Jan Blanchard Podleaders Video Interview

Jan Blanchard Podleaders Interview

Originally uploaded by kenmc

Hey Tom – it works on the video iPod. Currently watching the second video podcast from Podleaders.com featuring Jan Blanchard chatting with Tom Raftery about TouristR.com, currently in private beta for another two days or so before being launched at the end of the week at Reboot 9.0.

While Tom mentions that the video has been optimised for the iPod, you’ll have to convert the download yourself in order to get it into iTunes (download available as .FLV). I used iSquint for my conversion which dumps the FLV out to MP4 and automatically inserts it into your iTunes video library. A quick sync and you’re set to go.

I will say that its a great improvement on the first video podcast, the interview appears much more natural with the ‘over the shoulder’ look; the camera has been locked down for the demo; the branding works well on the screen and isn’t overly intrusive and it is much more enjoyable to watch as a whole.

One thing I might watch out for (and I’m particular about my own podcasts) is the sound quality – some clip mics, or a boom mic or a cheap wireless kit could do well at capturing sound rather than relying on the camera’s internal mic.

Other than that I say kudos on the second video podcast.


  1. Tom Raftery May 30, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks Ken for the feedback – audio is definitely something I’ll need to address. I’ll probably try to get a bluetooth mic to start with.

    Btw, there is an mp4 version of the file available on blip.tv – I’ll need to see about getting that linked from my posts in the future.

  2. Ken McGuire May 30, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    Bwagh! That’ll be me needing to open my eyes but yep, a direct link would be handy!

    Mind you, now I know of iSquint I can use it to convert YouTube videos or other FLVs for the iPod 🙂

  3. Tom Raftery May 30, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Direct links added now for .mp4 and .flv

    Thanks for pointing it out – must add to the procedure for future video podcasts.

    Nice one.

  4. Ken McGuire May 30, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Good stuff! Works well on the video iPod though I have to say, get an ole video RSS feed going and there’ll be no need to convert 🙂

  5. Tom Raftery May 30, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Good thinking – I run it through Feedburner and I have just changed Feedburner to “Create podcast enclosures from links to any rich media file” – it was set to Audio only so it will be interesting to see if that makes any difference.

  6. allan branch May 30, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    Ken very good interview, I love the fact its in video format. Jan has been a joy to work with, big thanks to Jan for being a swell client during this adventure.

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