How To Record A Podcast Video Remotely

How to record a podcast video

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Most podcasters prefer a live video recording of their guests, but remote video podcasting offers way more advantages over live podcasts. However, for most podcasters, remote video podcasting is not their stuff, hence the need for this post to guide you on how to record a podcast videos remotely.

As a podcaster, you can record and upload podcast videos to YouTube or other social media platforms to drive more traffic to your podcast channel.

Tips For Recording And Uploading Podcast Videos Successfully

  1. Make sure to record in a well-lit environment. If you want a crisp video, you will need a lot of light; So light up your room for better video quality.
  2. Invest in a webcam if you plan on doing video podcasts often. You can start with a baseline camera like your computer webcam, which is 720P, but a 720P video quality will make your video appear grainy; hence you might want to invest in a quality webcam.
  3. Use your phone to record video. Depending on the phone type and camera quality, you can obtain a 4k HD video quality from phones; therefore, you cannot overlook having a phone with a high-quality camera.
  4. Get an SLR camera. An SLR Camera will give your uploaded podcast video a professional feel.
  5. Try to record a podcast with 4k video quality.

Setting Up Your Remote Interview Guests

For professional podcasting, you need to set up your guest with quality podcast equipment similar to what you’re using. Hence, be sure to:

  1. Encourage your guest to get a quiet space for recording; preferably, a well-carpeted room with furniture to absorb noise and echoes.
  2. Get an easy-to-use mic; preferably a plug-and-play USB microphone.
  3. Get a headphone for your guest.
  4. Ask your guest to switch to silent mode on their phone, close the extra browser tab, and turn off notifications temporarily.
  5. Remind your guest to be audible enough during the interview session for clear audio quality.
  6. Ask your guest to double-check their surrounding, and test their equipment.

How To Record a Podcast Video Remotely Using Software

There are countless software used to create and upload podcast videos, amongst which Zoom stands out.

Zoom is a video conferencing app compatible with a wide range of devices. The app became popular in 2020 when the lockdown was declared in most countries worldwide.

Zoom has a free and premium plan. The free plan allows you to make unlimited video calls with two people. However, call duration for more than two people is capped at 40 minutes, hence the need to switch to a paid plan for an unlimited video conference with more than two people.

Before starting out with zoom, ensure that:

  1. You log into your zoom account as an Administrator
  2. Enable ‘Local Recording’ by clicking on ‘Account settings
  3. Click on the ‘Lock icon’ and select ‘Lock’ to prevent other users from messing around with your settings.

How to start a Podcast recording on Zoom

  1. Log into your zoom account and initiate a meeting as a host.
  2. Click ‘Record’
  3. Click on ‘Record on this Computer
  4. Once you’ve done so, a small recording icon appears at the top of the screen, indicating that zoom is recording your current session; your guests connected to you will also see the recording indicator on their screen.
  5. Click on ‘Participants’ to view guests recording the session.
  6. Zoom automatically convert the recording and opens the folder where the recording is saved at the end of the podcast session.

How To Record Separate Tracks On Zoom

Recording separate tracks on zoom make post-production easier with less stress by making editing and cutting out unwanted noise easier. However, separate tracks will take more space and data than a single recording.

To record separate tracks on zoom, ensure you enable ‘Local Recording’ as an administrator for a single account or group.

If you’ve already enabled ‘Local recording’ in your settings, you should,

  1. Launch the Zoom app
  2. Click the Settings icon and click on ‘Recording.’
  3. Check the ‘Record a separate audio file for each participant who speaks’ box.

Inviting Podcast guests to a zoom meeting

  1. You log into your Zoom account
  2. Start a meeting as the host
  3. Click on ‘Manage Participants’ on the dashboard section for meeting
  4. Click the ‘Invite’ icon in the ‘Participants’ section.
  5. Select any of the following modes for inviting podcast guests.
    • Email: Click on the ‘Invite by Email’ icon, select an email provider, add your guests’ email addresses, and ‘Send.’
    • Contacts: Click on the ‘Invite by Contacts’ icon, select the contacts you wish to interview, and click on the ‘Invite’ icon to send out invites to your podcast guests
    • Link Invite: Click on the ‘Copy URL’ at the bottom of the invitation window, send it to your guests, or paste it into a notepad for future use.

Post-Production of Video Podcasts

Post-production is the hardest part of video podcasting, which distinguishes you as a professional podcaster. Therefore, you should pay attention to post-production if you want your uploaded podcast video to get you the desired views.

Learning how to create podcast videos with any podcast software is easy, but for starters, I suggest you let professional sound engineers help you with video editing to get the quality you desire.

What Does Post-Production Entail?

Post-production involves the following stages:

  1. Editing Dialogues: This involves cutting out parts with errors, reducing the episode length, and removing shortened pauses for seamless continuity.
  2. Repairing and improving audio quality: This entails cutting out background noise, equalization, video compression, and gating.
  3. Adding Music/SFX: This editing process includes layering, adding fade-in and fade-out effects, cutting music, and adding intro and outro.
  4. Mixing: Mixing ensures that the volume is good and panning audio layers.
  5. Mastering: Mastering involves adding limiters, choosing ‘mono’ or ‘stereo,’ and exporting source files.

After learning how to create podcast videos, you should also learn how to use professional editing tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, or Audacity to give your video podcasts the professional touch it needs, but learning to use the editing tools take time, hence you should get a professional to do the editing for you, while you are learning the rope.

Final Thoughts

Now that you have the skills to create and upload video podcasts remotely using podcast applications, you should practice more, use the tips and recommendations above, and test more podcasting apps until you get a podcast recording app that works best for you.