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HOW TO: Create an Unscheduled Recording in a Mediasite-ready Room

Many rooms on the K-State campus are equipped with Mediasite recorder appliances or have capture software installed on the room's PC to enable automated, schedule-based recording. But what if you want to record outside of a scheduled time? Mediasite Record Now allows you to start recording a Mediasite presentation in an ad-hoc, unscheduled fashion.

Start a Recording

  1. On the installed PC in the room, double-click the icon on the icon on the desktop for Mediasite Record Now. A web browser will open and prompt you to authenticate using your K-State eID.

    Note: If you do not see a Mediasite Record Now icon, the room may not be Mediasite-ready or configured to use Record Now.

    Mediasite Record Now desktop icon

  2. Sign in using your K-State eID and password.

  3. Provide a Presentation Title.

  4. Choose a maximum Duration for your recording in minutes. You can manually stop recording at any time during capture. The maximum allowed duration for a Record Now recording is 240 minutes (4 hours). Record Now recordings will not preempt existing, scheduled recordings.

    Presentation Title and Duration options

  5. Choose a recording option by selecting the corresponding Begin Recording button.

    Recording options

    The available recording options will vary depending on the capabilities of the room. You are encouraged to perform one or more test recordings to determine which recording option will work best for your purposes. Some of the common recording options are explained below.

    Camera and Content 1: Records the in-room camera (selected from the room controls) as well as the content displayed on the screen/projector (left screen/projector if there are multiple). All content is recorded as full-motion video. Audio is captured from the in-room sound system.

    Camera and Content 1,2: Records the in-room camera (selected from the room controls) as well as the left and right screens/projectors in rooms equipped with multiple screens/projectors. All content is recorded as full motion video. Audio is captured from the in-room sound system.

    Camera and Slides: Records the in-room camera (selected from the room controls) as well as whichever content feed is designated as the slide source for the room. The camera is captured as full-motion video, but the content is captured as a series of still images. Audio is captured from the in-room sound system.

    Content 1 Only: Records the content displayed on the screen/projector (left screen/projector if there are multiple) as full-motion video. The in-room camera is not recorded. Audio is captured from the in-room sound system.

    Catch Camera Only Template: Records the configured camera input on the in-room PC as full-motion video. The computer's desktop is not recorded. Audio is captured from the configured microphone input on the in-room PC (important: output sound from the PC is not captured).

    Catch Desktop & Camera Template: Records the configured camera input on the in-room PC as well as the computer's desktop. All content is recorded as full-motion video. Audio is captured from the configured microphone input on the in-room PC (important: output sound from the PC is not captured).

    Catch Desktop Only Template: Records the in-room PC's desktop as full-motion video. The camera is not recorded. Audio is captured from the configured microphone input on the in-room PC (important: output sound from the PC is not captured).

If the room is equipped with a hardware-based capture appliance, the recording will start automatically on the device. If the room is configured to use the software-based Mediasite Catch capture application, the installed PC in the room will automatically open the application and begin recording. Remember to close the browser window after you are finished to safely terminate your authenticated browser session.

Finish a Recording

Select Stop Recording from the Record Now browser window. You may also use the room controls for rooms equipped with hardware-based appliances or the software controls in Mediasite Catch.

Stop Recording button

Record Now recordings are automatically uploaded to your My Drafts folder in your MyMediasite portal. If necessary, move the presentation to the desired channel or shared folder.