Congresscamp Opening on Sep 12th, 2009 :: 0:31:25 to 0:31:46
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George Chriss

0:29:33 to 0:33:08( Edit History Discussion )
Title: George Chriss

A run-through of how CongressCamp 2009 sessions are recorded, published, and transcribed.

0:30:24 to 0:31:25( Edit History Discussion )

Once again my name is George Chriss.
I am the A/V tech guy for the rooms upstairs, one of two. (Dazza Greenwood is also doing a bit of livecasting, so that's pretty cool.) There are four video–enabled rooms, plus two audio–only captures upstairs. This is not live broadcasting, but rather it's captured in it's entirety, both today and tomorrow. It is professionally edited; this takes some time, so be patient, please. I could use some help with that. If anybody's interested please do approach me. It is archived to the Internet Archive, then released under the Creative Commons Attribution license. It does go out by BitTorrent so that people can get a quick copy. On top of that it's actually brought into a new MetaVidWiki platform called, and that's the logo you saw previously.

0:31:25 to 0:31:46( Edit History Discussion )

What [] is: if anybody has seen or heard of, they take C-SPAN footage, they strip out the C-SPAN logo and they make the entire video text–searchable according to at least government–provided sources. We're a bit different in that the transcripts don't yet exist, but that's why there's a wiki that enables that.

0:31:46 to 0:32:24( Edit History Discussion )

I'll just close by saying that if anybody does want to be taken off–the–record, either because you said something you wish you hadn't or if you are a privacy and/or anonymity advocate, I'd be happy to do so. Please do approach me [or] make a verbal note saying that "this portion of the conversation is off–record," or find a different room that doesn't have A/V gear upstairs. (Please don't touch the equipment as it is a bit sensitive.)
I will be running around frantically trying to manage all of this; the cameras are stationary, there's not a camera–person designated for every room.

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