Some academics have asked for their ratings to be turned off but at their level and not globally. Much like if the students can or can not download the video.
We've been upgrading our lecture capture classrooms - our older set up had multiple cameras for capturing both the chalkboards and the faculty. With the upgrade, we're reducing the system to two cameras - 1 auto tracking camera and 1 4k Aja Rovocam that we then bring into our Epiphan Pearl 2 recorders as a 4k source. That is our wideshot in the room, and then we create several 1080p channels for recording - depending on the number of chalkboards, we will do something like the following:
Pearl 2 inputs:
- AVer TR333v2 tracking camera
- Aja Rovocam (wideshot)
- Left chalkboard
- Middle chalkboard (in rooms with three or more sets of chalkboards)
- Right chalkboard
- PC 1 feed
- PC 2 feed
We do multiple PC fees because often classes use two projectors in the room - in say a Physics class, they will have a Power Point presentation on their laptop and use an experiment camera for a second source to show a close up of a physics experiment to the students. We record locally on the Peal 2s as we re-purpose the videos for courses for OpenCourseWare (OCW) publication.
Unfortunately, because of the Panopto API settings with the Pearl 2s, when a recording happens, the signal defaults back to 1080 recording, rather than 4k recording. For our post production editing for OCW we'd love to have the local 4k recording for editing in Premiere. But this would require Panopto changing the ingest for recording to give a 4k option for recording.
Is this something on the roadmap for Panopto?
Thanks for considering this idea....
Hello Panopto Community and Development Team,
I'm reaching out to request a enhancement to Panopto's capabilities: the ability to facilitate continuous live streaming (24/7) from Remote Recorders or an RTMP source. Currently, we are utilizing other services to meet this need, but integrating this functionality into Panopto would greatly benefit our operations.
Current Limitation & Proposed Feature:
The main limitation we're facing with Panopto is the 24-hour maximum streaming duration. We propose the introduction of a continuous streaming feature without this time constraint.
Example Use Cases:
- Live Campus Views: Offering real-time streaming of various campus locations to showcase campus life.
- Internal TV Playlist Broadcasting: Continuous broadcasting of an internal TV channel playlist.
- Live Research Monitoring: For ongoing academic or scientific research that requires constant observation.
Optional Recording Feature:
While continuous streaming is our primary focus, the ability to record select portions of the stream (e.g., the last 24 hours or specific timeframes) would add value, allowing us to capture important moments as needed. We dont want Panopto to be a CCTV solution, but some basic recording options would help the research side.
Incorporating continuous live streaming into Panopto would significantly enhance its utility for a wide range of applications, especially in educational and research settings. We believe this feature would be a valuable addition to the Panopto suite and would be greatly appreciated by the user community.
Thank you for considering this request. We look forward to the possibility of this feature becoming a reality in Panopto.
Remember: Video isn't just about recording; it can also be about capturing the moment as it happens - live. ;)
In Panopto recorder for windows, can the recording quality for the primary video as a default be set to "high" (or ultra)? The "standard" quality is useless and when a user has forgotten to change the video quality, the video is ruined.
I would like a folder to display the number of subfolders.
It would be helpful if I could like to "My Folder" in support guides. As every My Folder is actually a Users/Username folder with a specific GUID, this isn't possible.
It would be helpful if a permalink such as site.cloud.panopto.eu/panopto/myfolder could redirect to the logged in users' My Folder.
We would like to have a permanent webcast url and a stream key so we could start ad hoc streams from a encoder.
Use case: We could have encoders in auditoriums controlled by an control panel which could be used to start an webcast whenever with a single button without the need to manually schedule an webcast and input stream keys to the encoder.
This way our end users could stream events such as public examinations and webinars easily without the help of digital services
We use Panopto for university lectures and educational video, in Spanish. A lot of technical / scientific terms appear in every session recorded. ASR does very poorly when trying to recognize these "uncommon" words, and therefore it becomes useless (although often very funny). Because of inaccuracy in ASR, our instructors / videographers are not using ASR at all. This is a big problem for hearing-impaired students, who need captions. Other caption options are either not available or too cumbersome to use at our scale.
However, I understand that Panopto allows for a site-wide custom dictionary to help in ASR accuracy. In a university, a site-wide dictionary would be too large and cumbersome to maintain; but maybe such a dictionary could be set up at folder level, or even at session level. That dictionary could be built up automatically from the files attached to the session, or from the Powerpoint slides text which is already used for smart chapters. Instructors could upload a text or PDF for each folder or session, and maybe "uncommon" words could be extracted by some AI text tool, to fill the dictionary.
This feature would be a game changer for hearing-impaired student access, but also for other use cases, such as using ASR combined with AI text tools to summarize a class discussion.
It would be great if we could take the Canvas course ID and drop it into the folder search dialog under browse to locate a specific folder. I would also like to be able to search this course ID under everything and get a list of sessions associated with this course ID (embedded in context, in the root course folder, in a folder under the root). Now that this information is displayed under the folder settings, I would like to be able to use it a bit more.
As Panopto administrator, I would like to add following feature request.
Better options for managing users would be beneficial.
What I am looking for is a user management tool with filtering options and bulk action options.
- In Users list, filter users, who's Last sign-in is before dd/mm/yyyy.
- There could be other date field-based filtering options (after, range, etc)
- Also, text-based field filtering options: Username contains/do not contain etc.
- After filtering, select all/some of filtered users for a bulk operation.
- Bulk operation: assign role, delete, deactivate etc.
In this example, deactivation means: user account and all of her/his videos and other data still exists in the system, but s/he cannot login to the system. Such an operations are quite common in many systems.
Also, a nice-to-have feature: automatically delete deactivated users, calculated X days/weeks/months/years from deactivation date.
Use case behind this:
- When someone has left the company (university in our case), her/his user account still seems to stay on Panopto.
- (We are using SSO - users are created automatically but not deleted)
- It is possible to delete this user manually.
- However, in large organisation such a manual work is time-consuming for admins.
- Also, finding (filtering) these users is difficult.
We would like to see options to automatise this "cleanup" task.