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Getting Started with Video Recording Software

Reviews and resources on video recording at CWU

Panopto

Software: Panopto

Features

  • Ability to trim ends of video and middle parts
  • Can integrate short quizzes into your videos
  • When viewed in Panopto viewer, students can take notes online and navigate between timestamps easilty
  • Integrates easily with Canvas and built to be optimized
  • Personal Panopto account allows you to easily copy videos between courses
  • Resources and support on using Panopto
  • For student use: Panopto must be enabled by the faculty member before students can use it. Can only use Panopto after faculty have enabled the Assignment Dropbox.
  • Panopto captions are done automatically with approximately 75% accuracy, but need to be manually turned on by the creator. Also allows for upload of captions after recording.
  • Potential downsides: has its bad days 

Hosting

  • Is its own hosting platform, videos recorded in Panopto are automatically uploaded to your Panopto library
  • Can download videos from Panopto into video formats (.mp4, .wav)

Access to Software

  • Part of Canvas

Adobe Premiere Pro

Software: Adobe Premiere Pro

Features

  • Innumerable advanced professional video editing features
  • Guides and tutorials on use from Adobe
  • Downsides: significant learning curve and system is not always intuitive, takes up significant space on your computer

Hosting

  • Is not a hosting platform, requires export to a hosting site
  • Can download videos into most formats (.mp4, .wav) or direct to Youtube/Vimeo

Access to Software

  • Downloadable as part of the Adobe Suite
  • Requires contacting IS to be set up with access to the Adobe Suite to be able to download Adobe Premiere Pro

Powerpoint

Software: Powerpoint

Features

  • Allows for recording screencapture with audio
  • Can add basic video effects, shapes, filters, cropping, trimming the ends, and adjust the volume 
  • Embedded in Powerpoint and interacts well with other powerpoint tools
  • Can create gifs from your exports
  • Learn more about features
  • Potential downsides: Doesn't let you edit in the middle of your recording

Hosting

  • Not a hosting platform, allows for export to host elsewhere
  • Exports to most video formats (.mp4, .wav) as well as Youtube

Access to Software

  • Default application and part of the Office365 suit