Using these instructions, you can also create videos for use in Apple’s new iPods with video playback capability. You can also use these instructions to create video podcasts for posting in Apple’s iTunes Podcast Directory for millions to view and download to their iPods.
1. Make sure you have updated your QuickTime software to version 7.0.3 or later. Mac OS X users use Software Update.
2. In order to record your video, you need to connect a FireWire camera or a source such as the output of your cable box, etc. to your Mac (for sources without FireWire outputs, use a DV converter, for example Formac’s StudioDV or any number of similar devices – basically, the RCA or S-Video outputs from your media device plug into the DV convertor, the content gets converted in real time, and a FireWire cable connects to your Mac). The iSight and most DV cameras will work directly via FireWire. Once your camera or other source is connected, make sure iChat AV and AOL Instant Messenger are not running.
3. Open QuickTime 7 Pro. If you don’t have it, get QuickTime 7 Pro today.
4. Choose “Preferences” from the QuickTime Player menu, then click on the Recording icon at the top of the window. First, select the video device and microphone you will use to record your video podcast. Next, for the best video quality of your final video podcast, set the Quality to “Device Native” and choose the location where you would like your podcast to be saved.
5. Choose “New Movie Recording” from the File menu.
6. Click the red Capture button and begin recording. Click the black Stop button when you’re done recording.
7. To convert your podcast recording to a format that iPod understands, choose “Export…” from the File menu. Choose “Movie to iPod (320×240)” from the export drop down list and click the Save button. The Export progress bar shows you how much of the export process is completed. The longer your recording, the longer the export will take. Once the export is complete, QuickTime Pro will place on your Desktop a new version of your podcast recording that will play on the iPod.
Add your finished movie to your iTunes Library for transfer to your video-capable iPod. Apple provides additional instructions for publishing your finished video as a podcast, if that’s what your content is intended to be, here.
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