Lecture theatres at Imperial College London are already set up with the equipment required for you to use Panopto, however, we do not provide equipment for personal recording.

The type of equipment required is listed below. You can view the Panopto equipment guide for recommended models. If you need help installing the equipment, contact the ICT Service Desk.

Audio visual equipment requirements

AV requirements

Computer, webcam and microphone

We recommend that you use a computer, webcam and microphone. 

  • It is best if your computer is connected to the Internet. Read the computer requirements for Panopto recordings at: Install and set up the Panopto Personal Recorder.
  • Use your computer's built in webcam if it has one. If not, follow the installation guide for your external webcam to install.
  • Use your computer's built in microphone or the built in microphone on your webcam, if either device has one. If your computer and webcam do not have built in microphones, you must connect an external microphone, even if you do not intend to use sound (you can mute it). Follow the installation guide for your microphone to install.

Computer, Firewire camera and/or microphone

  • It is best if your computer is connected to the Internet.Read the computer requirements for Panopto recordings at: Install and set up the Panopto Personal Recorder.
  • Follow the installation guide for your Firewire camera to install. You may need to restart the computer after your camera is connected to ensure that it is detected.
  • Use your computer's built in microphone or your camera's microphone, if either device has one. If your computer and camera do not have built in microphones, you must connect an external microphone, even if you do not intend to use sound (you can mute it). Follow the installation guide for your microphone to install.

Computer, non-Firewire camera, capture hardware and/or microphone

  • It is best if your computer is connected to the Internet. Read the computer requirements for Panopto recordings at: Install and set up the Panopto Personal Recorder.
  • Follow the installation guide for your non-Firewire camera to install. You may need to restart the computer after your camera is connected to ensure that it is detected.
  • Use your computer's built in microphone or your camera's microphone, if either device has one. If your computer and camera do not have built in microphones, you must connect an external microphone, even if you do not intend to use sound (you can mute it). Follow the installation guide for your microphone to install.

You are now ready to record. Go to: Record a lecture.