How-To: Trial Courtroom (see also Appellate Courtroom Tutorial)

Recording & Streaming

Overview

You can record the video and audio output of a session and/or stream it live over the internet. The recordings are uploaded to a web server as soon as the recording session is stopped.

Instructions: Recording

The recording option allows you to record the video output and view it later in a web browser using QuickTime.

  1. Activate the "Cameras" menu:
    In the Trial Courtroom: Login > Video > More Video > Cameras
    Note: If you don't see the "Cameras" option on the screen, select "Return" (bottom left of screen) until this option is available.
  2. RecordSelect the "Record" icon. The icon will turn red when recording is active. All video and audio output that is visible or audible on the monitors and speakers in the room will be recorded, including any PowerPoint presentations, satellite TV, etc. used during the session.
  3. Stop the recording by touching the "Record" icon again.
  4. To view the recording, open a web browser to http://video.law.gmu.edu/courtroom/trial/ for the Trial Courtroom. You will see a list of recently recorded sessions, with the most recent sessions at the bottom. click on the "mp4" file, not the "xml" file. Use QuickTime to play the recording. For the free player, go to http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download.
  5. To save the video file to your computer, right-click on the "mp4" file and select "Save link as..." (or similar) and save it to your hard drive.
    Note: The recorded sessions will NOT be kept on the server forever, so the only way to ensure that it will not be lost in the future is to save it to your hard drive.

Instructions: Streaming

The streaming option allows people to access the live video output over the internet via a web browser using QuickTime.

  1. Activate the "Cameras" menu:
    In the Trial Courtroom: Login > Video > More Video > Cameras
    Note: If you don't see the "Cameras" option on the screen, select "Return" (bottom left of screen) until this option is available.
  2. StreamSelect the "Stream" icon. The icon will turn red when streaming is active.
  3. Contact Law School Computing Support at 703-993-4855 for the web address that you will need to view the live webcast. You will also need QuickTime to play the webcast. For the free player, go to http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download.
    Note: For off-campus viewing, users must sign in through George Mason's Virtual Private Network (VPN) at https://sslvpn01.gmu.edu/.