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Great Article: The Basics of Audio and Video “Resolution”

4 Nov

Here is a great article about understanding what “resolution” is and how it affects the quality of your video production:

Understanding resolutions can be a challenge. I clearly remember the days of questioning what all these mysterious statistics signify. The primary key to consider is that the increased the resolution, the better the product.

With music, you will generally see terms like 48kHz or 24bit. The first one, kilo-Hertz or also kHz, signifies the size of the sound spectrum. Humans can officially hear from 20hz to 20kHz, though individuals may be able to listen to a much higher frequency. For most online video, 44kHz will be the most popular of the resolutions.

Read More:  The Basics of Audio and Video “Resolution”.

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Using Google+ for Video Podcasting

1 Nov
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The guys over at phandroid.com did a cool experiment with Google+ for recording a video podcast:

What we did was extremely simple:

Create a private G+ Hangout with those video podcasting

Use Camtasia, set the recording area to a custom size that fits the Hangout video

Press the record button and start your podcast!

I had to use a microphone that recorded the sound coming out of my laptop speaker, so sound quality wasn’t good. Kevin and I were also using our built-in laptop cameras so our video quality wasn’t great. But when it comes down to it, this was a test run that can be greatly improved upon- we just wanted to test it out, share the idea, and see what you folks think.

via How To Video Podcast Using Google Plus Hangouts.

 

Tip: Know your technical limits!

30 Oct

Prospects are, you want to create the best movie podcast on the earth.

Well, you do have to deal with your goals of what your remaining products will look like.

Cameras, light and management all come together to present that big “Hollywood” experience to current programs and flicks. Unfortunately for most of us, that products is way too costly to deal with.

That being said, the current option plans devoted to “the little guy” who wants to begin a movie podcast, can offer a “polished” product.

You just have to consider that you do not have a resources (yet!) and as your visitors expands, you can frequently create tiny changes that will quantity to a more expert development.

Even if you only have a pc mic and a web-cam or are going to history via an iPad or on a smart-phone, you can create an enjoyable movie for an Web visitors looking for unique information.

As extensive as your information is enjoyable, individuals will always enjoy while shamelessly giving your show to all their associates.

If you want to learn how to make a vidcast, this site had many tips for your enjoyment!

Tips for Lighting and Sound

30 Oct

Knowing your lighting and sound can make the difference between annoyed viewers and ecstatic viewers:

Lighting can make or break any production. Too much light, and the scene becomes a white blur. Not enough light and you can’t really see what is going on.

The best way for setting up your lighting, is based on a 3 light configuration. We have a fill light, a flood light and a back light. This insures that every angle will be visible on the camera.

You can pickup a lighting setup with all 3 lights for under $200. If you are on a shoestring budget, you can just pickup 3 small desk-lamps with bendable necks to use.

Read the rest of the article here:  Lighting & Sound can make your audience grow! — Vidcast School.

How do you define a video podcast?

29 Oct

Rob over at Vidcast School brought up these points about vidcasting being more than just video on an iDevice.   Here’s what he had to say:

A “vidcast” is video content distributed via the Internet. It had originally meant video content distributed via an RSS feed (or iTunes), but has now grown to include YouTube, Blip.TV and other such services. This also includes “set top boxes” like the Boxee Box, Apple TV, etc.

You can read the rest of the article here!

Apple’s podcast tutorial

26 Oct

Now this is pretty cool: Apple has posted a series of eight video podcasts to the iTunes Music Store [link] that explain how to make a great podcast (both audio and video) with iLife ’06. Topics include setting recording levels in GarageBand, making use of introductory music and sound effects, adding web links and images and editing video with iMovie HD.

Check out these video tutorials, they contain some useful information.