Webcast Page

Just like the students who are shouting with glee about finishing their exams, I want to celebrate being done with the editing and posting of the 19 videos in the Great Lives Series Webcasts. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the editing, however, I was a bit rushed in trying to get them done. And I’ll just say that I’ve got some workflow issues to work out still. What I can say is that the Adobe Video Bundle is a wonderful example of good workflow in software. I used Premiere Pro 2, Photoshop CS2, and Audition 2. Taking advantage of “Dynamic Link” I was able to use these three programs rather seemlessly. The bottleneck is my relatively slow computer. Truth is, it’s normally a fast computer (Dell Workstation Pentium 4 HT 2.8GHz, 1 GB RAM), but it’s now bogged down in program bloat, and the Adobe Bundle really pushes the limits of even the fastest computers. But I like the workflow – edit in Premiere, but tweak the audio in Audition and automatically update the title slides in Photoshop.

So here’s the part where I put in my wish list for a Dual Core or Dual Xeon workstation . . . oh, and lots of hard disk space, RAID 0 preferably. Gardner, be quick about it 😉


5 Responses

  1. Pingback: The Smooth Elephant » Blog Archive » Great Lives, Great Stories, Acceptable Technology
  2. Andy – the site looks GREAT! Excellent work!

    Now we just need to get the HIST folks to see that they could have a discussion happening in the blog that expands beyond the class to include the local community as well.

    If you add podpress and add the audio MP3 files, we could have a podcasting site too, right?

    I swear, I don’t know when any of my colleagues sleep. 🙂

  3. Key point here in Andy’s last line: we must entice, encourage, bribe, (insert verb here) our colleagues into expanding this conversation. All of us profs are used to one-offs, and we all have to expand our minds to understand that each lecture, each class meeting, each guest speaker, each event can be the start of a long tail of Web 2.0 goodness. In other words, UMW has a library, and it also is a library–a library it writes every day.

    Why not invite the patrons in?

  4. One more thought: I love the blog format and don’t want to mess it up, but I think there needs to be an index of the complete season on the blog site as well, maybe (probably) under a different tab. Something like the FA blog site?

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