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Weeknotes 2021-07-26

- Jochen

Spent some time figuring out how wagtailwagtailmedia and telepath should work together. Recorded five streams showing me failing to understand it :) (ok, except the last one on friday maybe). Made a really dumb error searching for code in the wrong branch but fixed it in the stream, good. Finally fixed video chooser for django-cast and submitted a PR to wagtailmedia to make it compatible with wagtail >= 2.13. Finally removed wagtailmedia from django-cast. Did some experiments with streaming hardware too: Used a new lens (nikkor 24-70mm s4) to record the stream to get rid of the noises my old lens is making and the unadjustable auto focus which makes it a poor fit for video recording - worked out great.


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Weeknotes 2021-07-19

- Jochen

Recorded development progress of django-cast in 5 new streaming sessions (one only with headset and laptop). Found out that multi upload for images included in wagtail is more or less exactly what I want for audio uploads. Made my first really bad mistake by having audio muted for over half of the first stream on monday, but found out how to display audio levels in my atem multiview monitor so that this shouldn't happen again. Update / delete of videos does now work basically. Had a hard time figuring out where exactly the video chooser modal enters the editor when clicking on the chooser (it was in wagtail_hooks.py). But the video chooser is only working correctly with wagtail 2.12 not with 2.13 . Still trying to figure out how to get this thing to work. Tested streaming with mobile setup (HMC 660 + OBS) and failed because I only recorded a corner of my screen, but audio was better than expected.

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Weeknotes 2021-07-12

- Jochen

Tried to get video content to work with django-cast. Stumbled upon wagtailmedia which enables audio and video content for wagtail, but wasn't able to use it directly - tried to steal some ideas though. Only recorded 4 streams this week. Got feedback that it's working better without greenscreen, therefore I'll leave it out for now. 


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Weeknotes 2021-07-05

- Jochen

Worked a little bit on documentation for django_fileresponse. Recorded development on django-cast in 5 new streams (one each weekday). New things I tried in those streams:

  • Recording video with greenscreen and flying key instead of picture in picture - not sure whether this is better or not
  • Used an iPad to draw some diagrams, worked fine, gut I have to practice drawing :). Buyed goodnotes notetaking app, to be able to have text and drawings mixed, which seem to be impossible with apple notes.
  • Streamed to Twitch and YouTube at the same time using restream.io.
Deployment of cast_hosting is working again. Tried to get video and audio content to work with new wagtail based django-cast, but didn't succeed yet. And we recorded and produced a new python podcast episode about python packaging.


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