At Cattura Video we take great pride in building open and flexible video solutions for educators that are adopting lecture capture and flipped learning into their classrooms. Our open philosophy has transcended into a simple, well-integrated alternative to costly & complex enterprise video solutions.


CaptureCast D-I-Y

Build or re-purpose your own hardware using CaptureCast software

Buy Or Re-purpose Older Hardware

Look for spare computers or older lecture recorders that are no longer in use. With minimal hardware requirements you can build a robust, dedicated lecture recording appliance that can be outfitted in your classrooms. Our team can help evaluate your existing hardware to ensure that it can perform and meet your lecture recording needs. Cattura Video also sells Magewell capture cards to make the process even easier.

Install Capture Cards

Once your hardware is put together you will need to decide on what type of capture inputs you need. We have a list of recommended capture cards that will match your exact audio and video input requirements that can be purchased directly from us. CaptureCast can capture from multiple HDMI, SDI. Component, DVI, and XLR/RCA inputs. Cattura Video can help evaluate your Audio/Video inputs to help design the right set up.

Install Linux

After the capture cards are installed, you will need to install Linux Ubuntu OS, a great operating system to help keep your cost low while delivering a robust platform for recording. CaptureCast DIY has been optimized to run on Linux to deliver a highly optimized and secure recording platform for creating continuous back to back HD recordings.

Install CaptureCast Pro

Once you have the hardware audio/video capture cards built, and the operating system in place, you can install CaptureCast DIY for your final step. Get all the same great features and continuous software updates that you get with Cattura Videos turnkey recorders.

CaptureCast Pro Do-It-Yourself Highlights

Same Great Features

Get all the same great features that we offer with our turnkey lecture recorder.

Save Your School Money

Re-purpose spare computers or existing recording hardware to save money.

Software Maintenance

Stay up to date with unlimited software updates and fixes.

Premium Support

Receive same day technical support and access to our knowledge base.

Recommended Hardware & Operating System

  • Core i5 or higher CPU
  • 32GB Memory or higher
  • 1TB Hard Hrive
  • 1GB Network Connection
  • Ubuntu Server Operating System

Recommended A/V Capture Cards

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