Recording Settings for Mac

Session Settings for Mac

The Folder drop-down refers to the course in which you are currently recording. Use the drop down to select the appropriate course in which to upload your recording. If you’ve opened the recorder through SOLE then it will default to the current course.

By default, the Session (name) of the recording will be the date and time that it is begun. However, you can edit the name by clicking into the text box.

You may also use the Join Session button to select a session (Multiformat folder) previously created within Content of your SOLE course. The Multiformat folder must have been set with a date and time within Calendar Settings in order for it to be listed within the Join Session list. If Join Session is not utilized, the recording will be uploaded into the Panopto Queue and can be linked within SOLE when adding Content.

Primary Sources for Mac

  1. Video - If you'd like to record a video of a presenter, using a webcam, you can select a primary video source under the Video drop-down. You do not need to include this if you just want to record audio and/or capture the main screen (built-in display) or a PowerPoint/Keynote presentation.
  2. Audio - Use the drop-down under Audio to select a microphone that is connected to your computer. A primary audio source must be selected for a successful recording. If an audio option is not selected, then your recording will not be usable within your SOLE course.
  3. Quality - The quality settings are located iPanopto -> Preferences. Changing these settings increases or decreases the frames per second and kilobytes per second captured in your recording. Standard (motion) quality is the default setting and it is recommended to leave this setting as is unless higher quality is required.

Secondary Sources for Mac

Two additional video sources can also be added to record the main screen and an additional camera if needed.

After you have selected your video and audio inputs, select the Secondary 1 tab under Secondary Sources. Then use the Source drop-down menu to select "Built-in Display" to capture your main screen.   

If there are two screens being utilized, or another video source such as a document camera, needs to be recorded, select the Secondary 2 tab then use the Source drop down to choose the second screen or document camera.


Record PowerPoint or Keynote Slides

PowerPoint or Keynote slides can be recorded along with the video. After starting the recording, you must put your slides into presentation mode in order for them to be recorded. 

Note: If your PowerPoint contains any motion on the slide, embedded video in the slide or someone is annotating over the slide, then Capture Main Screen must also be selected to be able to capture that content.

To capture PowerPoint or Keynote slides:

  1. Select the Record PowerPoint or Keynote and Built-in Display under Secondary 1. It is recommended to always select both.
  2. Open your PowerPoint/Keynote file.
  3. Click back over to the recorder and once all settings are selected, begin the recording.
  4. Return to your PowerPoint/Keynote file and click to enter Presentation Mode.
  5. Continue the lecture/presentation. 
  6. At the end of the presentation, return to the recorder and stop and upload the recording.