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Lucid Guys on Internet Marketing #12 – Making Videos

13 August 2010 No Comment

Part 12 in a series of Internet Marketing videos featuring David Congreave and his assistant Beth Rudkin. This week we discuss making videos to post online.

To ask David and Beth an Internet Marketing question, send an email to video@davidcongreave.com

DAVID
Hi I’m David Congreave and this is my assistant Bethany Rudkin.

BETHANY
Today we’re going to talk about making videos to post online.

DAVID
That’s right. Now, obviously, we’re not experts, but we’ve had plenty of practice and there are couple of really important tips that will make all the difference to the quality of the videos you produce. Bethany, tip #1 please.

BETHANY
Always record your video in as high a resolution as possible.

DAVID
You always lose some resolution between shooting the video and uploading it onto the net so if you start with the highest possible, the final result is always going to look better. The price of camcorders has dropped dramatically over the last couple of years and even HD camcorders are very affordable.

BETHANY
Tip #2, choose a camcorder that lets you plug in a microphone.

DAVID
The internal microphone in a camcorder is ok for indoors, but outside, or somewhere noisy, you really need a microphone to get decent quality sound. Believe it or not many camcorders, even highly-priced ones, don’t have an audio socket, so make sure you check for this feature.

DAVID
Last point, if the videos you’re making are primarily short, talking-head videos to go on YouTube, such as this one, then a small HD camcorder is an excellent option. This video is being recorded with a Flip Mino HD camcorder which, as well as shooting good quality video, makes it very easy to upload the video to your computer afterwards. Bethany, do you want to show the viewers the Flip Mino?

DAVID
Carefully.

BETHANY
I am being careful.

DAVID
Well done.

BETHANY
That’s coming out of my wages isn’t it?

DAVID
Yep.

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