So You Wanna Be A Video Podcaster – Episode #250

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In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark explains the equipment needed and the costs involved in producing a video podcast. From the most basic, to the complicated. This is a very long episode so sit back and relax. Topics not covered in depth here are audio and video editing and production. These are mentioned, but to go into depth on these two subjects would require an additional show. Thanks to all of you who have watched over the years. Onward to Episode 500!

As mentioned in the show, here are the links to all of the products mentioned. Most are available via (I won’t be updating these links if the products become unavailable from the retailers):


Flip MinoHD Video Camera – Black, 4 GB, 1 Hour (3rd Generation)

I actually had the Flip Mino Video Camera – Black, 2 GB,1 Hour (1st Generation)

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera – Black

Kodak Pocket Video Digital Camera Remote Control 8716276/1402486

Alternative to the Zi8. Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (Black)

160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras

Sunpak 59.4″ PlatinumPlus 5800D Digital Tripod with 2 Quick Release Plates and Case for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony Digital Cameras

Dynex™ – 60″ Universal Tripod

Dynex™ – Flexible Tripod

Dynex™ – Video Accessory Bracket for Most Cameras and Camcorders

Northern Industrial Halogen Tripod Light – 1000 Watt, Twin Head

Also available at your local Walmart. Bayco 1000W Halogen Work Light

CowboyStudio Photography 10 X 20ft Chromakey Green Muslin Backdrop with 10ft Heavy Duty Crossbar Background Support System with Carry Bag

I don’t actually use this camera for video, but I can if I need to. I just use it to take pictures. Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black)

The Camera I’m looking to buy eventually. Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD 10x Image Stabilized Camcorder with One SDXC Card Slot and 3.0 Touch LCD


Azden WLX-PRO Lavaliere System

Azden WLX-PRO Lavaliere System

AZDEN CAM-3 On-Camcorder Mini Audio Mixer

Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Mixer

Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder

On Stage SB9600 Tripod Studio Boom Microphone Stand

Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone


LED Light Battery – NEEWER NP-FH70 Battery For Sony HandyCam DCR-DVD108, DCR-DVD308, DCR-DVD408, DCR-DVD…

Charger for the LED Light Battery – Brand New Sony Np-fh50, Fh30, Fh70, Fh100 Camera & Camcorder Battery Home Tra…

Tenergy TN141 2 Bay 9V Smart Charger with 4 pcs Centura Low Self-discharge 9V NiMH Rechargeable Batteries

2x Battery+Charger for Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Klic-7004

Music People SSB6500 Music People SSB6500 Carry Bag for Speaker Stands or Microphone Stands

The makeup mirror I use to see the Kodak LCD screen. Mirror Mate 15X Magnifying Suction Cup Mirror

The clamps I use for the green screen. 2 in. Spring Clamp

Other links:

Website to learn about video production. Includes tips on green screen, audio, color correction, etc.

Video hosting. Never host from your own website server. These guys are free for a basic account. Pro account is only $8/mth and you can get revenue sharing via various ads.

The Texas Sommelier Conference aka TexSom. Held yearly in August at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Colinas (west of Dallas). TexSom

Hotel for the TexSom Conference. They typically have great rates for the conference. FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND CLUB DALLAS AT LAS COLINAS

A documentary about “The Hardest Test You’ve Never Heard About” aka the Master Sommelier Exam. SOMM The Movie. Being released at the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival

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