Podcasting sfrome2011 by Maria Grazia Bovo (FAO)

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  • Podcasting sfrome2011 by Maria Grazia Bovo (FAO)

    1. 1. Training session on Podcasting 26-09-2011
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Definition of podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>How to create a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>How to publish a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>How to listen/ watch a potcast </li></ul><ul><li>Key elements: storage and bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>A practical example using Google Apps and Itunes and Podomatic </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasing at FAO: A case study </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>“ A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video ) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication .” </li></ul>Definition
    4. 4. Creating a podcast <ul><li>Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Recorder software </li></ul><ul><li>Media Player software </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Editor and MP3 Encoder </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Pod catcher software </li></ul>
    5. 5. Publishing a Podcast <ul><li>To publish your podcast to the internet, you usually need to do the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Host the audio files on a web server, a website or a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Create an RSS Feed – this is the feed that your listeners subscribe to so they can automatically download new audio files of your podcast </li></ul>
    6. 6. Storage <ul><li>The amount of storage you need for your audio files will depend on the following: </li></ul><ul><li>The length of each audio file </li></ul><ul><li>The audio quality of your MP3 files (the higher the quality the bigger the file) </li></ul><ul><li>How often you produce audio files </li></ul><ul><li>How many past audiofiles you want to make available at a time to your listeners </li></ul>
    7. 7. Bandwidth <ul><li>Bandwidth is the amount of data that your web host allows to be transferred to and from your web site. “Capacity channel” </li></ul>
    8. 8. Listening to Podcasts <ul><li>Listeners can subscribe to podcasts through RSS feed. New audiofiles are automatically downloaded as soon as they’re released. </li></ul>
    9. 9. A practical example using Google Apps and ITunes http://www.blogger.com/home http://www.google.com/reader/view/#overview-page
    10. 10. http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/podcasting/
    11. 11. Podcasing at FAO during Conference and Council sessions
    12. 12. Corporate requirements <ul><li>FAO Basic Texts require that Conference and Council Verbatim Records be produced within 24 hrs by the FAO Verbatim team </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Recording Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Recording Software </li></ul><ul><li>Transcription Software </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow system </li></ul>Technical requirements
    14. 14. Recording Hardware EDIROL Fa 101 <ul><li>Digital audio converter and mixer: EDIROL – up to 10 audio channels </li></ul><ul><li>Recording done by PC with normal sound card and FireWire port </li></ul><ul><li>FAO Conference: one PC for Plenary (7 channels); another for two Commissions; a third backing up all meetings </li></ul>
    15. 15. Recording Software <ul><li>Audio recording software (VRS by NCH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Records digital signal in several formats and quality levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built-in compressors and filters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual treatment of each channel and file storage in preferred location (network drives, FTPs or e-mail or Podcast) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound files of any length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic recording at certain sound level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System operated also remotely via Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of database of logs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transcription: ExpressScribe (Freeware) </li></ul><ul><li>Sound editing software (Freeware) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Web-based form created during the meeting
    17. 17. <ul><li>RSS export on the Permanent Representatives website </li></ul>
    18. 18. Achievements <ul><li>Excellent sound quality and flow of recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Audio recordings available to Staff and Permanent Representatives in real time through a dedicated web page </li></ul><ul><li>Entire workflow visible in real time on web </li></ul><ul><li>Savings from employing less temporary staff </li></ul><ul><li>Savings from not renting tape recorders and foot pedals </li></ul><ul><li>Digital recording equipment is portable </li></ul>
    19. 19. Useful links <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/itunes/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.podomatic.com/login </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blogger.com/home </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zdnet.co.uk/broadband-speedtest/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/podcasting/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rolandus.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nch.com.au/vrs/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fao.org/audiocatalogue/index.jsp?lang=EN </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/globalnews </li></ul><ul><li>http://permreps.fao.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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