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+# Pongo: an inexpensive UI lab
+Andreas Nilsson wrote on
+»Ever wish you had your own UI-lab, but can’t build one with all the expensive cameras, big boxes and one-way-mirrors in your house right now?
+[enter Pongo]
+It catches sound and video from your web cam, records your desktop and merges it together into a ogg file that’s ready to publish on the web.
+Hope anyone finds it useful. We’re planning on a more proper UI and something that catches the key and mouse presses.
+Big thanks to Daniel ( and Olivier (, who helped me with some initial tests and Jan (, who put together the final python code.«
+It’s portable, small, fast and only requires Python and Istanbul:
+Start recording with »python«, stop with Ctrl-c.
+I picked up this project to learn Python and help push open usability.
+As I am just starting out, I am always happy for any help.
+You may also want to have a look at the wiki site which inspired this:
+Current features:
+– »catch sound and video from your web cam, record your desktop and merge it together into a ogg file«
+– move camera video position with parameters
+– scale output video to increase performance
+– disable camera video (hackish b/c no priority)
+Planned features:
+– »proper UI«
+ → something similar to Silverback:
+ → maybe built up on gtk-recordmydesktop:
+ → video preview to see if everything is working
+ → move camera video position freely
+ → »a collection of previous sessions and ability to add some notes to them«
+– something that displays keyboard and mouse presses, similar to but in the background (only on the recording)
+– background mode via application indicator or something similar
+– separate recording and exporting
+ → do not directly stitch screen and webcam video together
+ → be able to export different qualities, layouts etc.

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