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Added Nov 18, 2018

Author PaulREvans57
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In my earlier blog - "Producing a Video - part 1", I stated that I would record a video this weekend. Unfortunately, the title "Producing a Video - part 2" was taken so, I have switched the title of the follow-up training to "Face the Camera".

I have moved over from my blog as it is not possible to embed or link to a video in a WA blog. So, here I am in Video Training. My first training and my first video!

I mentioned the Udemy course I am following, and as we are close to Black Friday and Udemy courses are all at $9.99, I thought it is worth passing on. I recommend the Udemy course - "Confidence On Camera: Make Amazing Videos, Easily" by Alexa Fischer.

I had fun creating this video, and I feel I have broken the ice with regards to facing the camera and posting online! I welcome your feedback, and if you have any questions, I am happy to answer them to the best of my ability.

My thanks to Jay (Magistudios) for explaining succinctly and to the point; convert the MOV (Apple) file to MP4. My original MOV file was about 4GB in size (a 7 minute HD recording), the resultant conversion was a more internet friendly 282MB HD MP4 format.

I used a free app from the App Store on my iMac. It was straightforward, semi-automatic and only took a few minutes to complete the job. The developer's website, deliver's a 404-page not found, and it looks like they market the paid-for version. The free app is still available in the App Store and is compatible with my old iMac running Mojave 10.14.1.

Paul.
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Marley2016 Premium
Paul,
Thank you very much for sharing :)
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Thank you, Susan.

It was one small step for the community; one giant leap for me!

I feel better for it. No holding me back now. 😊
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AlanJE Premium
Hi Paul, Thanks for sharing your story, I will check out Udemy, and also watch out for the next part, Best Alan
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Thanks, Alan. My next video won't be long in coming.
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Fleeky Premium
Hi Paul
Loved it
Lively testimony!

Thank you
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Thank you, Fleeky. It felt so good to publish my first video!
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AlexEvans Premium
Top of the range Paul thank you for sharing, Udemy is a source for a lot of information and they do have some good deals from time to time.
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Thanks, Alex. Excellent value too. Many of the video courses are of high quality.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Paul

Very well done! Are using the mic from the computer or a remote mic?

Have a nice day!

Tim
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PaulREvans57 Premium
I was having setup issues, so I just reverted to the iMac built-in camera and mic.
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PaulREvans57 Premium
After I produced the video, I realised my old (2015) iMac camera is only 720p and not full 1080p HD. Next year I will be looking to upgrade my iMac to a 2018 model.

I'll sort out my setup issues and use my iPhone 6 plus. At least then I'll get full HD, so long as I use it (back to front). The FaceTime camera is only 720p HD.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Paul

I would also add a remote mic so you do not get an echo or the hiss when speaking, especially if you ever may decide to do something outside. There were some excellent youtube vids which suggested some great add on mics to use which were not very expensive.

Have a nice weekend.

Tim
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Thanks for the advice, Tim. It's all in hand though. I had setup issues with my camera and remote mic - still learning, which is why I resorted to using the inbuilt camera and mic on the iMac.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Paul

I saw some cameras in which the remote mic was attached to the camera with a small arm on youtube.

Tim
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Thanks, Tim. I have found one I like. It holds the iPhone, LED lights and mic. It is also lightweight and portal. Great for vlogging when on the go!
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