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From Hadrian Zbarcea <>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon] Volunteers needed, Audio processing
Date Sat, 07 May 2016 15:46:30 GMT
Hi Rich,

Awesome. The details in the README are very useful, thanks a bunch.
I reached out to a company that does video/audio production to try to 
learn a few tricks from them. I'll probably only have time to chat to 
them after Vancouver.

See you soon then. Please note that I'll only be there on Wed, the 11th.


On 05/07/2016 10:34 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> 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.
> --Rich
> 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.)

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