By Mike Mahony
Video podcasting has become a big thing. As audio podcasts grow, video podcasting follows right behind.
The equipment needed to do video podcasting is a little bit different from that needed for an audio podcast.
Difference Between Video Podcasting and Audio Podcasting
One of the questions I am constantly asked is “What is the difference between video podcasting and audio podcasting?” The answer is potentially not as obvious as you might think.
First, the obvious difference is that there is a video of the end result. This means you can’t just sit around in your PJs and record like you can with audio podcasting.
The biggest difference is the length. With video podcasting you won’t want to go much more than 15 total minutes. Video podcasts are not as portable as audio podcasts and they require the viewers attention. This truly changes the dynamics.
Video Podcasting Equipment
Believe it or not, audio is the most important part of video podcasting. This means you are going to need a microphone close to your voice in order for your message to be heard clearly.
Most audio podcasting microphones won’t work well for video because they’re too big and distracting in the shot. However, you can sometimes frame your shot tight enough that you can use a studio microphone just barely out of frame.
The best kind of microphone for video is something that’s small, not distracting, or completely invisible. This leaves you with some decent options, but you must decide what you want to use.
These have clips that allow them to be clipped to your clothing and even possibly hidden from view. This type of microphone allows for arm movement. A word of caution: sometimes these microphones are extremely sensitive and will pick up noise if anything brushes against the cable.
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