Echo Personal Capture is an easy-to-use capture application built primarily for faculty and academic users. Echo Personal Capture supports audio, local screen and webcam video capture for all podcast and rich media package options. Faculty find it useful for capturing learning objects.
Log into the UC Hastings Echo360 system and select and download the software based on your operationg system at the following address:
After you have downloaded and installed the personal capture software do the following:
3. From the control panel, select your microphone source (built-in or external mic), your screen source (if you have a dual-monitor setup, your 2nd monitor will show up as a source when you click Configure), and whether or not you want your webcam to also be captured.
4. Test to make sure your microphone is detected by speaking into it and watching the volume meter on the left.
5. Run PowerPoint, or whatever computer application you would like recorded. If you are capturing PowerPoint, view your presentation in full-screen, slideshow mode.
6. When you have your presentation ready and have established your recording settings, click Start Recording.
7. A countdown timer will be displayed and then you will see Echo minimize to the system tray.
8. When you are ready to stop the recording, click the timer in the system tray and select Stop Recording. You can also pause recording by hitting Alt+F3 in Windows or Command+6 in OSX. Click Resume Capture to resume recording. To stop the recording, hit Alt+F4 in Windows or Command+8 in OSX. Your completed capture will be displayed in the Edit Recording window.
9. When your recording is finished, you will be brought to a playback window where you can preview and edit in/out points for your recording. Use the scrubber bar to make your changes. The scissors, when clicked, will delete highlighted portions on the timeline.
10. When you are ready to publish your recording and any edits click Publish Recording.
11.When promoted, log in to the Echo360 server using your UC Hastings username and password. Do not include the “@uchastings.edu” at the end of your username.
12. On the next screen, select the appropriate course from the list and click Next.
13. Select Create New Echo and enter in a presentation date/time, if desired. Click Next to continue.
14. On the next screen, enter in a title for your capture. This will be what students see.
15. Click Publish to send the recording to the Echo360 server, which will then process it.
Echo360 has documentation and tutorials on their website that provide the basic information needed to learn how to use the Echo360 Personal Lecture Capture software.