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Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies® by Terra, Evo, Morris, Tee

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Chapter 39. Video Podcasting

In This Practice

  • Exploring the unique demands of a video podcast

  • Allotting enough time to produce quality video

  • Getting the right studio accessories

  • Deciding on a running time

Video production in the late 1990s was just beginning to break into the home consumer and amateur filmmaker market, but getting your computer and your home (or office) equipped with Hollywood‐grade hardware usually involved bank loans and a hope that you might break even with what you'd just invested. These days, cinematic special effects, professional‐grade cameras, and the capability to produce broadcast‐quality video have all become commonplace. Digital video technology is affordable, and creative minds are exploring the possibilities of podcasting their videos to content‐hungry audiences around the world.

So, in a nutshell, yes, video podcasting poses many more challenges and many more demands. The end results, though, are worth it all!

Understanding the Demands of a Video Podcast

Video demands a lot of time and attention not only from its audience but also from its creators. Similar to enhanced podcasting (described in Practice 24), video podcasting is a step up in production and more challenging than producing standard audio podcasts.

There's no denying that enhanced podcasting is very, very cool. Unlike enhanced podcasts put together in GarageBand 3 or Podcast Factory, video podcasts are not easy to do. Impossible, no. But easy? Hardly, especially when working with various camera ...

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