Capturing Conversation Using Skype and Snagit

Ginger Johnson and her WEB mobileI was visiting with Ginger Johnson of Women Enjoying Beer yesterday as she was packing things up and going to the Great American Beer Festival ’12 in Denver, and we decided to shoot some video.

Keep in mind that Ginger is in Oregon, I am in Nebraska. We visited via Skype. I turned on Snagit to capture the conversation audio/video.

I asked a few questions (and then edited my voice out) and now we’re uploading snippets (edited in iMovie) to her site and YouTube.

“Face to Face” yet not “Belly to Belly”. The latter is better, but not always possible.

If you’re looking to shoot some video, have some video edited and uploaded, or just want another voice to coach along during your recording – it’s one of the new SmallBizTracks offerings we provide.

If you’re going to the GABF12, make sure to visit Ginger and her team (look for the T-Shirts).

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  1. says

    Great recommendation on Snagit, Mike. I looked for a decent screen capture tool a while back and this looks like it will fit the bill. Do you have a recommendation for an audio recording tool for face to face interviews? I’ve looked at some of the Android apps, but I’m not sure about sound quality…

    • says

      Hi Caleb – While there are several good recording apps (mostly Dragon products), I still an Olympus Digital Recorder (Model DS-40) because it’s voice activated and I can plug in with a USB to my computer for transcription. I use MACSpeech Scribe (I’m sure Nuance as a Windows “Dictate” version that can do transcription too.

      iRig is a great mic for iPhone use ( ). Let me know if you find a similar thing for Droid!