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You might know him from the .NET Show, but Robert Hess is giving something else a try over here on Channel 9.

It's a new show called "Technology Roundtable", and it's a sort of, well, roundtable discussion between geeks.

To create the show, Robert used that new special 360 degree video camera that MS Research has been putting together. Basically, whoever is speaking will be the person on camera.

So, it's an interesting application of technology as well as a good use of it.

Enjoy, people.

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  • cool stuff, thanks
  • jsampsonPCjsampsonPC SampsonBlog.​com Sampson​Videos.com
    Any chance we can get a better quality video next time? I am already head-over-heals in love with the roundtable method of recording these videos, and I just got done telling my Head of Technology about roundtable, the device - he's excited too.

    Love it! Great content too! Just too low quality Wink
  • Christian Liensbergerlittleguru <3 Seattle
    Cool content. I like Robert Hess. The video quality is bad... Don't know if this is a problem of the camcorder or the postprocessing.
  • Great premier episode. Smiley

    Improve the sound, lighting and hair styles. Wink

    Cool

  • Zian Choyzian Exploding heads since 1988
    What's with the cryptic filename? I don't have any idea what TR001 is.
  • Xaero_VincentXaero_​Vincent Sexy me
    zian wrote:
    What's with the cryptic filename? I don't have any idea what TR001 is.


    They want to avoid that 8.3 filename truncation. Wink
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    As the RoundTable technology evolves so too will the quality of its output. This is not a ReadyForPrimeTime device. Not quite yet, as you can see.

    It'll get better,

    C

  • SecretSoftwareSecret​Software Code to live, but Live to code.
    Robert Hess is cool. This interview is cool.

    Here are some ideas as to the things that I am interested in.

    1) C# team heads, + VB.NET team heads, discussing future of the .NET framework, did it achieve or reach the potential it was made for? Areas of improvment, adoption expecations versus actual restults. Did it basically live up to its expectations. Also what will come in C# 4.0, and VB.NET next.

    2) How Multi-Core processing will affect the way we write applications. In the past decades , most people were not dealing with multiple threads in their applications. How will this affect C# and .NET in general, and the programming model in particular, and how transactions will come to play here.

    3)  Future of cryptography: As we have more powerful processing powers, what are the new stuff that will make online experiance secure and private?

    4) Windows Vista design challenges and unexpected bumps during development. Where does Windows stand on security now as compared to its previous versions.  Also, what about the content protection technology, is this bad or good?

    5) How will online experiance , the web , will evolve. What are new visions that MS has that will make the future more interesting than it is already.

    6) Software Technology meeting Biological Genetics: Basically bioinformatics and how software will simplify understanding of biological function at the gene level. What MS is doing to improve this growing field.

    It would be very interesting for me to at least get one of these topics talked about in the Technology roundtable with Mr. Hess.

    PS: Its nice to see Channel9 going to the next level in terms of content.Big Smile
  • William Staceystaceyw Before C# there was darkness...
    Good video and good idea Robert!  I am a .Net Show fan myself so nice to see ya on c9.  The device seemed to work really well.  It had the right calibration to switch pretty natural.  I smell a Matrix cam coming Smiley  It would be cool if you could reverse one of the cameras and make that mirror a projector, so you could record, and mix-in various inputs like active talker's screen and project on the wall.  Then you would truly only need this one device.
  • ChadkChadk excuse me - do you has a flavor?
    :DWoot, Robert is back!

    I think this is a VERY good idea, and it works very well. The conversation seem very fluid, and very real. I like how the camera works.

    The camera could be a bit better quallity. But works.

    PLEASE bring us more!! Big Smile

    I would like to see some VB.net and C# stuff. Like:

    1) Get a few vb.net guys in, and ask what they see as the future for VB.net, since many programmers seems to dislike VB.net very much, and think it crap(Which i disagree with).

    2) Discussion on AI in operative systems

    3) Discussion on the average use of the computer. We see it now, as a common tool for people to search information, and not long ago, people learned about ebay, and general buying stuff on the internet. Also picture storage is a hot thing. What is the next big thing, thats gonna be a big success in the homes of normal people?
  • Christian Liensbergerlittleguru <3 Seattle
    SecretSoftware wrote:
    1) C# team heads, + VB.NET team heads, discussing future of the .NET framework, did it achieve or reach the potential it was made for? Areas of improvment, adoption expecations versus actual restults. Did it basically live up to its expectations. Also what will come in C# 4.0, and VB.NET next.

    2) How Multi-Core processing will affect the way we write applications. In the past decades , most people were not dealing with multiple threads in their applications. How will this affect C# and .NET in general, and the programming model in particular, and how transactions will come to play here.

    4) Windows Vista design challenges and unexpected bumps during development. Where does Windows stand on security now as compared to its previous versions.  Also, what about the content protection technology, is this bad or good?


    I would like to see those too!
  • This was a very good video and very timely for me.  My company is just now starting work on our communities and we are looking at community server as a code base, so I would be interested in gettng some more information on the differences between that and channel 10. 
  • Robert HessRobert Hess Changing the world, one cocktail at a time.
    Thanks for all the input and support, I'll be looking at how to evolve this show concept in the upcoming episodes and try to uniquely address the types of topics you folks are wanting addressed.

    The video quality isn't as good as I'd like it to be, you've got to remember that while the other C9 videos are using high-quality digital camcorders, I'm using what is essentially a glorified web-cam. So while I think once we get on the final hardware, and get into our "studio" where we can better control the lighting, things will be better, the core C9 videos will always be of better quality.

    That's the price. The benefit however, is that since the RoundTable camera is automatically doing the switching from person to person, I can do multi-person interviews without having to have wild camera swings, or try to do timeconsuming post-production editing together of a multi-camera shoot.

    I'm looking forward to having a deeper level of involvement with C9 moving forward.
  • Robert HessRobert Hess Changing the world, one cocktail at a time.
    zian wrote:
    What's with the cryptic filename? I don't have any idea what TR001 is.

    "Technology Roundtable Episode 1" Wink
  • Robert HessRobert Hess Changing the world, one cocktail at a time.
    SecretSoftware wrote:
    
    1) C# team heads, + VB.NET team heads, discussing future of the .NET framework
    2) How Multi-Core processing will affect the way we write applications.
    3)  Future of cryptography
    4) Windows Vista design challenges
    5) How will online experiance , the web , will evolve.
    6) Software Technology meeting Biological Genetics


    These are all GREAT ideas! Thanks!
  • Robert HessRobert Hess Changing the world, one cocktail at a time.
    staceyw wrote:
    It would be cool if you could reverse one of the cameras and make that mirror a projector, so you could record, and mix-in various inputs like active talker's screen and project on the wall.  Then you would truly only need this one device.


    What I'm looking at doing is working on a method to support auxillary input sources and be able to dynamically switch those in during the recording. Clearly having a way to include display output of demos and such will be important moving foward. 
  • Robert HessRobert Hess Changing the world, one cocktail at a time.
    Chadk wrote:

    1) The future for VB.net
    2) Discussion on AI in operative systems
    3) Discussion on the average use of the computer.


    Great Ideas! Keep 'em coming!
  • Who are these self important guys?
    Where are the cool videos where we see real people talking about the products they work on?

  • Adam KinneyAdamKinney Agent of Change
    The self-important guys are a few of us on the Channel 9 and 10 teams.

    The rest of the cool videos not about "fake" people are here.

    [This post was generated by a PC pretending to be a human]
  • Jocuri cu Hannah MontanaJocuri cu Hannah Montana

    I'll be excited to watch the "Revolution" unfold. Time to go watch the video!

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