Specify what computer you have, the operating system version and what you used as camera / microphone if other than the built-in and try to describe what you did and what happened as well as you can.
Please send a link or ID to the uploaded video as well so we can investigate the result.
Unsync between audio and video on playback often depends on browsers.
In our tests we have noticed that the browser you use to watch videos affects their playback. For this reason, we recommend that you always use Google Chrome or Firefox. The embedded browsers (Internet Explorer / Edge and Safari) in computers / mobile phones often cause problems and choppy playbacks in our experience.