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Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Personal Capture offers a simple, free way to create and capture video and share it through VIUTube.

In order to use Personal Capture, you will need to download a small application downloaded from within VIUTube. Personal capture is not currently available for tablets or mobile phones. Once you have downloaded the program, you can launch it from the Add New menu on VIUTube. 

Capture allows for 1 audio feed and up to 2 video feeds to be recorded simultaneously. The video feed can be connected cameras or monitors. You also have the option to record all or part of your screen. 

Consider using Personal Capture for:

  • Video assignments

  • Lab demonstrations

  • Presentations

  • Video feedback

In order to install and use Personal Capture, your computer must meet or exceed the following system requirements:

Hardware/Software Requirement
Operating System

Windows 7 or later

Mac - 10.10 or later

Memory 4GB RAM
Storage 1GB min available hard drive space
Processor Minimum of Intel i5
  1. Navigate to VIUTube and login using your VIU Computer Account credentials.

  2. Click Add New. From the dropdown menu, select Personal Capture. 

  3. Click the Download for Windows if you are using a Windows Operating System. Click Download for Mac if you are using a Mac Operating System. 

  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to run the installation file.

  5. Once Personal Capture is installed, go back to the Personal Capture page in VIUTube to launch the application. Once you have the application installed, the application should launch automatically or you may need to give your Internet Browser permission to launch the application.

  1. Navigate to VIUTube and login using your VIU Computer Account credentials.

  2. Click Add New. From the dropdown menu, select Personal Capture. 

  3. Your browser may ask you if you want to run or start the application (this will look different in each browser).

  4. Follow the on-screen prompt to confirm running the program.

  5. Personal Capture is created by Kaltura. You may see "Kaltura" rather than "Personal Capture" in this pop-up.

  6. The Personal Capture application should then open on your computer.

Once you have opened Personal Capture, you can select which inputs you want include in your recording. Personal Capture can capture up to two video inputs (screens or cameras connected to your computer) and one audio input. Turn off one or more inputs by clicking on the icon for that input. The icon for that input will change to a stricken through grayed out version. This indicates that the input will not be recorded. You must have at least one input enabled to begin a recording. 

  1. For each enabled input, click the label below the icon to select what device to record for that input. 

  2. For screen and camera inputs, you will be able to see a preview. For screen recordings, you can choose between recording the full screen or a selected portion of the screen. 

  3. If you need to change your input, click on the name of the currently selected input and select the correct input from the dropdown menu. 

  1. Click the large red button to start you recording.

  2. You will receive a countdown. Once this countdown disappears, your recording will begin. You can see how long your recording has been recording in the Kaltura Application (this will by default will be displayed in the bottom right hand corner of your screen). 

  3. When you are ready to end the recording, click Stop button to end the recording. 

  4. Confirm that you would like to stop the recording by clicking Yes, Stop it

  5. You will be taken to a screen where you can title your video, add a description, and add any tags.

  6. Click Save & Upload to save your video and upload it to your VIUTube account.

  7. Once your video has finished uploading, you will see it in your My Media area in VIUTube.