Last year's videos totalled how many Gigabytes?
On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Philippe Beaudette wrote:
It seems as though we have this conversation every
If someone provides the WMF with a hard drive, we have usually arranged
for the videos to be directly uploaded at the data center, bypassing any
FTP madness. I presume ops would be willing to do so again.
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On Aug 28, 2013, at 6:12 PM, Nkansah Rexford <nkansahrexford(a)gmail.com>
Does it mean those 10s of Gigs are all gonna be uploaded to the FTP
server? As the end user, do I *really *need those huge chunks of video?
The question will be, what for?
A bit of consideration should be taken into care. End viewers of the video
should at least be taken into consideration, thus not going in for an
I'm wondering who will dedicate 10+Gig of his data plan to watch an hour
video of Wikimania in HDV.
If the end user needs a SD quality of video, why use HDV to record? I'm
sure HDV isn't used because its the latest technology or something of that
Steeply stripping down from those huge files to something plausible within
6 hours, I don't think is beyond reach.
Production houses get their final videos somewhere 50Gig+ per hour (some
reaching over 100Gig per hour for animations). But these videos reach the
viewers somewhere around 700mb, but lose in quality is highly and
The tools are there, systems are in place. If there's a will, there's a
way! If only Wikimania wants it to work, the way to do that is available.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, Daniel Schwen wrote:
Yeah, while it would be nice to have the raw video I think you may
have a wrong idea here.
HDV video has about 10GB per hour.
8 parallel sessions
4.5h per day per session
3 days (last day a bit shorter)
With that I get about one TB of raw video data.
Good luck uploading that to an FTP server...
Also, getting the data off of various cams takes a lot of time. I
don't see how they could have done it in time to hand it to
On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Nkansah Rexford
Sharing videos are so important. This is what I
At the end of the wikimania, all videos shot (even if up to 15+ Gig)
be available for any attendee to copy onto their
external hard drive or
personal computer to take along to his/her originating country. At their
home countries, they can share those videos directly also with their
wikimedian friends who couldn't make it to the event.
Like myself, I could have gotten the videos easily from Sandister, which
will be less costly, convenient, and faster to get instead of
I don't know of data costs in other parts of the world, but from where I
downloading/watching online videos really cost.
Plus, the down streaming
speed isn't good.
Summary: Make all recorded videos available at the end of the event for
anyone interested to copy (perhaps in an intranet) before person returns
their countries. Sharing of the videos should be
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, Michael Peel wrote:
> Hi Deryck,
> It's great to hear that the parallel sessions were recorded. :-) As a
> suggestion: those that are asking for these videos might also be
> help edit and upload those videos to Commons.
Would you be willing to
> the raw recordings with interested
individuals so that they could do so?
> (who is not volunteering edit video recordings here! Although I can
> provide some FTP storage for video files if that would be useful.)
> On 28 Aug 2013, at 22:08, Deryck Chan <deryckchan(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > All the sessions held in the Jockey Club Auditorium are still
> > on livestream:
> > http://new.livestream.com/socreclive/wikimania
> > The other sessions have been recorded but will take some time to be
> > uploaded. (Expect this to take a few months based on past experience
> > only have volunteers!)
> > On 28 August 2013 18:18, Quiddity <pandiculation(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nkansah Rexford wrote:
> > Please, can I get a link to watch some of the WMHK videos online? Or
> > they're not yet out?
> > rex