Now that the Atlanta WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. is over we’re starting to have some WordPress meetups Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook.. I hope to get these on video and use what I learned from WordCamp and these meetups to suggest ways to get more videos on WordPressTV.
I uploaded my first meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. and would like to get comments and open a discussion about making better videos.
My Settings and Information:
I used a Sony HDR-CX360 camcorder.
I used the internal memory and the internal mic set to 2ch stereo at low mode.
This was shot in a small room with florescent lighting.
It was shot at 1280 X 720 HD (interlaced at 60 FPS).
The meetup ran 1 hour and 29 minutes. This gave me a 6 gig file to convert.
I used HandBrake to convert the m2ts file to an mp4 and then used Camtasia Studio to add a title clip and made the edits.
This produced a 2.3 gig file that I then reduced using HandBrake again.
Since this was a large file to start, I had to convert it this additional time to get it small enough to upload to WordPressTV.
I ended up with a 850 meg file which I uploaded to WordPressTV.
Most videos should be shorter and would not require that extra conversion step.
I have another meetup to video Thursday.
Any suggestions or recommendations on how to improve the video and the process?