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The short answer is yes. There are apiepancls out there that will allow you to edit video without a pc. You probably could find some equipment on E-bay if you type in Linear editing equipment, Lanc edit controlers, etc.The problem is you will need a controller two monitors and two decks. (One being a player and one being the record deck.) In addition you will probably need a stand alone DVD burner. I have not done a price check on that recently, but I know at one point you were looking at around two grand for that type of equipment used. (That was amatuer equipment, for professional equipment you were looking at a lot more money.) For about the same amount of money you can purchase a nonlinear system like a casablanca. My only issue with an appliance like that is they are difficult to upgrade and don't play well with other things like photo editing software.I think you would be better off buying a MAc Mini for $600 with extra memory, and a Super Drive DVD burner. It comes with I-movie and I-DVD which are great stand alone editing and authoring programs for beginers. The CPU is small and with a KVM Swicth you can use the same Keyboard mouse and monitor as your PC. Less money than a linear system, More controlable than a linear system, Less space than an editing appliance like a casablanca, and upgradeable. Whats to loose?TonyPS. Linear systems are faster than non-linear systems for event style videography like weddings or church services. especially if you only want to add titles.
 
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We want to
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* '''Bring people together''' who are on the front lines of free software recruitment and teaching
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* '''Create new contributors''' (e.g., software development volunteers) for free software projects
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* '''Create more expert users''' who are well-versed with free software and can teach others
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We're going to do this by organizing a free-of-cost event to celebrate Software Freedom Day here in the Boston area.
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[http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2080664323 http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/countdown/banner1-UTC-4-en.png]
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== Software Freedom Day 2011, in Boston ==
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=== Schedule ===
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On '''Saturday, September 17''':
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* 10:00: Registration, and free coffee
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* 10:30: Opening keynote by Máirín Duffy, discussing the highly-effective outreach effort called "Fedora Design Ninjas."
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* 11:00: Ignite-style presentations by community groups
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* Noon: Lunch
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* 1:00: "Show and tell" time, where you can speak with community groups
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* 1:30 - 4:30: Two tracks: Installation help and tutorials (for newcomers to free software), and community organizing talks with Q&A (for ongoing contributors)
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* 4:30-5:00: Wrap-up
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* 5:00 to 7:00: After-party, at [http://www.tommydoyles.com/blog/harvard-square/ Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square] (some tickets for drinks will be available for attendees thanks to the generous support of the [http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/ Open Innovation Network])
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[http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2080664323 Click here to sign up!]
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The detailed schedule is available at [[Software Freedom Day 2011 Boston/Schedule|the schedule page]]. Note that it is still in flux!
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=== Venue ===
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Cambridge College has graciously offered to donate space at '''1000 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA'''. To get here:
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* Take the MBTA Red Line to Central, and walk west on Mass Ave
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* [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1000+Mass+Avenue,+Cambridge,+MA&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=45.418852,92.900391&vpsrc=0&z=16 Find it on Google Maps]
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* For more information, see the [http://www.cambridgecollege.edu/about/directions.cfm Cambridge College website].
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=== Sponsors ===
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The event is organized by [http://openhatch.org/ OpenHatch] and made possible with generous support from the [http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/ Open Invention Network] and the [http://www.fsf.org/ Free Software Foundation].
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=== Organizational checklist ===
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* [[Software Freedom Day 2011 Boston/Checklist]]
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=== Other SFD celebrations ===
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* NEIA Free Culture is organizing one of their own on Tuesday, September 20.
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* Add yours here!
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=== Slides & Information ===
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* Keynote Máirín Duffy
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** [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjvqWKsndGs Video], recorded by Chris Macken
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* A. Richard Miller's talk and Walter Bender's talk
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9k9LjLXXwQ Video], recorded by Chris Macken
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* Sunlight Meetup Boston
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** [http://www.shaunagm.net/docs/programming/sunlight.odp Presentation in .odp format]
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** join the mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/open_gov_boson Open Gov Boston]
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** next project next Weds Oct 4th, 6pm at [http://thesprouts.org/studios Sprout]
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* Oliver Day's talk on information security
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** [http://zeroday.hastypastry.net/infosec101-handout.ods Handout in .ods format]
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* Rob McQueen's talk on "Free Software in Consumer Electronics," subtitled: "(why Android makes my job harder)"
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** [http://people.collabora.com/~robot101/SFD-Boston-2011-09-17.pdf Slides as PDF]

Latest revision as of 06:21, 18 August 2013


We want to

  • Bring people together who are on the front lines of free software recruitment and teaching
  • Create new contributors (e.g., software development volunteers) for free software projects
  • Create more expert users who are well-versed with free software and can teach others

We're going to do this by organizing a free-of-cost event to celebrate Software Freedom Day here in the Boston area.

http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/countdown/banner1-UTC-4-en.png


Software Freedom Day 2011, in Boston

Schedule

On Saturday, September 17:

  • 10:00: Registration, and free coffee
  • 10:30: Opening keynote by Máirín Duffy, discussing the highly-effective outreach effort called "Fedora Design Ninjas."
  • 11:00: Ignite-style presentations by community groups
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:00: "Show and tell" time, where you can speak with community groups
  • 1:30 - 4:30: Two tracks: Installation help and tutorials (for newcomers to free software), and community organizing talks with Q&A (for ongoing contributors)
  • 4:30-5:00: Wrap-up
  • 5:00 to 7:00: After-party, at Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square (some tickets for drinks will be available for attendees thanks to the generous support of the Open Innovation Network)

Click here to sign up!

The detailed schedule is available at the schedule page. Note that it is still in flux!

Venue

Cambridge College has graciously offered to donate space at 1000 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA. To get here:

Sponsors

The event is organized by OpenHatch and made possible with generous support from the Open Invention Network and the Free Software Foundation.

Organizational checklist

Other SFD celebrations

  • NEIA Free Culture is organizing one of their own on Tuesday, September 20.
  • Add yours here!

Slides & Information

  • Keynote Máirín Duffy
    • Video, recorded by Chris Macken
  • A. Richard Miller's talk and Walter Bender's talk
  • Video, recorded by Chris Macken
  • Rob McQueen's talk on "Free Software in Consumer Electronics," subtitled: "(why Android makes my job harder)"