[hackerspaces] What's your recording setup?

Hans Fraiponts fraiponts at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 14:47:23 CET 2011

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 14:07, webmind <webmind at puscii.nl> wrote:
> On 2011-02-12 13:41, Hans Fraiponts wrote:
>> Hi, for my local hackerspace I'd like to record talks.
>> I have a few usb webcams, a microphone and a computer.
>> I'd like to be able to switch between cams, set the audio to
>> microphone and I'd like the output to be recorded to harddrive.
>> Just like the professionals ;-)
>> Does anyone know an open source toolchain that would allow me to do so?
>> If not how do you handle recordings in your space?
> Last time I did recording I had 2 dvcams connected to each a machine
> with firewire. I mixed the streams with dvswitch, a nice opensource tool
> for doing basic live video mixing from DV streams. It can do DV over
> network, playout from file or grab it from screens or webcams. Worked
> quite well. For audio I used to build-in mics, but I've also used the
> sennheisser wireless mic setups which do improve the sound, but a good
> directional mic should work quite fine if the distance isn't so much,
> for larger spaces you'd want a mic at the speaker, but the you probably
> have a PA already and can just plug this into the cam or mix it in,
> although I don't think dvswitch as an option for doing this later.

Thx! Will look into that.

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