MacMost Now 265: Making the MacMost Now Video Podcast

Gary Rosenzweig talks about the software, hardware and Internet services he uses to produce and distribute the MacMost Now video podcast. See the full post at for links.

Links to products mentioned in the episode:

  • Video camera with Firewire: Sony HDR-HC9 6MP MiniDV High Definition Handycam Camcorder
  • Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR-35S Lavalier Microphone
  • Microphone to USB: Griffin Technology iMic Audio USB Interface
  • Video recording studio software: Wirecast: More Information, To Purchase
  • Simpler solution for video recording and screen capture: Screenflow: More Information, To Purchase
  • Video compression: FFMpegX or MPEG Streamclip
  • Podcast and video hosting:
  • Video uploading: Tube Mogul
  • RSS handling: Feedburner
  • Comments: 11 Responses to “MacMost Now 265: Making the MacMost Now Video Podcast”

      15 years ago

      Your podcasts are great Gary. I've nothing to say about the production quality nor the contents. But maybe you should have a look at the Podcast Producer service and see if it can simplify your software processes !?

      This is included by Apple for free inside Mac Os X server since Leopard. I know it is for entities who are publishing many different podcasts, usually made by many different people. But I think this is a great one-stop shop product for producing, managing and distributing podcasts.

      HTH !

        15 years ago

        Thanks. But that product is really more for universities and companies where they need to have various people (teachers, presenters) be able to easily record and publish. It is not something I need and it would only get in the way of what I am doing,

      Mike Odendahl
      15 years ago


      You, by far have the best podcast production. I've had 50 or 60 subscriptions through itunes. Your content is great and I look forward to each episode.

      This particular episode is very helpful, I plan to venture into podcasting. I currently multitrack audio on my Mac pro with Logic 8. If you ever need jingles, or music of any type, I'd love to help out. You can see my work at:

      All the best,
      Mike Odendahl

      15 years ago

      Hi Gary

      Very useful video.

      I was also wondering if you could list what you use for your video lighting and backdrop.


        15 years ago

        See episode 265 for details on how I make the show. I don't use anything special for the lighting -- basic 3-point lighting, but standard high-wattage bulbs, nothing fancy. The backdrop is photographer's muslin.

      Tom Dolan
      14 years ago

      Hey Gary,

      Just found this post on a video forum in triiibes, in which I'm newly a member!? Anyway, I have this stored in my itunes and watching it again for the 5-6 time I was wonder: if I shoot with a studio background vs plain as you and some others do, will the result be a larger file, and if so does it affect download times?

      I haven't written for awhile as I don't want to become a nudge, but anyway, I hope the book is doing well and have a Happy Holiday Season - Happy Hanukkah.

      Tom Dolan

        14 years ago

        The file shouldn't be any significant amount larger, as the background is not moving so compression should take care of it from frame to frame. You could do a test. I'll bet it is less than 1% larger with a patterned background.

      Jim Crawford
      14 years ago

      Gary - excellent work. Great site. Very informative. Curious - do you have a day gig, or is this a full time job for you? Thanks, Jim C

      Martin G
      12 years ago

      Hi Gary,i wonder after 3 years what changes/updates can you share with us?

        12 years ago

        See the video for some up-to-date ideas for doing things like I do them. I still use pretty much the same general method but I use a special Matrox card to get HDMI video from a camera into my Mac Pro instead of Firewire. And I use Final Cut Pro X instead of iMovie, but in pretty much the same way. I could probably switch back to iMovie and no one would notice.
        In the near future I hope to be able to switch to using a camera connected via Thunderbolt instead of using a special card.

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