Video platform Panopto launches iPad app; simplifies mobile learning, recording, editing

Friday, May 24, 2013

Panopto, a leading video platform provider, announced at Streaming Media East 2013 the release of Panopto 4.4. The update includes a native iPad app, the first ever “Panopto Certified” video capture device, and software-based video switching.
 
Panopto Launches Native iPad App

With Panopto’s iPad app, users can:
·      View presentations and videos through an interactive, touch-friendly interface;
·      Search inside videos to fast-forward to any word mentioned during a recording; and
·      Record HD videos and automatically upload them into Panopto’s video content management system, a YouTube-style portal for sharing videos.
 
The native iPad app brings these capabilities to the iPhone as well, automatically adapting to the iPhone’s form factor. 
 
“Mobile video has passed an inflection point in the enterprise and education,” said Eric Burns, co-founder and chief product officer of Panopto. “With today’s launch of the iPad app, we’re bringing Panopto’s unique interactive video viewing and inside-video search capabilities from the desktop to the millions of tablets and smartphones Panopto users already own.”
 
Panopto Releases New Video Capture Device

Panopto also introduced a plug-and-play, integrated video capture and recording device through a collaboration with Epiphan Systems Inc., an innovator in professional audio video capture, recording and streaming hardware.  The “Panopto Certified” Remote Recorder is the first ARM-based, Embedded Linux video capture device to integrate with Panopto’s video platform, enabling customers to:
·      Record and combine an SD video (s-video/composite) camera input; an audio input; and an HD input from a VGA, DVI, HDMI display or camera output;
·      Automatically upload recordings to Panopto’s video content management system; and
·      Schedule and control recordings using Panopto’s intuitive web-based interface.
 
“Our customers have always appreciated Panopto’s flexibility to run on any PC or Mac,” said Burns.  “Through our collaboration with Epiphan, we now offer a best-in-class hardware option with a portable, turnkey recording device from a leader in the professional AV industry.”

“Epiphan is excited to collaborate with Panopto on this jointly-developed video capture solution,” said Mike Sandler, CEO of Epiphan Systems Inc.  “By combining Epiphan’s hardware expertise with Panopto’s video software, Panopto can offer customers the Remote Recorder as part of an integrated, cost-effective solution to video capture, management, and search.”
 
Online Video Editor Now Includes Multi-Camera Video Switching

The Panopto 4.4 release also introduces new functionality to its web-based video editor that is typically only found in high-end video recording and switching appliances.  The new functionality enables post-production switching between multiple video sources.
 
Like high-end video appliances, Panopto supports the simultaneous capture of multiple video tracks during an event or presentation.  Then, using Panopto’s web-based editor, a videographer can control and fine-tune when to transition between video sources.  The result is that organizations can get professional video post-production and playback capabilities at a fraction of the cost.
 
Panopto is exhibiting its new release today and tomorrow at Streaming Media East in Booth 319.
 
About Panopto 
Panopto creates software that enables enterprises and academic institutions to record, broadcast, search and share all of their video content and presentations. Panopto is currently in use at Fortune 500 companies around the world and is the fastest-growing lecture capture solution at leading universities. Privately-held, Panopto was founded in 2007 by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. For more information, visit www.panopto.com .