OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

How to Manually Record and Share a Lecture Capture Video

Introduction

 A number of departmental and general purpose classrooms on the OSU campus in Corvallis and at OSU Cascades are equipped with the Crestron Capture-HD lecture capture system. This system will record the same image that is presented on the projection screen in the room, as well as the audio that is projected through the speakers in the room. The room does not make use of cameras, so there is no video of the instructor or students, and there are no microphones beyond that which is used by the instructor, so the voices of students is not captured.

This process details how to record your lecture, how to obtain that recording, and the options available to you for distributing that lecture to your intended audience.

 

Step 1: Recording Your Lecture

-       If the teaching station is not currently active, tap the touchscreen to activate it

-       Insert a USB thumb drive into the USB slot in the capture appliance

  • The USB thumb drive does not have to be blank but must have at least 2GB of free space
  • External USB hard drives will not work, only USB thumb drives

-       Press “Start Recording” on the teaching station touchscreen; if a “Start Recording” option does not exist on the teaching station’s touchscreen, press the RECORD button on the capture appliance

  • The unit will provide feedback on its screen indicating that the recording has started
  • After a few moments, the teaching station touchscreen will reflect that the recording has begun by changing the color of the “Start Recording” button
    • There is no harm in pressing the “Start Recording” button more than once

-       Present your lecture

-       Press “Stop Recording” on the teaching station touchscreen; if a “Stop Recording” option does not exist on the teaching station’s touchscreen, press the STOP button on the capture appliance

  • The unit will provide feedback on its screen indicating that the recording has ended
  • The longer your lecture, the longer it will take for the recording to process; this can take anywhere between a few seconds and 5 minutes for 1 hour lectures
  • After a few moments, the teaching station touchscreen will reflect that the recording has ended by changing the color of the “Stop Recording” button

-       Remove your USB thumb drive

  • DO NOT remove your USB thumb drive during the recording as this will erase the recording

-       Log off from the teaching station

  • If you forgot to stop your recording, logging off from the teaching station will have the same effect as stopping the recording

 

Step 2: Sharing Your Recording

-       Your thumb drive will contain a recording in the MP4 format with a filename reflecting the date/time of the start of your recording

  • This file can be edited in most any video editing software

-       Once you are satisfied with your video, it can be shared in a variety of ways, including uploading to OSU’s MediaSpace platform at http://media.oregonstate.edu/ or copying to a disc

  • See the “How to Upload to MediaSpace” process for further details on how to distribute your media online