One thing I’ve learned (or done a lot) last year is processing tech videos that I recorded, either with my computer (QuickTime) in courses/workshops or with Liferay’s cameras.
Most of them are here, in this playlist but I’ve processed more for CyLicon Valley or Liferay and hosted in other meetup channels. For example, these ones of a CyLicon Valley meetup:
¿Cómo es mi software por dentro? - Kiuwan por Luis Rodríguez
Git para usuarios .NET - GMaster por Pablo Santos
I am now quite fast doing it, I can sync the slides with the recording while watching a TV show (an awful one is perfect for the task) and with a medium sized talk (40-50 slides) it takes me about 1 hour to do everything (including adding the header, meetup logo, texts, positioning everything…).
I don’t know if it is useful, though… because:
- People keep demanding them but they don’t have many visualizations (usually less than 50).
- I don’t know if the layout is useful or if it’s better to record the screen, set the video to 90%…
- I’m not promoting them in any way, apart from posting the URL in the meetup when it’s uploaded.
- I have many problems with talks with a lot of live coding, I have to switch between camera positions or focus on the video and I don’t usually do it fast enough.
Should I keep doing it? Do you prefer another layout? Do you get any value from it? Should I create a website listing all the tech talks and videos with recommendations?
I’m at @nhpatt if you want to discuss it!