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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon] Volunteers needed, Audio processing
Date Sat, 07 May 2016 14:34:41 GMT
Hadrian, (and copied to the list in case someone else can still help)

I've written up detailed instructions for the process that I use for
this. (Attached). Have a look, and see what you think might be missing
and/or poorly explained.

The process is fairly simple, and should take roughly 2-5 minutes per
room/day, and then an additional 2-5 minutes per session. So, for a 7
session day, it might take as much as a half-hour, but I think it's
likely to be a lot faster once you get the hang of the process.


On 05/05/2016 11:27 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea wrote:
> Hi Rich,
> I will be in Vancouver starting the morning of the 11th. I can help and
> I think I can provide (at least temporary) storage for the data and some
> processing time. I am estimating some 75M/hr for audio and somewhere
> under 1G/hr for video. I may bring a 4k camera, not sure how much that
> uses per hr.
> I would like to use this opportunity as an experiment to see if the
> process could be crowd sourced and automated for future events. If we
> could find some 15 mins to chat to educate me on what worked in the past
> it'd be appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Hadrian
> On 05/05/2016 08:29 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
>> As some of you know, we do not have a sponsor to handle audio/video
>> recording at ApacheCon this year. Thus, we'll be doing it ourselves -
>> just audio, not video.
>> So, I need volunteers for the following things:
>> If you are willing to video presentations and put them on YouTube,
>> please step up and do this. Keynotes, in particular, would be
>> appreciated.
>> More importantly, I'll be dealing with 8 tracks x 9 hours x 5 days of
>> audio that will need to be edited. This isn't complicated, it just
>> requires:
>> * Computer with Audacity ( ) installed, and
>> your own headphones
>> * Lots of patience
>> The process is:
>> * Dump huge files off of SD cards at the end of each day
>> * Split large recording into sessions
>> * Strip off leading, trailing noise
>> * Encode to mp3
>> * Upload to
>> * Write brief boilerplate blog post (Name, Session title, Abstract)
>> If you are willing to do this for even an hour, please let me know. I
>> will be doing this each evening, for the duration of the event, and
>> probably quite a bit during the days. If you just drop by the hackathon
>> area, and help me out for even a brief time, I'll be very grateful.
>> Thanks.
>> --Rich
>> (Looking towards next event, if you or your company want to sponsor
>> audio/video for the upcoming ApacheCon EU, your company will get a lot
>> of thanks and retweets out of this.)

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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