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Configuring MEDIALecture on a Mac

In this section you can make several configuration changes to affect the way that the MEDIALecture application behaves and will work for you.

How to configure the Application

Medialecture application settings

Click on Settings, you will then see the Settings options, follow the instructions below to configure MEDIALecture to give the best possible result.

Click on the settings icon
Settings image

Local File Storage Location

This is the path to where the recordings will be saved.

Change data storage point or folder
If you wish to change this, click on Browse and select an alternative destination.  

Browse computer to choose folder

Select a Webcam

If you have more than one webcam connected to your PC, then you can make a choice from the drop-down list. If you only have the computers built-in webcam this will be displayed as the default device.

Choose your webcam

File Select a Microphone

If you have a microphone attached to your computer then you can use the drop-down list to select the audio input device you would like to use, if no external device is available then MEDIALecture will use your computer's built-in device for voice input.

Select a Microphone

Camera Recording Quality

Here you can also choose the quality of video capture you require. We recommend using 720p if your webcam is capable.

Set the Camera Recording Quality

Please note that clicking More will expose additional quality options, however it is not recommended to use these due to the way the encoding process has been optimised for compatibility in MEDIALecture and Mediacentral.

Screen Recording Quality

The Mediacentral team recommend that for the best quality you should choose 1080p as this gives you the best quality screen recording, this is especially important if you are capturing a PowerPoint (or similar) presentation.

Choose screen recording quality

Media Upload

This option is recommended if you have limited disk space on your computer, by checking the box your recordings saved to your computer will be deleted only after they have been uploaded to Mediacentral.

Choose to save or delete after upload

Save Settings

Once all the desired changes have been made click on SAVE to commit them.

Choose to save your settings

How to use MEDIALecture

Follow this link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mediacentral/how-use-medialecture-your-mac on how to use MEDIALecture