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Total learning: 5 lessons Time: 30 minutes

Creating a Presentation with MDR

There are many options when it comes to using MDR. The primary recording types include video, screen cast, slides and audio. Each type has a use and purpose.

Video: Recording is captured from a camera attached to the machine. This could be either an integrated webcam on a laptop or an external USB camera. This options is best used to record the presenter demonstrating something.

Screen Cast: A screen cast is like a video of everything that is happening within the capture area of the desktop. The screen is recorded at multiple frames per second similar to a video. This options is best suited for capturing a demonstration on a desktop or a presentation with animations.

Slides: When slides are recorded, MDR will only pick up screen changes at regular intervals, typically every 4 seconds. With this setting animations and full motion of the mouse movement is lost. This is a great option to record Power Points or presentations with images only.

Recording your desktop with MDR involves creating a presentation within My Mediasite and them with MDR choosing the appropriate settings to create your recording. The first part of creating a presentation is done within My Mediasite

  1. Select  Add Media.
  2. Choose I want to record my desktop now.
  3. Enter the:
    1. Title
    2. Description
    3. Save location, either My Drafts, a shared folder or user Channel.
  4. Click Create and Launch

This will create the presentation and launch the desktop recorder. The title of the presentation will pull from My Mediasite.

  1. Select the type of recording you would like to do.
  2. Choose your camera size and input if video is being recorded.
  3. Select the microphone input and click Next.
  4. Selec the area you would like to record. A red box will outline the recording area. Click the green check.
  5. Confirm your settings and click Record.

MDR will record everything that occurs within the recording area. To end your recording there are two options

  1. Press the pause icon located in the system tray or press Ctrl+F8 on the keyboard.
  2. Select Finish Recording.
    • The recording will automatically upload to My Mediasite.
  3. If the auto upload setting was turned off, click Upload in the Status column.

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