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
Free Flash Player for your Website via
TubeMogul (for mass video distribution)

About Ray Ortega

Full-time podcast producer and host of The Podcasters' Studio and Podcasters' Roundtable, I enjoy sharing my ten years of experience making podcasts to help others improve or start their own show.


  1. I don't have a video camera, but I have considered the Kodak Zi8. It retails for $179 but I have seen it for as little as $149. It shoots 1080p at 16:9. Most importantly, it is the first of these sub-$200 personal video recorders that will allow you to use an external mic. Cliff Ravenscraft did a nice review of the Kodak Zi8 back in October.

  2. Bob,

    Thanks so much for your comment. I have seen the review and I know of this cam. I think it's a great option depending on what your video podcasting goals are. Of course, it works great for on the go, run and gun type interviews say at a conference. Also for talking head stuff from say inside your home/office (think Gary Vee).

    As a production cam, something that you are going to go out and make videos for other people, this would not be the cam I'd suggest. However, entering into video podcasting, this is a great way to learn about shooting video and capturing better audio for video. As well you get a chance to learn how to edit. Most of the good work that is done in video really takes place after the shoot, in the editing process.

    As with any camera however, besides audio, you want to make sure to mount this to some kind of tripod. That will dramatically increase your production value and will make your videos much more watch-able. Obviously if you are in a situation where you want to grab a quick interview, a tripod may not be available and in those cases you want to do your best to steady the cam.

    If you end up getting this cam I really look forward to seeing what you do with it so please make sure to keep in touch. Thanks again for listening and commenting here and on twitter!


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