Creating Templates Using Our Step by Step Wizard

A Template is a set of instructions to tell the CaptureCast software what to record, how to record, and where to publish. By creating a template, you are preparing a list of settings that will apply to each recording for which you use that specific template. This includes video/audio sources, canvas configuration, publishing/streaming endpoints, and enrichment options.

    NOTE: Without a template you will not be able to start a recording.





  1. Template Details
    • Template Name:    Give your template a unique name. (example: class name, teacher, event name, event type, etc)
    • Template Description:    Entering a description is optional but may help differentiate between other similar templatesmceclip1.png
  2. NDI® Input/Output
    • Outputs:    
      1. Select 1 or more NDI® sources to record. The NDI® devices shown here are sources that you have marked as favorites in the device settings, and you can add more devices to this section by scrolling down to the full list of NDI® sources on the network
      2. Select which audio source you want from the dropdown, and click the cogwheel button to the right of each video source to adjust other settings.
        1. Size:    The output resolution that the video will be scaled to
        2. Set as Primary Output:    Enable this option if you want this specific video source to be your primary/first/default video. Depending on the publisher that you are using, this would become the first video to appear in a multi-source video player.IO.gif
  3. Media Canvas
    Consider this to be your primary video source unless otherwise specified in Step 2 in this wizard. The media canvas can be used to merge one or more video inputs into a single video for your recorded session or live stream. These video inputs can be scaled and layered to meet customer preference.
    • Size:    Adjust your canvas to whatever resolution you like for the output video file.
    • Background:    Adjust the background color of your canvas to your preference. Background color will only be visible if nothing is layered over it.
      • NOTE:    The background color palette will display differently depending on what operating system you are using (Linux, Mac or Windows).
    • Devices:    Click on the devices icon to list the available video devices for use. In the following example, I have two video devices, I'll select both of them and click DONE. All of the selected video devices will populate in the media canvas in full screen and layered over each other.
  4. Publishing
    Recordings will automatically save to local storage. For LAN server or cloud publishing select and configure one or more of the available options. Live Streaming options will be configured in the next step. Click on any of the options to open up the configuration form pane. Once you have entered the information required click Save and go to the next step.


  5. Live streaming
    Select and configure one or more of the available streaming service options. Just like the Publishing step above click on any of the options to open up the configuration form pane. Fill in the required authentication information and Save. If you want to stream to more than one endpoint, you can add additional streams here as well.
    NOTE: If you only want to Live stream and do not want to save a local copy deselect the Save Backup Recording option.

  6. Enrichment
    Slide Change Detection is primarily used to capture on-screen text within a slideshow. It will give you the ability to create thumbnails, chapter points (cue points), setup a rate limit and enable Slide Text Extraction to read any on-screen text and convert it into a Machine-Readable text file to be used for search functions with specific web hosting companies (i.e. Kaltura). More information about limitation settings can be seen on this page.

  7. Summary

    Review all of your chosen options and ensure they are correct. Once you are satisfied with the setup of your template, click Save, and it will be ready to be used for all future recordings.

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