Kaltura Capture is used to create recordings from your desktop and later upload them to Kaltura - My Media found in HuskyCT or in at http://kaltura.uconn.edu. System requirements of the software can be found at https://knowledge.kaltura.com/help/kaltura-capture---prerequisites-and-system-requirements.

Step 1: Open HuskyCT's Institution Page and click on My Kaltura Media. Alternatively you can go to http://kaltura.uconn.edu, click on Guest to Login.

Step 2: Click on Add New – Kaltura Capture.

Step 3: If this is the first time using Kaltura Capture, you'll be prompted to install it. Select your operating system. Otherwise, the application should automatically start.

Step 4: Once installed, click on the Manage, then the Settings icon (gear icon) to set "Autominimze when recording" to Yes, and click Save.  You will need to use the CTRL-S (or CMD-S) to pause the recording.  Then select the source(s) you would like to record. You can record up to two sources such as two desktops, or one desktop and a web camera.

Unless you intend to record your computer monitor & yourself (webcam) or record the content from two computer monitors, be sure to turn off the second source so that the icon has a slash through it. The example below shows that the second source (the camera) has been turned off.

Step 5: Click the Record button (or press Control+Shift+R on Windows or press Command+Shift+R on a Mac), you will see a 5-second count down and then your recording will start.
Step 6: When the recording begins, the duration of your recording is displayed in the Recording Menu. The Recording Menu will be recorded unless you minimize it.

Step 6: To stop recording press the stop button (white square) or press Control+Shift+S on Windows or press Command+Shift+S on a Mac and you will be prompted with a confirmation box.

Or by clicking the pause/resume recording button (red circle), you can pause or resume your recording at any time.

Cancel recording button (grey x) or press Control+Shift+C for Windows or Command+Shift+C for a Mac to discard the recording. Press to cancel the recording. You will be prompted with a confirmation box.

Step 7: Completing your Recording: After you "stop" your recording you will be directed to the entry page. Enter the following information and click Save & Upload:

  • Title of the recording
  • Description
  • Tags

Your recording can now be found in My Media.

Learn how to access "My Media" here

The recordings are held on your local hard drive in order to be uploaded when you are finished recording. To find them, follow this guide below:

Finding your recordings on your Windows hard drive

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut: Windows Key + R to open the Run Command
  2. Type in %localappdata% and hit Enter
  3. Navigate to Kaltura\Capture\Recordings
    Note: the full file path is C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Kaltura\Capture\Recordings\ however AppData is a hidden folder by default, so use to Run Command to find the folder.
  4. The file names are not descriptive. You will need to rely on date modified to find your recording.

Finding your recordings on your Mac hard drive

  1. Go to finder
  2. Hold control and click on GO at the top bar of the screen
  3. Go to library → Preferences → Kaltura