Recorded Talks? July 29, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in life, science, university.
Julia doesn’t like to sleep between 4am and 8am. In order to give Paula a chance to catch some shut eye I basically have to rocker her back and forth – or carry her around. To pass the time while this is going on I’ve been watching videos on my new toy. Most of these videos are old recorded shows or some geek-y thing (I recently watched a cool one about a new way of tackling asynchronous programming, something I’m very interested in because of all my DAQ work). But what about physics talks? I’d love to be watching a seminar or colloquia on Strassler’s Hidden Valley Model, or a recent Lisa Randall talk! Or just a physics department colloquia.
Does any department record and post their colloquia? I suspect most would not be that popular, but every now and then you’d get someone famous and lots of people would download their video. And anyone, not just those people in the department, could download and watch it. Would it be something people wanted?
How much would it cost? I guess about 2 hours of a student’s time to record it, the video camera, and someone to digitize it. Hopefully there would be no editing required, so it would be quick…
UPDATE: Fermilab puts their series on video. But it is streaming, and done by Real. Anyone know how to convert that into a mpeg4 or similar?