I have just produced my second video which is a big improvement over the first. I have to admit that getting in front of a camera is not natural for me and does not come easy. I feel like I have a lot to say, that is until the rec is clicked, then my mind goes blank. In my first video I was reading most of what I said. In my second I memorized and then rehearsed what I said. I am still finding my feet I guess. I can see the vast improvement in the second video which is far from perfect.
When I say producing the video I mean absolutely every aspect. I have a copy of Camtasia and I am using that to record and edit the video. Learning that has also been part of the challenge. I am also getting better with that software and able to produce better results.
The equipment is my next concern. My Mac Air has a pretty good cam but I am using a separate external high quality cam. I notice that it had a problem focusing a few times but other than that the quality is pretty good.
The real issue is audio quality. I have used both the internal mic in the Mac and the one built into the external cam. The difference in sound quality surprised me but I am aware that both are picking up way too much background noise and when i play back with head phones I can hear the constant sound of traffic as we are on a main road. My friend Mat recently posted about a mic he just got and it sounds exactly like what i need. http://mattwilkie.co.uk/ideal-mic-for-podcasts-and-youtube-videos-samson-go-mic/
If anyone wants to see the result of my work they can view the video on the main page of my site http://socialvisibilityonline.com.au/ or on the youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/VisibilityOnline/. Please Like and comment about my video (if you have a youtube account subscribe to my channel)