On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 16:06:10 +0900, Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> Robert McGovern (robert.mcgovern / gmail.com) wrote:
> 
> > > I have a digital video camera of my own and am also planning to try to
> > > bring a professional video camera from work.  My goal is to get a high
> > > quality video this year.  We've tried various things in years past,
> > > but we've always been plagued by technical issues.  Maybe this year
> > > will be the year :)
> >
> > *Fingers crossed*
> 
> Tips:
> 
> The screen is more important than the speaker.  Unless you have a
> really fancy camera, it won't handle the contrast difference and
> you'll get no good video.  (The screen will be a bright white square and
> the speaker will be dark.)
> 
> You'll want to test this before recording real speakers.  Try both with
> black-on-white and white-on-black slides.  Try with both the lights on
> and off.
> 
> Unfortunately, to get a good angle on the screen, the camera needs to be
> very close to the projector.  Bring cables to jack into the audio system
> or an external mike of some sort to avoid the noise of the projector's
> exhaust fan.
> 
> Bring lots of tapes or a big external drive because dumping and
> compressing digital video on a laptop takes considerable time and space.
> 
> -->

Great, Eric.  Thanks!  I know you went through this frustration last
year, so you know what you're talking about :)

Chad