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Engineers.SG Volunteers Training (July 2017)

Engineers.SG Volunteers Training (July 2017)

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Michael Cheng

July 01, 2017
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  1. Saturday, 1 July 2017 Engineers.SG Volunteers Training 1

  2. Michael Cheng @coderkungfu

  3. Engineers.SG Engineers.SG is a 
 not-for-profit community initiative created to

    help document the Singapore tech and startup scene.
  4. 4 First recording done on 30 Oct 2013 at Singapore

    PHP User Group
  5. Why Engineers.SG? • Created to answer the question, "where are

    the engineers in Singapore?", Engineers.SG seeks to be the place for anyone to get to know, learn and interact with the Singapore tech community. • On the site, you can find a curated list of videos recording of local tech meetups and events. 5
  6. Meetups We Record 6

  7. Some Stats • ~1800 videos, ~5000 subscribers on YouTube •

    Website: 18k page views / month • YouTube Channel: 36k views / month • 30 conferences recorded so far • Upcoming: WordCampSG, YOW • We have trained 40+ volunteers so far 7
  8. 8 Website

  9. 9 YouTube Channel

  10. 10 Some kind words from presenters

  11. How do we do it? 11

  12. Streamline the Capture Workflow • Capture all the inputs (video,

    screen capture and audio) at the same time. • Feed all the sources into a laptop via USB. • Software video mixer that lets us record, stream and edit the video feeds live. • No video post-production required. • Video files are ready to be uploaded at end of session. 12
  13. 13 Video Splitter Video output Video input Presenter’s Laptop Screen

    video capture tool Webcam Wireless microphone Software Video Mixer
  14. 14 Video Splitter Video output Video input Presenter’s Laptop Screen

    video capture tool Webcam Wireless microphone Software Video Mixer
  15. 15 Audio Processing

  16. 16 Audio Processing

  17. 17 • Title • Description • Organization • Presenter Info

    • Links to Slides • Link to Event Page
  18. Pre-Meetup Procedures 1. Get permission from meetup organizers, ensure presenters

    are ok. 2. Get volunteers to sign up for meetup slot. (http://bit.ly/ esg-schedule), set to be allocated. Volunteer should register for meetup. 3. Collect designated set 1 day before (or on day itself). 4. Reach meetup at least 30 mins before. 18
  19. Post-Meetup Procedures (Advanced Users) 1. Copy out video file. Return

    set if possible. 2. Run audio optimisation script on the recorded video file (https://github.com/engineersftw/gitwiki/tree/master/scripts). 3. Upload to YouTube Channel. Cron job syncs video to website. 4. Update Engineers.SG admin page with Organization & Presenter info. 5. Post link to Meetup page. 6. Setup social media post on Buffer (optional). 19
  20. Post-Meetup Procedures (Simpler Process) 1. Copy out video file. 2.

    Upload to http://upload.engineers.sg 3. Video should appear on Engineers.SG within the hour. 4. Return set (if possible). 5. Inform Facebook Chat Group. 20
  21. Open Source Resources • GitHub Wiki (https://github.com/engineersftw/gitwiki) • Video Tutorial

    • https://bit.ly/esg-video-tutorial • Website: https://github.com/engineersftw/website • OBS Studio (http://obsproject.com) 21
  22. Our Team in Action 22

  23. 23 Started out as a Single camera

  24. 24 First conference we recorded was GeekCampSG in 2014

  25. 25 Typical recording setup

  26. 26 Video camera pointing at the speaker

  27. 27 Video camera pointing at the speaker

  28. 28 Avermedia Live Gamer Portable - Screen capture tool

  29. 29 Mixed into a Windows laptop

  30. 30 Software video mixer - Open Broadcaster Software

  31. 31 Audio recording with condenser mic or wireless lapel mic

  32. 32 Audio recording with wireless lapel mic

  33. 33 Sometimes we use an sound mixer

  34. 34 Backup audio recording (Zoom H1 Audio Recorder)

  35. 35 Carrier cases (cos we have lots of gear)

  36. 36 We do have a cable management problem…

  37. What’s in our bag? 37

  38. Our gear (contents of Set 4)

  39. Windows Laptop (OBS Studio)

  40. Screen Capture: Video adapter cables

  41. Screen Capture: Video adapter cables Mini Displayport to HDMI Displayport

    to HDMI HDMI to VGA VGA to HDMI USB-C to HDMI
  42. Voice Recording: Zoom H5 + RØDELink Wireless Lapel Microphone

  43. Video Recording: Logitech Webcam + USB 2.0 extension cable

  44. Screen Capture: Avermedia Live Gamer Portable + mini-USB cable

  45. Backup System: HDMI Cables

  46. Screen Capture: HDMI splitter

  47. Backup System: Video Camera (usually aimed at projector screen)

  48. Tripods for webcam & backup camera

  49. Power extension

  50. Equipment Organizer 517,557

  51. Equipment Organizer 517,557

  52. 52 Some of our volunteers

  53. 53 Some of our volunteers

  54. Join Us! Support Us! • Email us: admin@engineers.sg • Follow

    us on Twitter: @EngineersFTW • Like our page: https://www.facebook.com/engineersftw/ • Support Us! https://engineers.sg/support_us 54
  55. Questions? 55

  56. Hands-On Session 56

  57. Michael Cheng @coderkungfu