Flexible options for captioning videos.

Every organization has its own unique standards for video captioning when it comes to cost, turnaround time, completeness, and accuracy. Panopto gives you options for adding captions to your videos, whether they need to be 504 or 508-compliant to support differently abled students or you simply want to help improve comprehension and retention during employee onboarding.

Panopto supports live captions for any RTMP stream containing CEA-608 or CEA-708 style captions.

RTMP live captioning.

Users watching a live event that’s broadcasting over RTMP can now see live captions for any RTMP stream containing CEA-608 or CEA-708 style captions. After the broadcast is over, Panopto uploads a recording of the live webcast with the captions to your organization’s secure video library.

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Panopto's enables users to customize the video captions to their needs

Configurable video captions.

When a video has been captioned, Panopto’s interactive and embedded video players enable viewers to change the styling and placement of captioning to suit their individual needs. Viewers can set the position, colors, and size of the captions to ensure an optimal playback experience.

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Panopto's interactive video players enable users to speed up or slow down content presentation with variable speed playback

Variable speed playback.

Variable speed playback (VSP) allows viewers to speed up or slow down video playback to better match the pace of the content presented to their personal needs. Viewers can slow down the video to half its original speed (0.5x) or speed it up to twice original speed (2.0x) in Panopto’s interactive, embedded, and mobile video players.

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Panopto integrates with screen readers for users with visual impairment and accessibility needs

Screen reader support.

Panopto works with screen reader tools that are designed to read text displayed on-screen aloud for users with blindness or visual impairment. Panopto supports JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver for Mac screen reader software.

Panopto's video accessibility standards enable users to navigate the video dashboard with just the TAB key

Keyboard accessibility and navigation.

Navigate the Panopto video platform with just a keyboard. Users who are visually impaired or who have motor disabilities can access all of Panopto’s functions with the tab key.

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