Also, note that the MacBook is absent in the setup.
With slides.com, I don’t need Keynote anymore and I’ve decided I can live without macros on the Atem so I ditched the Elgato Streamdeck as well as the software for those only runs on Mac or Windows. So my streaming/presentation setup is 100% Linux now: one machine for demos & to stream via the web and one to run the slides from.
Damn it, I do need the Atem macros after all so the bloody MacBook has to stay.
In the meanwhile if anyone knows of alternatives to the Atem Mini Pro and Elgato Stream Deck that don’t lock you into Windows or macOS, please let me know.
Absolutely love the Atem as a video switcher but their lack of support for Linux will eventually make me give it up if there’s a viable alternative.
Oooh, now doing something I can ONLY do because the slides are web-based. Real-time composition/tweaking of chroma-keyed objects on top of my live video… can’t wait to create a video about that after tomorrow’s talk is over.
(And to see the effect, tune in tomorrow at 7PM Austrian time to watch my talk at PrivacyWeek: https://fahrplan.privacyweek.at/pw21/talk/PWBVKD/)
Link to live stream: https://stream.privacyweek.at/
@rick As far as I know it’s a tiny, sustainable business led mainly by one developer (Hakim). When I asked them to implement an option to remove all tracking from the site (I think it was using Google Analytics), he implemented it almost immediately. And the core of it is open source.
@lxo Sure, man. I’ve just gotta run my own telecommunications network first and then I’ll get to it ;)
(I get what you’re saying but we can’t self-host everything. Which is why I’m trying to build the Small Web in a way where you’d have one place and everything would essentially be features at that one place.)
@lxo Exactly. The Small Web is not about embracing them, it’s about creating a bridge from the centralised Web to a decentralised one. A bridge needs one of its legs to be where you are and the other where you want to be. The alternative to having bridges is to expect everyone to be expert swimmers.
@markhurst Not to my knowledge. They were quick to implement an option to turn off analytics when I asked them to. Been meaning to get their founder/main dev Hakim on Small is Beautiful; just haven’t had a chance with the move and all.
@aral i've got a possible suggestion. I have a vortex race 3 (https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4370) recently.
it has the ability to program macros on board on three alternative "layers". i've never used a stream deck, but i've always imagined it can't be more than a slick way of doing macros/hotkeys, right?
also, linux support is superb on the keyboard. setting it to linux mode by default swaps caps lock and left control.
@aral not 100% sure if it matches your set-up and requirements, but I'd like to point you to Bitfocus Companion. This adds #StreamDeck #shotbox and #RemoteControl power to A LOT of professional A/V equipment, including but not limited #BlackMagicDesign #Atem, #Panasonic, #AnalogWay, #Behringer and it is available for GNU/#Linux, too.
(#MIT-licensed, binary require free sign-up)
@metaphil Thanks; it’s what I’m using on macOS but thought it wasn’t available for Linux. Will take another look :)
@aral yeah forgot to mentoon that their site doesn't mention Linux, but after logging into the Downloads section there's a Linux button 🤘 (haven't tried that yet, tbh)
@aral much love from Rotterdam to you in my home country Austria ♥️🤍♥️ I wish you all the best with your talk, Aral.
@aral I wonder which headset you are using. My birthday is near and I wish for a headset this year. One with a microphone... Are you happy about yours? 🎧
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