Panopto for Mac Installation

Install and Setup

This document will walk you through the installation of  Panopto for Mac for Intel based Mac computers.

*Note- Panopto for Mac is not supported on Apple computers running a 32-bit CPU architecture


OS Version
Mac OSX versions 10.9.x (Mavericks), 10.10.x (Yosemite), 10.11.x (El Capitan) supported, 10.12.x (Sierra) supported
Mac OSX versions 10.10.x (Yosemite), 10.11.x (El Capitan), 10.12.x (Sierra) recommended

Note that the encoding engine provided by Apple and leveraged by Panopto is more efficient in OSX 10.10+. Users who upgrade from OSX 10.9 will see marked performance improvements.

**To download Panopto for Mac 4.9 which is compatible with OSX 10.8 please contact Panopto Support.

Standard Quality: Intel Core i3 or Core M recommended - Default Setting
High or Ultra Quality: Quad-Core Intel Core i7 recommended**

Panopto for Mac 5.0 is expected to work on most Mac systems running Mac OSX version 10.9+ with an Intel Core i3 or Core M and the default Panopto configuration. This includes a Primary audio and video stream and a single secondary video (screen capture) with the quality level set to the default ‘Standard Resolution’.

Note that Standard Quality is roughly equivalent to the quality in Panopto for Mac v4.9.

**Considerations for High or Ultra Quality

If you wish to increase the quality of the capture, it is recommended that you run at least a recent (2014+) Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor.

Since environmental variables such as CPU speed, additional applications running, and other items can consume system resources, it is highly recommended that you perform tests when increasing quality on a particular system prior to using it in production.

Note that additional streams will increase the system demands, especially at High or Ultra quality.

For more information about the quality levels Panopto for Mac can capture, please see Panopto for Mac Capture Resolutions


Standard Quality: 270MB per hour
High Quality: 540MB per hour

Built in iSight camera (optional)
USB ports for webcams or other recording devices
Disable sleep mode, screen savers and scheduled tasks

Panopto for Mac Installation

1.  Download Panopto for Mac by logging-in to your Panopto site and selecting "Download Recorder"

2.  Run the "Panopto.pkg" file

3.  Click Continue


4.  Select which Drive to install Panopto for Mac to and click Continue
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5.  Click Install

6.  If prompted, insert credentials for installation. Click Install Software


7.  Click Close


Please continue on to Panopto for Mac Configuration.