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18 minutes | Mar 13, 2014
Episode 5 – Get on the Roku bandwagon
This week I talk about my favorite new platform to display my content... Roku! This weeks featured Wordpress Template from Theme Forest - TrueMag Here's the show notes: Going back to Audio Weekly podcast Easier to produce Easier to listen to while you work Updates at the Website Redesign New Tutorial Series Starting a Roku Channel The Power of Roku 8 Million Units sold A small amount of channels Specifically built for Video In The Living Room experience The 3 key components of Roku Channels Roku Application Server Backend / Web Hosting Video Hosting How to start a Roku application Higher an App developer / Web Developer Various Roku services RoVidX Solutions Next Week - The Tools you need for a home video studio
0 minutes | Sep 13, 2013
Episode 4 – What do you need to record a video podcast?
Welcome to this three part series to teach people the basics of video podcasting. This part focuses on recording your program and the hardware & software needed. To record a show you will need: A camera Webcam recommended, but you can use such things as Digital cameras and cam-corders if you have the know how Recommended C920 from Logitech A microphone You can use your web cam’s microphone but I recommend a blue yeti or similar USB microphone. You could also use a professional mic and mixing board system if you feel inclined. A computer Mac or PC (pc needs to be minimum of Windows Vista) The Software I will be talking about 4 solutions today. Open Broadcaster SoftwareXSplit BroadcasterVidblasterWirecast Each of these will allow you to use multiple cameras, overlays and screen captures and will record the final to a MP4 file. Open Broadcaster Software OBS Project is the only free software we will be talking about today. It is an opensource project meaning anyone can take the software and make their own tweaks and modifications directly to the code. One benefit of this open source development is the software is remarkably solid when recording. I haven’t had a crash using OBS since one of the early versions. This is a great piece of software for the hobby vidcaster. Pro’s Open Source (it’s free!) Solid scene switching Global Sources Con’s More complex to build scenes Lower quality encoding XSplit Broadcaster XSplit Broadcaster from Split Media Labs is perhaps the most popular video broadcaster out there. For only $99 per year you get access to the full “professional” edition which allows you to use your recordings for commercial purposes. Also featuring a multitude of plugins and features, XSplit is extremely flexiable for
0 minutes | Sep 4, 2013
Episode 3 – How to create kick ass video podcasts
Introduction My schooling I really loved video Offered something different 3 years I played with video TRYING to get it to work right Finally something changed XSplit Changed My Life Easy to use Scene Switching Solid Records to MP4 Works with Skype Multiple sources in one window Open Broadcaster Found out after purchasing XSplit Almost as easy to use All the previous features No transition effects besides crossfade Almost hardware quality Output not as fluid or sharp It’s FREE! Editing Really easy these days Add an intro, cut out some dead air Render off Color correction and other effects Distribution Expensive if you are just a hobbyist and you want downloads LOTS of streaming options available YouTube is great for the hobbyist video podcaster Vimeo is great for the “Prosumer” &“Business” level video podcasters 3rd party hosting service (VERY PRICEY!) The Case for Live Streaming The Bad NOT for everyone Mistakes go live on the air Requires solid components (PC, Internet Connection, Audio systems) The Good Builds amazing fan loyalty Adds a social atmosphere Relationships built between fans achieving the cult following My verdict - IF you can, you should! Next week we will be talking about creating kick ass video content that keeps your viewers drooling for more. Don’t forget to come over and check out my new series of “QuickTips” released every Monday on the Web Talk Revolution YouTube page. And if you would like to find out when I release new quicktips, tutorials or other amazing content, sign up for my email list. See ya next week!!!
0 minutes | Jun 29, 2013
Episode 2 – The Keys to Clear Audio
In this episode I break down the keys to having clean audio on your podcast. [box type="shadow" ][/box] [toggle title="Show Notes - Click Here" state="close" ] Getting The Best Audio For Your Buck Audio podcast Video podcast (need for good audio) Myth of complex setup for good sound Plan your equipment upgrade path Microphones Purpose (single host with skype vs group chat) Style Single Host - USB Multihost - Traditional Type Condenser Dynamic Accessories shockmount arm type stand Pop filter USB Hub Mixing boards, compressors and other techie stuff Traditional setup Complex Lots of Trial and Error Heart of system (mixing board) Spend more Price goes up with features Don’t buy what you won’t use USB or Firewire (Mac) Compressor/Limiter/Gates Story about mine The need for a CLG You get what you pay for Headphone Amplifier Equalizer Stereo Expanders And more Software Audition is the only way to go I do use Audacity Free Mix MP3 Skype Recorder to 1 mono track Problems with Audacity Compatibility issues Audio quality is not as good Uses LAME Summary Doesn’t matter what you use to get started While audio quality matters, sounding like a professional Studio does not Content is King Join me next week when we get started with Video Podcasting the easy way. [/toggle] [sub1] [offer1]
0 minutes | Jun 20, 2013
Episode 1 – Getting started with Websites
In this episode I go over how to get started with building or upgrading your website to give it that professional edge. Getting started with a website Hosting Domain Name Web platform HTML Wordpress Drupal Joomla Getting setup on hosting Choose a domain name Install platform Getting your look (aka the Theme) Pre-made templates Basic design Customized Design Custom Templates Expensive Not nearly as functional Software updates break things
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