Tools to Create Video Information Products

The popularity of streaming or downloadable digital video is growing each day. Take a look at YouTube for instance, they get more users each day. So why don’t you make use of this popularity, make your own video’s and sell them online as information products. Today we look at the tools that you can use to create the video information products.

Note: the tools are in alphabetical order and NOT in order of importance!

Desktop Video Grabbers

A desktop video grabber is a tool that can capture everything you do on your computer’s desktop. So you can make those video tutorials.

CAMStudio – CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs.) It is produced under GPL so the tool is free.

CAMTasia – Camtasia Studio Screen Recorder and Presentation Software – record your screen with audio, webcam video, and more to create presentations, product demos, training, and online lectures. It is not free, but you can download a 30 day trial.

Captivate – This tool from Macromedia can capture and record screen activity and effortlessly synchronize audio and video. It is not free, but you can download a trial version.

Jing Project – Is tool that you can use to capture image from your desktop or video from what ever you do on your computer. For now it is free.

Video Editing Tools

After you have made some video’s with the capture tools, you will most likely want to edit them:

Jumpcut – Is a free online video editing tool from Yahoo.

Windows Movie Maker – Is a free video editing tool from Microsoft that can be used to edit your video’s.

And many more – A huge list of video editing tools on this Wiki page. Some are free, others are not. So do research before you buy one.

Audio Editing Tools

Sometimes you need to edit the audio stream of video. With these tools you can do this. Of course they can also be used to make audio-book information products.

Audacity – Audacity is a free, open source software tool for recording and editing sounds.

WavePad – This sound editing software is a full featured professional audio editor for Windows or Mac OS X. It lets you make and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files you can cut, copy and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction. WavePad works as a wav editor or mp3 editor but it also supports a number of other file formats including vox, gsm, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and more.

And many more – A huge list of audio editing tools on this wiki page. Some are free, others are not.

Video Converter tools

Sometimes you need to convert your video to a different format. You can do this with these tools:

Any video converter – Any Video Converter Free Version can convert avi, asf, mov, rm, rmvb, flv, mkv, mpg, 3gp, m4v, and vob to avi, wmv, mp4, 3gp, mpg (PAL or NTSC), MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, wmv and flv.

MediaCoder – MediaCoder is an open source universal audio/video batch transcoder (converter), which puts together lots of excellent audio/video codecs and tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution, capable of transcoding among different audio/video formats. See the website for supported formats.

Videora – Videora Converter is a free video conversion application developed by the creators of Videora. It allows you to convert your regular PC video files (avi, mpeg, etc) into the proper video format that your mobile or fixed video device understands. Each version is tailored specifically to the device in question. See the website for supported formats.

We hope you make some nice and good information products with these described tools. If you know of more tools that you use then please leave a comment.

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