Chapter 8. Roll Camera: Video Podcasting

In This Chapter

  • Making the jump from audio to video

  • Finding out what you need to make a video podcast

  • Creating a video podcast episode with iMovie

  • Preparing your Windows Movie Maker video for podcasting

In its first year, podcasting established itself as an exciting audio option. It was truly "The People's Radio" for your computer, promising a fresh alternative to cookie-cutter corporate radio. A few potential podcasters took a closer look at the way RSS 2.0 worked and thought, "Wait a second — if we can do this with audio, what about video?" So a few brave podcasters decided to put moving pictures to their podcasts; and while people still search for "just the right term" (vidcast, vodcast, vodblog, and so on) video podcasting came to be and continues to grow.

Once upon a time, professional-quality video production (such as editing, post-production effects, and DVD authoring) on a consumer market was either a pipe dream or a hobbyist's major investment. With the advancements in professional-grade cameras, advancements in home computing systems, and the ease of video-editing software, producing broadcast-quality video is not only affordable, it's expected. Add to this the popularity of services like YouTube ( and LuluTV (, and creative minds both in the amateur and professional circles are now looking at video podcasting as an alternative to distribution.

We barely scratch the surface of video podcasting in this ...

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