Draft:Adjusting CaptureSpace Lite recording settings

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This article includes instructions for changing CaptureSpace Lite recording settings. It is intended for all WSU students and employees.

What settings can be changed?

You can change the following settings, affecting the way CaptureSpace Lite records and saves media files:

  • The location on your computer where CaptureSpace Lite saves your recordings before uploading them to your MediaSpace account
  • The webcam used, if multiple cameras are available
  • The resolution (i.e., quality) of the webcam recording
  • Whether or not to optimize recording performance on a slow PC
  • The resolution (i.e., quality) of the screen recording
  • The microphone used, if multiple microphones are available
  • Whether or not the copy of the recording saved to your computer is deleted after the file is uploaded to your MediaSpace account

Accessing your CaptureSpace Lite recording settings

Watch the Setting Up video for instructions on changing CaptureSpace Lite recording settings. To access your settings:

  1. Use your favorite web browser to login to your MediaSpace account at mediaspace.minnstate.edu using your Star ID username and password. This will take you to your My Media page.
  2. Select CaptureSpace Lite from the Add New menu (Fig 1).
  3. In the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder window, select the Settings tab (Fig 2)
Fig 1. Select CaptureSpace Lite
Fig 2. The CaptureSpace Lite Settings tab

Tips on settings

  • When you make changes to your settings, make sure to select Save to retain them.
  • Increasing recording quality will also increase the size of the resulting file. Feel free to experiment, but you will probably not need a webcam or screen recording resolution setting higher than 720P.
  • Change the local media files storage location to a folder that is easier to find. The default folder is pretty buried.
  • Always retain a local copy of important files, even if they are uploaded to MediaSpace properly. In the case of large media files, you may need to store them on an external drive. Think twice before electing to auto-delete the local recordings after uploading to MediaSpace. Sometimes, things go wrong and your file is not uploaded properly. You are less likely to lose important files if you manage your local copies manually.

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