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How to Make Professional Podcast Videos for Your Blog (Vlog)

Here’s a featured video from a fellow sound engineer. It shows what you will need to make professional video and audio podcasts for your blog. I stress the word “professional“. Sure, you can podcast on the cheap but if you want your end product to be quality you will have invest a little in hardware and software.

This was originally entitled “How to Make Money with Blogs” but it’s not really a how to make money video per se. Rather, it demonstrates what type of equipment and software you will need to make professional podcasts for the serious blogger who wants to make money (or not).

One thing that he recommends (and I agree with) is to use a camcorder and not your typical webcam or built-in monitor video. Camcorders have better optics and are designed to give you quality video for more professional results. He also shows in some detail the different types of microphones that you can use so you won’t sound like you are recording in a tin can.

One software package that I like for making podcasts is Camtasia Studio. I’ve been playing around with it, and it works great as an all-in-one solution for recording and editing audio or video as well as screen capture, voice-sound overdubbing, and powerpoint presentations.

You can read more articles about equipment and video tips by clicking on the podcasting link. There you will find recording tips as well as cheaper hardware alternatives and free software if you are on a tight budget.

I’ve been tinkering with the idea of podcasting myself. I already have a web-capable camcorder and decent microphones, and as soon as I give myself an extreme makeover I just may take a stab at it.

Now where’s my hairdresser…

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  1. I so need to get into this, i just cant afford it right now.

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 10:43 pm said...

    If you want to go pro you can do it for less than $500. But you can get started for as cheap as $150 or less for a decent webcam, free software and a microphone/headset. Check out my other posts for more details by clicking on the “podcasting” and “video” links.

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  2. I’ll definitely check those out…in the mean time, trying to save some funds :)
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  3. Ehm, I never heard before these information, thanks

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  4. New concept to me but I’ll give some time to learn it.

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  5. There are as many ways to make money on the Internet as possible but there aren’t a great deal of tried and true methods that can work for different people.

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  6. I’ve made basic and mediocre attempts at doing video but this is something i need to look at a little more closely.

    georges last blog post…Excellent way to make money on the internet

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 5:51 pm said...

    Thanks for dropping by George.

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