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Posted by Pallavi Chowdhry
Things you need
- Media for your video - This could be anything from a video recording, webcam recording, stock video, just some video that you shot on your phone or camcorder, photos, slides, collages, animation clips or a mix of any of the stated options.
- A Video Editor - An intuitive, easy to use video editing software (Download VideoPad, an award winning video editor, which now has an exciting new feature - 360 editing)
Now let's get started
Import your media into a Video Editing Software. If the media is already a video, you can upload it to YouTube as is, but it's always a good practice to clean up the video to make it sharp, crisp and web friendly before upload. Also, to make it more visually appealing by adding stunning video transitions and effects.
|VideoPad - Add Media|
Once you import your footage, the next step is to make it more exciting by editing the various media pieces together so it plays like a movie.
You may want to do one or more of the following
- Adjust the resolution - For an HD video 1280*720 is a good resolution to work with whereas for places where you want to load the video quickly you may want to opt for a lower resolution.
- Edit Clip Speed - Get rid of unnecessary frames, play the video slower where more detail and emphasis is required.
- Add Transitions and Effects - Apply transitions when switching from frame to frame, add effects for a professional touch.
- Content Frames - If you plan to divide your video into different sections then adding content frames is a good idea, it lets the viewer know what the next part of the video is all about.
- Add background score, audio recording, music, commentary or narration to your video.
- Overlay text for captions and movie credits
You can find tutorials for adding media, effects, changing clip speeds, adding a logo or watermark, and adding text to your video here : http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/tutorial.html
Take a final look at the To-be YouTube video and enhance it - fine tune colours and visual effects, slow down, speed up or reverse video clip playback, reduce camera shakes. Make sure you get the same experience as you get while watching a movie.
Export your video to YouTube, some video editors let you export the video directly to YouTube if you have connected the account already.
|VideoPad - Export Video|
Otherwise you can just save the video in the best suited format - a format which is accepted by Youtube and one which is lossless.
Log into your YouTube account and upload the video. Optimise the video for YouTube and the web by adding notations, annotations and captions. You can also add a transcript which appears below the YouTube video as well.
Now you are all set to show the world your movie making skills - Go ahead and share it with the world using FB, Instagram or share the YouTube link on other sites.
Wasn't that EASY ... :)
Friday, May 5, 2017
Posted by Pallavi Chowdhry
Want to try your hand at Movie Making or Video Production? Start here - Choosing the Right Software
|Video Editing - Combining Videos to form a Sequence|
It will just be a big fat lie if anyone of us said that we had never thought even once of making a video.
It may be for a loved one, for yourself, desire to become a professional, as a hobby, or just to test your own video or movie making skills after you saw a video and believed you could have done a better job. And mind you, with the plethora of extremely easy to use movie maker options now available, you may have proven yourself right as well.
Also, the cost of testing your skills or giving yourself a chance is next to zilch now with plenty of free video/movie editing software's available for your hands.
With the age of technology, we spend a whole lot of time on screen and one of the most effective ways in which we absorb information is through videos. Video is a medium which touches more than one human sensory.
So then comes a point on what all should you consider before selecting and downloading a movie maker. You will get nth number of factors, but I would like to stick to the top most essential factors.
- Foremost and utmost important - HARDWARE - Does the movie maker support your hardware. Anything else comes later. This is one thing you cant really change as its more permanent and expensive to change. Until and unless you are a thorough professional in the movie making and editing space.
- SUPPORT - I put this in BIG and BOLD as SUPPORT in itself encompasses a lot of aspects.
- Supports the format of your video - The next important factor to consider is the support for various formats. Does the software support your desired input and output format? I give this lesser importance than hardware as this can still be dealt with the use of a video converter. Not the most ideal option, however a manageable option, if required.
- Supports the resolution that you desire - Does the editor/Movie maker support the output resolution you so desire? Does the video software give you the ability to toggle between output resolutions.
- Technical Support - Does the software provider have a good help desk and support? How long has the software maker been in the video editing space? How seasoned is the software provider? These factors also translate into the software stability and the upgrades you will receive going forward. This may not seem very vital just upfront but you realize the importance of it if you get stuck editing your video or movie.
|Adjusting Resolution for YouTube|
|Adding Visual Effects|
Now get clicking to find the best movie making software for your needs and produce the movies that you always wanted.
Posted by NCH Software
www.nch.com.au/scribe/index.html. Also available for Windows at the same page