[hackerspaces] What's your recording setup?

Tim Saylor tim.saylor at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 16:55:19 CET 2011

I second dvswitch, my friend at http://www.nextdayvideo.com uses it to
record presentation videos for events big and small and gets large numbers
of videos published in a short amount of time.
http://dvswitch.alioth.debian.org/wiki/  You can see more of what the end
product looks like at http://carlfk.blip.tv/


On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 7:47 AM, Hans Fraiponts <fraiponts at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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