WineConf and sound recording

Stefan Dösinger stefandoesinger at
Fri Mar 30 15:54:51 CDT 2018

> Am 29.03.2018 um 20:30 schrieb M. GOUJON <ale.goujon at>:
> Hi everyone,
> Recordings of previous wine confs have been somewhat disappointing especially the sound part: microphone buggy, people asking question too far from the micro...
> Some of you are native English speakers, others not and understanding everyone quickly becomes a challenge (and you ends up with a headache).
I agree. I used my camera which was far away from the speaker, and placed one phone near the presenter and one phone at the other end of the room. Then I mixed the sound channels as appropriate and added subtitles especially to questions. I did not subtitle the main presentation because it'd be way too much work. Doing the video editing was always a lot of work, but I hope I created a useful result out of the crappy raw data.

> May I suggest you to buy some clip-on microphones ?
> Handheld ones ones are heavy and people always forget to speak in it.
> If you wanna invest some bucks, digital recorders are the best option.
I'm afraid the answer is no. The main requirement for the recording is that it does not interrupt the conference itself. We had clip on microphones and mics to pass around at FOSDEM and on the WineConf 2007 in Zurich, and they always cause problems. Batteries are empty, clips coming off, passing around the microphone slows down conversations, etc.

What would be highly welcome is help with editing the videos afterwards. If someone has the patience to create subtitles for everything we'd make life easier for non-native speakers.

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