Panopto Launches World's First Browser-Only Solution to Record Videos for YouTube and Google Classroom
Company simultaneously unveils two new subscription plans for remote workers and teachers
SEATTLE, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto, a leading video management system provider, today announced Panopto Express, the quickest and easiest way for employees and teachers to create and share recordings of presentations and lectures. A rapid shift to remote work and distance learning has inspired millions of professionals and educators to begin communicating using recorded video. For many of these newly-minted video creators, the complex steps and costly tools required to capture high-quality presentations pose a barrier to sharing their videos with colleagues and students.
Panopto Express is an easy, powerful, and free tool to help educators and professionals capture excellent presentations by simply visiting a website. Using Panopto Express, anyone with a computer and a web browser can record great presentations and lectures that blend together webcams, screen and application captures, and other video sources into rich, engaging presentations. For the first time, Panopto empowers everyone to capture great videos without signing up for a new service, sharing personal information, installing plug-ins that monitor web browsing, or installing software.
"More than ever, teachers need ways to keep students engaged. 'Zoom fatigue' is setting in, and employees need ways to communicate ideas and maintain personal connections with colleagues without being shackled to a live video chat. Panopto builds easy, elegant software to help anyone share knowledge using video, and today we're proud to provide this free tool to the world's employees and teachers," said Eric Burns, CEO. "Anyone who wants to record a presentation and publish it to YouTube or Google Classroom can start using Panopto Express today at http://panopto.it."
A lack of effective tools is only one impediment that many new video creators will face. Most webcams and laptop cameras use a wide field of view, leaving presenters swimming in a video frame or forcing them to lean close to the webcam to be seen. Without a professional videographer and a camera with a powerful zoom, it's difficult to get a great-looking shot. To help new presenters record engaging presentations, Panopto Express introduces a revolutionary camera framing technology called Smart Camera. Smart Camera uses artificial intelligence to automatically center the video frame, smoothly following presenters who want to stand back from the camera or move around while speaking.