What we want to do
I sat down with @warren to record a video presentation on the state of the oil testing kit development. I would like to make videos like this about all the tools in development with Public Lab, contact me if you'd like to work on one.
how we did it
I grabbed a video mixer recently to let me do live editing of presentations like this. We plugged in a bunch of equipment we already had , and audio recorder for the sound, a point and shoot for the video, and a linux laptop as an image source (running a google presentation. These went into the mixer and then into my Mac for firewire video capture. Then took multiple takes live. Maybe its trivial, but I really like the newscaster-style video in the corner, I think it makes a powerpoint-style presentation more compelling.
Questions and next steps
The point and shoot was a crumby video source. I also tried HDMI out from my phone, but the aspect ratio change from 16:9-4:3 looked bad. I'm working on sourcing better HDMI to component YUV video to up the video quality.
Why I'm interested
Public lab folks do lots of presentations. I want to capture them in a compelling way!