Podcasting Media Production

Producing podcasts has a lot in common with producing any other audio or video program. Soundtrack Pro can help you with the audio production, editing, and mixing steps as well as with some other tasks unique to podcasting.

There are two main ways to create podcasts:

Both of these scenarios involve some version of the following stages:

  1. Stage 1: Recording the Sound (and Video)

    There are many different ways to record a podcast, ranging from one-person shows, to conference calls, to live events on location, to studio recordings. You can record multitrack and multichannel sound directly into Soundtrack Pro, or you can import prerecorded files.

  2. Stage 2: Editing and Mixing the Sound, Video, and Images

    Soundtrack Pro gives you many specialized tools and powerful features that you can use to create high-quality audio. And the ability to exchange projects and information between Soundtrack Pro and Final Cut Pro makes video podcasting a very streamlined process.

  3. Stage 3: Performing Podcast-Specific Editing and Authoring

    Podcasts range in complexity from a simple audio or video file to enhanced podcasts with chapter markers and associated web links. Besides its many sophisticated audio editing and mixing tools, Soundtrack Pro includes a dedicated podcast track for adding chapter markers, URL links, and images.

  4. Stage 4: Compressing the Audio (and Video) Files

    Soundtrack Pro includes a robust set of export and compression options for both audio and video podcasting. For complete information about exporting from Soundtrack Pro, see Exporting Multitrack Projects.

  5. Stage 5: Uploading the Compressed Files

    Once your podcast is complete, you upload the file to your web host using a file transfer protocol (FTP) utility. You can trigger post-export actions (AppleScript documents) to do this automatically as a part of the export process. For more information, see Using Post-Export Actions.