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Re: [DCPython] Proposal for recording presentations (and request for donations)

From: Mark P.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:21 PM
I can offer to record the speaker. Can bring my Panasonic GH2 with me which shoots exceptionally good HD video.
Just have to remember to bring my tripod.

David, very cool Python project in it's own right and very eat your own dog-foody :-)



On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM, David Greisen <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi all,

Your friendly vice president, again.

First, thanks to Randall, Eric, Eddie, Jason, Sam, Josh and Shyaam for volunteering to host meetings over the coming year. It is exciting to see we have such an active group.

I'd like to share with you our proposed setup for recording presentations. I've never done this before, and I'm hoping some of you might have some experience and/or feedback on the plan. We are also seeking tax-deductible, in-kind and/or monetary donations to get the microphone, video recorder and laptop needed for this to work (more info on donations at the end).

The presenter will connect her laptop with an Elgato Game Capture HD Pro ($130) via an HDMI cable. The Elgato will pass the signal through to the display TV and will also record the signal to a dual-core laptop with at least 4 gigs of ram and running windows 7/8 or OSX 10.7+.

The presenter wears a wireless VHF Lapel mic ($120) that is plugged into the recording laptop. VHF mics are about $200 cheaper than UHF mics, because, apparently, they have a range of only about 25 feet. This should be sufficient for our purposes. Does anybody have experience with this type of mic?

I will write a small startup script to open the Elgato recording software when the system is turned on. The recorded video will go directly into a dropbox folder so I can upload it to our website the next day.

Nclude is willing to let us leave the recording equipment on their AV cart. So setup should consist of turning on the laptop and plugging the presentation tv into the Elgato HDMI out.

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Your thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciated.

* Donations Requested *

We are hoping somebody has an old (but not too old) laptop sitting around they would be willing to donate. Because the laptop is processing HD video in real-time, it needs to be at least a dual-core laptop with 4 gigs of ram and running windows 7/8 or OSX 10.7+ (battery need not work).

We will also need $300 dollars to purchase the microphone, Elgato video recorder, and adapter cables.

If you or your company are interested in donating any of these items, we would be very grateful and will happily display a "brought to you in part through the generous support of X" type message with each of the videos recorded on our new setup. We will also provide a receipt for tax purposes.


David Greisen

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