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Record Video Presentations From Different Viewpoints With Multiple Cameras

Video presentation software such as Panopto can make it easy for your organization to record, store, share, and search video presentations, meetings, and more with as little equipment as a laptop or smartphone.

But what if you want to record a presentation or situation from more than one angle?

Panopto is unique in our ability to capture multiple video camera feeds by simply plugging all video sources into a computer with our video presentation software installed. You can see how it works in the video below.



Why Would You Need Multiple-Camera Recording?

With the ability to record multiple video streams simultaneously, you’ll never need to choose between recording the presenter or the presentation.

Video presentation software with multi-camera recording capabilities makes it easy to add more visual angles for the following:

  • Product and technical demos
  • Capturing additional information during meetings like brainstorming whiteboards
  • Make the viewers feel as if they are in the room during live event broadcasts


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How Does Multi-Camera Recording Work With Panopto?

When setting up a Panopto recording, adding another video source is as easy as plugging in your camera, clicking “Add Another Video Source,” and selecting your camera from the drop-down. You can record your screen as well as any video device you can plug into your Mac or PC — webcams, analog and digital camcorders, HDMI capture devices, document cameras, and more. Just plug your recording device and Panopto will take care of the rest.

You can even add a camera while you’re recording just plug the second (or third, or fourth…) camera into your laptop. Panopto will instantly recognize it, make it available, and allow you to start recording with it automatically synced with your other video.

With our mobile app, you can use your iPhone or iPad to record, too. Panopto will automatically sync your mobile video with the recording in progress.

And if you finish your recording and realize there’s another video you’d like to add (say, from your Flip cam or Google Glass), you can upload that to your Panopto video library and add it into your recording later using Panopto’s video editor.

Recording multiple streams of video doesn’t have to be complicated with Panopto. Let your teams capture the presentation, the presenter, and anything else in order to give viewers the full experience as if they were right there in the room.