[BangPypers] [Fund Raiser] Please donate generously for my efforts

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at nibrahim.net.in
Thu Sep 15 05:46:02 EDT 2016

Hello Annapoornima,
   Good work with the videos.

   I used to make tutorial videos of Emacs but stopped due to lack of 
time. I have a few suggestions that might help you get more mileage out 
of low cost equipment.

   1. If you make the whole thing into a screencast rather than a video 
(via a webcam), you won't need the camera and you have a way to show 
slides/notes or something else that can support your presentation. This 
will be especially valuable during sessions where you're showing code.

   2. It looks like you're recording using your laptop microphone. You 
can get much better audio quality if you use a cheap headset with a 
microphone close to your mouth. Your own voice will be much higher and 
the background noise will be much lower. I think the one I used was just 
a few hundred Rupees and was the kid of single ear thing that tech 
support people are often seen wielding.

   3. There's a hum in the background (I'm guessing it's a fan). It's 
very uniform and you can easily clean this up using audacity or some 
other free tool.

   Here's an example of one of the Emacs screencasts that I made 
http://archive.org/embed/EmacsMovies/12.3-episode-gnus-3.webm. The noise 
clearing was done manually using audacity but the rest of the workflow 
(boosting audio, adding mezzanine clips, transcoding to multiple formats 
and uploading) is automated using ffmpeg and other tools. The details 
are there in this Makefile https://gist.github.com/nibrahim/2466292. One 
of the early posts on the website discusses the workflow too 


On , Annapoornima Koppad wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have been receiving a lot of appreciation and feedback on my Python
> Programming videos. Thank you for that.
> However, some of the feedback do suggest better video recording amongst
> others. I have been shooting my laptop camera which might explain the 
> poor
> quality of the videos. In order to make my videos better, I am raising
> funds to buy better equipment. Please do donate and circulate amongst 
> your
> friends as well.
> https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/python-programming-video-tutorials
> Thanks all so much for the encouragement and feedback.
> Best,
> Annapoornima
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