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If you are wondering how to improve video quality, start with lighting.  Good video lighting will produce a more professional result, regardless of the video camera you are using.  How you approach lighting your subject will depend on whether you are shooting indoors or out.

Types of Lighting
Natural Light:  The sun is the best source of natural light for outdoor videos, but it comes with challenges. Avoid making videos when the sun is directly overhead as it will create harsh shadows across your subject’s face.  The best time of day for outdoor videos is mid-morning or mid-afternoon when the sun isn’t as bright.  Cloudy or hazy days will provide a softer, more even light source than the sun but often require additional lighting to keep the subject from appearing too flat against the background.

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CoVideo offers two options for creating video email: Web-based Recorder and Desktop Recorder. The Web-Based Recorder can be accessed from any computer with an Internet Connection and a webcam, while the Desktop Recorder is our downloaded version that puts seven features right at your finger tips.

The Desktop Recorder is available for download to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.  The downloads option can be found by logging in to your account at www.covideo.com.  Click on the Downloads tab and select Video Email.

Here is a list of features/options available in the Desktop Recorder:

Administration – edit your user information

Videos – access your library to view, email, rename or delete your videos, see viewers or move to a different folder

Contacts – add, edit and remove contacts or manage groups.

Scripts – add or edit scripts to read during your video recording

Upload a Video – allows you to upload a .wmv file and keep it in the same format (you can upload the following video file formats from our website: ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, SWF, TS, VOB, WMV and we will convert them to .flv)

Insert Media – lets you select and insert videos (.wmv format) or images into your video email recording.

Camera Settings – check your camera and audio settings.

To check what operating system you have, click on your Start Menu, go over to My Computer or Computer and right-click on it then select Properties. The next page will provide basic information about your computer.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to download on XP.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to download on Vista and Windows 7.

Build Momentum!

August 11th, 2009

It’s always exciting to return from a special event with a group of people.  You want to keep building on the momentum the event created and realize timing is key!  What better way to connect with people and share your enthusiasm than by a video email.  People will pick up on your excitement and not only respond to it but follow your lead.  Watch how Sheila shares her enthusiam in this week’s CoVideo Tip!

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