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+# Pongo: an inexpensive UI lab
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+Andreas Nilsson wrote on http://www.andreasn.se/blog/?p=96
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+»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?
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+[enter Pongo]
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+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.
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+Big thanks to Daniel (http://www.dgsiegel.net) and Olivier (http://www.tester.ca), who helped me with some initial tests and Jan (http://noraisin.net/~jan/diary), who put together the final python code.«
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+It’s portable, small, fast and only requires Python and Istanbul: http://live.gnome.org/Istanbul
+Start recording with »python pongo.py«, stop with Ctrl-c.
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+---
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+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: http://live.gnome.org/UsabilityProject/Whiteboard/UsabilityTestingSuite
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+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)
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+Planned features:
+– »proper UI«
+ → something similar to Silverback: http://silverbackapp.com/
+ → maybe built up on gtk-recordmydesktop: http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/
+ → 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 https://launchpad.net/screenkey 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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