[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Record UI
abhunkin at uncg.edu
Thu Mar 31 21:15:49 EDT 2011
----- Original Message -----
From: "C. Scott Ananian" <cscott at laptop.org>
To: "Art Hunkins" <abhunkin at uncg.edu>
Cc: "Gonzalo Odiard" <gonzalo at laptop.org>; "Sugar-dev Devel"
<sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Record UI
> 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
>> an oscilloscope-style display) does not cause glitches in the audio.
>> 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
If it "works right", fine.
Otherwise, there is the elapsed time indicator that is the "something" that
"needs to be changing. Also there are visual changes when you start and stop
recording - all sorts of visual cues.
I too rather like the waveform display - it does have some pedagogical
value; it just *must not* interrupt smooth audio flow.
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