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Les

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Course recording
« on: June 22, 2012, 02:27:24 PM »
A few of us were discussing a project to equip the "Room formerly known as the classroom" (Cathrine has renamed it "THE BRAIN BUCKET") with the necessary system to record and edit our trainings.

By chance, I was showing a friend the lab and he has a desire to expand his avocation of video editing (any advice for him?) and volunteered to do the editing.

I found a link that has information about a low cost system developed and used to film talks and lectures at Stanford University. A complete standard set costs about 1000 USD. This one-time investment allows you to record as many lectures, talks and events as you like,  publish them through ClassX, and share them with the world. ClassX is not paid by or affiliated with any of the given brands or websites: shopping tips on this website only reflect our experiences with equipment. ClassX was established as an open-source project that is offered for free to the public (http://sourceforge.net/projects/classx/).

I will contribute some time and effort to this goal if there are others interested.

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Re: Course recording
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 02:37:51 AM »
I don't know how well it would work, but for now perhaps a simple webcam in the ceiling that we can hook into and record from?

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Re: Course recording
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 10:52:16 AM »
Here's a link that gets you more directly to the equipment:  http://classx.stanford.edu/ClassX/stanford_front_pages/equipment.php

They are using standard video gear. Many of us have the equipment needed to record a class in this way, so there would not be an upfront cost - it would be more about the time needed to record / edit, etc.

They have a cool open source streaming platform - I really like the idea that our classes could be recorded in this way and made available to anyone. I think they would INCREASE class demand because they could watch and sample, then register for a class to be able to do the hands-on and to ask questions.

It could also be used to focus our class time - "Please watch the basics of Arduino before you come to the class"




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Re: Course recording
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 02:06:26 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082GTPD2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=swivl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0082GTPD2


That link is to a small device that moves an iphone (or ipod touch) as you record yourself, and it has a small wireless mic - could be excellent for recording an instructor that moves about at the whiteboard...

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Re: Course recording
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 01:36:11 PM »
Thanks for the comments, I have one Kodak HD camera in my possession for a while and permission to use it. Don't know how long that will last. I also have an old Flip Video but it is limited to one hour, has no tracking and is not HD, but with all the computers we can marshal we ought to be able to come up with sufficient web cams to do the job and they are cheap. I also have one or two reasonable tripods if we need them.