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- 03/13/2020 21:33:31

SCALE A/V: Thanks, feedback requested, post-processing
From Lan Dang <l.dang@ymail.com>
To Lan Dang <l.dang@ymail.com>
Cc Ilan Rabinovitch <ilan@socallinuxexpo.org>
Date Today 12:23
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Hi all,

tl;dr Thank you!  Please give us feedback.  We still have post-processing work.
Review of the work we did this year.

Thank you all so much for volunteering with the A/V team last week, whether
you've been helping us throughout the year or whether last week was the first
time we've met.  With the incredible team of veteran and enthusiastic new
volunteers, I did not have to work so hard to coordinate and staff positions.

We got a lot of compliments on the A/V streaming and how smooth
our team ran.  Your hard work has been recognized.


1) I'd like to encourage all of you to fill out our survey to tell us what we did
well and what we could do better.  We use these responses when we start
preparing for next year and start reaching out to all of you again.
https://forms.gle/iWTJgs5BdVe6jY8Z7

2) If you're interested in the post-processing effort of splitting all the room
streams into individual talks, I will be posting about it on the scale-av mailing
list and there is some chatter on Slack.  You can also just email me.
https://lists.linuxfests.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/scale-av
https://scale-conf.slack.com/archives/C03N7TT9Y


3) We have been less vocal on the scale-av mailing list this year, so you might
not have been aware of all the work we accomplished.

This year, MPS and Starch worked on the redesigned A/V boxes, which
now supported HDMI and used Open Broadcaster Service on the backend.
This was a lot of work on both hardware and software.   I believe we have
Vivian to thank for LCARS 2.0, which we use to control the camera.

This year, OBS enabled us to switch between the normal speaker/slides
screen  to speaker-only or slides-only.   This proved to be very helpful
when we encountered issues in some of the rooms with streaming
the room slides.  *ahem* Ballroom F.

We built a secondary monitoring station that can actually use the
onboard hardware acceleration.  This mitigates a concern we had about
what to do if the original old monitoring station needs to be retired.

Jess and Sean have been working on cleaning up and streamlining
the documentation, so it's more discoverable and editable by everyone,
not just a select few.  Check out the SCALE A/V manual and put in
your issues or pull requests to make the manual  more accurate
and useful.
http://socallinuxexpo.github.io/scale-av-web/site/index.html


Vincent built a web app and post-processing scripts to make it
easier for us to crowd-source the editing of the room streams.
This is on the socallinuxexpo GitHub, but may only be visible
to the A/V team.  If you want to help edit, use password
"test_editor"
http://scale-av-cutter.herokuapp.com/


I personally enjoyed the conference a lot and was able to go
to several talks and disappear for most of Sunday because you all
had things under control.  I even felt social enough to join in
the evening activities. 

I hope you all had a good time and will join us again next year.

Thank you.

Lan Dang
SCALE A/V Volunteer Coordinator