Use the Panopto Personal Recorder with Windows

To use the Panopto personal recorder on a Windows PC, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your audio visual equipment before you open Panopto. Make sure you have a built in or external microphone or Panopto will not work.
  2. Locate the Panopto icon on your desktop and double click on it.
  3. Enter your College username and password and click Sign In.
  4. Choose a storage destination for your recording from your assigned folders by clicking the white folder on a blue background in the top right hand corner to locate your available folders.
  5. Create a new session (recording) in your destination folder by clicking Add New Session to the right of the folder name.
  6. Enter a title in the Session Name field.
  7. Select either your built in microphone or external microphone as the recording device for audio under Primary Sources. You must have an audio device connected, whether built in or external otherwise a Panopto session will not record (you can mute it if required). If the microphone is working correctly, you will see green bars appearing on the left hand side of the video panel.
  8. Select either your built in webcam or your external camera as the recording device for Video under Primary Source.
  9. Select Capture Main Screen and Capture PowerPoint under Secondary Source. This will allow you to capture everything that is displayed on your computer screen. 
  10. Click the Record button.
  11. Minimise the Panopto interface. This may happen automatically if you selected that option when installing the Personal Recorder.
  12. Record your video. You can Pause and Resume the recording it needed.
  13. When finished, select the Stop button or use the shortcut keys (F8 for Start, F9 for Pause, F10 for Stop).
  14. Click Upload when a message pops up. You will be taken automatically to the Manage Recordings  tab. 
  15. Do not log out before your new recording moves from Currently Uploading Recordings to the Uploaded Recordings area otherwise you will lose the session you have recorded.
  16. Sign out of Panopto.

If you have requested to be notified via email when your recording is complete, you will receive an email.  Alternatively you can always access your capture via the server.

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