I wish there were a program (maybe there is, but I bet it co$$$$ts) where one could take a recording
of his audio and have his slides in an adjoining window and just go along and insert slide changes,
so the audio ends up in the same movie or flash file as the slides. Best would be if one could just
wear a lav mic and the computer both projects the slides and records into the audio its recording
where the slide changes occur (look for the page down or arrow down key strikes). Then at the end
of the presentation, the person just saves the file to a movie or flash or whatever and can upload
it right away to YouTube or whatever. No silly grainy useless video, but words matched to slides.
I've wanted to do this with my AES presentations, but all software I've investigated is way too much
of a money-suck and/or a time-suck. The only way, realistically, that I'd ever have time for this
would be if it could be recorded live as I do the presentations. I'm actually very surprised that
Adobe or YouTube haven't developed free software to do this, because it would be a major selling
point for their companies. If it were Adobe, it would become very common and popular (oh, I'm
running Adobe whatever so the whole presentation will be online soon or, I'm running YouTube
Recorder, so it'll go right online when I'm done). I can't imagine it's that hard, just a matter of
capturing audio sync'd to the computer's presentation software output and recording the whole
package into a digital video file.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Public Library of Cincinnati Institutes Stream of Presentations
> Would be a perfect 90 minute cassette talk, if edited slightly. Nice to see you, but for
> listening, no need for video, especially without the images.
> I'll make myself an MP3 to "see" what you are saying... :-)
> I'm not being overly critical (or mean to you!), but this is an example of how it takes production
> values - meaning getting a decent picture, and editing, to have a meaningful presentation. Great
> that they put it up, but it could be so much more valuable as a video if post produced. And having
> a camera operator to point and shoot.
> Like watching a city council meeting on the web, in a way. You want to know what they said and
> did, but why did it take them so long? If the library has budget, they could put it into
> slickifying the presentations... (if the camera was square with the screen the images would be
> visible, for example.)
> I am dealing with the opposite situation - on classical concert coming up this Saturday, the guy
> shooting video is making everyone else jump thru hoops and change the lights and all sorts of
> stuff for the sake of the video...
> On Nov 13, 2013, at 8:04 PM, David Lewis wrote:
>> I am the guinea pig for this; I swing too much, you can't see what's on the
>> screen behind me, and it's a very long video.
>> But here is the talk I gave on Rodeheaver's 1921 Cincinnati recording
>> sessions. And it appears that the Public Library
>> is going to continue this series of streams.
>> David N. "Uncle Dave" Lewis
>> Lebanon, OH