Podcasting Tools You Need
Now that you know more about podcasting and video blogging, let's dive right in, and get started with podcasting. Before you start, there are certain tools that you need. Be warned. There are a variety of tools, and many of them are very high priced, but that's not really what you need. So, before you rush out and spend a veritable fortune on tools that you really don't need, let's take a look at what you do actually need for a successful podcast. Note that there are really two options.
This is the easiest option, and only requires you dialing a number and speaking into your phone and pushing a few buttons on your phone. You can record your podcast over the telephone, and this is how many do it the first time, and how many others continue to do it for as long as they podcast. The only expense here is the cost of the call. You can record for free, other than that cost at sites such as Gabfest, at http://www.gabfest.com or TalkCast at http://www.talkcast.com.Again, the only cost associated with this is the long distance charge. Simply sign up for a free account at either of these services, and then follow the directions for phoning your podcast in. Once you've finished with your podcast, and it is available, download it to your own computer for editing.
This is the harder option, but it removes all limitations and gives you the opportunity to create more powerful podcasts. Once you've gotten the feel for podcasting with option one, which is very simple, it will be time to start exploring podcasting with your own equipment. Even with this option, there are many choices, and it does not have to be expensive. Essentially, what you need is a good microphone and some essential software. You can buy a $20 microphone at a discount store. While it does not have to be fancy, it is a good idea to have one that cancels out excess or background noise.
Now, let's take a look at that software, which you are going to need for either option one or option two, in order to edit your podcast if for no other reason. But for option two, you also need some way to capture the audio (record).
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