I saw Ignitecast this week and immediately became excited. This looks like something that I could really make (a lot of) use of. Ignitecast allows the combining of various media into a presentation, screencast, slideshow, an online course, broadcast video, and more. These then get uploaded to the Ingitecast site for free, allowing sharing across the web, or within an intranet. These can be embedded in multiple other online places. You can also uploaded them to YouTube.
In addition, you can publish to files:
- web files (.html),
- executable for CD/DVD (.exe),
- video files for emailing (.swf),
- video files for portable players (.avi, .mp4, .wmv, .flv),
- iTunes files (.mp4),
- and files for PlayStation Portable (PSP).
Interestingly, this should therefore allow the easy creation of video podcasts for iTunes circulation. Something I intend experimenting with sometime soon(ish).
To use Ignitecast, you need to register and download the scateignite software and there are three versions to choose from:
- home – create video slideshows, mobile and social media
- standard – create online presentations and sharable web marketing
- and professional – create elearning courses, software demos and quizzes
There’s an Ignitecast that explains things a little better.
I haven’t had time to create with Ignitecast yet, but I can’t wait to get my hands dirty. When I do, I’ll show you via this blog.