Video upload limit

Dear moderators,
We all sometimes suffer sometimes from the 1GB upload limit. If we want to bring that higher, without having to host trillions of Terabytes, accepting some quality loss but not too much, what would be an acceptable upload limit?
Any input appreciated,
Pascal.

Proposal to change the weekly meeting time

Our current meeting time does not accommodate all timezones very well. Does weekly meeting time 13:00 UTC fits well?

Kindly share your input on which time suits best.

Thanks.

WPTV team rolls out new process template at WCEU

Contributing to the WPTV project has evolved over the years and at WordCampWordCamp 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. Europe 2019, we got an update to the coordination document. This is the document link appears in the welcome box on the WPTV welcome screen and in the handbook.

We discovered at contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. that some of the team had been using old links and there was a bit of confusion to the standard way to communicate through the document. Before the day was out, Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. and lead for the table that day, Mauricio Gelves unveiled a new standard approach that should simplify and streamline the process of contributing.

A New Layout

view of the coordination spreadsheet template page

The new layout of the project coordination document can best be seen on the locked Template page.

There are now 5 fields of the project itself, including WordCamp name and link to the WordCamp’s schedule. There are 7 metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. fields for each video as well, including: Claimed by SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. Username, Video Observations and Status.

One of the biggest innovations is the standardization of the 5 statuses a video could possess: Pending, Claimed, Rejected, Submitted and Approved.

Screenshot of the possible statuses of videos: Pending, Claimed, Rejected, Submitted and Approved

Simplifying Contributions

To use the new template, simply clone the Template tab and fill in the needed fields. After the videos are initially added to AWS S3 simply add the links to the sheet so other contributors can claim them to process and submit.

We would love your help! Both as a contributor and for feedback on the process and the coordination document itself. Do you think we are missing vital fields? Do you have suggestions on a better workflow to help ensure as many WordPress related videos as possible make it to WordPress.tv? Let’s have that conversation in the comments below and make WPTV better together!

Meet your new WPTV team reps!

Howdy all, voting is closed, and the results are in. Your new co-leads for the WordPress.tv community team for 2019 are Pascal Casier (@casiepa) and Michael Wiginton (@roseapplemedia) and congratulations to you both!

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Please be sure to attend our weekly meeting tomorrow at 17:00 UTC to wish them well, and thanks to everyone that participated!

Now Accepting Team Rep Nominations for the WPTV Team

As is common practice within the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project, each community team has one or two representatives who has been nominated by their peers to serve as “team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.” and are responsible for communicating to the other community teams via weekly updates, as well as leading weekly team chats, wrangling new and current contributors, etc.

TL;DR: We are accepting nominations for a new Team Rep for the WordPress.tv mod team. If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) to serve as WPTV team rep for 2019, please comment on this thread.

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WordCamp Europe 2017: The recap

WordCampWordCamp 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. Europe (next to WC US) is THE place to be for WordPress fans from all over the world. The yearly event this time happened in Paris on June 15 to 17. It started with a Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., followed by two days full of great talks.

About 500 people attended Contributor Day and one of the tables was reserved for WordPress.tv. A team of 8 spent most of the day together: @dartiss @foliovision @sanelakurtek @lesleymolecke1 @mazzomaz @stk_jj @mgelves and myself (@casiepa). After a short introduction on where the WPTV team kicks in, some practical sessions and then also discussions were held.

A summary of the day:

  • Some received videos were reviewed, edited and prepared for upload (add intro, compress)
  • Existing tools for video editing were discussed: Handbrake, iMovie, Sony Vegas and FCPX
  • A discussion was tabled on the reach out for new WordCamps: Reach out to organizers before, explain what WPTV does and can do, make sure they link to the WPTV event from their website afterwards.
  • Another great discussion was held on how to recover ‘orphan’ WordCamps, e.g. existing in YouTube but not in WordPress.tv or where no videos were found at all. The team started with Nashik WordCamp and during Contributor Day, the first videos were already uploaded.
  • Some extra thoughts that came up and should be elaborated:
    • Add video links in the handbook to have more visual. For some written texts in the handbook, some videos already exist, so make sure to link them.
    • Get camera kits in Asia and India. To be discussed further if this is feasible.
    • Find a way to add ‘Click here to help WordPress.tv’ below any video. How to improve the way of getting videos and contributors? Both on WordPress.tv as on YouTube.

Mauricio and myself had a great time talking with the rest of the table and are already checking where to stay in Belgrade for the next WordCamp Europe in June 2018!

 

Community Interview Series

I wanted to let the team know how everything is going with the WordPress Community Interview Series since we are starting a new year.

There have been 35 interviews published since the first 2 on June 16th, 2016. The first few weeks, I was trying to publish 2 interviews per week but it was recommended that I cut back to 1 per week. I quickly agreed because it was very evident that it was going to be difficult to keep that schedule up.

I have been able to have 2 or 3 interviews scheduled in advance and at least 1 video interview in reserve in case anything unexpected happens. For the most part the selection for people to be interviewed has been random. I take a look at recent WordCamps, speakers or organizers, Twitter comments, etc. It has worked fairly well.

One thing that I want to mention, 2 of the published videos were actually a compilation of short Skype calls that I did during Global WordPress Translation Day 2 on November 12th.

Of the 35 interviews, 18 are non US. The map below shows the locations.

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As far as my setup, it is very simple and easy to use. I use a MacBook Air with either a Audio Technica AR 2100 or a Blue Snowball. Also, I use earbuds to reduce speaker noise back into the mic. I use the Ecamm application with Skype to record the calls.

For processing the videos I use Screenflow. This app is not very expensive and fairly easy to use. I had a voiceover done using Fiverr which has worked out great. I can insert text, lower thirds, effects, etc.

The Skype calls ‘usually’ last about 15 minutes or so. We talk for a few minutes before I do an introduction just so I get over some nervousness. I am trying to concentrate on cutting out the ummms and ahhhs. The average length is about 10 minutes, although a few have gone almost 20 minutes.

I try to follow a loose format of an introduction, talk about WordCamps, the WordPress Community, anything special the guest might be involved in and then wrap up. This has worked well so far.

That is pretty much it. If anybody has suggestions, please feel free to comment!

Tags on Youtube

Now that we are starting to move videos onto our official WordPress YouTube channel, how should we handle tags? Tags in YT have much more use as navigation that you see in a WordPress site typically, like WPTV.

Edit: Tags may have more use in YT than on WP

To keep this manageable for mods it would need to be a short list, but we do have a few “big buckets” that our videos fall into, such as:

  • Videos targeted at users
  • Vides targeted at coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. developers
  • PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party development
  • Theme development
  • Content Marketing/SEO
  • Website Design

Those are a few off of the top of my head. What say you, if you could set a list of tags for this channel, how would you go about it? What kind of naming conventions would you use for consistency. I have no firm ideas here, so I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas in the comments. And to keep the list reasonable, try to limit yourself to 10 or less “big tags” we can use on YouTube.

WPTV Camera Kit Layout

Just so we are all up-to-date on the camera equipment. This is the current layout for the cases.

We have some kits that have cameras and equipment for two setups.

These cases look like this:

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These cases have two containers (one with camera equipment and one with audio equipment), two tripods, gaffers tape and a misc equipment bag (red)

We also have single camera cases.

singelcase

In each case are containers with pictures and names of the equipment inside.

camera

This container has all the camera equipment.

audio

and another container has all the audio equipment with names and pictures of the equipment.

insidecase

And inside each case is a list with pictures and names of the misc equipment not listed in the other containers.

Each case has each piece of equipment, in that case, colored coded to make it easier to get the correct equipment back in the correct case.

colorcoding

Examples of color coded equipment.

We also have QR codes on the tripods, the handle mounts and the audio transmitter and receivers.

Scanning the QR code will show a short video for setting up and using each piece of equipment.
(Scan one and give it a try).

88wmics

88W Wireless Mics

sunpacktripod

Sunpack Tripods

mountbracket

Mount Brackets

traveltripod

Travel Tripod

And we have instruction sheets for each of the cameras (with a link to the mfg manual at the bottom of each sheet).

Canon Vixia HF R600 Camera

Canon Vixia HF M400 Camera

Canon Vixia HF M300 Camera

We also have Livestream camera equipment but that’s for another post.

 

#camera-kits

WPTV blog: Video highlights for devs from WCEU

For this week (Friday July 15th) our video wrap up post will be focused on recent videos that are of interest to new WordPress users.

As with last week, given that WCEU happened recently and is fresh in everyone’s mind, let’s focus on videos from that camp. There are plenty of sessions to choose from and all are great quality, so what is your favorite WCEU session targeted at developers? Let’s feature it on our blog!