Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by StrappedUp » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:47 pm

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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by nordwulf » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:25 pm

I tried to watch the feed but hardly understood anything what they were saying. The video screen was really distracting as well.

It sounded like the microphone on the camera was just recording the sound from the room speakers. Maybe try to turn off the camera microphone and use the handheld microphone for the audio feed?

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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by borderman » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:30 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:25 pm
I tried to watch the feed but couldn't understand anything what they were saying. The video screen was really distracting as well.

It sounded like the microphone on the camera was just recording the sound from the room speakers. Maybe try to turn off the camera microphone and use the handheld microphone for the audio feed?
Absolute rubbish sound quality on my laptop & TV :(
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by what-time-is-it » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:37 pm

Rubbish sound, left after 5 mins - it's only a worldwide audience you are talking to!
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by FloridaPhil » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:42 pm

Every. Single. Time. Seriously, it's pathetic. Get some lapel mics, a roving audience mic, a small mixing panel feeding the Youtube uplink and done.
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by mvlow » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:49 pm

I put headphones on and turned the volume up as loud as possible and still couldn't make out much of what they were saying. Also, they asked for questions from Youtube at the beginning in the chat window, but didn't answer any of them, including one question from me as far as I could hear. I guess they could have answered a couple of them, but I couldn't tell from the audio.

At the first GTG in Edinburgh, they spent some time afterwards showing all the watches on display in the room, but since then including this one, they cut the feed as soon as the founders finished talking.

It seems that they could have done a much better job for Youtube both with audio and presentation after several previous attempts and plenty of feedback. I've tried to watch all of them so far, but doubt I'll be setting my alarm at 7:15 am Oregon time and making the effort to watch them live in the future if this is going to be the quality.
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by Thermexman » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:59 pm

My experience was exactly the same as yours Malcolm and I only live 30 miles away! You’d think that I would have had more chance of hearing them! :lol:

The camera position was poor, as both subjects were looking away from the camera. Members of the audience wandering into camera and faint conversations going on in the background didn’t help either.

I guess it doesn’t really matter though, being as the most people viewing seemed to peak at about 19 ?
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by mvlow » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:03 pm

Thermexman wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:59 pm
My experience was exactly the same as yours Malcolm and I only live 30 miles away! You’d think that I would have had more chance of hearing them! :lol:

The camera position was poor, as both subjects were looking away from the camera. Members of the audience wandering into camera and faint conversations going on in the background didn’t help either.

I guess it doesn’t really matter though, being as the most people viewing seemed to peak at about 19 ?
Your audio quality definitely should have been better than mine if you were only 30 miles away Steve :lol:
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by what-time-is-it » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:05 pm

I agree Steve, numbers were low but that's probably because the YT broadcast isn't fit for purpose. If they did it properly, then more people would watch imho.

I get the impression they are more interested in people in the room, but it should be 50/50.

Do it properly or don't bother.
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:09 pm

I also tried the YouTube feed but even on full volume couldn’t hear a thing, so just gave up. Hopefully hear some details from those who attended.
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by Viognier » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Thermexman wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:59 pm
My experience was exactly the same as yours Malcolm and I only live 30 miles away! You’d think that I would have had more chance of hearing them! :lol:

The camera position was poor, as both subjects were looking away from the camera. Members of the audience wandering into camera and faint conversations going on in the background didn’t help
^+1 listened with noise cancelling headphones and volume turned full up and brutal to hear the founders or questions from the audience clearly.

Guy was only one I could hear well.

Camera , as noted above, at an odd angle and constantly out of focus.

Constructive Solution oriented feedback:

Could we not have CW invest in a reasonable quality camera (DJI Osmo Pocket used my many YouTubers) that is incredibly small and portable. Then hook it up to a PROPER audio capture system.

EACH founder needs a lapel microphone , Moderator Guy with a handheld microphone that he speaks into and passes to audience members for their questions .

This continuing poor audio is, without question, limiting non attendees participation.

Perhaps CW can work on TESTING and perfecting their audio set up in the showroom with a Declan or founder 2 minute YouTube broadcast so it’s resolved before the next road show?
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by scooter » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:50 pm

I was there and thoroughly enjoyed myself meeting old and new friends.

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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by timor54 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:03 pm

Worst broadcast quality of any of them. Poor video and appalling sound. I also had over-ear noise cancelling headphones and could barely hear the dialog.

From what I could hear I probably wasn’t missing much, seemed to be a lot of long winded waffle...
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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by Nick2611 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:59 pm

My first time at a CW GTG and found it very interesting and a great opportunity to see the watches in the flesh. For a novice like me, the other attendees seemed borderline fanatical, while I just wanted to learn about the brand, the questions were quite technical and focussed on precise models etc.... an introductory session with opportunity to really talk to the experts and get some advice on potential purchases would be great from my perspective...

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Re: Bristol GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Post by StrapMeister » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:39 pm

scooter wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:50 pm
I was there and thoroughly enjoyed myself meeting old and new friends.
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