[bct] Re: Podcast quality

  • From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 11:48:19 -0400

Hi Jean,

I agree 100% with what you say and you said it much better than I did.

Rick


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jean parker" <disabilityradio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:41 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Podcast quality


There are many things that make a good podcast.  You can have the best
equipment in the world and if the content isn't interesting then it's an
uninteresting podcast.  Similarly, if it contains things that are irrelevant
to the focus or off the topic then it can get rambblly and to long.

Also, you can have quite inexpensive equipment and make a great podcast
because the content is compelling or unusual.  If it communicates something
to the listener then the goal has been achieved.

There are a few general rules of thumb like external mics are usually
preferable  over internal mics.  It doesn't mean you can't make a good
recording with internal mics, not at all.  It just means that in general,
external mics sound better for a variety of reasons.  Also, care should be
taken to avoid mic handling noise.  that's why using a headset when
recording is important so you can hear hand noise or distortion when it
happens and repeat your sentence or whatever it was.  You will also be able
to hear if your mic is to close or to far away from the thing you are
recording.

Just a few thoughts,

Jean

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:14 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Podcast quality


> Hi Amy,
>
> I think everyone should be able to voice his or her opinions on the
> subject.
> I don't feel anyone is upset about it at all.
>
> Rick
>
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> Contact Information:
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> Skype ID: rharmon928
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> Email: rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> Visit my new mailing list on www.freelists.org
>
> blind_geek_zone
>
>
> "The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of
> seeing people towards them."
> - Helen Keller, 1925
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Amy" <amy@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:40 AM
> Subject: [bct] Re: Podcast quality
>
>
> And I'm beginning to feel this is becoming a bit heated. Maybe we should
> all
> just stop for a minute? Just an idea, cuz I'd hate to see an argument
> ensuing. It's not right now, but hopefully it can stay that way.
> And we should be able to talka bout this stuff objectively or personally,
> without anyone feeling like they shouldn't record, because that's simply
> not
> true or fair to anyone here.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:25 AM
> Subject: [bct] Re: Podcast quality
>
>
>> This isn't CNN it's BCT.  No one is getting paid here to contribute.  I
>> think most of us can't afford $300 - $500 for a higher quality recorder
>> or
>> $150 and up for hi quality microphones.  Many can't even afford a
>> olympus.
>> So please take that in to account and just understand that everyones
>> podcasts are not going to be studio quality.
>>
>> I think its much more important to do a good podcast that is not full of
>> extra stuff that doesn't add anything to the topic of the podcast.
>>
>> Be thankful we have all the people we have making podcasts and for all
>> the
>> things we learn about from them and maybe be a bit less concerned about
>> what
>> high priced microphone or recorder is being used to produce it.
>>
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
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>>
>> Contact Information:
>>
>> Skype ID: rharmon928
>> MSN ID: rharmon928@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> Email: rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Phone: 330-724-6093
>> Location: Akron, Ohio USA
>>
>> Visit my new mailing list on www.freelists.org
>>
>> blind_geek_zone
>>
>>
>> "The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of
>> seeing people towards them."
>> - Helen Keller, 1925
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Pam Quinn" <quinn.family@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:10 AM
>> Subject: [bct] Re: Podcast quality
>>
>>
>> Here here! And let's hear it for the Olympus!
>>
>> Pam
>>
>> On Thu, 25 May 2006 08:55:41 -0400, you wrote:
>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>You all are so worried about a little hiss.  I hear absulutely terrible
>>>podcasts on here a lot that have tons of wind noise, no editing and way
>>>more
>>>content than is necessary to do the podcast.  You know something?  If I
>>>don't like a podcast I simply delete it and don't listen.
>>>
>>>Some of you have the best equipment at your disposal and do wonderful
>>>podcasts.  Some like me only have the olympus recorder and I think do
>>>quite
>>>well with what they have.  I say just do the best you can with what you
>>>have
>>>even if its just a audio cassette recorder or even a bookport.  Every one
>>>has something they can offer to the group and should be allowed to
>>>contribute without the debate as to how good or bad everyones podcasts
>>>are.
>>>
>>>Thats just my opinion for what it matters.
>>>
>>>Rick
>>>
>>>
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>>>Contact Information:
>>>
>>>Skype ID: rharmon928
>>>MSN ID: rharmon928@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Email: rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Phone: 330-724-6093
>>>Location: Akron, Ohio USA
>>>
>>>Visit my new mailing list on www.freelists.org
>>>
>>>blind_geek_zone
>>>
>>>
>>>"The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of
>>>seeing people towards them."
>>>- Helen Keller, 1925
>>>
>>>
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