Podcasting and video narration at DVC

What is a Podcast?

Podcasting, as you may have read from the link above, is a useful way in which to communicate to an audience through an audio file. Using a screen to generate a podcast allows a presenter to add his/her voice in with a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, uniting them together.

Podcast file format

Because there are many programs available to make audio and video files on the pc and mac, you should save your files as follows if you develop your own content:

  • Audio: mp3 or mov
  • Enhanced audio (PowerPoint/Keynote + audio): m4a, m4b, or mov
  • Video: avi, m4v, mpeg 4, or mov

Typical software used to record audio and video screen recordings:

  • Screen recordings with narration: Quicktime (mac), Camtasia (mac/pc), or SnagIt (mac/pc)
  • Audio: Garageband or iMovie (mac)
  • Enhanced audio: Garageband (mac)

Audio recording devices

  • Hand-held device (a digital recorder or smartphone or iPod/mp3 player with mic attachment)
  • Laptop computer using internal speaker or any computer using a usb or 1/8 inch mic attached

Additional podcast links of interest: