The Top 5 resources for Video Podcasters

The Top 5 resources for Video Podcasters

I really can’t tell you how happy I am that more tools are appearing every day to allow people to create professional quality Internet TV shows from the comfort (and often limited spaced) home.

People are always asking me what I use to create professional content on a shoestring budget, so I am posting this in the hopes that you all will start a video podcast!

XSplit Broadcaster

XSplit is the most important piece of software in my production suite.  It has bee a year since I wrote my original roundup for XSplit vs. OBS, and Split Media Labs has constantly improved on the underlying code.  Recently they launched Gamecaster which is more focused on the needs of gamers and XSplit Broadcaster v2.0 is in Beta testing.   The improvements are amazing and it is only the start of the product life cycle.   Split Media Labs has also announced XSplit Studio that will be more focused on the needs of online video studios.   The constant upgrades and solid performance make XSplit a necessity of any home studio.

VideoBlocks

Every time I need production music, stock footage or a new quick After Effects template, Video Blocks is my go to.   You can quickly scan through their library of clips for free, but you’ll need a membership to download.   If you use our affiliate link, you can get a 90% discount on your membership (only $99 for the year! )

Envato Market Place

When ever I need a new theme, video player or other piece of software for my website, I always check Envato first.   They are the minds behind ThemeForest & Code Canyon which are both sites I use on a regular basis.

Adobe Creative Cloud

There used to be a time when you needed to drop $3000 to get the full Adobe Creative Suite.   Just last year, Adobe realeased Creative Cloud that gives you access to all of Adobe’s software for one low monthly price.  Plans start as low as $9.99 and the full blown package is only $49/month.    With the full package you get access to every piece of software that Adobe makes including After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop.

Vimeo Pro

Video is great, and YouTube is awesome for reaching a broad audience.   But what if you want to distribute higher quality MP4 files to a Roku application?   Vimeo Pro is hands down the best video service I’ve used to distribute video podcasts.   A Pro account is only $199/year and offers 20GB of upload space each week (amounting to 1 terabyte per year!).   You also get a custom HTML5 player, direct MP4 links and the highest quality video encoding on the Internet.


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