FAQ – Digital Graphic Recording
Do you graphic record digitally?
Yes we do.
What is the difference between digital graphic recording and graphic recording on boards and/or paper?
Digital graphic recording is done with an iPad and Apple Pencil, or Macbook-with- drawing-tablet combination. Analogue graphic recording is done on physical medium (e.g. boards, paper etc.).
In digital graphic recording, the graphic recorder is often hidden from view because he or she would be at a work console. However, in analogue graphic recording, the graphic recorder and the visual-in-progress can be in full view to model active listening and processing for the participants.
Obviously, there are pros and cons to both digital and analogue, and their affordances (possibilities) are different. Without launching into a full exposition here, I’d say, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org with your project details, and we’d be happy to propose what works best and why.
What do you use for digital graphic recording?
We typically work on an iPad with Apple Pencil, but a Macbook and drawing tablet combination may work better for certain video projection setups.
Do you provide your own equipment for digital graphic recording?
We bring our own graphic recording devices (e.g. iPad, Apple Pencil, and Lightning to HDMI adapter; or Macbook and drawing tablet). We ask that clients ensure the availability of:
- Access to power sockets for continuous charging of graphic recording devices
- HDMI cable
- Graphic switcher (optional, but recommended to prevent “blue screen” when switching between video/visual input sources e.g. when toggling between the graphic recording screen and meeting slides)
Can you provide a timelapse video of the digital graphic recording?
For graphic recordings created on the iPad, we can export the timelapse video “as is” from the app used, at no additional cost. If you need video production services (e.g. soundtrack, video editing, animation effects etc.), we can connect you with a studio that can follow up capably.
We are hoping to use graphic recording in place of presentation slides. Can you graphic record live in complete sync with our live discussion or presentation?
We talk faster than we write, and we write faster than we draw. Also, we can only graphic record what we hear, after we hear it. In this regard, there will be filtering down to the key ideas, and the capture will not be in sync. If details and synchronisation are important to you, we suggest sticking to prepared powerpoint slides.
We are hoping to use graphic recording in place of presentation slides. Can you make us a graphic recording video that would play in sync with our live discussion or presentation?
While this is not impossible, the client will need to provide the finalised content way in advance, to allow illustration and full-fledged video production. More time is needed if the client expects feedback and revision. You will need to let us have a voice recording of the presenter presenting, in order to time the video. However, the greater challenge would be making sure your presenter can present live from the same script at the same consistent pace without deviation.
Can you provide editable artwork files of the digital graphic recording?
We can on request. Please check with us on additional costs that may apply for providing the source files.
Are you able to facilitate a graphic recording over Skype or live video conferencing?
Yes, we can. For remote projects, we will schedule a connection and equipment test prior to the live session. We are able to join in via Skype or Zoom (preferred), or explore the use of your existing video conferencing arrangements.