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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon Video
Date Fri, 02 May 2014 03:36:07 GMT
aOn Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:00 PM, jan i <> wrote:
> On 29 April 2014 00:44, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:

>> Some attendees are requesting video for one of the talks I gave which
>> wasn't on the video track ("Releasing Apache Software").  I figured I'd
>> wait until the audio became available, then sync it up with slide playback
>> and publish the result on YouTube.  (Yes, once the audio is up, individual
>> listeners can just load the slide PDF and sync it on the fly manually --
>> but it's important to me that people who need to see this presentation see
>> it and absorb it, so I'm willing to put in extra work to make it easy to
>> consume.)
> What a good idea, I might do the same, can you give me an idea of how to do
> such a sync (tools etc).

The general technique is:

1.  Export the slides as individual images.
2.  Create a movie with the audio as a track.
3.  Place the slides at appropriate locations.
4.  Export, upload, etc.

The main tools I'm using are iMovie and Keynote, but the approach is not
specific to those apps.

Rich, does the Linux Foundation offer the option of simply capturing slide
output for talks?  I'm guessing that would be easier (and thus cheaper) than
full-on video production, since all you need is something automatic in between
the computer and the projector.  For technical presentations, the slides
usually make for more compelling and informative visuals than focusing on the
speaker anyhow.

If the cost is reasonable, I think the ASF should consider making it policy to
capture slides/audio for all future ApacheCon presentations and publish the
result to YouTube.

Marvin Humphrey

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