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Re: Church sound



Tim wrote:

Most people don't find any match between "low/no budget" and "stand-alone recording equipment" since Fedora users have a computer but may not have all that other stuff.

In the trade "no budget" doesn't mean zero money, it probably means you
have little money, and that you don't have a preallocated budget.
Putting a DVD recorder, even a HDD+DVD recorder, into a place is cheaper
than putting a computer there.  The rest you need regardless (camera,
microphones, whatever else).

Well, this *is* a Fedora list, so you can pretty much assume that almost everyone will have a computer, and a DVD burner. That's what I meant, "use what you have" is the choice. And for many students and young family adults "no budget" may mean zero money indeed, with anything over the cost of the media being unaffordable.

In particular the benefit of a separate CD or DVD burner escapes me,
since there are easy to use tools for creating anything from VCD, thru SVCD to DVD, and audio CD formats are easily created.

The benefit of standalone video gear is generally that it "just works".
There's no fiddling around trying to figure out what to do with the
software, which of the gazillion options you need or should never use.
No time consuming importing and rendering.

I do a fair bit of recording, and I suspect that "just works" implies "works for what the vendor thought you should want." The lack of those million options becomes an issue if your goals are the same as the manufacterer.

If I video a wedding (as example) I will want to shoot 720i and have that as my reference, even though I need to connect to something capable to display it, typically computer monitor or HDTV via HDMI. Then after editing there will be a downsize for DVD, one to about 640x480 to share with friend and upload to youtube, and a 320x240 in avi or wmv format for their website so people with limited bandwidth can view, or see on phones. And maybe a version in SVCD because that's cheaper media to give to a lot of people.


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