FAQs

Recommended System Requirements for Panopto Recorder
Operating System Windows 7 and above (32 and 64 bit)
  .NET 4.5.2 is required for versions 5.2+
Processor Standard Quality: Intel i3 recommended
  High or Ultra Quality: Intel i7 (4-core) recommended
Memory 4GB
Storage Standard Quality: 135MB per hour
  High Quality: 540MB per hour
Applications Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and above (only if recording presentations)
Video devices Supported USB webcams
  HDMI and VGA capture devices
Audio Devices Supported Wired or wireless microphones (using the computer's mic jack)
  USB audio devices

General issues

How can I start using the VCMS services? What is provision?
If you want to access VCMS within Blackbaord, you need to provision your blackboard course into VCMS system first. After provisioning, a course folder will be created in the VCMS system and enrollment information will be synchronized into VCMS system as well. Then, you can start to do the capture or video upload activities to that folder and users within that course can view the video directly after captured/ uploaded.

Also, a Personal folder called "My Folder" will be created for the first provisioning. A Personal folder do not have the enrollment information.

What is a Course folder and how to get it?
A course folder will be generated into the VCMS system once your blackboard course is provisioned. Please refer to here.
What is "My Folder" and how to get it?
My Folder is a personal private folder that will be created after the first provisioning.
How can I start the first capture/ video uplaod?
In order to start your first video capture and video upload activities, you must be a "creator" and have a folder in VCMS system (course / my folder) to store your video content.
How to upload existing video into VCMS system?
Once you have a course/ personal folder, you can start your uploading. Please refer to here.
Why can't I find "Download Panopto" option at the VCMS web interface?
You do not have the permission to record or upload videos. Please contact administrator for enable recording feature of your account.
My recording is uploaded but it cannot be played, "No primary media" is shown in the description.
Please make sure your session is completely uploaded to the server, especially in lecture theatres and classrooms. Pllease ensure your session is recorded with audio source, otherwise the session cannot be processed and "No primary media" is shown.
Why the video seems to load but does not play when opening in Safari or other browsers? The video plays fine after pausing and restarting the player
Please make sure auto play is enabled in your browser settings.
For safari, change the following setting in the browser configuration:
Safari -> Preferences -> Websites -> Auto-Play -> When visiting other websites -> Allow All Auto-Play

Recording in PolyU Campus

Which rooms are ready for recording?
The following rooms are ready for recording. You may record the presenting screens, visualizer and the audio.

BC402, BC404, TU101, TU103, TU107, TU201, U208, W208, N001, N002, N003, N101, N102, N103
Do I need to wait until the upload finishes before I leave the room?
No, the video uploads progressively while you are recording. The video will continue uploading at the background after you stop your recording. You may log off and close the Panopto Recorder, just keep the desktop PC running and leave the room.
How can I prevent sensitive data be recorded when I need to access them at the recording desktop PC?
If you want to access sensitive data during the recording, remember to press the "Pause" button on the recorder to temporarily stop the recording. You may mannually resume the same record session after you access the sensitive data.

For other problems that is not covered in this page, please contact us or read the documentations from Panopto.