How To: Create a Video with Picture-in-Picture Using Kaltura Capture


Walk through the steps to record your presentation, your webcam and submit the video to Canvas using Kaltura Capture.


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This guide will walk you through the process to create a picture-in-picture video presentation that is required for several of FSW Online Courses. Be sure to follow the steps in order if this is the first time you are utilizing Kaltura Capture. 

Before starting this part of the assignment, you will want to have your PowerPoint presentation and speech finalized. 

Please note: Kaltura does not work with Chromebooks. Instead, please use Screencastify to complete your video assignments when using a Chromebook.


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Install Kaltura CaptureLaunch Kaltura CaptureSetup Webcam, Microphone, and PresentationRecord, Save & UploadSubmit to Canvas and Verify your SubmissionAccess Denied ErrorPrerequisites and System Requirements

Install Kaltura Capture

  • Navigate to the Canvas course requiring your presentation
  • Click on My Media
  1. Locate and click the button labeled + Add New
  2. Highlight and click on Kaltura Capture.

Add New and Kaltura Capture button location image

Click the download link provided for either Windows or Mac.

Image with the link to download Kaltura for Windows or Mac


  • Double click the downloaded KalturaCapture.msi file.
  • On the installation screen, click Next.
  • Use the default directory to install into by clicking Next. 
  • Then click Install
  • Click Finish


  • Double click the downloaded KalturaCapture.dmg file.
  • Click and drag the KalturaCapture icon onto the Applications folder.
  • A progress bar will go by, and when it's finished, it will be installed.
  • When you first open the application you may be prompted with a message stating, "This application was installed from the internet, do you wish to continue?" be sure to click ok if you are prompted to allow kalturaCapture access to your camera and other devices.


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Launch Kaltura Capture

  • Navigate to the Canvas course; you need to create a presentation for
  • Click on My Media
  1. Locate and click the button labeled + Add New
  2. Highlight and click on Kaltura Capture

Add New and Kaltura Capture button location image

A new pop-up should appear.

(1) Select the checkmark next to the "Always allow to open links of this type in the associated app." 

(2) Click the Open Kaltura Capture button.

Open Kaltura Capture pop-up message


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Setup Web Cam, Microphone, and Presentation

With Kaltura Capture open, you will see a red button followed by three icons.

(1) Monitor Input: This option will allow you to select which monitor you want to capture while you record. Click the down arrow to the right of the icon to reveal what options you have. If you have multiple monitors, you will be able to select which monitor you want to capture while recording by clicking in the drop-down box under the monitor previews. Whichever monitor you have chosen should appear in the preview window. The additional options you have are to record the Full Screen or a specific area. For ease of use, go ahead and select Full Screen. 

(2) Webcam Input: The next icon to the right will be your webcam or other video input device (a second monitor, maybe you have multiple webcams, etc.) Click the down arrow to the right of the icon to reveal what options you have there. You will want to ensure your webcam is selected, and you should see a preview of the webcam feed. Position yourself and the webcam, so you're fully framed in the picture. 

(3) Audio Input: If you have multiple microphones, you will want to ensure you select the correct one in the drop-down selection box. You should see the inside of the microphone icon move up and down as it detects sound. 

Now that all the hardware is set up in Kaltura Capture, you will want to open your PowerPoint presentation and set it to presentation mode. If you have multiple monitors make sure, your presentation is in full-screen mode on the monitor you are recording.

We suggest going through your presentation at least once without recording as the final practice.


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Record, Save & Upload

  • When you are ready to record, click the red button.
  • You will see a countdown, and then you will be recording.
  • When Kaltura Capture is recording, it will be recording the selected monitor and your webcam at the same time, creating a picture-in-picture video. 
  • You will not see a preview of your what your webcam is recording.

  • You will see the Kaltura Capture program minimize with a counter.
  • As you are recording, you will want to deliver your speech while clicking through your slides and making eye contact with the webcam.
  • After you have gone through your entire presentation and speech, click the Stop button.
  • You will be prompted to confirm that you want to stop recording, and the timer will disappear.

  • You will see your new recording in your Library after clicking stop.
  • (1) The top video will be what has been recorded on your computer monitor
  • (2) The bottom video will be what has been recorded with your webcam
  • Both video sources are automatically combined into a picture-in-picture (PIP) final video allowing your professor to swap between the two
  • (3) You can review your recording by clicking the play button.
  • Make sure; your presentation contains everything you needed to mention and show in both video sources.
  • (4) Provide an appropriate title
  • (5) Click Save & Upload.

Kaltura Capture Library demonstration

  • You will see an upload progress bar in your Library window of Kaltura Capture.
  • Your video may take a few minutes after uploading to appear in your My Media within Canvas.

Kaltura Upload progress demonstration

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Submit to Canvas

  • After you have Saved & Uploaded your Kaltura Capture presentation file, you will want to navigate to the course you need to submit the presentation too.
  • Locate and click on the My Media link within the course navigation.
  • Your video should appear in your My Media area of Canvas within a few minutes of saving and uploading it from the Kaltura Capture software.
  • If your video does not appear in your My Media, it may still be uploading and or processing.
How long your video takes to be uploaded into your My Media within Canvas depends on your internet connection speed and how long the video is. 
  • Once your video appears in your My Media, you will be able to submit it to any Canvas assignment.
  • Navigate to the assignment that you will need to submit the video too.
  • Locate and click on the Submit Assignment button.

Submit Assignment button visual demonstration

  • You may have multiple tabs available, be sure to select the "Text Entry" tab to reveal the Rich Text Editor.
  • Locate and click on the Embed Kaltura Media icon listed in the Rich Text Editor tools.

Canvas rich text editor demonstration image

  • After clicking the Embed Kaltura Media icon, a new window will appear.

If you utilize the Chrome extension for Grammarly, then you may receive the following message, "Error retrieving content." You will need to disable the Grammarly Chrome extension because it conflicts with embedding Kaltura Media. After you have embedded and submitted your assignment, you can enable the Grammarly Chrome extension.

Grammarly Chrome Extension Error

  • Locate your presentation video.
  • Click the "</> Embed" button listed to the right of your presentation video.

Embed Kaltura media window example

  • After clicking the Embed button, the window will disappear, and you will see your presentation displayed in the Rich Text Editor.

showing example of video embedded and location of submit button

  • Take one last moment to review your presentation and ensure you included everything required for your assignment.
  • Be sure to click the Submit Assignment button to finalize your submission and send it off to the professor.



Verify your presentation was submitted successfully to the assignment by clicking the Submission Details link. The Submission Details link will show you a preview of what your submission will look like to the professor.

Canvas' submission details link demonstration image

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Manually Embed Your Video Into Group Discussion (Access Denied Error)

If for some reason, the embed Kaltura Media Icon is not working or producing an Access Denied error message, you can still embed your video into the discussion post, taking the following steps.


1) Click on My Media from your course homepage.

My Media button

2) Navigate to the video you want to post to the discussion and click on the title to load that video.

Image showing the location of the title link

3) When the video loads, locate the Share tab and click on it.

4) The options on the bottom of the window will change, and you should see an embed code listed. The long iframe code should start with something similar to, "<iframe id="kaltura_player" ......."

5) Copy the entire iframe code by pressing Ctrl + C on your keyboard or any method you are familiar with using to Copy / Paste.

Image highlighting the location of the Share tab and the embed text box to be copied.

6) Navigate to the discussion post you need to submit to.

7) Click on the "Insert" tab in the rich text editor.

Image showing the location of the Insert tab in the Canvas rich text editor.

8) Click the "Embed" link from the drop-down menu.

9) Click in the empty text box below and paste the embed code you copied earlier using Ctrl + V or your preferred method to Paste.

Image showing the Embed box

10) Click on the "Submit" button, and your video should appear after a few moments of processing.

Image showing the Embed box with the code embeded and the submit button outlined

11) Lastly, fill out any text you needed within your discussion along with the embedded video and click Post Reply.

Image showing a sample reply to a discussion with an embedded video.

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Prerequisites and System Requirements

Please find below the list of the minimum hardware and software requirements for Kaltura Capture.




Operating System


Windows 10 (64bit) and above

macOS 10.14 (Mojave) - 11 (Big Sur)




1GB min available


Intel i5 or later (min 4 cores) or AMD A10 or Apple M1


Intel Quick Sync

Screen Resolution Minimal supported screen resolution is
1024 X 768 (100% scale)


For more information on prerequisites and requirements for Kaltura Capture, please visit the Kaltura Capture - Prerequisites and System Requirements guide.


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