CaptureSpace Lite: How do I Record from a Webcam?
CaptureSpace Lite is a fairly easy to use screen capture application. It is a convenient way to capture your screen and audio for creating narrated PowerPoint lectures or to demonstrate anything visible on your computer screen.
Although it is easy to use, there are many steps in the recording, saving, editing and uploading process. We strongly advise anyone using ScreenCapture Lite to make a couple of “Test” screen captures to familiarize yourself with the process before making a screen capture video for distribution.
Go to My Media
This displays your My Media space.
Click Add New / CaptureSpace Lite
If you have not already done so, download and install the CaptureSpace Lite application for your type of computer
If you have already downloaded and installed CaptureSpace Lite on your computer, click Open Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite Recorder
NOTE: If you have already installed the CaptureSpace Lite Desktop Recorder on your computer, you can also open it anytime from your computer Applications.
Launch CaptureSpace Lite
Set or confirm your recording SETTINGS in the CaptureSpace Lite Desktop Recorder Panel
Click the RECORD tab
Prepare yourself or your subject for recording
- Adjust the lighting
- If a light source (windows, lamps, light fixtures) is behind the subject, move or pivot your subject, or compensate with additional lighting in front
- De-clutter the background
When subject is ready, click the WEBCAM button
A window will open showing your video feed and a 5 second countdown
Note: Don't worry if the video feed shows a different aspect ratio than what you chose in the recording settings. Your video will record at the correct aspect ratio.
Note: Don't worry if your onscreen activity starts several seconds after the countdown finishes. You can trim unwanted footage later.
Deliver your presentation
When recording is done, click PAUSE
To start recording again, click RESUME
To cancel your recording and delete the footage, click CANCEL
Note: If you click CANCEL you'll get a warning asking you if you wish to permanently delete the footage.
To save your recording click DONE
If you clicked DONE, a preview window opens showing the video you just recorded
This will Process the recording and save it to your CaptureSpace Library. The CaptureSpace editing screen will be displayed allowing you to Trim or Chop portions of the recording.
For directions on Trimming your screen recording see: CaptureSpace Lite: How do I Trim a screen recording?
For directions on Chopping your screen recording see: CaptureSpace Lite: How do I Chop a screen recording?
When finished Trimming or Chopping your screen recording click Done
This displays an Upload Options panel