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How to Record a Video in a Web Browser (Panopto Capture)

Record audio, video or your computer screen, with the Panopto web browser recorder. 

Panopto has a browser recorder, so you do not have to download or install anything to use it.

 

Play this video to learn how to record a video on a PC with Panopto.



 

Step One: Launch Panopto


1. In your VU Collaborate space on the navigation bar, click Video.

Select Video

2. After Panopto opens, from the left-hand side menu, click My Folder.

my folder

3. From the top menu click Create then select Panopto Capture.

panopto capture

4. A new tab will open in your web browser. This tab provides options to record Audio, Video, Screens and Applications.

tabs 1 and 2

Step Two: Select recording options


You may have choices with your Video, audio and screen sharing recordings depending on the equipment you are using.

 

Audio options

  1. To select your audio, click on the microphone ( audio ) option on the left.
    Panopto will automatically detect the audio equipment available to use ( select Allow in the pop-up first ).

  2. A tick will show in the centre of the audio option you are using.
    If you want to use another one, hover your mouse over the rectangle of the option you want to use and then select Switch.
    Once an option is selected, you can see how well the audio is working by the vertical green line in the box and the moving waves at the bottom of the window.

  3. Once you are satisfied with your audio selection, click on the X at the bottom centre of the window.

panopto select and test audio 

Video options

  1. To select your Video, click on the video option in the top middle of the window.
    Panopto will automatically detect the recording equipment available to use ( select Allow in the pop-up first ).

  2. A tick will show in the centre of the video option you are using.
    If you want to use another one, hover your mouse over the rectangle of the option you want to use and then select Switch.
    If you're going to add another option, click on the + icon instead.
    You can see how well the Video is working by the view available to you on the screen.

  3. Once you are satisfied with your audio selection, click on the X at the bottom centre of the window.

panopto video selection options

Share screen options

Many people create screencasts with videos, which usually show how to do something on a computer ( like the Video at the beginning of this guide ). You can share more than just your computer monitor, though.

  1. Select the Screens and Apps option at the top right of the window. 
  2. You will then have three options; 1) Your Entire Screen, 2) Application Window, and 3) Chrome Tab ( or another browser you use ).
  3. Make your selection by clicking on it, select Share audio if you intend to show a video that you want to be heard, then select Share.

panopto share entire screen option      panopto share application window

panopto share a chrome tab option

 If you select to share the Chrome tab, you can see which tab is being shared by the blue box, and you won't lose the Panopto tab as it has the red circle on it.

panopto icons on tabs

You can stop sharing the Chrome tab at any time by selecting Stop.

panopto recording stop chrome tab sharing

Recording a PowerPoint presentation

To record a PPT presentation, you may need to select the browse by an individual window option.
To do this in PPT go to:

  1. Slide Show tab
  2. Select Set Up Slide Show
  3. In show type, select Browsed by an individual (window)
  4. Select OK to confirm your changes

recording ppt slides

Step Three: Record your video


1. Once you are ready to start recording, click on the red circle in the bottom middle of the screen.

panopto start the recording

2. A countdown of 5 seconds will appear just before the recording starts. If you have chosen the Entire Screen or Application Window sharing options, you now have five seconds to ensure everything looks as it should for your Video. Don't worry, though; you can always edit out anything you don't like after the Video is saved.

panopto starting with countdown

3. When you have finished your recording, click on the red square.

panopto stop recording

4. You can then see a green line moving to the right to show that the Video is processed.  

panopto getting your video ready for editing

5. Enter the (1) name of the Video and (2) select which folder it will be stored in.
If you started the recording in your version of My Folder, Panopto will naturally opt to save the Video there.
You also have the option to (3) add a description of your Video beneath that.

panopto enter details

6. Once the message states that it is safe to close the browser, close the tab you were using that had the red circle on it.

Next Steps

You can now go back to the browser/tab where you started, as in Step 1.4 above, where you can share or edit your Video.

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