Monday, October 08, 2012

Video: Open Source for IT Managers

I've given this talk a number of times over the past 18 months (Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, DC), but this was the first time there was a decent recording set-up at the venue. Got a spare 48 minutes?



Cousin Ben said...

I was glad to finally see you "give" the presentation. I have read the PDF of the Duluth presentation a number of times and could imagine your voice delivering it, but this is better.

Wes said...

Fantastic presentation! I'd heard but never seen it; covered many different themes interestingly and I wish you'd talked 48 minutes on each of those themes!

Dennis Ideler said...

Great talk. You mentioned that this was the first time there was a decent recording set-up at the venue. What made it decent for you? The first talk of yours that I saw was this one: How does the recording set-up for that talk and this talk compare?

Paul Ramsey said...

@Wes, thanks so much!
@Dennis, there was a real video camera at the back with an operator, and you can see he does make some effort to track me. There was also a lapel mic, so the sound is more reasonable than when gathered from an ambient mic. FOSSLC also mics their subjects which is good. The tech they use to grab the slides is a bit clunky I find, but in this case superior to what I had, since in this case there was no slide grab, I had to recreate the slide transitions afterwards and capture them in screenflow before exporting the whole video. If there hadn't been a good camera and audio recording all I would have had (again) is the ambient recording of a small camera perched on a tripod at the edge of the stage.

Asta Kristin Oladottir said...
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Asta Kristin Oladottir said...

Thank you very much for this. This was very inspirational for me and I will definitely explore the world of open source more than I have done after listening to you. Greetings from Iceland

Dennis Ideler said...

Thanks for the reply! Do you remember if FOSSLC used this setup to record your talk?

What specifically about their setup was clunky to you?

The reason I'm asking is because I want to reuse their setup to record local events, while making the experience as good as possible for the speakers.

Paul Ramsey said...

@Dennis, yes, it was something like that. The clunkiness is mostly around animations, which aren't captured well, and also around picture clarity which gets muddy for some reason on the way through the VGA signal. Of course, you have no actual video, just slides, but that's not the end of the world.

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