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Configure Universal Capture: Classroom Input Devices
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2019 03:29PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

Once Universal Capture: Classroom is installed and has been assigned to a room, you can configure the device input settings for the room.

Room configuration, described below, defines which devices will be used to capture each input type (audio, video, display). The input to be captured for each class (i.e., A/D/V or A/V) is configured on the capture schedule.

In Universal Capture: Classroom for the Mac, a user must be logged into the computer for scheduled recordings to be able to record audio and video sources. Display sources will always be recorded when configured. Furthermore, if the user logs out during the recording, any video or audio will stop at that point.

In Universal Capture: Classroom for Windows, no user login on the PC is required to be able to record audio and video sources for scheduled captures.

To set classroom capture defaults:

  1. Navigate to the ROOMS page.
  2. Use the filtering drop-down lists and/or Search text box to find the room containing the Universal Capture device.
  3. Hover your mouse over the Room tile to show the menu arrow in the top-right corner of the tile.
    device menu with configure option identified as described
  4. Click the menu arrow and select Configure.
    The Configure Room dialog box appears, with the capture input section at the top of the box. The options are described in more detail in the section below.
    Room Configuration for Universal Capture
  5. Scroll down to see the Configurations section at the bottom of the box.
    UC Configuration options

    Universal Capture requires the use of the HTTPS protocol.
    The Universal Capture: Online interface is not available behind an HTTP proxy.
    Select NONE for Universal Capture to automatically detect an Unauthenticated Proxy Server.

  6. When finished making changes, click SAVE to retain your changes, click DOWNLOAD to download a device.xml file with the configuration shown, or click SAVE AND DOWNLOAD to do both.

Setting input devices for capture

The capture input section of the Configure Room page allows you to select which devices will be used to capture each input type. Your options include all of the capture devices (cameras, microphones, and display inputs) that have been installed on the machine and are detected by Universal Capture (even if not currently connected).

Universal Capture must always be configured to capture audio. If there is no audio input device installed on the machine, you will not be able to schedule captures. By default, Universal Capture uses the integrated microphone (if one is detected).

When you schedule a capture for the room (recurring or one-time), you can select what inputs you want to capture. The Room configurations described here will identify which devices are used for each input type.

NOTE: These settings only identify devices that can be used as an input; the capture configuration identifies what inputs to capture.

To set the audio input device

  • In the Audio section of the Configure Room dialog box, use the drop-down list to select the audio device you want to use.

To set the primary display input device

  • In the Display section of the Configure Room dialog box, enable the Display-1 slider, then use the drop-down list to select the display input you want to use.
    By default, Universal Capture will use the primary display of the computer. If the computer has a secondary display attached, you can select that instead.

To set a secondary display input device

  • In the Display section of the Configure Room dialog box, enable the Display-2 slider, then use the drop-down list to select the display input you want to use.

To set the primary video input device

  • In the Video section of the Configure Room dialog box, enable the Video-1 slider, then use the drop-down list to select the video device you want to use.

To set a secondary video input device

  • In the Video section of the Configure Room dialog box, enable the Video-2 slider, then use the drop-down list to select the video device you want to use.

NOTE: The secondary input sliders of the Configure Room dialog box do not appear unless both the primary input slider is enabled and a secondary device is detected.

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