Hopefully the following instructions will give you a very basic overview of what’s involved in creating video podcasts or ‘vodcasts’. However if after reading this it seems like it will take too much time or you a want a really professional looking vodcast then contact us about our video podcasts packages which will give you everything you need to get going: podcast kit, tailored templates, itunes instructions, plugins if needed… just hit record and let us take care of it all for you.

Podcast kit

There are a variety of ways to create a video podcast. You have your traditional “talking head” video where you record yourself talking or giving a demonstration. You can also create screencasts for things like software or web-based tutorials. There’s also side-by-side Skype video interviews. Lots of options!

So the first step is a decent quality HD video camera to shoot your video podcasts. And yes, the Flip or similar will work. I’ve even seen people record video podcasts via iMovie on a Macbook Pro. In fact there is nothing stopping you using your iphone 4 or later which has the quality, but not necessarily the memory.

Tip: You want to record & publish your video podcast in HD format so make sure you have a camera that supports that.

Next is video editing…

How To Create A Video Podcast: Software

You can use iMovie on the Mac for video editing, and Camtasia Studio on the PC.

Anyone can shoot a video and upload it to YouTube, but for a video podcast I recommend you go the extra mile. Create a custom intro whic lets people know about your brand and name, use  transitions or it will just end up in the giant rubbish pile of the internet.


If you are not the creative type we can put some great pro looking graphics together as template to use.

Once you create your first video podcast episode, you’ll want to upload it to the web and start building your subscriber base.

Create an iTunes acount and follow the easy steps to start uploading. If you use a woiordpress website there are plugins which allow you to upload podcasts.

Create an RSS Feed for your video podcast which you can then submit to iTunes. It will also allow you to embed your episodes into individual blog posts, which you can optimize for free search engine traffic. In addition to these basic promotion strategies, with a video podcast you’ll have the added benefit of being able to submit your feed to video podcast directories.