I don’t believe in co-incidences, I firmly believe everything happens for a reason.

I use a tool called Camtasia Studio to make desktop videos.  I also use Demo Builder 5 for some videos where I think the content will change often enough for me to need to edit individual segments without having to make the whole video over again.

I find them both useful in different circumstances.  And I also have my eye on a couple of other video tools.

Well, I just received an email from a SmartDD customer telling me that what made the sale of SmartDD to her was the video on the home page.

And *then* I received a forum message from someone else who said he *would* have bought SmartDD JUST ON SEEING THE VIDEO ALONE if he had more than one product to sell at this time.

He decided to use the free version – that’s what it’s for.

And that got me thinking.

See, this year is no doubt going to be the year of the video. Thing are changing and now there are lots of free or near free video (and audio) tools available which will do what some of their more expensive counterparts will do.

Anyone can use video to create a product, just by recording their desktop actions and describing what they’re doing.  Just like my PayPal button generator video.

It’s just another form of info product.

Consider this.  While a lot of people like the good old ebook, there’s an equal amount of people who like to learn by being *shown* how to do things.

So what if instead of using just desktop recording tools, I used my camcorder to video stuff in the real world, and present it just like you see on the TV…

I think I could do that.  The problem as I saw it was where and how to get started.  So I started looking around to see if there was anything out there that would help me learn more about it.

And here’s the kicker…

While I was searching, Jason James contacted me *out of the blue* to let me know that he has a new product launch this coming Thursday which explains how to use  audio and video to create info products.

If you have any interest in this topic at all, you’re going to want to see this!

Jason James Audio Video Riches.

Watch Jason as he does his sales pitch, but then hang around after he stops talking.  It certainly made me chuckle, and got me thinking even harder.

I could definitely do that.

And if I mixed video footage with slides and desktop video, that would make for an impressive presentation or learning tool.

The problem’s been that in the past it would take a studio and some very expensive kit to produce quality video footage.  But that’s changed…

See, I’ve now had a sneak preview of Jason’s new product.  Thanks Jason!

It’s a total audio-video tutorial in video form, with everything you need to know, from what DV camera to buy, what software to use, and how to put it all together. Watching it made the subject very clear to me.

Now this may not be for you.

As straight forward as I thought it was, I *am* a bit of a propellor head, and it just clicked with me as I watched it.

So you should take careful consideration before making a decision.

At any rate, it’s well worth a look to see Jason "doing his thing".  Very professionally done.  This should give you a good idea of what can be done after learning from his course.