Lecture Capture

Video & Lecture Capture App Updated to Record Zoom/Teams Sessions

Lecture capture and video management company Sonic Foundry has updated and renamed its Mediasite desktop recorder program. The new app, Mediasite Mosiac, enables users to manage and upload collaborative recordings from Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other video and web conference systems as well as create video communications.

When Mediasite Mosaic is combined with My Mediasite, users can create videos and screencasts with a single click on Macs or PCs. The app allows users to:

  • Record their display, camera and microphone simultaneously and create a multi-track video presentation to upload to My Mediasite;

  • Record online or offline and upload anytime;

  • Record video and audio from built-in or USB cameras, microphones and other Bluetooth devices;

  • Preview the video before, during or after recording;

  • Monitor audio levels; and

  • Display the app in light or dark mode.

The program monitors when new content is being created locally on users' devices, giving them the option to automatically upload their meeting recordings, corporate communications, trainings and classroom discussions created with other tools, such as Zoom, WebEx, Teams or learning management systems. That capability helps users extend certain functions to all the content they generate, such as built-in closed captioning and transcription; search; video and caption editing; easy publishing; and interactive options for tracking and analyzing data about viewer engagement.

"Mediasite Mosaic is an essential tool for schools and organizations in this new digital-first reality, allowing anyone to instantly communicate effectively with video," said Sonic Foundry CEO, Michael Norregaard, in a statement. "Schools from primary to collegiate levels are strategically planning for a fall semester and beyond that likely combines both distance learning and socially-distanced classrooms. At the same time, organizations continue to navigate how to keep remote employees connected. They need tools that can easily capture and share the valuable teaching, learning and training happening across distances, and we are excited they can use Mediasite Mosaic to achieve their goals."

The company said that Mediasite Mosaic is available now in the Mac App Store and will be available in the Microsoft Store before the fall semester.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.