Together with Frauke I’m in preparation for about 4 to 6 industry tracks on Tuesday and Wednesday. Because of the Berlin attendees we expect with our sessions a larger audience onsite as this was with our sessions in Las Vegas. So we need better quality of facilitation. This means video and audio.
Anyway, we at SAP use Adobe Connect Professional (enterprise edition) to support virtual conferencing. This tool uses normally webcams to feed-in the video signal. So I suggested to take a camcorder (Sony DCR HC17E). Typical in our job: good proposals are to be executed first by the persons which make that proposal. I tried it first with USB and later with firewire cable. The last configuration functioned. That means, MS Vista recognizes my camcorder. I can store movies directly from the cam to the laptop its hard drive. So that is done.
But Adobe Connect isn’t processing on the video signals of my camcorder although the camera is recognized. Strange but true. We all know the resolution will be simple, but I spend already a couple of hours (down in my basement home office while the rest of the family celebrates this holiday).
The audio part of this scenario is even more tricky. It’s outside of my control. We intend to have some mics with a panel to mix. This to enable multiple dialogues. This part of technics is outsourced, so not with me.
In 10 days we know more.
If you have some recommendations what I’ve to install, configure, etc. please feel free.
I’ll keep you updated.
Kind regards Paul