Irish Video Podcasting – I’d Like To See More

I’ve downloaded and watched Tom Raftery’s video interview with Conor O’Neill at (direct download link) this morning and I think its a great debut attempt for a video podcast, hopefully there’ll be more of it from Tom in the future.

I’m hoping that by the end of 2007 that will have ventured into video podcasting. We’ve managed to take the Sound System Podcast weekly and seen as we’ll be on a weekly gig basis for a large portion of the summer, a video addition would (I think) make a great boost to the podcast.

Shopping around on Komplett this morning for video cameras (Komplett, not an affiliate link) it seems now more than ever that digital video cameras, whether shooting to hard drive or dvd or mini-dv are becoming more affordable. Throw the video up on YouTube, or Google or and you’re set.

Personally, I’d love to see more Irish video podcasts (I’m not currently subscribed to any). While it might not suit everyone, are the Irish podcasts you’d like to see make the leap to video? Or would you even bother with it? After all, it is something that you almost ‘have’ to watch while a lot of the time with other podcasts I can bang on the iPod or leave iTunes playing behind me while I work on something else.


  1. James Corbett May 22, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    I’m delighted to see Tom doing a video podcast too, excellent stuff.

    I have to say though that I’m sometimes left scratching my head when watching Scoble’s videos on PodTech wondering where the value add is. With ‘talking heads’ I usually prefer just to listen when I’m exercising. But then again if I know the people involved (eg. Tom and Conor) I can find it interesting to watch too. It all depends I guess but there should always be a choice IMHO between the audio and video.

  2. Ken McGuire May 22, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    By all means – there’s no forsaking the one over the other I thinking (audio over video), we should be given the choice over what to download.

    I think video can have a certain value add when there’s more than one person involved or something needs to be seen (relative to KKM given the music and performance nature), not totally fond of single presenter video podcasts to be honest.

    Mind you if I’ve got a video podcast playing on the iPod in my pocket and I just listen to it I always feel I’m missing out on something.

    Still, delighted to see another Irish video podcast and best of luck to them. Maybe a Louder Voice video blog? *cough*

  3. Conor O'Neill May 22, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Or we could do it like PayPerPost and have a camera crew follow me around our expansive HQ!

    I actually must get some video reviews done as they can add great value for hardware etc.

  4. Ken McGuire May 22, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Sure why not! Good to see the head of the business video blogging away. Gives view to the emotion behind something, particularly interesting in the startup phase don’t you think?

    Big brother for Irish startups… now there’s something for the summer.

  5. Conor O'Neill May 22, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    4am, Conor is in the garden with the chickens, Walter is making cocktails, the servers are humming.

  6. Ken McGuire May 22, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Pure edge of the seat entertainment!

  7. Tom Raftery May 22, 2007 at 4:37 pm – you could be Ireland’s!

    Go for it!

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