[Linux-aus] Re: A/V recordings and publishing

Russell Stuart russell-lca at stuart.id.au
Wed Jan 31 11:17:12 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 10:50 +1100, Ken Wilson wrote:
> With a speaker that is used to repeating questions this works well, but 
> many speakers have not yet learnt this, maybe prompting would help, but 
> in small theatres where all people can hear the floor question it is 
> counter intuitive to repeat the question for the recording.

It is true the speaker doesn't always repeat the
question.  But equally it seemed to me that the 
person asking often didn't wait for the microphone.  
At LCA2006 the audience often corrected the problem 
when the speaker didn't repeat the question by yelling
"question".  It became a kind of a game between the 
audience and the speaker, possibly because the 
audience didn't here the question either.  On the 
other hand once a question was asked from the floor 
without the microphone at LCA2007 I noticed it
usually wasn't corrected.

So one way the problem is largely self-correcting
without any input from the AV team.  The other way
isn't, and requires someone from the AV team to
run around like mad chooks during question time.

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