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Creating a Presentation

Creating a Presentation with MDR

There are many options when it comes to using MDR. The primary recording types include video, screencast, 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 option is best used to record the presenter demonstrating something.
Screen Cast: A screencast 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 option 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 animation and full motion of the mouse movement is lost. This is a great option to record PowerPoints 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 the video is being recorded.
  3. Select the microphone input and click Next.
  4. Select 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.

Re-Publishing a Recording Created with Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR)

From time-to-time, you may want to re-publish a Presentation recorded with Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR).  Re-publishing can help in situations where you may have accidentally deleted or edited your Presentation and can’t properly recover it.  Or, it may be quicker to re-publish the original recording.

No matter the reason, if you still have a copy of the recorded Presentation in Mediasite Desktop Recorder, it can be republished.

The first part of re-publishing a Presentation is done within My Mediasite:

The first part of re-publishing a Presentation is done within My Mediasite:
1. Click:  Add Media.
2. Choose I want to upload an existing desktop Recording.
3. Enter the:
  • Title
  • Description
  • Save location, either My Drafts, a shared folder or user Channel.
4. Click Create and Launch, this will create the presentation and launch the Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR).
5. Click Upload next to the Recording you want to re-publish.
6. After the Upload is complete, the Recording will be processed and will show up in My Mediasite.