If you’re unable to make it to our studio, you can record lectures from your home or office computer using your webcam and Kaltura Personal Capture. Follow these simple tips and tricks to produce the highest-quality recording possible.
Avoid Backlighting (i.e. windows or lights behind you) that could cause lighting issues in the video.
Frame your shot close and tight versus wide and far to avoid any distractions in the frame.
Create smaller sizes that look better for compression by keeping the webcam stationary.
Look directly at the webcam while addressing your viewers, not your computer screen.
Silence is Golden
Use a quiet room (no loud A/C, fans, traffic, or other people, and avoid rooms with a lot of echo typically caused by tiled floors, cement, hardwood, etc.) to avoid audio issues.
Make sure you have your desired device/microphone selected (typically programs default to the built-in mic) and adjust the input level to avoid distortion caused by too much volume.
Talk into the Mic
Be as close to your mic as possible, maintaining that distance throughout, talk toward the mic, and try to be consistent with your volume. For best results use a headset or dynamic mic that helps reduce extra noise.