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Friday, September 7, 2007

Presentation Technologies: Breakthrough New Delivery Platform - Vcasmo Integrates PowerPoint With Video

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Increasingly, web 2.0 web sites provide you with a flurry of new tools, services and technologies all supposed to help you better leverage your existing communication skills via social media networks, new online distribution and delivery options and emerging alternative media publishing opportunities.


...and if you are in just for the ride, the excitement and thrill derived from such ongoing flow of increasingly impressive new tools and ideas may be indeed worth your time.

But if you are after the in-depth understanding, and the building of your own micro-publishing outlet, blog or news site, the bits of information you can get at are always too granular and too scattered to allow you to make any good sense of HOW you can put such things into practice for yourself.

This is why here at Master New Media I have long chosen to go more for the in-depth, comprehensive reporting rather than for the high-quantity, short-and-shallow-echo-chamber of posts that say, or worse, relay, someone else' scoop. But it's not easy. Providing this type of content requires a lot more effort, time, and truly high-level reporting and writing skills.

One thing that can greatly help in this effort, as some are starting to realize, is to make increased and better use of video. By recording video presentations, mini-tutorials and short-guides, it becomes somewhat easier to provide compelling content that can be more immediately be put to use.

If for example one could video record her own public presentations and deliver them in an integrated player with the corresponding PowerPoint slide presentation synced to the video, a lot more people could put together valuable content to be distributed online.

Take conferences, events, barcamps. One thing is to be there to see the live presentations, and one thing is to see only the PowerPoint or the video recording after the fact. For however great anyone of this can be it is never like being able to see and listen to the two together.

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It looks like ages ago, but in February of this year I participated in one small, but memorable BarCamp, I am not going to forget for a long time to come. Called MarCamp, and organized by a small group of passionate bloggers to take place in Ancona, this barcamp marked my first official presentation to a group of Italians and the first time I publicly shared my view and strategy on how to become a self-sustainable online publisher.

Labelled Be Your Own Boss, this presentation, whose PowerPoint slideshow has been since made available both in English and Italian versions on SlideShare, it is now available in a brand new and highly innovative multimedia format.

This new edition allows you, for the first time, to see both the original video recording of my live talk as well as the actual visual presentation that run behind me, thanks to this breakthrough side-by-side video+synchronized slideshow delivery platform.

Thanks in fact to the excellent new free service made available by VCASMO anyone can now publish lecture and presentation video recordings (max size 100 MB) fully synchronized with your original PowerPoint slides that went it.

Isn't it supercool? Too good to be true?

Check it out for yourself:

Here the original Be Your Own Boss presentation delivered at the MarCamp on Saturday February the 24th divided in three parts of about 10-15' minutes each (yes, this is in Italian - you can watch the corresponding English slide show, albeit without me live next to it, righ here: Be Your Own Boss - Robin Good).

Be Your Own Boss - Presentation by

Note: To watch the video playback smoothly press Play and then Pause. Wait a little while and then press again the Play button. Now the video should play fine.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Vcasmo is completely free and available to anyone with a personal computer, a browser and a broadband internet connection.

Vcasmo stands for video broadcast promotion and it already support any language contents. Interface-wise VCASMO provides English, Japanese and Chinese users with a fully working interface.

Vcasmo creates automatically both a RSS 2.0 and an Atom feed for your shows, which can be subscribed to with any standard RSS reader.

Maximum video size for your uploads is 100 MB. You can also upload custom audio tracks, music and individual images to create highly personalized video albums.

Vcasmo only secret is hidden inside its unique video + PowerPoint sync interface in which anyone can easily and precisely sync the video with specific slides or images in your show.


Vcasmo supports tagging, full shareable embedding codes and full screen-viewing for all your shows.
Vcasmo supports all Creative Commons licenses, allows commenting, email sharing, translatable content, ratings and bookmarking of favorite shows.

Highly recommended.

Originally written by for Master New Media and entitled: "Presentation Technologies: Breakthrough New Delivery Platform - Vcasmo Integrates PowerPoint With Video"

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posted by Robin Good on Friday, September 7 2007, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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