REC.VC supports recording and optionally live streaming of Webex Meetings and Webex Events. When live streaming, it can either be hosted with REC.VC or be live streamed to third-party RTMP(S) destinations including Facebook, Workplace and YouTube.
But how can you get REC.VC to capture your favorite Webex Meetings or Webex Events video layout or composition of the different participants?
REC.VC captures video, audio
and content by being a video participant in the Webex Meeting or Webex Event.
The user can via the REC.VC user interface make his/her account call to Webex
by entering the Meeting/Event video address as REC.VC Source address and
clicking on the RECORD or STREAM button.
Her is an overview on how the video addresses are structured on Webex side:
The default video composition captured by REC.VC is the Webex Video Layout Active speaker and thumbnail as seen below.
The video composition can be preconfigured to one of the other Webex Video Layouts below by entering the following in the REC.VC PIN field before clicking on the RECORD or STREAM button:
|Webex Meetings||<layout-id># if not PIN protected, or|
<PIN-code>#<layout-id> if protected
In other words, by entering your desired Layout ID in the REC.VC PIN field, REC.VC will send the Layout ID to Webex using DTMF and receive the selected video composition back from Webex.
The video layouts covered in this post is when content is not shared in the video meeting. When content is shared, REC.VC will by default capture the Webex layout for mixing of content and video. An alternative is to let the mixing of content and video to take place on REC.VC side based on one of the 18 video layouts availabel.
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You have two alternatives for where mixing of video and content take place when using REC.VC to record or live stream (REC.VC hosted or on Facebook, Workplace or YouTube) a video meeting:
- Mixing on the videoconference platform or service (e.g. by Cisco collaboration platform/service (Webex Events, Webex Meetings, Webex Teams, Cisco Meeting Server (CMS)), or Pexip (Cloud or Infinity)).
- Mixing on REC.VC side based on two streams from the remote side.
REC.VC offers 18 layouts when mixing takes place on REC.VC side:
- 16 layouts for regular 720p (1280×720) recording & streaming
- 2 layouts for special 720p x 2 recording for maximum quality
How to enable or change a layout?
A REC.VC Admin Users can change the layout for a user within own organization:
- Go to the edit interface of the Recorder in question
- Enable BFCP* (if not already enabled)
- Select layout from the Video Layout dropdown
If you do not have admin permission, please contact your REC.VC Admin User or email email@example.com to request a Video Layout for your account.
* Technical: When BFCP is enabled, REC.VC will receive two streams from the remote side (content + people) and mix according to the selected Video Layout. For customers on the rec.vc domain, or for customers with Recorders registered to own VCS, the VCS will do the interworking between H.239 (H.323) and BFCP (SIP).
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We are often asked if REC.VC can be used to record and/or stream Cisco WebEx meetings. The short answer is yes, and the somewhat longer answer is that it is very easy to do. Here is how:
Start recording the WebEx meeting viaÂ the REC.VC interface
Enter the SIP URI of yourÂ Cisco WebEx room (typical URI structure is <alias>@<company>.webex.com) and the PIN code (if your room is PIN code protected), and click on the red record button.
REC.VC will then call to and joinÂ your Cisco WebEx roomÂ as a passive participant and start recording.
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Start streaming & recording the WebEx meeting viaÂ the REC.VC interface
In the REC.VC interface, switch Mode to Stream & Record and select the appropriate Stream. Then enter the SIP URI of yourÂ Cisco WebEx room (typical URI structure is <alias>@<company>.webex.com) and the PIN code (if your room is PIN code protected), and click on the red StreamÂ button.
REC.VC will then call to and joinÂ your Cisco WebEx roomÂ as a passive participant and start streaming and recording.
Stop recording (and streaming)
Top stop recording (and streaming), all you have to do is to disconnect the video call between REC.VC and Cisco WebEx, either by using the stop button in the REC.VC interface, or byÂ disconnecting REC.VC via the Cisco WebEx participant list.
Cisco WebEx Recording & Streaming Layout when using REC.VC
When content is not shared, REC.VC will record (and stream) using Cisco WebEx’ regular participant layout:
When content is shared, the recorded (and streamed) layoutÂ will be based on how your REC.VC account is configured (by your REC.VC admin or by firstname.lastname@example.org). Two options are available:
Layout option 1: Standard Cisco WebEx layout
REC.VC will in this case receive one mixed stream from your Cisco WebEx room:
Layout option 2: REC.VC mixed layout
REC.VC will in this case receive two streams from your Cisco WebEx room (based on BFCP) and mix the two streams as follow:
- Content 100% of screen
- People in top right hand corner (PIP)
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