Record Some Video The first part of making a podcast is simply to record something to attach to your blog. To do this, you’re going to need to get audio or video recorded and imported into the computer. A digital video (DV) camera works well with computers. Its strength is in its native digital recording and remote control capabilities when plugged into a computer’s FireWire® port. If you’re wondering which DV cam to buy, it’s important to keep its purpose, quality, features and costs in mind. If you’ll be capturing video where there is not too much motion and plenty of light, a low-end JVC or Samsung should do the trick for about $300 (see Figure 1-1).