Lecture Capture and Post Processing Guidance


The intent of this post is to provide McKelvey instructors with details around recommended lecture-capture resources as well as detail around expectation for student video editors.

For updated information on studio resources and how to reserve them, please see this post:

Tools and Their Uses

Kaltura CaptureSimple screen capture with video, does not require extensive editing-Picture-in-picture
-Simple to use
-Integrated with Canvas
-Allows for multiple inputs
-Works on Mac and Windows
-Minimal editing capability
ZoomVideo conference platform that allows for recording of sessions.-Recordings can be stored in Zoom, exported to Kaltura or exported to MP4.
Integrated with Canvas
-Works on Mac and Windows
-No native editing capability
Screencast-O-MaticRecord computer screen and edit that recording-Allows for multiple inputs
-Capture and editing in one tool
-Works on Mac and Windows
-Requires upload to Canvas (no integration)
-additional cost for use outside EIT spaces
VideopadStand-alone video editor-Full featured video editing-Requires upload to Canvas (no integration)
-additional cost for use outside EIT spaces

Student Training Expectations

EIT will ensure that student will be able to perform the following actions in when editing videos:

  • Break a longer video into shorter chunks
  • Concatenate videos together
  • Trim start and finish
  • Cut videos together (e.g., PowerPoint and live shot)

Below are examples of capabilities that may be beyond basic editing:

  • Correct of audio issues
  • Introduce or alter picture-in-picture into a video
  • Zooming
  • Layering graphics

Workflow for Capturing and Editing Video

  1. Instructor captures video content
    1. Content can be captured in a studio or an instructors device
  2. Content provide to student video(s) editor in MP4 format
    1. Instructor would need to export from capture tool (e.g., Kaltura, Zoom, Screencast-O-Matic)
    2. Instructor to provide guidance for editing
    3. Share the MP4 video(s) via Box
  3. Student edits video and provides back to instructor
    1. Student uses VideoPad and can perform all action detailed above
    2. Student returns video(s) to instructor via Box
  4. Instructor or other designee is responsible for loading content into Kaltura / Canvas