Getting Started... PC | MAC

Regardless of platform, there are a few things to know about Podcasting:

Software:

    • PC
      • Audacity - An audio recording and editing program. With the LAME encoder, Audacity can export to MP3
      • Wondershare - A conversion program that will convert PowerPoint files into MP4 files (easier, but takes longer)
      • Camtasia - A conversion program that will convert PowerPoint files into MP4 files (quicker, but more advanced)
      • Movie Maker - A video editing program that comes free with Service Pack 2
      • MediaCoder - An audio/video conversion program, supports multiple file formats
    • MAC
      • Audacity - An audio recording and editing program. With the LAME encoder, Audacity can export to MP3
      • Garage Band - An audio recording and editing program. Can create enhanced podcasts (audio with still images)
      • Profcast - For recording narration in Keynote, and converting it to MP4
      • iMovie - A program for captureing and editing video using the built-in cameras or imported video

Hardware:

    • USB headsets with noise canceling microphones
    • Digital video camera - webcam or digital video camera with focus and zoom
    • PC laptop - May be checked out on-site to use for podcasting

Quiet Space:

      • Conference room that may be reserved in 1-hour intervals

Podcasts: IMG offers various podcasts on the basics of podcasting available through iTunes U. (Must have iTunes installed)

Formats

    • Audio only
      • Mp3 sound files
    • Narrated images
      • PowerPoint converted to Mp4 movie
    • Video
      • Mp4 movies

On a PC

Audio Podcast:

  1. Record your Podcast using Audacity.
  2. Export as MP3.

Video Podcast:

Method One:

  1. Create the PowerPoint
    1. Designing PowerPoint presentations for podcastspodcast is available through iTunes U
  2. Use Camtasia Studio to
    • Record narration
    • Process as a podcast
  • Drawbacks for Camtasia:
    • Cost
    • Plugin Settings
    • Benefits
    • Editable
    • Fast processing

Method Two:

  1. Create the PowerPoint
  2. Add narration to PPT Slide show
  3. Use Wondershare converter
  • Drawbacks
    • Not editable
    • Real time conversion plus processing
    • Benefits
    • Cost effective
    • Simple interface



On a Mac

Coming soon

Last Updated: Sept 10th, 2010

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