Create a Dual-Stream Kaltura video Using Zoom


UC San Diego has an integration set up between Zoom and Kaltura such that any time you record to the Zoom cloud, that recording will automatically end up in "My Media" in Canvas. One of the secondary features of this integration is you can create "dual-stream" Kaltura entries if you configure your Zoom cloud recording settings in a particular way. See the video embedded below to the right for an example of a dual-stream video. (You may want to maximize the size of the player to get the full effect.)

Below you'll find instructions on how to create a dual-stream Kaltura video with Zoom. These instructions apply to any member of the UC San Diego community with active directory credentials. 

Critical Concepts


Things to Keep in Mind

Steps to Take

To create a dual-stream entry by leveraging the Kaltura-Zoom integration, you need to complete 2 main tasks. Feel free to use the list to jump to either section below:

  1. Configure your Zoom cloud recording settings
  2. Record your dual-stream video in Zoom

1. Configure your Zoom Cloud Recording Settings

A screenshot of Zoom's cloud recording settings.

  1. Within a web browser, go to If you're not already signed in already, do so. 
  2. In the left navigation, click Settings.
  3. Click the Recording tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Scroll down to the "Cloud Recording" section. 
  5. Uncheck any boxes for layouts that are already checked.
  6. Check the box that says Record active speaker, gallery view and shared screen separately. Additional options should populate below.
  7. Check the 2 boxes for Active Speaker and Shared Screen.
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the section and click Save

You've now configured Zoom to record two separate videos every time you record to the cloud: one that's your screen share and microphone, and the other that's your camera and microphone. (That is, both recordings will have audio.) You can download these separate streams from the Zoom cloud for 30 days. 

The recording that comes over to Kaltura, however, will be a dual-stream entry, with one video stream being your screen share and the other being your camera. 

Follow the instructions below to record your Zoom video.

2. Record your Dual-Stream Video in Zoom

  1. A screenshot of Zoom's home tab with "new meeting" circled.Open the Zoom desktop application on your computer.
  2. Click the Home icon at the top of the screen. (You may default to it.)
  3. Click New Meeting.
  1. Within your Zoom room, select and turn on your camera and microphone by clicking the microphone icon and the camera icon. (To make a nice shot, center yourself in the frame horizontally and make sure your eyes are in the top third of the frame vertically.)
  2. Click Share Screen and select the screen or application that you want to record.
  3. Click the Record button and select Record to the Cloud.
  4. When you're done, click the button with the square in it to stop the recording.

Your video will need to be processed for a little while by Zoom, then it'll be sent to Kaltura, where it will also need to be processed. So it'll be a little while until it shows up in your Kaltura media repository. 

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