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  • Being one of the organizers guilty of this sin, I can only say Sorry. :-/

    All conferences I've been involved in have had video teams, all of the teams were volunteers, and almost all of them found reasons not to finish the monumental task of editing the recorded material.

    This sucks, but as long as the conferences are super-cheap and volunteer-based, I don't see an easy way out of this. Video editing is difficult, time-consuming and tedious. It's really hard to ask people to spend their precious time on borin

    • Just to be clear, many of us aren't expecting edited footage -- we'd be more than happy just to be able to get hold of the raw footage, no matter how raw it might happen to be.

      Pm

      • Why not upload the raw footage to some alt.binaries UseNet newsgroup? I'm not exactly sure which one, but there surely must exist something like alt.binaries.conferences.video or something, right?

        Then you (the one with the raw footage) would not have to pay bandwidth costs ad infinitum and it would be easy to link to the files (create an NZB file useful for any "modern" newsreader).

        The person in the presentation could then take responsibility for publishing something edited if the ones that did the recording does not find time.

        I'm going to assume that if you have the necessary hardware to record a fair amount of video, you also have access to some decent network from which you can upload the material to UseNet. If UseNet is not an alternative, there is always BitTorrent.

        Just my 2c.

        • My raw footage for YAPC::NA 2006 was 1.2 TB. That's not feasible to upload.

          • I agree 1.2 TB is too much to handle as a mass-upload. But there can be useful middle grounds between "upload it all" and "do absolutely nothing with it." A note somewhere to the speakers that says "I/we have your video footage, if you'd like a copy of _your_ talk video, contact ...".

            There are some of us (myself included) that would gladly ship a large-capacity USB drive around via postal mail to get my hands on missing footage and the chance to redistribute some of it to others. I agree this still means

            • Along this line, I'll be at YAPC::EU next week in Pisa, and I will bring a large-capacity USB drive with me. If anyone has any video footage from previous conferences that they could also get to YAPC::EU so that I can make some copies, I'd greatly appreciate it.

              Pm