Panopto Mac Recorder allows a lot of flexibility in how and what you can record. A creator may wish to record alone (with one computer) or with a videographer using a separate computer. This section will cover all aspects of recording with one computer. In this recording scenario, all presentation content (Keynote or PowerPoint and/or screencapture) and video/audio is recorded from one computer.
The Panopto Recorder is very small and very easy to install. It can only be installed on computers OSX Leopard, OSX Snow Leopard, and OSX Lion. Your computer should also have a large amount of free drive space to capture your video/recording. You can find the complete installation instructions here: Recorder Install or contact ITSS to acquire the software.
Important: The first thing you should do is to select what folder you wish to create this new recording in. Clicking on the drop-down menu next to "Folder:" will allow you to select the folder for the desired course. You can record offline and select which folder to upload the recording to after you have created the recording.
Once you've selected the desired folder, you can give your session a name in the box next to "Session:". By default, the Panopto Recorder puts the current date and time as the Session name.
Whether you are recording offline or to a desired Folder, you can choose the devices that you wish to record with. These devices include web cams, video cameras, audio inputs, screen captures, PowerPoint/Keynote and remote devices. To select the device you wish to use in your recording, simply check the box next to the device(s) listed within the Mac Recorder application.
You must select to at least have audio or video in order for the recording to be complete and usable.
The following sections will show how to select and record from various inputs. The combination of what inputs to record is chosen by the User by simply checking or unchecking the boxes.
In order to properly record Keynote/PowerPoint presentations, after you have launched Keynote or PowerPoint, you must have it in full screen presentation mode.
It is recommended to check both Record Keynote/PowerPoint and Record Screen Capture.
To add video to any of the aforementioned recording scenarios, within the Audio/Video area of the Mac Recorder, click on the up/down arrows to select a video source.
Selecting the desired camera will give you a video preview.
After selecting the available inputs, begin the recording by clicking on "Start Recording"
During a recording if you wish to pause, you can simply click the Pause button. The Pause button will in a sense Pause your recording. However, everything Panopto does is non-destructive. Which basically means, even though you’ve paused your video, it will continue to record, but will not show up in the final version on the website. You can, however go into the editor and get this recorded time back if you, for example, forgot to un-pause and didn’t get the end of your recording.
To resume recording, click the Resume button.
To stop recording content, switch back to the Mac Recorder (Command +Tab), and click on "Stop Recording"
The next screen will show the status of the recordings. By default the Mac Recorder will automatically upload the recorded content to the server. As the recording is being transferred to the server, you can preview the recording in the "Preview" area if "Audio," "Video," or "Screen Capture" was recorded. If the preview was not sufficient, you could choose to "Pause Upload" to pause the upload of the files to the server. The "Actions" button has two options; "Show Files" or "Delete" (will show or delete the local files in the Panopto Recordings directory).