session recording

Drupal Recording Initiative: #DrupalCampNJ and #FLDC20

Submitted by kthull on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 15:48
conference badges next to shipping cases

I post updates on LinkedIn and to backers of the Drupal Recording Initiative, but I suppose blasting these via Planet Drupal is also a good idea. Well, at least until adds that functionality (you can track that issue here).


I give you 600-plus Drupal talks. You’re Welcome!

Submitted by kthull on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:38
Pelican case covered in Drupal camp stickers
Wow. What a year. I traveled to 15 camps this year for session recording (well, that includes MidCamp, which I also organize). In addition, I shipped equipment to Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit and Baltimore Drupal Camp. And finally, I provided direct support to DrupalCamp Ottawa, which chose to purchase equipment rather than chance customs delays.  Oh, and let’s not forget the highlight of it all: receiving the Aaron Winborn award at DrupalCon in recognition of my contribution. Since I am occasionally asked where people can find the videos I record, below is a recap of this year’s activity, with links to all the camp playlists.

Drupal Camp Session Recordings: A Year in Review

Submitted by kthull on Sat, 05/14/2016 - 10:46
hauppauge pvr rocket with zoom h2n audio recorder

It has been nearly a year since I’ve updated the status of my camp recording kits. Since DCSTL15, two other camps took me up on my proposal to sponsor my travel and hotel in exchange for me recording and posting their sessions: TCDrupal and BADCamp. And, of course, as a MidCamp organizer, that counts too. And with each of those camps, I’ve iterated and learned from invaluable successes and failures.

First off, here is a link to the current kit.

Camp Record Beta Test Three: MidCamp 2015

Submitted by kthull on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:08

After my #epicfail that was BADCamp, to say that I was entering MidCamp with trepidation would be the understatement of the year. Two full days of sessions and a 1-and-1 track record was weighing heavily upon my soul. Add to the mix that I was coming directly off of a 5-day con my company runs, and responsible for MidCamp venue and catering logistics. Oh right, and I ran out of time to make instructions and train anyone else on setup, which only added to my on-site burden.

Failing is Important: Drupal Camp A/V Kit Update

Submitted by kthull on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:17

When I learned BADCamp wasn't going to be recording sessions, I jumped at the chance to field-test the camp record kits I'm working on. After all, I was confident I fixed the audio equation and was going to start talks with the Drupal Association about next steps.

The current recipe for the kit is a Hauppage HD Rocket PVR for the screen capture and the Zoom H2N voice recorder as the microphone. Add to that a handful of dongles and converters to cover HDMI in/out for the PVR, and you're good to go.

Update: Drupal Camp A/V Kit REBOOT!

Submitted by kthull on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 15:56

In my initial test of a new session recording kit, some records were lost due to lack of audio. Also, the test setup used powered lav mics, which don't fly too well with multiple presenters. 

As a follow up, I tested the Zoom H2N digital voice recorder because it just so happens to have a line out jack. So the question was whether that line out would be compatible with the HD PVR for audio. I'm happy to report that it is!