Panopto adds Power to Video Capture with Panopto Focus 3.0

Panopto unveils new editing and search capabilities to increase ease of use, accessibility of its video capture solution

Pittsburgh, Pa., July 14, 2010 Panopto, Inc., a leading provider of rich media knowledge casting and management solutions for the corporate, education, government and healthcare markets, today announced the release of Panopto Focus 3.0, the third generation release of its leading CourseCast software solution for rich media video capture. Panopto Focus is a significant upgrade to Panopto’s software and will replace the original CourseCast brand.

Building on the robust functionality of its core video capture platform, Panopto Focus 3.0 introduces a range of new features that increase the usability of editing and searching content. These new features empower users to edit recordings online from any computer and search recordings even more rapidly, using Panopto’s new streamlined Web management interface.

“At Panopto, we are committed to bringing video capture out of the IT department and into the everyday lives of our users to increase the efficiency and value of their work processes,” said Eric Burns, chief operating officer for Panopto. “Panopto Focus 3.0 furthers this goal by empowering users to watch, edit and search recordings instantly, from any computer. Panopto Focus 3.0 ensures all users are connected to the critical knowledge they need, when they need it, without chaining them to their desk, computer or IT department.”

New features of Panopto Focus 3.0 include:

  • New Browser-Based Editor – Access Panopto’s easier and more powerful browser-based editor anywhere using a Mac or PC.
  • Enhanced Web Interface – Sort, search and store recordings to make knowledge retrieval and content management quick and easy for viewers, presenters and administrators.
  • Upgraded Search Engine – Search across all available content, at any granularity from a single recording to your entire recording library. With Panopto’s new search interface any user can search across all content to which they have access to find the content right for them.
  • Analytics Data Export – Administrators can now export viewing statistics from Panopto for deeper analysis and evaluation.
  • Mobile Device Viewing Functionality – Users can stream MP4 versions of recordings directly from their mobile devices, ensuring constant access to the content that matters most.


Panopto Focus 3.0 is a leading software-based video capture solution for capturing live events, recording presentations, creating on-demand training sessions and more – all from one central platform designed to capture audio, video, slides and screen components. With Panopto Focus 3.0, users can create high-quality recordings that are ready for online posting minutes after recording. Its unique note-taking functionality makes recordings collaborative, as users can add private notes or share them with the whole team to add another layer of depth to presentations.

A free 30-day supported trial of Panopto Focus 3.0 is available for customers new to Panopto. Trials include access to the complete Panopto Focus 3.0 video capture platform as well as unlimited recording privileges. For more information on starting a trial, please contact Panopto at [email protected] or 855-PANOPTO.