Canvas Screen RecordingCaptureSpace Lite: How do I Record from a Webcam?

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

Add a Title, Description and Tags

Click UPLOAD to upload the recording to your My Media space

You can watch the progress of the upload, let it run in the background, or cancel it

When the upload is complete you can go to your My Media on any Canvas site and see the recording there

Click CLOSE to exit the Upload Options window