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My Pitt Video: Live Broadcast

My Pitt Video (Panopto) has the ability to broadcast all recordings live over your network or Internet.

How to Broadcast:

From the My Pitt Video (Panopto) recorder, be sure to select an online folder, and then check "Webcast and Record."

Record, Pause and Stop

To start the broadcast simply click the RECORD button.

To pause a live broadcast click the PAUSE button. This will not pause the session to viewers watching live, but it will insert a non destructive edit in the recorder for future viewing.

To resume the broadcast simply click the RESUME button. This will end the edit for future viewing. To end the live broadcast, simply click the  STOP button. Your recording will then complete and upload to the server.


Once the broadcast begins, a URL is generated and can be sent to viewers to allow them to watch the broadcast.

Users may login to the My Pitt Video (Panopto) website to view any live broadcasts that may be available at that time.

To do this, simply go to your My Pitt Video (Panopto) server's website, and click the live session that you would like to watch.  If access to the content is restricted to certain viewers, they will have to login with their credentials.

You can determine which sessions are broadcasting live because the icon will look like the following:

The viewer can click on the session and a viewer window will open just as it would if the lecture had been previously recorded.

Pause, rewind and go live feature

Note: To enable pause, rewind, fast-forward capabilities, you must have your recorder set to

adaptive streaming capture format.                   

Easily seek through a live broadcast to any time by dragging the slider circled above. To catch up and watch the broadcast live, just click the "Go Live" button as seen above.

Questions and Notes

During the live broadcast viewers who are logged in can ask questions via the broadcast viewer window. Furthermore, viewers can also take notes during the broadcast to refer back to at a later time. The viewer's notes are stored in the SQL database on the My Pitt Video (Panopto) Web Server.

The viewer's questions pop up and notify the Creator in the lower right hand corner of their display. Clicking on the notification will launch the recorder. To disable this notification, from the recorder - go to settings - Basic Settings - Un-check "Notify me when a viewer asks a question"

Creators can either respond verbally at the time of the question or review the questions after the recording is complete.