podcast_logo.pngA podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.
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We supply the following kinds of podcasts:

Audio (Traditional radio):

The traditional way of podcasting, which is similar to the radio, except you decide when to listen to the program. We supply you with a microphone and recording equipment, and when the lecture has been recorded, we can be publish it as an audio podcast, which we will update every time a new episode has been recorded.

Slides (Pictures) with Audio:

This is the preferred way of podcasting, since it is easy to do and most beneficial for students. We supply you with a program called ProfCaster and a microphone, if you deem that necessary (the built in microphone with the MacBooks usually is sufficient). With this program, you will import your slides from either Powerpoint or KeyNote and it will capture what you are saying while going through the slides. It will then store each slide as a picture and key it to your voice in the finished podcast.
This is the preferred way to podcast, since you get all the information from the slides, a crisp and clear voice to explain the slides and a very low file size in the end, which will make the podcast available to a wider audience.

Screencast with Audio:

Use QuickTime X (OSX Snow Leopard) or other screencapturing software (i.e. Jing) to record live demonstrations or presentations. This podcast option is low cost and very time efficient. As soon as your demonstration/presentation is over, you can upload to your preferred video site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).

Video with Audio:

This is the most involved of all podcast types, since it usually requires a camera person, microport microphone system, and more post production. The file sizes of the final product will also rise quite a bit (100+ megabytes pr. episode), still this type of podcast has its benefits. In many cases, it is not necessary to see what is happening in the lecturing situation, but for classes that are mainly blackboard driven, it is preferable to see what is being written. For this kind of scenario, we recommend this option.

We are currently working on a live streaming option, which will allow us to live edit and record these kinds of Video with Audio podcasts. Obviously it is still a more elaborate way of recording your lectures, but it can speed up the process a bit (see Live Streaming). In order for us to supply this solution for you, your lecture or event needs to have general appeal or in other ways be beneficial in the longer term.'

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