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Weeknotes 2021-08-09

- Jochen
The wagtailmedia pull request was merged \o/. Started to work again on django-cast and recorded four streams doing it. After being able to use the video upload feature again I started fixing tests to be able to write some new ones for the video feature. Tried a new black diffusion filter on my camera for the stream and added a new background light to make the effect visible.Switched back to using my SM7B as the microphone for the stream, because it just sounds better in my environment. The screen I share for the stream is mirrored between my physical display and a ATEM Mini hdmi input. Now I tried mirroring this mirrored screen via sidecar a third time with an iPad to be able to draw live on the screen with an apple pencil. Surprisingly this worked.
 

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Weeknotes 2021-08-02

- Jochen

Worked a little bit on my wagtailmedia pull request to add wagtail 2.13 compatibility which is almost done now. Learned about pre-commit during working on this which I think is really cool. Recorded 4 more streams this week and played around with a ntg5 shotgun microphone. Which I managed to set up properly after a few mistakes :). Still wasn't able to fix the "Brummschleife" in my audio setup :/.


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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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