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Video Creation Tool Comparison Chart

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Just as important as it is to determine the type of video you are creating, it is vitally important to understand the tools and programs available to help with the video-making process. Below is a chart you can use to determine which program to use when making a video. Each of these programs is supported by CETL/LTS, so if you have any questions on what to use and when to use it, please reach out to or place an LTS ticket at

ToolRecording OptionsOperating System(s)Export FormatsCloud CompatibilityLength Of VideoEditingAccessibility FeaturesSupportNotable Limitations
Kaltura Capture

Maximum of 3 Inputs from the following:

Audio, Desktop Recording, Webcam

Versatile recording options (such as multiple screens or cameras can be recorded)

Single take recording with ability to pause

Desktop App: Mac and PC

Mobile App

Link, MP4, Embed in Canvas

Stored in MyMedia and integrated within Canvas

Unlimited, recommend between 1-20 minutes Clip, Crop, Add Chapters

Automatically machine captioned

Captions can be edited using an editor built into My Media

LTS Help Desk, Knowledge Base articles, UWSA Help Desk

Doesn’t work on Chromebooks

Cannot embed in PowerPoints

Voice over PowerPoint Audio only Desktop App: Mac and PC PowerPoint file, MP4


Integrates with Canvas (see notable limitations)

MP4 can be uploaded to Canvas>MyMedia

50 – 100 MB

Re-record slide-by-slide

Edit timing

Alt tags can be added to images (if left as a PPT file)

Subtitles can be turned on while in presentation mode (when presenting live)

LTS Training; LTS Help Desk

365 desktop version is necessary for all functions to work properly on a Mac

Browser 365 App doesn’t allow for recording, you have to be on the desktop app

File sizes over 25 MB cannot be embedded into Canvas

Subtitles will not be 100% accurate when turned on in presentation mode

Zoom Audio, Webcam, Desktop

Desktop App: Mac and PC

Mobile App

Chromebooks can only access Zoom by browser application

Link, MP4

Stored in Zoom Cloud

Save to Desktop

Unlimited Trimming of beginning and end of video

Closed Captioning

Captions can be edited in SRT file or through media viewer

LTS Help Desk

You need to set up a meeting to record.

Recordings are deleted after 180 days if saved to Zoom Cloud

Log in at activate your account

Canvas Recorder (RCE) Audio, Webcam Browser (Chrome preferred) MP4 Stored in Canvas user files 1-3 minutes; can record longer videos but rendering process can be long None None

Canvas Support

LTS Help Desk

Mac users must make sure the system preferences allow for recording through Chrome.

Canvas Student app allows for recording but saves the recording as an MP4/.MOV attachment. No preview is available.

Workaround needed to download video created.

No sharing option outside of Canvas.