Lecture Capture (Panopto): Installing the Windows Recorder
This help sheet walks you through installation of the Lecture Capture (Panopto) Recorder on a Windows-based computer. You can install the software on any computer running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. The most important consideration is the amount of available hard drive space so that long sessions can be supported.
Install and Set Up
Windows 8.1 (and above) (32-bit and 64-bit)/MacOS 10.8 (and above)
Adaptive Streaming Capture Format Disabled: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz/2GB RAM (recommended)
Adaptive Streaming Capture Format Enabled: Standard/High: Intel i3 2.5 GHz or 2.6GHz AMD Phenom IIX4 910. Ultra: Intel i7 2600 Processor (3.4GHz) or 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Mac: Intel CPUs required
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Windows Media Player 10 (or higher) required for broadcast USB ports for webcams or other recording devices.
Recording Quality Options: High– 540MB/hr, Standard– 135MB/hr FireWire ports for digital cameras
Disable sleep mode, screen savers, and scheduled tasks.
Windows Recorder Installation
- Launch Lecture Capture (Panopto) via My Pitt.
- In the top banner, click Download Panopto.
Click the Download Installer link for Windows.
Run the downloaded PanoptoRecorder.exe file. The installer self-extracts.
Select a destination folder to install the recorder, then click Next.
Once installed, open the Recorder. Enter your University Computing Account username and password, then click Submit.
Note:Lecture Capture (Panopto) uses the Pitt Passport single sign-on service for multifactor authentication.