[Novalug] Wondering OT now was Re: Tuxflix?
jhart at kevla.org
Tue Feb 10 17:54:17 EST 2009
So, it really comes down to this, what to do with all the old tapes being
Issue: How do we contact ALL the past people that have attended one or more
meetings (guest speakers, adults, kids, etc) and ask them for permission to
post videos online as-is. I mean, really, this is what the core problem is.
So, we have two options:
1. Assume no issues and convert and post all videos.
2. Post none.
Why none? If you can't identify everyone in the video, and get permission
from all of them, then either you have to edit video or not post.
So assume 15 people shown in each video, 11 videos per year, 7 years of videos.
(Have no idea if number right, pulled them out of my butt)
Thats 15*7*11 = 1155 instances where we have to get permission or identity
people from our videos, keep track of these, get permission, or edit video.
Blanket permission doesn't really help since we have to watch each video and
track any face that shows up. So maybe 3 hours per video to capture this info,
thats another 11*3*7 = 231 hours just to capture this info.
Ohm and I forgot about the time if takes to help identify people from video,
so how do we capture this time?? Well, at a minimum I'd say the only way we
could do this is at a NOVALUG meeting where pictures of faces are shown to
attendees to help identify people. We certainly can't post this on a site.
All photos would need to be tracked and destroyed upon identification. What
is the time period for non-identification destruction?? How much time here,
20 minutes a meeting, give or take.
I got better things to do with my time, how about you???
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
>> > PROPOSAL:
>> > if we are going to share the videos
>> > the person who digitizes them watches for faces of others
>> > mark the time of the video
>> > who the speaker is
>> > grab a screenshot if possible
>> > we will contact the person or 'cut them' from the video if possible
>> How about this (I think it would be easier), If you don't want to get your
>> face shown on video, sit on the outside of the rows towards the middle or
>> That way, it could be known up front not to pan the camera that far out.
>> If I
>> was taping and every meeting had to spend 5-10 hours reviewing tapes ,
>> emailing, getting faces out, etc, well, I think after two meetings doing
>> you'd be looking for a new camera man.
> Issue is all the tapes we have that need to be digitized. We can ask people
> to do the work to get them digitized and they can watch them during the
> Just a thought.
> We don't want to burden the camera man, its not fair to them.
> Agreed going forward
> greg pryzby
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