[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Record UI
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 05:44:54 EDT 2011
as a former audio engineer, I agree visual feedback during recording is vital.
There are lots of ways to do this minimally:
* a red light on in standby, red light blinking when recording
* green blinking light for recording within level, yellow blinking for
close to saturation, red blinking for saturation
* 5-bar pseudo LEDs; 3 green, 1 yellow, 1 red, valid for recording and playback
* a single light varying in intensity, size, or spectrum from green to
red, small to large
FWIW, I also feel the lips are not an intuitive representation of a
microphone. A microphone would best represent mic input.
On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 12:54 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Art Hunkins <abhunkin at uncg.edu> wrote:
>> Please ensure that, in *audio* recording mode, any video display (including
>> an oscilloscope-style display) does not cause glitches in the audio. (This
>> was an apparent problem in earlier versions.) Of course, the surest
>> guarantee of this is no simultaneous (changing) video display.
> I think video feedback is vital. How do you know it's actually doing
> something if nothing seems to happen when you start recording audio?
> It doesn't necessarily have to be a waveform display, but *something*
> needs to be changing.
> A waveform display has pedagogical value. It's worth making that work right.
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