Using Echo360 Universal Capture: A Quick Guide

A quick guide to using Echo360's Universal Capture software

Download Echo360 Universal Capture here (Windows and Mac).

Tutorial video

Supported devices

Universal Capture: Personal is accessible through the installed desktop application using a shortcut or:

Starting a Recording with Universal Capture

To start a capture

  1. Launch Universal Capture.
  2. Log in (if not already authenticated).
  3. Select the inputs you want to capture.
    Audio is always required.
    You can select to capture display and video, two display inputs, or two video inputs besides the audio. Universal Capture will initially preselect inputs for you based on any available devices and then remember the last inputs chosen.

    Desktop application UI with no selected inputs
  4. Preview the inputs on the screen, to be sure they will record properly.
  5. Click the pencil icon or title to launch the Capture Details dialog box. Enter a Title, add a Description or Tags and select a Publishing location for the recording if desired. Otherwise, the following default information will be used:
    Capture details screen as described
    • Title: Untitled
    • Description: Blank
    • Tags: Blank
    • Publish Location: Library
      Your Library is the default publishing location when first using Universal Capture, afterwards it will remember the last Publishing location chosen.
  6. Click Record.
    A countdown appears after which the Universal Capture window minimizes and the capture begins. 
  7. When you are done, click Finish.

The recording is completed and finishes uploading to the Echo360 server to complete processing. You will receive an email notification when processing is finished. Universal Capture recordings are available for viewing and editing while processing.