A microphone is required to record with PCAP, without a microphone attached the record button will appear greyed out. A webcam is not mandatory to run PCAP, as a connected microphone will allow users to record their desktop (including 2 desktops on dual monitor machines). A webcam will be required to record a talking head style presentation, which can be used as the video or in conjunction with a desktop capture. A list of compatible webcams for Windows can be found here: https://support.echo360.com/customer/portal/articles/1601087-personal-capture-5-4-for-windows---overview A list of compatible webcams for Mac OSX can be found here: https://support.echo360.com/customer/portal/articles/1601128-personal-capture-5-x-for-mac---overview This guide assumes that the user already has an Echo360 account at the University of Wollongong. 1. Login to Echo360 Enter UOW username and password. 2. Enter a title for the recording The title should reflect the subject matter and ideally the format will remain constant across recordings to aid students in finding the appropriate resources. 3. Select the Quality for the recording There are three predefined options available for the quality; Low, Medium and High Quality. For podcasts it is recommended that HIGH is selected as the output file size will be smaller as there is no video. 4. Select the microphone input to be used In this example there is only one microphone option to select from 5. Check the microphone levels and adjust accordingly The microphone level should be between half way mark (yellow) and three quarters mark (orange). If the microphone has a volume control adjust it to suit. If the microphone does not have a volume control the microphone may need to be moved closer or further away from the user. 6. Select the Primary Video source In this example, two monitors and a webcam are connected to the computer. They appear as Primary Display and Secondary Display and HD Webcam. If no source is selected as the Video source an audio only podcast may still be recorded. 7. (Optional) Select a Webcam source It is possible to record a webcam in addition to recording the Primary Display or Secondary Display. 8. Click Record Recordings must be a minimum of 15 seconds in length to be processed by Echo360. Recordings may be edited using the PCAP interface if required. 9. (Optional) Click Pause to temporarily stop the recording. It is possible to Resume recording from a paused state 10. When the recording is completed click Stop The recording can now be edited if required and published to the Echo360 block in Moodle.
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