Lecture Capture Services (LCS) is supported by Panopto system. It is the centrally managed video capture solution adopted by HKU.
Panopto supports recording from iPhone, or audio and video input from Windows/Macintosh laptop synchronized with Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and desktop screen. Some classrooms and lecture theatres are equipped with ceiling cams and the built-in web-cam of a classroom PC for recording a Pancast (i.e. a video recording produced by Panopto).
The recorded Pancasts can be edited through a browser, shared to other users for viewing or giving comments, and output to other video formats e.g. MP4 or Podcast.
Staff members who have teaching duties in Moodle courses can use Panopto easily, and all Moodle courses are easily link with Pancasts for viewing by students. The Panopto recorder software is pre-installed in the classroom PCs and can be downloaded from http://lecturecapture.hku.hk.
The pancasts are cleaned up in the summer with the Moodle courses and kept at a maximum of 2 years. To enable efficient use of storage resources, the pancasts are cleaned up in summer yearly (usually July). All pancasts older than 2 years by then will be deleted.
Students can record their presentations, share their presentation recordings with others and invite their teachers to review and give comments on their presentations. They can apply for a Panopto student account via the online application form CF159 and install Panopto recorder software on their PC, laptop or iPhone to start recording their Pancasts.
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