Would you like to improve the sound and video quality of your Kaltura videos? Follow these quick tips to create a better recording and viewer experience.
Tips for Sound Recording
- Make sure you are in a quiet location in order to get the best sound. Turn off cellphones and other devices prior to recording.
- While built-in microphones can be used to record, it is recommended to use an external USB microphone for optimal sound quality.
- Get close to your microphone (within 12 inches for an external, non-headset microphone) and place it slightly off-center from your mouth. This will help to eliminate breathing sounds and other noises such as “popped P’s”.
- When recording, leave 2 – 3 seconds of silence at points where you will make an edit to allow for a clean edit when you trim or chop within the video.
Tips for Video Recording
- Make sure you are eye level with your webcam in order to create a more natural frame.
- Follow the “Rule of Thirds” and place your eye line on the upper third of the screen.
- Try to record in an area with even light. Too much light in front will wash out your image, while too much light behind can result in an overly darkened image.
For more recording tips, check out this short video- Recording Tips for Instructors (2:39).
Also, view step-by-step instructions for using Kaltura on the Instructor Resource Site at http://elearning.openlcc.net/kaltura-video/. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can refer to it when needed