Rick's Internet Video RecommendationsLet's go shopping on Amazon for a web cam!
(Microphone shopping begins at the 2:48 mark.)
I have several software packages to recommend, too. They are listed below:
- Windows Movie Maker
- This is a free product originally distributed by Microsoft. Unfortunately Microsoft not only stopped supporting the product, but they not longer offer it from their website. I have a copy, and I've been using it for years. The credits at the end of the shopping video were added using Windows Movie Maker.
- Zoom (Zoom.com)
- This is a tool that forces you to think outside the box! Zoom.com's specialty is video conferencing. They allow unlimited one-on-one chats, and have professional plans for multi-sessions in excess of one hour.
- Zoom.com allows one participant to share their screen with whomever they are talking to. It's great for sharing a PowerPoint presentation.
- A Zoom chat session has a record option, so the conversation can be archived and reviewed later. Or edited.
- Only one person has to be in the chat for the screen-sharing and recording option to work.
- Do you see where I'm going with this?
- I used Zoom to create this video, then used Windows Movie Maker to remove the "Uhs, & Ohs" and generally tighten up the video.
- This is a software that you can install between the camera and your output, whether it's zoom or Facebook live.
- Tony Rockliff introduced me to this online resource at one of his workshops.
- I recommend that you attend Tony's workshops whenever you can. Even if you've already heard the presentation, his oh-by-the way comments are worth the time for an encore sitting.
- Wave opens a ton of stock images, music, and templates. I used wave.com to create this 30-second video for one of my websites:
- You can use Flastback Express for a screen recorder to publish on YouTube. It has the capacity to add an audio track as you complete tasks on your sreen.
- Davinci Resolve v15 is a full feature, high-end free video editor! Resolve v.16 is for sale at $299, but you can scroll to the bottom of the page to download the free v.15 edition.
- Windows 10 still has built-in audio and video editors. The video/photo editor is intended to be the replacement for Windows movie maker.
- I do not use and cannot review that platform.
- Apple's iMovie is free and comes installed with Mac OS. A google search list several more, including free and premium (paid) software.