New Motion Graphic Intro for YouTube

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Here’s a new motion graphic that will play at the front end of most of my YouTube videos. I’ve been wanting to update the intro to my videos for a long time and I finally got around to it. The key is that it is short and branded. [Read more…]

PQT – YouTube Subscribe Button

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YouTube took a page out of the podcasting playbook and released a one-click subscription button that you can place on your website (see mine in the sidebar on the right).

While YouTube is not podcasting because you cannot host and place your hosted files into an RSS feed, I do recommend that those podcasters who have the time, attempt to leverage YouTube as a platform for your audio podcast. [Read more…]

TPS 076: Random Thoughts on Recording Audio

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I try a new way of recording my podcast (mic to Fethead to H4n, no mixer) and have a totally off-the-cuff episode filled with other thoughts about recording audio. In other words… I go off “script.”

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I also talk about SD vs HD video hosting and production. In my opinion, there is no reason to produce video in anything other than HD. You can always fall back to SD if you need it but you can never go from SD to HD. Future proof your productions by shooting in HD and then compress that file into whatever size you need. [Read more…]

PQT – YouTube SEO: Creating Relevant File Names

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Once you’ve edited your video you need to export it, add some metadata and then upload it to YouTube.

But before you do that, make sure that the name of your actual video file is something relevant to the information contained in the video itself. This is because YouTube indexes the file name as well as all the other metadata you include.

Doing so will help increase your visibility in YouTube search and is just another bit of insight into YouTube’s algorithm for choosing which videos rise to the top.

Links mentioned in this episode
SEO Your YouTube Videos in 10 Steps (blog post)

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TPS Ep. 049 – Noisy Headphones, Free Graphics Editor, and Creating Supplemental Video

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On this episode I talk about the effect that bad headphones can have on your podcast’s audio. Headphones that don’t fit properly, are not well built or are simply turned up too loud can affect that amount of feedback that your mic hears. If the audio going into your headphones leaks out and into your mic

Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones

you could hear some weird results in your final audio or be unable to properly edit your audio in post production. I talk about how to make sure you headphones are not the cause for problems with your final audio.

Creating great looking graphics for your podcast can be a challenge if you can’t afford to

purchase quality image editing software programs. Now there is an incredible, free option available via your browser called Sumo Paint. This free web service works and looks much the same as Photoshop Elements which I enjoy using for creating my own podcast graphics. Give it a shot and enjoy the power of free, quality graphics creation.

If you have an audio podcast you can benefit greatly by adding video. Creating a YouTube channel to supplement your audio content can attract many new listeners that you would have otherwise never reached. Can you think of some quick, valuable content that is related to your show and would benefit by being seen as well as heard? I recommend creating your own channel and try adding video to your multimedia arsenal. You might be surprised by the results and feedback.

Links mentioned in this episode:
Sumo Paint – Free browser based graphics editor
Phandroid Podcast Video – Hosts talk about Google Plus Hangouts
Zoom H4N audio recorder
Struggling Entrepreneur Podcast – I was interviewed for the Struggling Entrepreneur podcast.

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TPS Ep. 033 – Multiple Feeds via Libsyn, Edit Your YouTube Videos, A Critical Piece of Podcast Gear and More!

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Learn how to use your single Libsyn account to create multiple feeds, edit video in the cloud via YouTube, stalk that twitter account that you want but someone else has, and find out one of the most important parts of your podcast studio that you might not have considered.

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Links mentioned in this episode:

Twittercounter – Track a twitter username you want to get but is currently taken.
Splitfeed: Libsyn’s explanation page for how to split your feeds within one account.
YouTube Remixer: Information about the new cloud based video editor for YouTube videos.
Libsyn3 comparison page to older versions of Libsyn (i.e. whats new?) with screenshots.
Herman Miller Aeron Chair: My newest, maybe most important, piece of studio gear.
Tweetmeme Translate Button: translate retweets from your site into your audience’s native language.

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TPS Ep. 030 – A Feedburner Refresher And Video Embed Players

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On this episode I give you a Feedburner refresher course. What it’s used for, what it does, and why you might want to use it to add some spice and flexibility to your podcast RSS feed.

I also take a few minutes to discuss some of the issues that can arise when choosing a video embed player for your video podcast website. Do you want to use YouTube because of its great 720p HD player? Well if your video is more than ten minutes long, you may be forced to reconsider. I cover more topics such as this with regards to other video hosting sites such as vimeo and Blip.tv.

Also I share a web tool I’ve been using for quite awhile now but was recently reminded of the very reason I’m using it, Gravatar.

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TPS Ep. 023 – Video Podcasting

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Learn how to get started in video podcasting and some fun YouTube hacks.

I talk about what cameras you need as well as other gear needed to start a video podcast. Also discussed are hosting options for you video, audio for video, and editing software options for both the Mac and PC.

Once you have created a video then what do you do with it? Distributing video is as important as creating it since you want the largest amount of exposure possible. Learn the best places to put your video on the web including iTunes and YouTube and the tools for doing so.

Also I talk about compression options, flash and embeddable players as well as various video formats.

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Links for this episode:
10 Useful YouTube Hacks via Makeuseof.com
Free Flash Player for your Website via LongTailVideo.com
TubeMogul (for mass video distribution)

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