How to Record from a WebCam

NOTE: During spring 2019 Tufts is replacing CaptureSpace Lite with Kaltura's new capture tool, Kaltura Capture.  Both tools will be available until May 30, 2019.  Starting June 1, 2019, only Kaltura Capture will be available.

We encourage you to start capturing video with Kaltura Captura (instead of CaptureSpace Lite) as soon as is convenient.

To get started, visit these user guides for Kaltura Capture.

Feel free to contact edtech@tufts.edu for assistance with lecture capture.

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

From here you can trim, chop, title, save, and upload your video.