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Re: the FOSDEM 2009 videos are ready - now I need FTP space (got it)

From: Nicolas Roard
Subject: Re: the FOSDEM 2009 videos are ready - now I need FTP space (got it)
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:30:32 +0000

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM, Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 27.01.2010 um 17:59 schrieb Nicolas Roard:
>> On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> After almost a year I finally finished editing the recordings from last
>>> years GNUstep developers room.
>>> At first I wanted to upload the videos to some video portal (youtube,
>>> vimeo
>>> or something else) myself. Then I realized that youtube is not an option
>>> since it limits the length of uploaded video to 10 minutes for average
>>> users
>>> (there are longer videos on youtube - I just don't how they did this).
>>> And
>>> vimeo is also not an option: here a file size limit kicks in, you get
>>> only
>>> 500MB per week as a free user - this is less than the size of a single
>>> video
>>> I've got.
>>> Fortunately the FOSDEM people offered help here (thanks go especially to
>>> Christophe Vandeplas). They have a youtube account where they will upload
>>> my
>>> videos. The videos will also be available at video.fosdem.org
>>> My problem now is:
>>> How do I get those files to the FOSDEM people in a timely manner (e.g.
>>> asap). FOSDEM doesn't have machines that support ftp. They prefer to
>>> download it themselves from some ftp or http site.
>>> Does GNUstep maintain a ftp site where I can put the videos just for the
>>> download by the FOSDEM people (after the videos are downloaded they can
>>> be
>>> removed again)?
>>> I've got 10 videos, about 40 to 60 minutes each. That results in file
>>> sizes
>>> ranging from 670MB to 1,39GB (all videos together amount to 9,04GB and
>>> are
>>> in H.264 format in a .mov container).
>> Maybe if you generate smaller resolution videos ?
> That would be difficult. The quality of the source material is very poor
> (changing exposure and white balance, oversaturated colors, low audio level,
> noisy) so it doesn't compress very good. I tried my very best to improve the
> quality at least a bit (this is part of the reason the editing took so long)
> and if I increase the compression the already visible artifacts would become
> really disturbing.


> The poor quality of my footage is the reason why I asked if somebody can
> bring a dedicated DV-Cam with FireWire cable to FOSDEM. The digital pocket
> camera I used last year is not very well suited for such a task.

Did anybody propose a camera? I think I may be able to borrow one if not.

> p.s.: Meanwhile Christophe Vandeplas of FOSDEM provided me with some of his
> private ftp space and I already have started uploading the videos. Many
> thanks to him!

great :)

Nicolas Roard
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