Kaltura Capture: Getting Started

Task: This article describes how to get started with Kaltura Capture. You may choose to watch this brief video for an overview of how to use Kaltura Capture


This article will cover the following within Kaltura Capture:

Launch the Application

To launch the Kaltura Capture Application, navigate to My Media within Canvas (myCourses) or MediaSpace.

Click on the Add New button, then Kaltura Capture.

First time users will need to download and install the program. You will be provided download links if that's the case. Download, install and then repeat the "Add New" steps above, and the recorder will open. Otherwise, the program should start automatically. If you run into privacy errors when installing on a Mac, check out this article. 

The Kaltura Capture Recorder is displayed.


Recording Options

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 our article on Advanced Settings.

Create a Recording

To create a recording

  1. Click the red button to start recording.

  1. You will see a 3 second count down, and then your recording will start.
  2. When the recording begins, the duration of your recording is displayed in the Recording Menu.


Stoping or Cancelling your Recording

You can stop or cancel your recording at any time. Cancelling a recording will discard it, and the recording will not be saved.

To stop the recording -- click on the square stop button. To cancel the recording-- click on the 'X' cancel button


Completing and Uploading your Recording

Completing Your Recording

After you click the "stop" button, you will be directed to the entry page. If you clicked stop by mistake, you can always click Cancel, and you will be returned to your recording in a paused state. If you want to complete the recording, enter the following information and click save:

  • Title of the recording
  • Description
  • Tags

Select one of the following options:

  • Delete to delete your entry.
  • Save and Upload to upload to My Media within Canvas and MediaSpace.
  • Save to save to your local Library only. You will be able to upload at a later time from your media library.
  • Start a new recording - you will be prompted with a confirmation that you indeed want to leave.

When you Save a recording without uploading it, the Management window opens with the Edit tab and displays the options to Upload or Delete your media.

An upload progress bar is displayed, and a successful upload message appears when the upload is completed.

Saving and Uploading Your Recording

After you "Stop" recording, the following message is displayed.

All the recorded videos are stored locally in your Recordings directory. If you have not changed the Recordings directory during the installation, the default recording directory is C:\ProgramFiles\Kaltura\Capture\Recordings on Windows, and [HOME DIRECTORY]/Library/Preferences/Kaltura/Capture/Recordings on Mac.

Your recording is  uploaded to your Kaltura My Media collection once you click on 'save and upload.'

Closing Personal Capture While There is an Upload Running in the Background

You may close the application in the midst of an upload.The following warning message will be displayed:

Select No to close the confirmation popup. Select Yes to quit and close the confirmation popup, exit the application, and stop the upload. If you do stop the upload, they will restart the next time you open Kaltura Capture.


To exit the Kaltura Capture Application

  1. In your Taskbar or Dock, right click on the Kaltura Capture application icon.
  2. Select Quit to exit the application.


This article will help you understand how to get started with Kaltura Capture

Further reading:

Kaltura Capture: Overview
Kaltura Capture: Advanced Options

Kaltura Support also has Capture documentation

Kaltura Support also has brief videos on using Capture.

Need additional help?

Please contact the Service Desk as 603-862-4242, fill out the Lecture Capture web form with as much information as possible, or contact the Technology Help Desk on your local campus.


Article ID: 1677
Fri 7/19/19 6:16 PM
Tue 2/13/24 12:05 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)