Using Panopto Personal Windows Recorder 5.1

Using Panopto Personal Windows Recorder 5.1
Using Panopto Personal Windows Recorder 5.1
We do recommend that you make a short recording (either offline or in your staff personal folder) to test the
software and hardware, and to familiarise yourself with the process and to simulate the type of recording you will
eventually make so, for instance, if you plan to use presentation, enable PowerPoint option in your test recording.
1. Once logged into lectern or your personal PC, open
Panopto Recorder by double-clicking the icon on
the desktop or clicking on the Start menu and
selecting ‘Panopto’ > ‘Panopto Recorder’.
2. Check if the server address
displays correctly. Click on
the ‘Sign in with’
button to open Imperial
window, where you will be prompted to enter your
user name and password.
3. Check if the folder name is correct (it should be
your module name). If not, click on the folder icon
next to ‘Session Folder’ to display all module
folders. You might have to wait a moment for
Panopto to retrieve sessions. Choose the folder
you want the recording to be stored in and click
‘Add New Session’. By default, the session will be
named according to the date and time of the
recording. To give your recording a specific name,
type this into the text box labelled session name.
Typical video and audio sources in
a classroom setting.
4. Under ‘Primary sources’ select the video and audio
devices you want to use. If you are using the local
camera and no other equipment has been
attached to the computer, then the default should
be ‘Integrated Camera.’ You can make a recording
without video by selecting ‘None’ in the ‘Video’
drop-down menu. Select the Audio: You must
have an audio source. Although one of your
options is ‘None,’ you will not be able to record
without selecting an audio device. If you want to
make a recording without audio, just select a
device and then mute the microphone. When
wireless microphone is used, the audio source
should read Line In (2-High Definition Audio). Set
audio levels: Speak into your microphone and
adjust the recording volume slider so that your
voice fills the green bar when speaking normally
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and doesn’t light the last red square when
speaking loudly.
5. Set video quality: There are three ‘Quality’ options
— standard, high, and ultra. ‘Standard’ or ‘High’
would be a recommended choice for most
recording situations.
6. For added video quality options, set the maximum
resolution, bit rate and frame rate in the bottom
panel of the window. Select ‘Apply’ after setting
the frame rate and bit rate to your preference. The
defaults are fine for presentations and
7. Select Secondary capture sources: ‘Capture
Primary Screen’ (captures everything that appears
on your computer screen) and ‘Capture
PowerPoint’ (this option will use the slide titles for
navigation in the resulting recording) are useful if
you use a PowerPoint presentation. You can
capture the slides by opening them through
Panopto. If you brought your presentation on a
USB drive or saved in your email, move the
presentation file to the desktop. Make sure
‘Capture PowerPoint’ is checked in the Secondary
Sources panel.
8. Click ‘Add another video source’ if you want to use
additional web cam (e.g. for live demonstration) or
connected visualiser. Any available sources will
appear here. Please note that the webcam video
can be used as an additional secondary source,
only if it is not used as a primary source (so you
could use it for live demonstrations or
9. Open your PowerPoint presentation file, if
applicable. Panopto will give you the option to
begin the presentation as soon as the PowerPoint
presentation opens. Typically, it is best to wait until
the start of the lecture or event to begin the
recording. Select “No” and Panopto will
automatically open the slide show in presentation
mode when you start the recording
10. If you just want to record video and/or audio,
make sure the ‘Capture PowerPoint’ and ‘Capture
Primary Screen’ options are unchecked. Check the
camera position and sound levels before you begin
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11. Start recording: click the ‘Record’ button (or press F8 on your keyboard) to begin recording.
12. Stop recording: During the recording, you can press the Pause button (or F9 key) to pause and resume the
recording where required. Push ‘Stop’ button (or F10 key) to stop recording.
Once you choose to stop the recording, you will be presented with the postrecording dialogue box. This provides users with another opportunity to
rename their recording, add a brief description or delete the video and rerecord it. Click on the ‘upload’ button to upload you recording to the server.
When you click ‘Upload,’ Panopto will switch to the ‘Manage Recordings’
window. Your recording will be processing or queued for processing,
depending on how many recordings are currently being processed.
When processing has finished you will receive an email notification, which also
contains links to the finished recording and any alternative formats.
Recording hotkeys for Windows
Hotkeys have been added to the Recorder as an extra feature to help in session creating. Now you can use a few keys
to toggle the start, pause, and stop functions on the Panopto Recorder even if it is minimized or not the currently
active window. This means you can start or stop recording while Powerpoint is presenting. Likewise, you could also
pause the recorder without minimizing other opened content, making your presentation look smoother.
Windows hotkeys
F8 - Start Recording
F9 - Pause Recording
F10 - Stop Recording
Windows key + D takes you to the desktop
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