Before you start to record your session you can rename it (by default Panopto names the session by time/date) this might help you later on how to find it in your folder hosted in Panopto cloud or while choosing the content to attach on MyCourses. To rename just click the session box and type the desired name e.g. course name and code. Panopto saves recording session first on a computer hard drive and after recording have finished all the material is uploaded on Aalto Panopto cloud.
Selecting inputs, what to capture
Panopto let's you to record multiple sources that will be combined in Panopto editor and player as multimedia presentation. Panopto must have at least audio as primary source in order for the recording to be complete and usable without additional recordings.
Choose the webcam or other desired video source from drop menu. From the Audio menu choose the correct microphone. Note that the quality of the audio is one of the most important technical factor to successful recording. Use external microphone to enhance the audio quality, test the audio levels by speaking into your microphone and adjust the recording volume so that your voice fills the green bar but doesn’t tap the red end of the bar. (If you are recording pre-lecture or online learning material in quiet space your laptop’s internal microphone should do the job. Here you can find more info on webcams and audio devices to ensure the quality of your recordings.)
You can add other sources to get recorded on you Panopto session. Most typical source to add on your recording is PowerPoint slides and screen capture (note that your PowerPoint presentation should be on .pptx format as we have noticed some issues with older .ppt format). Panopto can handle multiple secondary sources as long as the computer recognises them and is powerful enough to run them all.
If you are using PowerPoint as part of your presentation start the slideshow.
Press the Record button on Panopto when you are ready to start the capture.
Hotkeys for start, pause and stop your recording can be found from here.
For more complete instructions on how to use Panopto recorder go here.