May Meeting

May 3 2011 19:00
May 3 2011 21:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.


  • A basic introduction to creating video on Linux - Russell Coker
  • Recording Conference Video Using Linux - Ryan Verner

A basic introduction to creating video on Linux - Russell Coker

I will give a summary of hardware and software requirements for basic video manipulation and then provide a live example of how to create a video suitable for vlogging.

Russell Coker does general Linux programming and systems administration. He is most well known for his work on NSA Security Enhanced Linux. Other projects he has been involved in include Bonnie++ (lead developer), Postal (lead developer), Debian (developer), Linux Security Modules (LSM) (contributor), KDE (contributor), OpenSSH (contributor)

Recording conference video using Linux - Ryan Verner

Recording video for conferences is a trickier problem than it first appears; it is filled with technical challenges which most geeks with an AV interest can get their head around rapidly; the issue is that there are a multitude of challenges. A successful video strategy requires a cohesive workflow: this talk will briefly touch on that, but will be most focussed on demonstrating open source tools that can be used for multi-source video recording, suitable for recording basic events.

Ryan Verner runs Next Day Video, a new startup business performing rapid video recording based on open source technologies, and has assisted many AV teams for various open source conferences (including LCA2011).

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5

Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at

Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff.

For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg - City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be found on-line at:

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting!


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