Webcast Academy Meeting 2.3.4
Show Management and Post Show Audio Editing
Sunday November 11, 2007
Chat Log Below
12:50:10 JoseR : Hi all!
12:50:11 readerdiane : Good morning all
12:51:35 JL : Howdy
12:55:33 JoseR : Hi Pam
12:55:56 Pam Shoemaker : Hi!
12:56:34 Pam Shoemaker : Jose, I can only hear you, not the other person.
12:56:49 JoseR : That's Jeff
12:56:59 Pam Shoemaker : Can't hear Jeff
12:57:35 Pam Shoemaker : Now I can hear Jeff, although a bit low volume
12:58:09 readerdiane : I can hear both of you.
12:58:10 Pam Shoemaker : I hear you now
13:00:13 readerdiane : Jose sounds like he is in the foreground and Jeff in the background
13:00:35 arvind : hi there, yup it
13:00:37 arvind : 's me
13:00:49 arvind : I do coach, but had to take this year off :(
13:01:00 Pam Shoemaker : I'm a soccer mom
13:01:02 arvind : everything bagel, nothing better
13:01:15 Pam Shoemaker : Son plays keeper at Bowling Green U (Ohio)
13:01:51 JL : skype 'worldbridges' to join in
13:01:57 arvind : yes, always get audio levels right before recording. you don't want any extra work in editing
13:02:00 arvind : Jose, system preferences
13:02:01 arvind : audio
13:02:07 derrallg : sound preferences
13:02:11 derrallg : in systeme
13:02:14 arvind : then make sure you have the correct mic selected, then adjust input volume
13:03:02 JoseR : I do but have no control
13:03:15 arvind : Here is a link that shows Mac sound level window: http://lifehacker.com/software/mac-tip/set-headphone+specific-volume-level-277171.php
13:03:27 arvind : little different reason, but shows you the correct area
13:05:36 readerdiane : I keep trying to speak but it is not working
13:06:48 derrallg : @Jose do you still need help?
13:07:04 JoseR : Yep
13:07:27 derrallg : so you have the system preferences open?
13:07:30 Pam Shoemaker : Diane are you muted on Skype?
13:07:35 JoseR : Yes
13:08:17 readerdiane : no, but I left my good microphone at school so I am using the backup
13:08:53 Pam Shoemaker : Is there a volume control on the microphone?
13:09:19 Pam Shoemaker : Derrall to the rescue
13:09:52 JoseR : cool
13:10:36 readerdiane : What is the difference between the last 2 assignments?
13:10:54 JoseR : We are looking at hosting a show
13:11:03 JoseR : For practice
13:11:07 JasonR : Don't wait to do your post-production
13:12:17 readerdiane : I am going out and come back on Skype
13:13:37 arvind : NPR show on how they edit their audio : http://www.onthemedia.org/yore/transcripts/transcripts_123104_curtain.html
13:14:01 JasonR : Levalator on Mac too
13:14:07 JoseR : Ok
13:14:14 derrallg : thanks Jason
13:15:23 JasonR : http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator
13:16:37 JasonR : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_data_compression
13:17:12 JasonR : Audio compression is a form of data compression designed to reduce the size of audio files. Audio compression algorithms are implemented in computer software as audio codecs. Generic data compression algorithms perform poorly with audio data, seldom reducing file sizes much below 87% of the original, and are not designed for use in real time. Consequently, specific audio "lossless" and "lossy" algorithms have been created. Lossy algorithms provide far greater compression ratios and are used in mainstream consumer audio devices. As with image compression, both lossy and lossless compression algorithms are used in audio compression, lossy being the most common for everyday use. In both lossy and lossless compression, information redundancy is reduced, using methods such as coding, pattern recognition and linear prediction to reduce the amount of information used to describe the data.
13:17:48 arvind : Anyone shelled out for nice headphones? These look pretty sweet: http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIEW_PRODUCT_PAGE_EVENT&product=triport_ie_headphones_index
13:20:22 JoseR : Is anyone ready for an intercast?
13:20:41 readerdiane : Hey Dennis
13:20:44 JoseR : Hi Dennis
13:20:45 Dennis-Phoenix : Hi, folks. 'Sorry I'm late.
13:20:53 derrallg : Hi Dennis
13:21:05 Dennis-Phoenix : Hey, Diane and José and Derral.
13:21:34 Pam Shoemaker : Dennis, you can skype worldbridges now
13:21:47 readerdiane : We are already on the skype Dennis
13:21:53 Dennis-Phoenix : Oh, OK. Thanks, Pam; I will.
13:22:30 arvind : NEIT Unconference: http://neit.wikispaces.com
13:22:43 JoseR : Should be a cool conference!
13:22:56 arvind : Conference site: http://www.nysais.org/page.cfm?p=4&verbose=231&ref=list
13:23:17 arvind : follow the conference Twitter user: http://twitter.com/neit
13:23:46 arvind : Topics for the unconference: http://neit.wikispaces.com/Topics
13:23:59 arvind : It is an unconference, so all topics will be decided during the morning openings
13:24:06 Dennis-Phoenix : Thanks for the links, Arvind.
13:24:12 arvind : np Dennis
13:24:45 Dennis-Phoenix : :D
13:24:49 JasonR : Chatting with some sreamers in SL. They are using SAM. WHat is that about?
13:25:44 arvind : SAM brodcaster streaming software - http://www.spacialaudio.com/products/sambroadcaster/
13:26:08 JasonR : Meant pros/cons. Why ain't we using it?
13:26:50 Dennis-Phoenix : Arvind: Thanks. I just found a link to that, but when i was about to post it, you already had.
13:28:53 arvind : I think Jeff actually uses SAM. A lot of us use Simplecast because it is, um, simple?
13:28:55 arvind : :)
13:29:03 JoseR : When streaming it's always a good idea to check the listen page to see if anyone is streaming; http://webcastacademy.net/listen
13:29:34 Dennis-Phoenix : I wouldn't be surprised, Arvind--and there are advantages to using something that's . . . um . . . simple.
13:29:46 arvind : Last year's NYSAIS conference: http://nycist.net/d/
13:30:13 Dennis-Phoenix : -- especially when the mix of folks interning at the academy have such far-ranging backgrounds and skill levels.
13:31:10 arvind : I use Simplecast, although the screenshots of SAM are very pretty
13:31:16 Dennis-Phoenix : WB, MM.
13:31:20 arvind : Do you have to buy SAM?
13:31:27 readerdiane : Yeah, I am at such a much lower level of tech geekiness. I look good to my students but jnot here;)
13:32:28 arvind : Diane, there is always more tech to learn. No one knows it all! That's what's so great about the Ed Tech Talk network, someone usually can answer my questions
13:32:32 Dennis-Phoenix : Boy, do I ever relate to that, Diane! That's exactly hos I feel!
13:32:41 Dennis-Phoenix : how I feel
13:33:01 Dennis-Phoenix : Arvind: This is a good point--and one that I keep reminding myself to remember.
13:33:36 Dennis-Phoenix : Arvind: SAM is certainly not cheap. $279, even on an "easy payment plan" is probably too steep for me.
13:33:49 readerdiane : We have great tech guys at our district office and they are great with my students.
13:33:53 Dennis-Phoenix : There is a free trial version, though.
13:34:17 Dennis-Phoenix : But it's only for 14 days.
13:34:31 arvind : And great tech guys tend to have a great network of people they can rely on. Usually what makes them so great
13:34:48 JoseR : Simple cast is free
13:34:52 Dennis-Phoenix : True, Arvind. Networking is what it's all about, no?
13:34:57 JasonR : http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/
13:35:39 arvind : The screenshots of SAM are intense! http://www.spacialaudio.com/products/sambroadcaster/shots.html#top
13:35:55 Dennis-Phoenix : Did someone say that SAM is PC only?
13:36:01 arvind : Sound FX and Voice FX
13:36:11 arvind : yes, someone said PC only
13:36:49 Dennis-Phoenix : I thought so.
13:37:07 Dennis-Phoenix : Thanks for the reference to Sound and Voice FX, Arvind. Very useful.
13:38:18 Dennis-Phoenix : Yep--that helps, José and Jeff.
13:38:29 Dennis-Phoenix : Who's speaking?
13:38:44 Pam Shoemaker : Diane is talking now
13:38:57 Dennis-Phoenix : Thanks, Pam.
13:39:52 readerdiane : Sorry about the volume.
13:39:54 arvind : adding music to shows really makes a professional feel. we never do it, but should
13:40:06 JL : np - we're here to troubleshoot
13:40:33 arvind : Free audio available here: http://www.podsafeaudio.com/
13:40:47 readerdiane : My students used Garage band for their podcasts last spring.
13:40:49 arvind : free music i mean
13:41:01 Eurominuteman : i talked to a musician. he said a slide button mixer box has better handling
13:41:53 readerdiane : Have you tried some of the free music creative commons sites?
13:42:01 JoseR : I haven
13:42:22 JoseR : I have'nt made into Garage Band yet
13:42:33 Pam Shoemaker : Freeplaymusic.com
13:42:35 readerdiane : We found some free great Renaissance music.
13:42:46 Dennis-Phoenix : Arvind, you've really added a lot of wonderful links. Many thanks!
13:43:19 JasonR : http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music.html
13:43:19 readerdiane : As long as we added a link back, we were good.
13:43:29 Dennis-Phoenix : Thanks, Jason.
13:44:38 arvind : You can search for sounds/music with this too: http://www.findsounds.com/types.html
13:45:05 arvind : happy to help Dennis, glad you're getting stuff out of the . I learned a ton here
13:45:13 JoseR : Thanks for the link Arvind. It's Elementary needs a boost :-)
13:46:22 JoseR : I am going to explore the different animal sounds, hahahaha
13:47:10 arvind : :)
13:47:16 arvind : gotta run everyone, have a great Sunday
13:47:27 readerdiane : Thanks for the help
13:47:30 derrallg : bye arvind thanks for your input
13:47:34 JoseR : OK Arvind Looking forward to the conference
13:47:36 arvind : any time
13:47:41 arvind : me too Jose
13:47:43 arvind : bye
13:48:00 Dennis-Phoenix : "A sad but common tale": Yes, I can believe that.
13:48:18 readerdiane : It keeps us humble.
13:48:43 Dennis-Phoenix : Hear, hear, Diane.
13:59:47 Eurominuteman : cu
14:00:06 derrallg : bye everyone