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MEDIALecture

This topic explains how to use the MEDIALecture add-on to MEDIAL.

Installing on PC

1. To initiate the installation of MEDIALecture, log into MEDIAL and click on the Record screen button at the top of the page.

2. A box will appear prompting you to download the installation of MEDIALecture.

3. The download will appear at the bottom of your browser (Chrome). Once it has downloaded click the up arrow and select Show in folder.

4. The .exe file will appear in the downloads section in file explorer. Right click the .exe and click Run as administrator.

5. You will be asked if you wish to install this application. Clicking Yes will start the installation.

6. During the final stages of the installation a box will appear informing you to click the Record screen button in the future when starting up MEDIALecture.

Installing on Mac

1. To initiate the download of MEDIALecture log into MEDIAL and click on the ‘Record Screen’ button at the top of the page.

2. A box will appear prompting you to download the installation of MEDIALecture.

3. Double-click the disk image file, MEDIALecture.dmg, to run it.

4. Drag the MEDIALecture icon into the Applications folder.

Launching MEDIALecture

1. Launch the application in MEDIAL by clicking the Record Screen button.

2. When the application is launched a message will appear.

3. When the application is launched it will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, and look like this:

Configuring MEDIALecture

To configure the application, click on Settings.

In this section you can make several configuration changes to affect the way that the application behaves.

Local Media Files Storage

This is the path to where the recordings will be saved. If you wish to change this, click on Browse and select an alternative destination.

Select a Webcam

The webcam that the application should use can be selected from the drop-down list, and the quality can also be changed.

Note: Clicking more will expose more quality options, however it is not recommended to use these due to the way the encoding has been optimized for compatibility in MEDIAL.

Capture Settings

Here the quality can be changed for screen recordings. For the best quality use 1080P. Using Low Capture Mode is not recommended.

Select a Microphone

Here the drop-down list can be used to select the audio input device which MEDIALecture should use for voice input.

Media Upload

Check the box to delete recordings on the local disk of your computer after they have been uploaded. This option is recommended in order to prevent the local disk filling up.

Once all the changes desired have been made click on SAVE to commit them.

Using MEDIALecture

The application is split up into four different sections:

Screen

Screen & Webcam

Webcam

Voice

Screen

Clicking on Screen will allow you to record your screen, and if you have selected a voice input device in Settings, also record your voice. When you select this option it will present you with the option of whether you would like to record all or part of your screen. If you have multiple monitors attached to your computer it will display them here, allowing you to choose the monitor to record. Leave the default set to record full screen, or choose Select Area to manually select the part of your screen to capture.

Keyboard Controls

Once you have dragged the mouse to the area you wish to record, the presentation will begin. Just before the start of the presentation the following screen will appear, showing the keyboard controls you can use during the recording.

To pause and resume a recording you can use Alt + P. Alt + D will allow you to draw during the recording.

Task Bar

Clicking the MEDIALecture application in the task bar will open the control menu in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

Here you have the option to draw, pause, end the recording by clicking DONE, or cancel the recording to end it but delete it.

Preview Window

Once the recording is complete it will open up in a preview window and start playing through it. The recording is displayed in a film reel at the top of the window, and the progress bar can be dragged across the film reel to seek through the recording.

Editing Options

On the left-hand side of the window there are four options:

Using these options, the clip can be trimmed, chopped, and titles and credits can be added.

Commit Recording

Once any changes have been made using the buttons as described above, click on DONE to commit the recording.

Edit Recording

To move on and save the changes to your clip click on Edit original recording.

If you want to leave the original recording untouched then click Create new recording and it will apply the edits to a new recording instead of making them to the original.

Metadata

Finally metadata for the clip needs to be supplied. This will be the title, description and tags that are displayed for the recording in MEDIAL.

There are three options that can be chosen at this point:

UPLOAD – This will upload the clip to MEDIAL straight away

PREVIEW – This allows you to preview the clip, and make any changes to it that may be necessary

SAVE – Choose this option to save the clip in your local library. It can be accessed at a later time and edited if necessary, and uploaded to MEDIAL at a chosen time

Screen & Webcam

Clicking this option allows you to perform a screen recording whilst capturing your webcam device. The webcam that is used is the one selected in the application settings area. Configure the recording in the same way as described above in the Screen capture section, then start it.

Once it is finished, the clip can be previewed and edited in the same way as described in the Screen capture section above.

Webcam

When webcam is selected it captures video and audio input from your chosen webcam and microphone devices. The webcam recording appears in the MEDIALecture window in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Click PAUSE to pause the recording, CANCEL to start again without saving the recording, and DONE to save it and go to the editing screen. Editing options are explained in the Screen capture section earlier in this document.

Voice

Selecting Voice will capture the sound from your chosen audio input device. The audio device can be selected in the Settings area, as described earlier in this document. The progress is displayed in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Click on PAUSE to pause the recording, CANCEL to stop the recording and start again, deleting it, and DONE to progress to the Preview screen.

Library

This section displays any clips that have been saved but not yet uploaded to MEDIAL.

There is a search box to allow searching of recordings if there are a lot in the library.

Hovering over a clip on the list will bring up ‘pen’ and ‘cross’ icons, allowing you to edit a recording or delete it.

To upload a recording click on the ‘Not uploaded. Upload now’ hyperlink in orange.

Before the clip is uploaded the title and description can be edited, and it can still be previewed and edited using the PREVIEW button. Click UPLOAD to upload the clip to MEDIAL.

Note: The recording should appear in your personal category in MEDIAL shortly after being submitted.

Help

If there are problems with the MEDIALecture application click on the Help menu item.

Here you can click on Collect Logs, and it will allow the logs to be copied to the clipboard so they can be emailed to MEDIAL Support.

 

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