Videos of a guy speaking while his shows slides are dumb. The slides are the story. The audio tells
it, the slides show it. No human required (except it would be nice to have better-than-average sound
guys running the board). The house system is actually a good place to make the vids for online --
capture audio and projector feed at the same time to a Flash or MOV file.
I've always thought camera guys are a huge waste at conferences (no offense to the Beals, but it
would be more useful to just have great audio matched to slides with great audio of the sound
examples). Again, I don't need any filming of me speaking to slides. What would be good would be
matching my audio to the slide I'm talking about, while I'm doing the presentation, so there's no
work required afterwards.
-- Tom Fine
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Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Public Library of Cincinnati Institutes Stream of Presentations
> And another professional specialty goes down the tubes to an app! The high class operations where
> I work sometimes film the speakers and have a second camera on the slides which is definitely
> labor intensive, but what you want is a live Powerpoint recorder... Would be nice!
> I do miss a world where there was funding to pay humans to do these things with quality...
> Like this:
> as an example. (Audio by yours truly).
> It did take three weeks to get it online, though.
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Nov 14, 2013, at 5:04 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> 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.