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Can you use Panopto to collaborate on a lecture from two different computers?

Hi All,

I am looking for a program to record a lecture with a colleague at the same time using two different computers in two different places.

We would be happy to both contribute to an audio file and embed this onto a powerpoint presentation. It would be nice if we could capture and embed two video recordings as well but would be happy with just audio.

Can we do this with Panopto? Or any other suggestions?

Thanks! Jack


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    KathrynKathryn Administrator

    @Jack Jacobson Just wanted to say that Panopto does have a feature that allows you to record from two different machines into one recording, but I don't think this will be what you are looking for as it is mostly used to record the camera/mic from one machine and the screen from another.

    I think the easiest thing to do if you are co-presenting is to start a web conferencing meeting (Zoom, Teams, Google Meet), do the lecture there and record the meeting, and then upload the recording to Panopto.

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    If you are going to be recording asynchronously, you could do this with Panopto by using the "Resume Recording" feature. While I haven't tried this from two different computers, there shouldn't be any reason why it wouldn't work.

    Both individuals would need to be creators and the workflow would be the first individual records their section up to the point where the other would take over, then the other person would select the option to "resume recording" in the Panopto session settings, record their section, rinse, repeat. If you are switching off frequently, this could be a very tedious process, but if you are handing the presentation off, it could work very well.

    If you need it to be a synchronous thing, as Kathryn mentioned, using some sort of meeting platform is probably your best bet. Typically Zoom or Teams are my go-to for this sort of need. If you need/want something more open, I came across this tool recently (https://meet.jit.si/), but it only supports recording to Dropbox, and I haven't actually used it for anything, so I have no clue how well it actually works.

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