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Recording Booths

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our recording booths are out of action. We will update this page as soon as the situation changes and we are able to offer the service again.

Mile End Recording Booth

To help staff create high quality videos with the minimum of fuss, we have a recording booth on the Mile End campus. It is based in the E-Learning Unit office in the Scape building.

The recording booth is self-service, we will get it ready for you and be on hand should you need help. It is easy to use and will show you how to use it the first time you do a recording. We do not provide a video-editing service but have editing software available in our E-Learning Studio and run regular workshops on video editing.

This short overview will give you an idea of how the booth works and the type of thing you can do with it:

How does it work?

The booth is easy to use.

  1. Plug in your memory stick or external hard drive…this is where your video will be stored. They need to be fast and have plenty of space available.
  2. Choose one of the preset layouts for your recording – they all have the option to use a green screen backdrop so that you can superimpose anything you like into the background this can be a plain colour (many opt for a plain black or white background), images, video, PowerPoint or Keynote presentations. As we use a green screen to help superimpose the background in one word of advice is do not wear anything green for the recording.
  3. Load up your presentation if you have one
  4. Press record!
  5. Present
  6. Press stop recording
  7. Remove your USB/external hard drive with your recording on it

The recording booth will produce a format that is ready for you just to upload to a video hosting service. You can also take copies of the recording that you can edit further in video editing software.

You can upload your finished video to QMplus Media (Kaltura) our institutional YouTube. Or you can upload it to YouTube or Vimeo or any other video hosting service.

What will I need to bring?

A memory stick or external hard drive to take away your recording, the faster the better, a USB 3 hard drive or memory stick would be the preferred option. Here are some memory sticks we recommend:

Preparing for your recording


  • Do give yourself plenty of time to do the recording just in case you need to record anything again.
  • Do make sure you have some water with you.
  • If you wear glasses and you want to use the teleprompter make sure you bring your glasses with you.


  • If you are using the green screen – don’t wear anything green!
  • Have your phone turned on.
  • If you are sitting don’t wear any watches or jewellery that might bash the desk that will be picked up by the microphone.

How do I book the booth?

If you would like to book the recording booth at Mile End please email with details of your request. If you have not used the recording booth before you will need a short induction, when you book please send the person assigned to your sessions an email to let them know this is the first time you are using the booth. Please give a minimum of 5 working days’ notice.
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