Podcastle jumps into the video podcast trend with latest update

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As video podcasts become popular with listeners, Podcastlewhich was originally a recording and editing studio, presents new feature This allows podcasters to conduct high-definition video interviews or solo recordings.

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Podcastle will now allow users to invite and record videos of up to ten guests via the Chrome browser or the Podcastle mobile app on iOS devices. Because it’s all remote, podcast creators can interview each guest with separate audio and video tracks, also known as multi-track recording. A poor internet connection shouldn’t be a problem either, as Podcastle records all interview participants locally and the files are automatically saved to a cloud database.

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In the coming weeks, Podcastle will launch screen sharing and video rendering, allowing users to interview participants in a single view and upload videos without leaving their browser. There will also be an option to add unique branding to the background.

To use the service, Podcastle users click “+” in the app or “Create New Interview” on the desktop. Then they choose the type of interview – video or audio. However, each option has a camera function. Creators then schedule interviews and add guests by their email address or by sharing a meeting link. To start recording, podcast creators click “Start Interview” and hit the record button. At the end of the interview, the file is automatically saved.

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After recording what looks like a Google Meet or Zoom call, users can add the interview to their project and start working on audio by isolating tracks, adding free music or special effects, removing awkward pauses, etc. The editing step can only be performed on Desktop – The application is write-only.

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Podcastle originally started as a Chrome extension that turned any online article into a podcast. Available today in the browser and on iOS devices, it offers a complete set of tools and features such as an audio editor, text-to-speech converter, automatic background noise and silence removal, a transcriber, and AI-powered features that enable podcasters – novices and professionals alike – to easily use functions like Fairy Dustwhich isolates voices and removes background noise.

When testing the software, we found that the audio is uncompressed, which means that it is as close as possible to the original audio. The audio sample is in 48 kHz WAV format (Waveform Audio File Format), which is an accepted standard. We didn’t use a fancy mic or studio equipment, so the sound quality wasn’t My Favorite Murder, but it was decent.

Video quality on the iPhone is good, but we wouldn’t call it studio quality. The latest iPhones and iPads can record in 4K, so at least you won’t be downloading a video that looks like it was taken in the early 2000s. However, to record in 4K format, Podcastle requires users to pay for a subscription plan.

Podcastle has a basic free tier, but only gives users up to three hours of audio per month (160kbps MP3 audio download quality) and only 720p video download quality. In addition, it allows the user to use AI-powered Magic Dust audio enhancement, one-click silence removal, and auto-leveling functions a total of three times a month each.

To upgrade, users must pay $15 per month for the Storyteller plan, which gives eight hours of video recording (at up to 4K quality) and unlimited audio, as well as 320kbps MP3 or 1411kbps WAV audio download quality, which is higher. quality than free 160 kbps. Podcastle Pro costs $30 a month and gives you unlimited audio and 20 hours of video.

It’s a very similar pricing structure to its competitor. riverside, except for the standard tier, is $19/month, and Riverside Pro is $29/month. Both paid plans include the ability to live stream to Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Also, Riverside has a free plan, but it comes with very limited features.

Meanwhile, Spotify’s Anchor, another podcasting software competitor, only lets you record audio. The service is free because philosophy of monetization, allowing everyone to have access to its features, which include an editing tool that is much less comprehensive than Podcastle as it only allows you to trim and split audio. But how is Spotify achievements in video podcastshe collaborated with riverside to give creators the ability to create a separate Riverside account and record video episodes. With the Podcastle update, you can record audio and video on the same platform.

“As major video platforms like YouTube dedicate entire departments to the podcasting market, the industry is experiencing significant growth,” said Artavazd Yeritsyan, Founder and CEO of Podcastle. “We are thrilled to bring studio-quality footage to our users, many of whom have been looking forward to this launch,” added Yeritsyan.

To date, Podcastle has raised a total of $8.8 million and generates revenue primarily from subscription plans.

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