Making a Recording (Windows)

Setting Up a Profile and Making a Recording in Windows

YuJa allows you to create one or more recording profiles to specify what video and audio sources to use. For example, although most computers contain a built-in microphone, you will get better audio quality by using an external mic or headset. If you don’t tell YuJa which microphone to use, it will simply use the lower quality internal microphone. While sometimes you may want to record the computer screen, other times you may just want audio and video. You can set up different profiles for different recording needs.

Prior to launching the YuJa Software Station, plug in any external webcams or microphones you wish to use.

  1. Log in to the YuJa website using the heading My Institution’s SSO using your St. Olaf username and password.
    Log in using My Institution's SSO
  2. Select Capture & Live Stream and then select Start Capture.
    Select Capture and Live Stream
    Select Start Capture
  3. Select Start Capture. It is also possible to launch the YuJa Software Station directly from your Windows desktop by searching for YuJa Software Station in the Search bar (Windows+S).
    Select Start Capture
  4. Enter a Title and optional Description for your recording.
    Enter Title and Description.
  5. Select Save to My Media Library. If you are involved with specific courses, this is where you would tell YuJa where to publish your recordings.
    Select where to save your recording.
  6. If no appropriate profile exists, follow Steps 7-10 to create a profile. If you have already created a profile, proceed to Step 11 to start a recording.
  7. Video is optional, toggle the switch if you do not want video. If you do want to use video, select the webcam that you want to use. Select Advanced Settings. For Resolution, select 1024×576 or the next highest resolution available. The Frame Rate should be the highest frames per second setting available. Select No for the secondary Video Source option.
    Select your Video settings.
  8. Select the microphone that you want to use. Select No for the secondary Mic Source option. Select if you want to capture the computer screen.
    Select your Microphone settings.
  9. Under LIVE, select Live Streaming in the off position unless you want the recording to also be streamed live.
    Select whether or not to live stream.
  10. Enter a Profile Name in the Save As box and select the Save icon. An example of a good profile name is “Audio, Screen, Video” or “Audio and Screen”.
    Enter Profile Name.
  11. Check to make sure that your capture sources are working. Select Start to begin your capture.
    Select Start.
  12. There will be a three second countdown before capture begins. Use this time to load slides or pages onto the screen.
    Capture countdown on screen.
  13. To end your recording, select the Stop icon from the bottom right corner of your screen. You may also end your recording by using Control+Shift+F. It is also possible to Pause your recording at this point by selecting the Pause icon.
    Select Pause or Stop as needed.
  14. Choose whether to Save or Delete your recording.
    Select Save or Delete.

 

You can now go to the Media Library at stolaf.yuja.com to view or publish your recording.