The most noticeable difference between professional and amateur videos often isn’t the quality of the video, but the quality of the audio. This video series, by Sennheiser, takes a look at recording audio for video. It covers microphones for video recording, wireless mics, handheld mics and more.
How to Podcast
This tutorial takes a look at how to make enhanced podcasts with GarageBand. An ‘enhanced podcast’ is an audio podcast that can also contain images, chapter markers, hyperlinks, and artwork, synced to the audio. When an enhanced podcast is played on a compatible device, the additional information will be displayed in time with the audio podcast.
The Sound Of Young America‘s Jesse Thorn explains how to create a podcast with public-radio quality, with relatively inexpensive gear, out of your bedroom: I use Shure SM7 microphones. These are famous for being the mics that Michael Jackson used to record his vocals for Thriller, but they’re really a great all-purpose microphone. They’re also [...]
This two-part video looks at how to create a podcast. Topics covered include: What a podcast is The benefits of podcasts Podcasting in education Podcasting microphone tips USB microphones USB audio interfaces Microphone pop guards Podcasting software Apple Garageband Adobe Soundbooth Audacity Podcast recording tips Saving your podcast Uploading and distributing your podcast If you [...]
Apple has updated its official recommendations on for how to submit your podcast to iTunes. Here’s what they recommend: Test Your Podcast Feed In iTunes: You should first verify that you can successfully subscribe to your feed using the Advanced menu in iTunes: Select Advanced, Subscribe To Podcast in iTunes; Paste in the URL of [...]
Five tips for on-location podcast recording, via Mark Moran, news director for NPR’s public radio affiliate in Phoenix: In every environment where you do an interview, just switch on your recorder and get 15-30 seconds of ambient sound at that location. Ask for your subject’s name and title at the top of the interview. Include [...]
This video tutorial, by Brent Powell, looks at how to use free software – Audacity – to record, edit and export a podcast. Audacity is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.
CNet’s Veronica Belmont and Tom Merrit offer their take on the basics of podcasting in Podcasting 101. They cover: basic podcasting mics podcasting software podcasting mixers Audacity podcast hosting RSS Feeds OurMedia.org podcast subscription FeedBurner podcast promotion iTunes It’s the 10,000 foot view – but it’s a good basic overview.
This video tutorial, via gigafide, looks at how to create a podcast with Audacity. Sites referenced in this video include: Audacity Podango Podpress MyPodcast Podcast411 This video covers how to create a podcast in about 4 minutes, so it doesn’t go into much depth. More information is available under these categories: How To Podcast Podcasting [...]
This set of videos, via Steinar Knutsen, demonstrates how to podcast with a Mac. In addition to covering how to podcast with Mac software, Knutsen touches on these topics: MacBook Pro Snow Leopard Samson CO1U USB Studio Condenser Microphone Logitech USB Headphone and Microphone Set Apple iPhone 3G Voice Memos iPhone App AudioBoo iPhone App [...]