37 “Must Have” Tools For An Online Video Marketer – Part 5

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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23 Responses to 37 “Must Have” Tools For An Online Video Marketer – Part 5

  1. Presentation Prompter is a great tool… really helped get people comfortable when first time in front of a camera. Saved a couple of important shoots for me frankly.

    So VisualHub works again / is available?

    XiliSoft is quite good as well, recommend it. Never let me down on the PC side of things.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Juho

      Nah, VisualHub is still not available. I have not quite found a replacement yet. Although, this dude here is working on a replacement:

      http://videomonkey.org/Video_Monkey/Blog/Blog.html

      It’s not quite there yet since it does not have the flv conversion option, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.

      Xilisoft works well enough for now…

      Regards

      Gideon

  2. Okay. Thanks for the update. It’s kind of perplexing that something as important as this is left for the random hackers to deal with… or am I missing something here?

    Xilisoft it is then, gotta go buy another copy for Mac I guess…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Juho

      It’s gone open source… so I guess the idea is that we’ll get a better result at the end of it?

      To be honest, the whole thing with the founder of VisualHub just closing shop all of a sudden is a real mystery to everyone in the industry.

      Many people are asking why he didn’t just leave it there for sale without support. Or even make it available for free download and build his list.

      Beats me really…

      All I know is that I feel very lucky that I got a copy when it was still available, and that I really hope that Video Monkey will be able to create something of similar value.

      I’m holding my breath like everyone else…

      Gideon

  3. Yeah I guess the open sourcing of it is supposed to bring me rapid development… so have other people picked up on it? Seems strange that it’s so stagnant.

    But yeah, human beings are weird and unfathomable sometimes.. maybe he was just going through a tough time and just wanted it out if his sight..

    I guess I’ll need to enlist one of my Linux guru friends to take a look at it or something.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great idea to get your Linux guru involved with this – the process has been painfully slow…

      There are SOOOO many people who said they would pay good money for a solution – massive pain expressed by a large number of people… hmmm… nice opportunity me things!

      Who’s gonna get there first! Perhaps a great marketer such as yourself?

      :)

      Gideon

  4. Okay so let me get this straight – the full source code has been open sourced quite some time ago but nobody has gone through the trouble to put it together, free or not… Hmm! I think you could be right, I smell an opportunity…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Shhhhhh! Don’t tell anybody!

  5. Hey Gids, I’ll have to check this out. Being from you I KNOW its going to be awesome. See you tomorrow at yaro’s!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey West

      Yeah check it out man, and let me know your thoughts ok?

      Would love to hear your feedback!

      Gideon

  6. Hey Gids,

    Awesome, awesome, awesome videos! Love everything that you have shared. It really helps and makes life so much easier and saves time researching.

    I’ve got a few questions for you:
    1. If you use Final Cut Express, can you convert the final video into the formats you mentioned without having to use VisualHub or Xilisoft? e.g. format such as .mp4 and .flv?
    2. Which package do you recommend to purchase from Amazon S3 Server? Say I have 40 videos (around 40mbs each)
    3. Also about iTunes and Blip (I kinda didn’t understand what you mean) and I know it’s suppose to be a secret. Maybe u can email me about this.. How does this work together?
    4. Ustream – is this used for teleconferences and doing live shows with an audience?

    Thanks and much appreciated!

    Keep up the great videos.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Tyrone

      “Some” answers to your questions :)

      1. If you use Final Cut Express, can you convert the final video into the formats you mentioned without having to use VisualHub or Xilisoft? e.g. format such as .mp4 and .flv?

      I’m pretty sure you can export to mp4, but with my version of Final Cut Express, you definitely cannot export to flv. It’s a bit silly really. I think the Pro version can export to flv though, but that’s a very expensive program.

      I normally just export to mov using the H.264 compression setting as my base format, and then convert it to anything else from there.

      2. Which package do you recommend to purchase from Amazon S3 Server? Say I have 40 videos (around 40mbs each)

      The cheapest one?

      Actually I was not even aware they had more than one package. All I know is that their hosting for large files is dirt cheap and VERY reliable.

      3. Also about iTunes and Blip (I kinda didn’t understand what you mean) and I know it’s suppose to be a secret. Maybe u can email me about this.. How does this work together?

      That’s a tricky one to quickly explain here…

      But perhaps I will create another video for this a bit later on? Most of it is inside the Become A Blogger Premium course in any case if you have access to that :)

      4. Ustream – is this used for teleconferences and doing live shows with an audience?

      Yes, you can use it for both those two things, among many other things. You should sign up for an account if you haven’t already, and just start playing around with it. It’s heaps of fun, and it’s a great way of building nice and strong relationships with your audience.

      Thanks for all the great questions Tyrone!

      Chat laters!

      Gideon

  7. Thanks Gids!

    I’m playing around with all the tools you recommended.

    Can’t wait to share with you some of the videos I create.

    By the way, another cool service that can distribute videos is http://www.tubemogul.com. (You may have heard it before as well). I use this to distribute videos to a number of the popular video sites. Also, does all the converting for you too.

    Talk soon!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Tyrone

      I’ve used TubeMogul quite a bit and it’s pretty cool. There’s also another cool services called http://www.HeySpread.com that does a similar thing. If I remember right, it costs a little bit of money to use, but it’s still another alternative to something like TrafficGeyser which has a monthly subscription fee.

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

  8. Hi Gideon,

    Thanks for making these GREAT videos :)
    I was thinking of using blip for my video because I was told that it will create an audio file for me.I’m a little concern about what you were talking about them taking you out if there’s any promotional material. Can you give some examples? I am thiniking of making a video and at the end of the video I’ll ask my viewer to go to my optin page to sign up for my free video (do you think this will be consider promotional?)
    I tried looking for the video in bab (which you mentioned to Tyrone) but wasn’t which one.
    Thanks!
    Vincent

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Vincent

      You are very welcome! Thanks for your great feedback :)

      The last time I look (which was admittedly about a year ago), Blip.tv was very strict on any type of material that had an “ad” kind of feel to it. And they were specifically targeting “get rich quick” type of schemers or anything that looked remotely similar.

      For our videos on http://www.becomeablogger.com we have about 10 minutes worth of instruction, and then at the end we tell people about our free report that they can sign up for. We’ve been on there for over a year now, and have not had any issues.

      But I guess, just like with any of these video sharing services, they can decided to cancel your account for whatever reason without any notice. The best is to contact them directly and to ask them what is acceptable – or to just read their terms of service very carefully.

      The bottom line is that you need to keep your videos backed up somewhere just in case your video sharing service decides to shut you down.

      The video that I mentioned to Tyrone is inside me and Yaro’s Become A Blogger Premium course. It’s currently closed to the general public, but we will open doors soon again…

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

      • Thanks Gideon,

        I’ll make sure I double check with blip or maybe use another service. (like Tyrone said)
        Also I forgot to mention I’ve just finished bab premium course, that’s why I’m curious. (Thinking I missed something) Just let me know the vid #.

        Thanks!
        Vincent

  9. Hey Gids,

    Thanks for the link to HeySpread.com!

    Also I did have a few issues with Blip.tv when I tried adding videos that were free and tutorials on how to outsource. They banned my account and I tried to get them to reinstate it but they said it was promotional in nature. So I just decided to go with Viddler.

    Vincent: Best bet is to follow Gideon’s advice and ask them before doing it. Sometimes they have strange reasons and it’s how you approach it.

    Hope it all works out for you.

    • Tyrone

      Thanks for your input. I’ll definately double check with them.
      Stay away from the dust storm and be safe ! :-)

  10. Andrew

    Hi Gideon,

    You mentioned that you’ve done lots of transcoding tests for video with Visual hub and Xilisoft.

    Which other compression tools have you compared these with?
    Have you tried Adobe’s Flash’s Video Exporter plugin for Quicktime and Other Adobe program such as FinalCutPro? http://livedocs.adobe.com/flash/9.0/flvencoder/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_NoParts&file=FLV_03.html

    Finally, Can you share with us your “Base settings” for video compression eg: H.264, MP4, 500mbps 25fps?? and do you do your own transcoding to .flv or do you use a third party service?

    Thanks
    Andrew

    PS: Great Vids BTW.

  11. For Video Format Conversion, I use AnyVideoConverter (free version). There is a pro version, but I don’t need it.
    http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

  12. Rajeev

    Gideon – Just need one advice….which is better i.e. FCP (old version) or FCP x (latest version)…
    I am just starting out with editing and need advise i.e. which will help me the most. You stated above i.e. you use FCP x.

    However when I read views on forum, all i see is editors prefer old version FCP.

    Also if I have FCP, should not require SCREENFLOW.

    will appreciate your help.

    regards,
    Rajeev