Thank you for your response.
Like you, my time is limited. Until now, we have had a Moodle server, with over 2500 registered users, to help new and experienced users. But Cyril and Vincent are developing the Siril software so fast that I can’t build new courses fast enough anymore.
At the same time I also completely restructure the documentation (the English part is not up to date), to turn it into procedural documentation and not technical documentation, it’s no longer the functions, but how you use them that is documented.
I hope to have completed this project before the release of version 1.
So in order to help the users as much as possible and to limit the time spent on this task, after having done some production metrics, the realization of very short video tutorials is the least time-consuming solution. I also have the constraint to produce simultaneously an English and a French version of both the documentation and the videos. As far as the documentation is concerned, it’s very simple to do, but the videos remain.
The initial effort is quite important, because Siril is a software with many features.
The production of a ten minutes video requires between 5 and 10 hours of work, I will be able to reduce this time very soon by optimizing my process.
On the other hand, the sound part is the least time-consuming, in fact, it is a matter of reading and recording a single mp3 file of about 5 minutes. Indeed, I limit the script to about 800 words because the reading rate to be perfectly understandable is about 150 to 180 words spoken per minute. And this also corresponds to the smallest reusable element (procedures), it will indeed be very easy to assemble them afterwards to obtain a process for example: processing a series of raw images.
I will try to deliver 1 or 2 videos per week, maybe more depending on my available time.
No need to establish a strict schedule, I can for example send you the script of a video, which you will record according to your availability. Because each video is independent of the others, this offers great flexibility and we can have several in production simultaneously. The first finished video in the queue will be the first to be broadcast.
This also makes it possible to associate any volunteer and to easily distribute the workload according to the availability of each person.
Moreover, I always have the possibility to use the TTS and to update the video later.
If you agree, I propose to send you both a script as soon as I have written them via the site’s messaging system.
One last thing, it’s easier when you have a heavy workload to split it into small tasks that can easily be shared between several people and to limit “contractually” the contribution of each person to for example a maximum of 5 scripts to read and record so that it remains fun and not become a constraint.
I hope that this way of proceeding will encourage other people to do the same.