Video camera recording

Some locations on campus have video cameras installed which will allow video of the lecturer to be recorded in addition to, or instead of, what is shown on the projector screen.

The Podcast Enabled Location page shows an up to date list of locations which have an operational video camera.

At the moment users need to opt-in to have video footage recorded in their lectures, and this can be done by going to the Opt-out page and selecting what should be recorded as part of the podcast. Please note that recording preferences should be set at least 24 hours before the lecture takes place.

Examples of podcasts made with/without video recording

The images below show how podcasts will appear to students based on which options are selected for recording.

1 – A standard podcast recording shows the output from the projector in the theatre, including presentation slides, visualiser etc.

Screen only recording
Standard projector output recording (slides/visualiser only)

2 – If only the video camera option is selected to record, the podcast shows the video camera footage in the video player.

Video camera recording in podcast
Only the video camera is recorded

3 – If video camera recording is selected in addition to the screen, both images are displayed side-by-side in the video player, as shown below.

Slide and camera recording
Both the projector output and video camera recording is displayed side-by-side

How to opt-in to camera recordings as part of the podcast

A support article showing how to do this can be found here and a video guide is shown below.


Skip to the specific sections of the video to see how to perform the following actions:
Record both screen and camera (1min 12secs)
Record and edit screen and camera (1min 32secs)
Record only camera (1min 53secs)
Opt-out (record both screen and camera for DASS) (2min 14secs)
Opt-out (screen recording only for DASS) (2min 35secs)

Using the QR code

The QR code will not currently work with video camera recordings so such recordings would need to be edited using the Podcast Video Editor, or else only the screen option chosen if the QR code is to be used.