Podcast Like a Pro

Podcast Like a Pro

 

Step 7: Enhance Your 'Cast

Now that you've got the audio portion of your podcast squared away, click the Podcast Track to add enhancements such as chapter markers, Web links, and episode artwork. Remember, if you recorded an iChat AV interview, all of the participants' chat icons (or iSight snapshots) get automatically added to the Podcast Track each time the participants speak.

 

In Podcast mode, GarageBand's Track Editor magically sprouts a Chapter Marker manager; click the Media Browser icon to load your iPhoto library. Drag a photo from the Media Browser directly into the timeline or Chapter Marker manager, or click the Add Marker button and drag in your artwork later. Click the placeholder text fields (Add Title Here, URL Title, URL) to add chapter titles and Web links. You can later rearrange the order of the Chapter Markers by dragging the regions (each Chapter Marker designates the beginning of a new region) around in the timeline, or by altering the numerical value in the Time column. Don't try dragging Chapter Markers around in the Track Editor - that only moves the art, not the marker itself. And don't forget to drag an image into the Episode Artwork pane - this is the equivalent of album-cover art, so make sure it looks good.

 

You can even embed Web links into your podcast - so where's that wireless Web-browsing iPod?

 

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Gil

Sweet guide. I especially like the musical keyboard part. I tried to follow this guide. Check out my podcast, http://www.thearcherbus.com/

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