Panopto

Enterprise video platform

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Panopto Overview

What is Panopto?

Panopto's video platform includes software for recording and live streaming video, a portal for storing and managing your videos, a search engine for finding content inside your videos, and interactive video players.

Record and Webcast: Record and live stream video presentations, online training, product demos, lectures, class assignments, meetings and more.

Share and Manage: Store and manage all of your videos using Panopto's secure video portal that can be hosted in the cloud or deployed onsite.

Search and View: Search across your video library and inside your videos for any spoken word. Then watch your recordings on any device.

Panopto Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Value for money

Panopto Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Supported Languages
English

Media

Panopto video platform - video library and video player
Panopto Smart Search - Panopto's best-in-industry video search engine
Panopto video platform - live stream video to any device
Panopto video platform - native support for video quizzing, no 3rd party tools required.
Panopto video platform - Native recording tools for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
Panopto video Panopto screenshot: Panopto video platform - video library and video player Panopto screenshot: Panopto Smart Search - Panopto's best-in-industry video search engine Panopto screenshot: Panopto video platform - live stream video to any device Panopto screenshot: Panopto video platform - native support for video quizzing, no 3rd party tools required. Panopto screenshot: Panopto video platform - Native recording tools for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android

Panopto Reviews

Panopto Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
35

Very good
11

Average
2

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,7
92% recommended this app
Jonathan D.

Panopto has met all of my needs and then some and the support is phenomenal.

We were able to give faculty one tool for all of their video creation and editing and storing needs instead of all the various tools they had to use previously to accomplish the same thing. All of the content is now stored on our server so we don't lose access to it if an employee leaves the college. We can live stream our events with it. We can manage all of our video and caption it as well. It provides us a secure way to stream 3rd party video we have an agreement with to share with specific users. Allows for adding quizzes in the video.


Frank j. F.

Panopto provides me with a reliable, flexible venue for documenting and assessing my students'...


Verified Reviewer

Freezing

University Student, it is vital for my studies and revision so when it fails it is hugely disappointing and a major inconvenience.


Graham R.

Coming up to our 9th year with Panopto

Over nine years we have gone from a couple of technically leading academics promoting its use to a large scale rollout with half the University asking staff to use it. Almost immediately students asked for it to be mandated.


Diego Y.

Panopto is very easy to use and has many great features.

The ability to make instructional videos and to share them with others.


Jonathan D.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Panopto has met all of my needs and then some and the support is phenomenal.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/11/10
Review Source: Capterra

We were able to give faculty one tool for all of their video creation and editing and storing needs instead of all the various tools they had to use previously to accomplish the same thing. All of the content is now stored on our server so we don't lose access to it if an employee leaves the college. We can live stream our events with it. We can manage all of our video and caption it as well. It provides us a secure way to stream 3rd party video we have an agreement with to share with specific users. Allows for adding quizzes in the video.

Pros

I love how it manages our video content. The ability to manage 1000's of videos with ease and update user permissions or move content around all without breaking the link to the video was the biggest selling point for me. Other products I've evaluated managed video very differently and left things more up to the user. If the user were to leave their content would be difficult to hand over to the next person that may need it.
The LMS Integration is excellent. Biggest workflow saver is when an instructor makes a recording in class the hit stop and upload and the video automatically goes into the course it needs to be in and even gives students a progress bar for it. Other products required the instructor to go in after they made the recording and move the video into the course manually or move it into a specific playlist. When an instructor finishes class they don't have time to go moving their recordings around. They need to finish up and leave before the next class starts coming in.
It has so many bells and whistles. Live broadcasting, quizzing that integrates with the LMS Gradebook, scheduled recordings, so many great video player features, the mobile app. It's overall an excellent product and I couldn't find anything else that checked all my boxes.

Cons

The recorder has a lot of options in regards to setting the quality when we always encourage our faculty to set it at the highest possible. I wish the recorder could be streamlined so I could start up recordings faster and have a share link go right to my clipboard so I could send it out like how Jing does it. There is value to all of the options on the recorder but I wish they had a lighter weight version.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Frank j. F.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Panopto provides me with a reliable, flexible venue for documenting and assessing my students' progress.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/30
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

There are many features that I like about Panopto; ease of use is near the top of the list. I have been using it for several years and it is comforting to know how reliable and simple it is to get a recording completed. I have had situations where an opportunity arose and I wanted to capture it for my students to see later, and I simply pulled out my phone and recorded and uploaded it to the Cloud with a few simple clicks. My students love it because regardless of their hardware (PC, phone, iOS device), they can record their assignments and get feedback almost as if they were in front of me. The simple-to-use editing features allow me to update/enhance legacy content enabling me to leverage existing resources. I could go on and on...

Cons

Some of the more advanced features are a bit more challenging for some of my students to understand; however, the good news is that the basic features provide more than enough opportunity for successful resource generation.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Freezing

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/04
Review Source: GetApp

University Student, it is vital for my studies and revision so when it fails it is hugely disappointing and a major inconvenience.

Pros

Good when working, I can watch clearly and sound is good.

Cons

When something that causes the replay to stop, e.g I lose internet connection, I can never reload the replay video. After this occurrence whenever I click on the replay, all I get is a black screen and the video will never load again. This is infuriating as the replay is then lost to me forever. Major inconvenience and this makes the service useless. I try everything to reload the video replay, signing in and out, turning off computer, but still when I load the replay I only get a black screen that never loads. Major bug that needs to be fixed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Graham R.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Coming up to our 9th year with Panopto

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/01
Review Source: GetApp

Over nine years we have gone from a couple of technically leading academics promoting its use to a large scale rollout with half the University asking staff to use it. Almost immediately students asked for it to be mandated.

Pros

The software is easy to roll out across a large campus due to its software-only focus and the need for just a microphone. Most steps can be automated and the integration with Blackboard (in our case) allows videos to be secured to classes/modules with no additional steps.

Cons

Moving to a fully automated recording workflow requires heavy integration with your timetable system.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Diego Y.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Panopto is very easy to use and has many great features.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/10/13
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to make instructional videos and to share them with others.

Pros

What I like most about Panopto is how easy it is to choose what you want to record, with what source of audio you want to use, and where to save it. Another good thing is that when your video is all done, there is the ability to edit the video down in case you want to cut out some parts.

Cons

The only thing I noticed was that when you would start the recording and then decide to switch to a different audio source, the program would freeze and would have to be restarted.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,7/10
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Panopto Pricing

Panopto Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Value for money
Value for Money
4,5/5
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Panopto Features

Panopto Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Panopto

Additional information for Panopto

Key features of Panopto

  • APIs
  • Automated recording
  • Brand Customization
  • Digital notes
  • Downloadable reports
  • Drag-and-drop video upload
  • Engagement reports
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Live DVR
  • Live stream screen recording
  • Live webcasting
  • Multi-camera video
  • Presentation record
  • Screen recording
  • System-wide analytics
  • Video analytics
  • Video editor
  • Video management

Benefits

  • Turn any presentation, event, or meeting into a live web event simply by clicking "Webcast" in Panopto's software.

  • Every live webcast is automatically recorded in up to 1080p high definition and uploaded into your organization's Panopto video portal.

  • Minutes after your live webcast wraps up, Panopto makes it available for on-demand viewing from any laptop, tablet, or smart phone.

  • Remote viewers can submit questions to the presenter throughout the webcast.

  • Deliver high-quality playback while minimizing buffering delays regardless of your viewers' network speed.

  • Simultaneously stream multiple video sources with the ability for viewers to switch between them during a live event.

  • Panopto automatically transcodes your videos so they can be viewed on any device.

  • Once your videos are uploaded, easily share them via email or on social networks.

  • Panopto automatically indexes key information about your videos and makes them easy to find.

  • Monitor the activity, health, and size of your video library, reporting number of users, folders, sessions, views, data servers, and more.

  • Panopto FAQs

    Panopto FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Panopto.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Panopto offer?

    Panopto offers the following pricing plans:

    Free Trial: Available

    Q. What are the main features of Panopto?

    Panopto offers the following features:

    • APIs
    • Automated recording
    • Brand Customization
    • Digital notes
    • Downloadable reports
    • Drag-and-drop video upload
    • Engagement reports
    • Google Analytics integration
    • Live DVR
    • Live stream screen recording
    • Live webcasting
    • Multi-camera video
    • Presentation record
    • Screen recording
    • System-wide analytics
    • Video analytics
    • Video editor
    • Video management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Panopto?

    Panopto has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Panopto support?

    Panopto supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Panopto offer?

    We do not have any information about what Panopto pricing plans

    Q. Does Panopto support mobile devices?

    Panopto supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Panopto integrate with?

    Panopto integrates with the following applications:

    Blackboard for Business, BlueJeans, Brightspace, Hive Streaming, INDIE LMS, Jive, Matrix, Rev, Saba Cloud, Zoom

    Q. What level of support does Panopto offer?

    Panopto offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Online Support