How do I make a virtual video podcast?

As technology and remote working has become more of the way of life, so has the ability of being able to record content, both video and audio, no matter where you are. That means no matter where you are in the world, you can produce podcasts with people in other countries and in completely opposite time zones. We’ll explore some best practices on how your B2B company can approach video podcast production.

Can you record a podcast remotely?  

We have several online tools that allow us the ability to have as many guests and hosts on as we want, anywhere in the world, and have the ability to individually capture their video and audio. Recording a podcast remotely does not affect production. It doesn't slow it down. Podcast production companies have special tools to get the highest quality audio and video in the most efficient manner possible. 

Having a stable and reliable internet connection is key when recording. We also highly recommend wearing headphones and using a separate microphone to ensure the highest quality, without feedback. Caspian studios uses sophisticated but easy to use platforms that allow production teams to download the highest resolution video and audio files. This allows the video team to have access to the best possible files for the most flexibility possible when editing your show. These are just some of the many best practices for recording a podcast from two different locations.

How do I record podcasts from 2 different locations?

Recording a video podcast from two different locations remotely can seem daunting, but with the right tools and best practices in place, it can also be a highly effective way to bring together co-hosts or guests from different parts of the world. Here are some best practices to consider when recording a video podcast remotely:

  1. Invest in high-quality equipment: Good audio and video quality is key when recording a remote podcast. Invest in high-quality microphones, cameras, and headphones to ensure clear sound and image quality.
  2. Choose a reliable video conferencing platform: Squadcast and Riverside are both great platforms that can be used to record your podcast. Choose a platform that offers good sound and video quality, and test it ahead of time to ensure a smooth recording experience.
  3. Test the setup beforehand: Before recording, do a test run with both participants to ensure that everything is working properly and to make any necessary adjustments. This will help you avoid any technical issues during the actual recording.
  4. Set up good lighting: Good lighting can make a big difference in the final product. Ensure that both participants have adequate lighting and that the lighting is consistent between both locations.
  5. Pay attention to background noise: Background noise can be distracting and lower the quality of the recording. Minimize background noise by recording in a quiet location. You should also close all windows and doors, and use noise-canceling headphones.

By following these best practices, you can create a high-quality video podcast from two different locations remotely. Your podcast production team is also a fantastic resource to help ensure everything goes smoothly. Good preparation and attention to detail will help ensure a smooth and successful recording experience.

What is the best software to record a video podcast?

There are a plethora of software and tools available to help you record a video podcast remotely. We’ll run through some common tools podcast production companies like Caspian Studios use. 

A podcast production company may use platforms like Riverside or Squadcast to record a video podcast. At Caspian Studios, we ensure that adding video to your podcast production is as easy as possible. Our process almost never requires you to download any software to your computer. The only reason you would need to is if you're on a mobile device, needing to utilize a tablet or a smartphone. Otherwise, these platforms are 100% browser based.

Riverside and Squadcast allow your production team and your podcast guests to obtain the best connection for remote recording. These also allow producers the ability to get the best possible quality from your audio and video on our end. Your podcast production team can ensure that you're using the right microphone, the right video, and the right speakers or audio source for what you're listening to. 

Your podcast production team is also on every recording call with you remotely, no matter where you are, and can help you to make sure you’re set up for success. Contact us today to learn more!

This article was made with consultation from Bradley Glanzrock, Director of Video at Caspian Studios.