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My Pitt Video: Recording Hot Keys for Mac


Hotkeys have been added to the My Pitt Video (Panopto) Recorder as an extra feature to aid in session creation. Now you can use a few keys to toggle the Start, Pause, and Stop functions on the Panopto Recorder even if it is minimized or not the currently active window.

This means you can Stop recording while PowerPoint is still presenting. Likewise, you can also Pause the recorder without minimizing other opened content, making your presentation look smoother.

Note: make sure no other programs will interfere with the hotkeys enabled by My Pitt Video (Panopto) Recorder. The software uses "Option + Command + R" and "Option + Command + P" to control recording.

Option + Command + R: Start Recording

Log into your My Pitt Video (Panopto) Recorder as usual. Select a folder (unless you are recording offline) and session name along with any other sources that you wish to use for this presentation. Press "Option + Command + R" to begin recording.

Note: it is important to test this hotkey. You will want to test this hotkey ahead of time to ensure that all of your devices are working properly. This error message will only display if the Panopto recorder is in one of the active windows, otherwise it will remain in the taskbar until selected.

Your camera may have a built-in light up feature to designate that it is in use.

Option + Command + P: Pause Recording

Pressing "Option + Command + P" will simply Pause the recording. Just like clicking the actual Pause button, this feature is non-destructive and will still record content while activated; it simply creates an Edit to your presentation that can be modified under the edit tab of the web interface.

Option + Command + R: Stop Recording

"Option + Command + R" will stop the recording. If you have automatic uploads enabled, your session will be uploaded to your organization's server.