OC WordPress June Meetup Video Stream

This is a playlist of videos recorded from the OC WordPress Meetup in Huntington Beach California on 6/27/2011.

Links to OCWP related pages:

Here are a few things I’d like to do a bit different next time:

  1. Install CamTwist on the presentation computer to screen grab and and have it stream the screen to uStream as a secondary camera
  2. Use a tripod instead of a shreader and a tupperware container (I didn’t bring mine from home since I left straight from work to the meeting)
  3. Have reliable 4G service or be able to use the bandwidth from the office (we didn’t want to interrupt the remote webinar demo session that was going on, CLEAR Wireless signal was faint 4G in the building)
  4. Have a mic at the podium feeding into my computer
  5. Not end up with 3 or 4 files as an end result from youtube / ustream. The stream kept dieing due to lack of bandwidth.
  6. Optimize the page that we’re streaming from, TweetChat as an embed worked great and kept everyone talking over twitter instead of in 2 separate places (uStream Chat and Twitter)
  7. Use Flash Media Encoder instead of the in browser flash encoder
  8. Use a Mac instead of my work Windows PC
  9. As a fun project I’m working on using iTitle to capture and use the tweets during the meetup as closed captioning on the Youtube videos in this playlist. I captured these tweets in a google spreadsheet that can be used as the source in iTitle but I’m having some problems doing so. If you can figure it out let me know 🙂 Transcript of OCWP-2011-06-27 – Google Doc
  10. Turn off Twitter app on Facebook so I dont piss off my friends on Facebook with me rambling on and on about “some video stream he’s doing at some geeky meetup.. you know Jason and his geeky stuff”
  11. Grab a beer after at House of Brews (and give better instructions to the gentleman that asked me how to get there)


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Did you benefit from the stream? Do you have any suggestions for my next attempt? Let me know in the comments below please!

2 Comments

  1. summittile on June 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    thanks for the content and effort. perhaps a screencast would be more useful and a tight shot on the face would be the icing on the cake but not necessary

    • jasongtucker on June 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      I go to these events to learn as well so the less impact it has on my learning experience in the room the better. Next time I'm looking to do some screencasting along with video and be able to flip flop between them. Thanks for the reply.

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