WineConf and sound recording

M. GOUJON ale.goujon at
Fri Mar 30 16:12:30 CDT 2018

On 03/30/2018 08:46 PM, M. GOUJON wrote:
> On 03/30/2018 05:04 PM, Henri Verbeet wrote:
>> On 29 March 2018 at 20:30, M. GOUJON <ale.goujon at> wrote:
>>> 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).
>>> 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.
>>> If needed, I can donate those missing bucks.
>> I happen to agree that the recordings have room for improvement, and
>> would like to see us do better there. Budget is definitely a
>> consideration though, and as much as I would like to promise that this
>> year will be better, I don't think I can. I'm curious though, did you
>> have specific equipment in mind that you'd like to recommend?
> Yes, it's called H4N from Zoom. I know it's a bit expensive but it's 
> an excellent recorder.
> Just put it on the table in front of the audience, adjust the micro 
> level, start recording in WAVE and forget it.
> As I said, we can find an arrangement like me buying the recorder and 
> you buying the SD card.
Forgot to CC'ing wine-devel.

On 03/30/2018 10:54 PM, Stefan Dösinger wrote:
> 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. 
Handy recorders are designed to be put somewhere and record for several 
If you want to avoid batteries issue, you can still buy the power adaptor.
As long as you don't play drum with your fingers on the table the 
recorder is on, sound quality is quite good.
> 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.
I'm not used to do that but yeah, I guess I can also contribute this way.

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