[Linux-aus] Grant request: meeting recording system for CLUG

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Tue Feb 14 18:46:35 EST 2012

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Greetings people,

I would like to request a grant from Linux Australia for equipment for
recording CLUG meetings.  This would comprise of a set of equipment similar to
that used to record LCA meetings and would be used at both CLUG monthly
meetings and PSIG meetings (speakers and their wishes permitting).  Steve
Walsh has provided this list of equipment with prices from local music stores
or online:

Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod - $300

Sony Mini-DV DSR-PD100AP - $205

Canopus Twinpact 100 (VGA capture)        - $700

Yamaha MG102 Mixer (2 mic inputs with a spare, plus unbalanced audio in / out)
- - $220

Sennheiser Freeport Mic System. One beltpack and Lapel Mic, One Handheld
Microphone, two receivers - $720

Assorted cables to connect all this up - $150

Total of the grant request is $2295.

Steve has already purchased the Mini-DV camera and would like to be reimbursed
for that as part of this grant request.

We would aim to keep this kit together, either at the ANU (where CLUG meetings
are held) or at a designated person's house depending on whatever suits Linux
Australia.  I am a member of Linux Australia and would be happy to be
responsible to LA for the equipment.

I believe this is for the good of FOSS and Linux in Australia.  CLUG talks are
wide ranging in topic but cover interesting technical aspects of Linux and
Free Open Source Software.  Meeting videos would be recorded in Ogg format
(Vorbis for audio, Theora or Dirac for video) and uploaded to the Linux
Australia mirror (mirror.linux.org.au) which is in the same building as the
meeting room.  We would also be using FOSS throughout - DVswitch being the
preferred software platform - and would document the procedure on the CLUG
website (soon to be revamped).  Videos would also credit Linux Australia with
the donation of the equipment.

If you have any questions or need more detail please don't hesitate to ask :-)

Thanks in advance,

Paul Wayper
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