If you’re reading this, I’m betting there’s a good chance you quite like computers, the Internet, or technology in general. A few weeks ago, Dave showed you 10 websites that all geeks should bookmark. This week, I’d like to introduce you to 5 technology podcasts you should all add to iTunes. Some are new, some are old favorites – all are awesome.
Records keystrokes, audio, video, and slidesPear Note records audio, video, and what you do, including typing notes and changing slides, on a timeline. Since keystrokes and slide changes are kept on this timeline, you can easily find what was being said during typing or a particular slide.Supports the latest document features from OS X LionPear Note supports Auto Save and Versions when running on Mac OS X Lion or later, which means you never have to worry about saving or losing data again. If you find that you lost something, easily browse through history to find what’s missing.
I missed this one at NAB.
Abba Shapiro is an award-winning writer/producer/director with over 25 years’ experience in video and film production. His production company, Shapiro Video & Multimedia, works in every format from DVCAM to HD to 35 mm film. Abba has done work for a wide range of commercial, corporate, and federal clients, including USA Today, The Associated Press, NASA, The CW, and the Department of Defense. In addition to doing production work, Abba is a lead instructor for Apple’s Pro Video Applications Certified Training Program. He is a coauthor of the advanced editing tips and tricks book, Final Cut Studio on the Spot. He also teaches scriptwriting, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Color, Motion, and Photoshop for video at venues such as NAB, Macworld, Government Video Expo, ShowBiz Expo, and DV Expo.
Referenced Apple’s Free 30 Day trail for Finalcut Pro 7 users. Media has to be transcoded in Finalcut Pro 7. Covering best practices for post production.
YCast.TV is an over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and Video on demand to desktop, laptop, PCs, internet set-top boxes (Roku, Boxee), smartphones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows), internet-enabled tablets (iPad, Android), gaming consoles (XBOX, PS3, Wii), iPod/iPod Touch and Connected TV (Samsung); Instantly.
YCast.TV facilitates content providers, broadcasters and operators to deliver streaming video over most internet-enabled devices. Content provider can monetize on the technologies without any additional investment on video distribution. The content partner with YCast.TV will have control over distribution strategies like – devices to broadcast on, subscription, Geo-blocking and security.
YCast.TV architecture has the capability to acquire the source signal, encode, stream and deliver the content to most internet enabled device.
Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
Broadcast Live to Any Device
You might think the POV / action sports camera world has been a bit of a two horse race recently. That could all change, however, now ION has muscled into the scene with its Air Pro HD sports camera. The firms dabbled with handy cameras before, but now its dipping a well armored toe into the helmet-cam market. Needless to say, that means its rugged, waterproof, and built to eat dirt — or at least capture the moments when you do.Your action is scooped-up in full 1080p HD, and theres a 5-megapixel stills option for when you want to frame that killer jump for static posterity. The lens is a 170-degree wide-angle affair, you can change the FOV if you wish, but its definitely enough to grab all the action. Theres also no display on the device itself, but theres a reason for that: operating the Air Pro is a ridiculously straightforward task. With just one click youre recording, even if switched off. The two controls on top are all you need to get the essential jobs done with this device, a button for switching it on and off and taking stills and the sliding record switch — this set-up also means you can physically feel if its recording, even when you cant see it.
Education’s #1 Choice for Blended Learning and Lecture CaptureBreaking News…Educating Backpack Journalistsat the ASU Cronkite SchoolCreate learning on-demand with the EchoSystem. It’s the industry-leading platform that automatically, affordably, and reliably scales blended learning and lecture capture initiatives for higher education.
If you have the money it is a great all in one solution for classroom capture and podcasting. It also has iTunesU video posting integration.
The new editor features everything you expect from modern video editing software; arrange contents on different tracks, add audio to your movie, cut out unneeded parts like the long time it took the browser to load a page and display text. Animations are easy to achieve using animation markers. Set the start values, set the end values and you’re all set. Screenium takes care of the rest.
Screenium does not stop here. Smart Zoom lets you zoom to individual mouse clicks to highlight even better what you were doing. When recording full screen, Screenium also records in what window you were working and offers you to always zoom to that window.
With all the flexibility Screenium’s editor offers, you can always do faster. Use pre-configured animations that you just drag and drop onto your movies. Fade video in and out or have it slide in or out to or from any side.
Screenium comes with lots of video effects. Emphasize or obscure certain parts of your recording or use effects just to be creative. This can come very handy when you don’t want the public to see names or addresses that appear in your recording. Screenium also offers lots of audio effects from compressors to equalizers to filters.
Chapter marks allow you to divide your screencast into individual sections, each directly accessible. Give your customers the possibility to jump directly to the main part or the Q&A section close to the end, or just allow them to watch a chapter again. Chapter marks even work on iPads, iPhones and iPod touch.
- Until March 15th 2012, Screenium 2 is available with a 25% discount for $29.99 / 23,99€. After that, the regular price of $39.99 / 31,99€ will apply. Screenium is available in the Mac App Store or in our Web Store.
- Upgrades from Screenium 1 are available for $14.99 / 11,99€ on the product page. If you purchased Screenium after January 1st 2011 you can upgrade to Screenium 2 for free. If you bought Screenium 1 at our Web Store you should have already received a free license key by email. If you bought Version 1 at the Mac App Store you can download the Upgrade for free by opening the Mac App Store application.
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later (10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion are fully supported)
- 1,5 Ghz Processor (PowerPC or Intel)