YAPC Presentation Recordings
Is there a reason The Perl Foundation does not take charge of a central hosting repository for videos from larger YAPCs? Or an initiative to focus on quality recordings? I'd love to see(and hear) more high quality recordings. Looking over the 2012 YAPC:NA videos it appears they were recorded at 480p resolution making text reading difficult. Audio is often not ideal either relying on the facility's broadcast capabilities.
Could we get some interest or a mechanism(fundraising?) to improve this? I realize there is a fear of losing attendance if the material is readily available but I think the actual number of Perl users able to attend key YAPCs compared to the userbase is significantly insignificant.
Many smartphones can capture video at 720p/1080p. Audio capture can likewise be done with a separate smartphone recording at the podium or close distance to the speaker. Dedicated digital videocams and digital audio recorders are not likely to be that expensive if purposed and shared for the large events.
Damian Conway does a great job at helping and encouraging others present well. Let's open that up so more of the Perl community(and outsiders) can appreciate what we have available.
I know there are a few scattered websites that catalog videos but the efforts/use seem to fall off after some time. Presentingperl.com(correction: the TLD is .org) is a common example of this. A great start...how do we improve something like this and keep it growing?