Kaltura Capture Desktop Recording Tool

Kaltura Capture offers users the ability to record both screen and camera in just one click. It also includes a new automatic slide detection feature—if a user has a PowerPoint presentation in presenter mode when recording the screen, Kaltura Capture automatically detects and captures it, allowing the viewer to search and browse by slide.

Note: Kaltura Capture replaces the older CaptureSpace tool. CaptureSpace may still be installed on your computer, but it will no longer work. Users must download this new version.

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How to Download Kaltura Capture
  1. Log in to Blackboard and select the MyMedia link at the top.
  2. Click Add New and select Kaltura Capture from the drop-down menu.
  3. Download either Mac or Win versions and follow the install prompts.

Launch the Application
The first time you open Kaltura Capture, you must open it from within Blackboard > My Media > Add New. This links your Blackboard account to the Capture program. After this initial application launch, you can open the program directly from your computer. The Kaltura Capture Recorder is displayed.


Recording Options
Choose what you want to record. There are three options - choose any or all of them. Record screen (for PowerPoint or anything on your computer), video (webcam), and audio. If the icon is blue this will be part of the recording. Click the icon to deselect it.

By default, all recording inputs are configured to the optimal quality available, so you can start recording. If you would like to change the default input settings, camera, screen or audio, please see the article Kaltura Personal Capture Recording Options for information on how to modify the default recording inputs.

Create a Recording

  1. Choose what you want to record (screen, webcam, audio).
  2. Click the red button to start recording.
  3. You will see a 3-second count down and then your recording will start.
  4. When the recording begins, the duration of your recording is displayed in the Recording Menu.


The recording menu includes:

  • Stop recording button (white square): Press to stop the recording. You will be prompted with a confirmation box.
  • Pause/Resume recording button (red circle): You can pause or resume your recording at any time.
  • Cancel recording button (grey x): discard recording. Press to cancel the recording. You will be prompted with a confirmation box.
  • Elapsed time
  • Annotations: Click on the Pencil icon to open the Annotations options. Use the various tools to draw on the screen. There is a whiteboard option. When you are through annotating, click the Pencil icon to return to the cursor mode. Annotations are available for Screen recordings only. Annotations are disabled if you are only recording your camera.
  • Audio Gauge: Displays the sound level of the microphone being recorded.

Keyboard Shortcuts
The following list the shortcuts that you can use with Capture. Use Command for Mac and Control for Windows.

  • Start Recording: Command/Control+Shift+R
  • Stop Recording : Command/Control+Shift+S
  • Cancel Recording: Command/Control+Shift+C
  • Clear all Notifications: Command/Control+Shift+E
  • Go to Management: Command/Control+Shift+M

Completing and Uploading Your Recording
After you Stop your recording you will be directed to the summary page. If you clicked Stop by mistake, you can always click Cancel, and you will be returned to your recording in a paused state. Preview your recording here. If you want to complete the recording, optionally edit the Title and add a Description or Tags. Then click Save. If you are ready to upload to your My Media space in Blackboard (and Course Media) click Save & Upload.

Note: Editing your recording (trimming beginning and end, and clipping) is only available in your My Media space online once the recording has been uploaded. It cannot be edited via Kaltura Capture before uploading.

While it is unlikely you will need to access the recording file, all recordings are stored locally on your computer. On Windows recordings are stored at C:\ProgramFiles\Kaltura\Capture\Recordings. On a Mac, recordings are stored at /Users/[your username]/Library/Preferences/Kaltura/Capture.

If you save a recording without uploading it, the Management window shows all recordings completed on your computer. You can choose to Delete or Upload recordings from this screen.

Viewing and Editing your Recording Online
All uploaded recordings are now available in your MyMedia account. MyMedia is available in Blackboard (mymason.gmu.edu) as well as on CourseMedia (coursemedia.gmu.edu). You can edit your recording in MyMedia.