For future Wikimanias I'm sure there are some chapters that could loan a video camera and just as importantly tripods - handheld video of a talk can be unsatisfactory. We may even be able to get the chapters to edit and upload their bit of the videoing to commons.



On 18 Jul 2015, at 17:57, Pine W <> wrote:

That's a good idea too. Many Wikimedians have at least average quality cameras with video capability. If we could sync average quality video to high quality audio plus slide uploads to Commons, then I think we would do well. Just note that many cameras are limited to taking a half hour of video per file, which I heard is due to European laws that tax "video" equipment at higher rates than "camera" equipment. This may require presenters to pause briefly at half hour intervals for video recording to restart.



On Jul 18, 2015 3:26 PM, "Victor Grigas" <> wrote:
What if there was a sign up sheet for volunteers to record talks that aren't being recorded?

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Tisza Gergő <> wrote:
On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 11:52 AM, Andrew Lih <> wrote:
But I do want to say: the cost/benefit analysis needs to consider the quality of the viewers and not just the quantity. 

Even if we only consider the quantity, I wonder how the cost of  making the videos compares to the cost of bringing people here. For someone living in a remote part of the globe, the cost of participation at Wikimania is something like $1500-$2000 (plus whatever costs it incurs on the organizers). Multiply that by a few hundred and the number you get is way higher than the video production costs.

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