Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your tutorial needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

 

Web Hosting

Hostgator  is my recommended hosting service. Because we have used hostgator for the past 5 years or so.  You get the LOWEST price for hosting available $5.56 a month for the hatchling hosting plan. For a 25% discount on your hosting account use coupon code “screencast” in the coupon code section at checkout.

 

Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere.

Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! Relax knowing that your stuff is safe in Dropbox and will never be lost.


Multimedia > Screen Capture

The screen capture software we are currently using is called Screenflow 5 from Telestream.  With ScreenFlow5 you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone and your computer audio.  You can edit your vidoes wuth our easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a professional-looking screencast.

And finaly, the result is an MP4, MOV or M4V movie, ready for publishing your screencasts to the Web or directly to Vimeo, YouTube, Wistia, Facebook, Google Drive or Dropbox.  Why not give them a visit today at Telestream

Email Marketing & Lead Generation

ConvertKit is my email marketing provider.  I used to be with Aweber until I’ve found out what ConverKit can do.  ConvertKit is so easy to add optin forms, so easy to add courses and so easy to add your own giveaway which is hosted by ConverKit themselves. Sign up for ConvertKit Here!

 

Video Hosting 

Vimeo the free Basic membership on Vimeo is pretty great, but if you want priority support, tons more storage, advanced privacy control, and other professional tools, Vimeo Plus and PRO are for you. And unlike YouTube, we never put ads before, on top of, or after your videos.

As well as being a paid service is better for us rather than using Youtube. If Youtube decide to pull our channel and our tutorial videos are being streamed from there the chances are all your video content on your website or blog will be gone forever.   This is why we at Screencast Magazine are using a paid service like Vimeo.

Youtube  allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

YouTube is now owned by Google.  It’s great to promote your YouTube channel or content and services.  Just like Screencast tv we use Youtube and Vimeo channels to get the word out to the masses.  If you would like further information on Youtube you can visit Getting Started

 

Tools And Equipment

Pop Filter, picking a good mic is also key to getting great quality audio.  I have some recommendations when it comes to picking the right mic. Remember to include a pop filter when you go to look for a mic.  A pop filter stops all of your P’s and S’s from popping.

For more information on what is a pop filter is and it’s uses, I have shared this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_filter  please take a look it’s worth the read.

My Recommendations For USB Mics

Blue Yeti Pro is the world’s first USB microphone combining 24-bit/192 kHz digital recording resolution with analogue XLR output. Featuring three custom condenser capsules and four different pattern settings, the Yeti Pro can capture digital audio with up to four times the clarity found on CDs.  I have shared a link here, this product can be seen on Amazon blue yeti info

 

Blue Snowball helps you create studio-quality recordings, a USB microphone with exceptional sound-capture capabilities. Using Blue Microphone’s award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design, the Snowball produces crisp, clean recordings that are free of feedback and distortion.

 
The ATR 2100 mic’s sound is excellent. The podcaster’s microphone of choice and justifiably so – is the Heil PR40. It’s the one that Leo Laporte uses on his Internet and radio shows. If you can afford a PR40, buy one.However, if you want to save some money and get a fabulous value, buy this mic. It’s cheaper than a Shure SM58, a Blue Snowball, or Audio Technica AT2020, and it sounds a little better than the ATR 2100.
 

Dynamic Mics

Rode Procaster is very a dynamic large-diaphragm microphone, optimised for voice frequency response, robust full-metal housing, integrated pop filter. Includes transport case and microphone mount.  This is the mic that I’m currently using in all my screencasts and the build and audio quality on this mic is amazing.

The frequency response is optimised for voice transmission. The Procaster is spoken into from the front or the side, the speaker should be less than 5 cm away. We also use the Heil PR40 as a backup mic.

PSA1 is a studio boom arm for radio, broadcast, studio and home use. The PSA1 offers a horizontal reach of 820mm, a vertical reach of 840mm and full 360 degree rotation. It is supplied with velcro cable wraps and both desk-clamp and desk-insert style attachments for versatile mounting in desks up to 55mm thick (clamp) or 70mm (insert).

Designed for the RODE Procaster and Podcaster, the PSA1 supports most microphones weighing between 700g (1.5lb) and 1.1kg (2.4lb) when combined with shock mount.  Please note that the PSM1 shock mount is sold separately.

 

Recommended Books

Webcast profit toolkit: How to share your message and engage your audience: By Mike Koenigs

 

Other video assets I use in my screencasting

 

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HD stock video clips

We only use high quality HD videos has part of our proseccess in making our screencasts and video tutorials.  Then we noticed on other websites on the interweb the cost of one HD video clip is on averadge £54.00.  This is for one HD clip!! Wow…..

I then searched around some more and found a film maker called Trevor L. Smith.  We partnered with him to bring you this incredible stock video library for less than the price of one stock video at most sites.

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