Ensemble Anthem

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The Ensemble Anthem application creates screen capture and webcam recordings which are automatically uploaded into the user's Ensemble Media Library.

Video Guide

Installing and Launching Anthem

To open Ensemble Anthem, click the Record button from the Media Library. If the Record button is not available, contact your Ensemble administrator to license your account for Anthem.

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The first time a user clicks the Record button, they will be presented with a new window to download the Anthem application. Please allow up to 30 seconds for the application to detect and choose the proper installer before the download window appears!

Once the Anthem application is installed, it can be launched directly from Windows/Mac without visiting the Ensemble web application. To change the library that Anthem uploads to, revisit the Ensemble web application and click the Record button from that library.

Note: Anthem Pro should always be launched using the Record button when using a shared computer like a classroom computer.

User Guide

The first time Anthem launches, click Settings from the application to confirm that your Webcam and Microphone are selected properly. 

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From the Settings screen, you can also adjust advanced settings like your webcam's resolution, or view the storage location for the saved capture files.

In Setting you can also:

  • check a box to Record all audio on your desktop, in addition to the audio from your microphone, such as music, videos, or anything else you can think of.
  • choose to Skip the Preview/edit step after recording and immediately and automatically upload any new recording. 
  • automatically delete the desktop recording once the video has been uploaded to Ensemble Video. 
  • set the video quality for Webcam recording -- the default is 1500 Kbps which is fine for most recordings, but you can choose 500 Kbps (lower quality) or 2500 Kbs (higher quality) if needed. 

Click the Record tab to view all recording options: screen capture, screen capture with a picture-in-picture webcam, webcam only, or voice only. Click an option to start a recording:

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If you select Screen Recording or Screen & Webcam recording, some settings such as selected microphone and resolution are shown. Also, a red border surrounds the screen when it is selected, making it easier to identify which screen the user is recording (the red border goes away when you begin recording). 

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When a new recording is started, a timer will count down five seconds, then the application will start recording. The application may be minimized during the recording. Click on the Anthem icon in the Windows or Mac taskbar/dock to reveal the mid-recording options:

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You can mute audio recording with the MUTE checkbox.  You can also pause and use drawing tools to while recording. Press Done to finish the recording and advance to the Anthem editor:

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Click the Titles or Credits button to load pre-made title and credit slides for adding text to the video. The first time one of these features is used,the assets will need to be downloaded. This may take several minutes.

To trim the beginning and/or end of the video, click the Trim button.

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Click and drag the round orange handles to select the beginning and end points to trim the video. The Chop function works in a similar way, except the content between the handles is removed. Click the Apply button to finish trimming and continue editing.

Click Done to save the content.

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After clicking Done, the Upload Options screen will launch.

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Add a custom Title and Description (if desired), then click Upload to send the content to the designated Ensemble library. Click Preview to return to the Anthem editor, or click Save to save the content to the Anthem library without uploading.

From the Library, you can view and edit all saved recordings. Click Upload Now to upload a recording that has not yet been uploaded to Ensemble.  You can click on any thumbnail to Preview/Edit the recording on the local computer, and when you cursor over a video you will see a trash can for deleting the recording from local storage and an eyeball icon that also lets you Preview/edit the recording. 

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Ensemble Anthem Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Keyboard Shortcut

Action

Option + R

To start the recording

Option + E

To end the recording

Enter

To go to the next action in the main screen (4 button view)

Right and Left arrow keys

Screen monitor options page to move between Full screen and select area radio buttons

Option + S

Select Area - To show the rectangle

Right arrow

Select Area - Increase right side of the rectangle

Left arrow

Select Area - Increase left side of the rectangle

Up arrow

Select Area - Increase up side of the rectangle

Down arrow

Select Area - Increase down side of the rectangle

Shift + Right arrow

Select Area - Decrease right side of the rectangle

Shift + Left arrow

Select Area - Decrease left side of the rectangle

Shift + Up arrow

Select Area - Decrease up side of the rectangle

Shift + Down arrow

Select Area - Decrease down side of the rectangle

Command + Right arrow

Select Area - Move the window right

Command + Left arrow

Select area - Move the window left

Command + Up arrow

Select area - Move the window up

Command + Down arrow

Select area - Move the window down

Option + H

Select Area - Help for short cuts

Esc

Select Area - To cancel the Select area operation

 

Ensemble Anthem Windows (Anthem Pro and Standard) Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut

Action

Alt + R

To start the recording

Alt + E

To end the recording

Enter

To go to the next action in the main screen (4 button view)

Alt + S

Select Area - show the rectangle

Right arrow

Select Area - Increase right side of the rectangle

Left Arrow

Select Area - Increase left side of the rectangle - Left arrow

Up Arrow

Select Area - Increase up side of the rectangle - Up arrow

Down Arrow

Select Area - Increase down side of the rectangle - Down arrow

Shift + right arrow

Select Area - Decrease left side of the rectangle - Shift + right arrow

Shift + left arrow

Select Area - Decrease right side of the rectangle - Shift + left arrow

Shift + down arrow

Seelct Area - Decrease up side of the rectangle Shift + down arrow

Shift + up arrow

Select Area - Decrease down side of the rectangle - Shift + up arrow

Esc

To cancel the Select area operation - Esc

 

Setting User Permissions for Anthem

Ensemble Anthem must be licensed before it can be assigned to users. The guide below assumes a System Administrator has already enabled an institution to use Anthem licenses. See the Anthem License Configuration guide for more information.

Users cannot launch Anthem unless their account has been assigned an Anthem license. Click on Administration, Organization, and Permissions to get started.

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Select Ensemble Anthem in the Resource Types selection box.

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Click the Permissions button to continue:

All users that have permission to use Anthem will be listed:

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Click Remove to remove a single user from Anthem users, or click Bulk then Delete Permissions to remove multiple users.

Click Bulk then +Add Permissions to add one or many users to the Anthem list.

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When adding users to Anthem, you must first select an Institution using the Institution Filter. (Anthem Licenses are applied from the license pool to Institutions).

Next, select one or several users from the Users selection box. Shift-click or control-click to select multiple users.

Click Save when all desired users have been selected. These users can now launch Anthem using the Record button in the Media Library.

License Configuration

Ensemble Anthem is a licensed feature of the Ensemble Video Platform. To license Ensemble Anthem, contact sales@ensemblevideo.com.

System Administrators: to confirm that Anthem has been applied to your Ensemble license, click Administration, System, then License.

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Then, click Administration, System, Institutions to manage what Institutions can use Anthem.

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From here, you can view and set the maximum number of Anthem users for the Institution:

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