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Pitt Video (Panopto): Installing the Windows Recorder

This help sheet walks you through installation of the Pitt Video (Panopto) Recorder on a Windows-based computer. You can install the software on any computer running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. The most important consideration is the amount of available hard drive space so that long sessions can be supported.

Install and Setup

System Requirements

Windows 7/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)/Mac OSX 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

  1. Log into the Pitt Video (Panopto) environment:

    • Log into the My Pitt website with your University Computing Account user name and password.
    • Click My Resources > Pitt Video.
    • Click Pitt Video (powered by Panopto).
  2. On the Pitt Video page, click Download Panopto at the top of the window.
    Click Download Panopto at the top of the window

  3. Click the Download Installer link for Windows.
    Click the Download Installer link for Windows

  4. Run the downloaded PanoptoRecorder.exe file. The installer self-extracts.

  5. Select a destination folder to install the recorder, then click Next.
    Select a destination folder to install the recorder, then click Next

  6. Click Install.
    Click Install

  7. Once installed, open the Recorder. Enter your University computing account username and password, then click Submit.
    Note: Pitt Video (Panopto) uses the Pitt Passport single sign-on service for multifactor authentication.
    Pitt Passport single sign-on service for multifactor authentication