There is a good chance that you are aware or even used online video websites at some point in your lifetime. Most internet users only view the online videos available on these websites and not taking advantage of the benefits these online video websites have to offer. What are the benefits? A large number of online video websites will not only allow you to view videos, but make and share your own videos to online internet users. Making and sharing your own videos, sounds exciting doesn’t it? If it does there is a good chance that you would like to get started right away. However, before making plans for your first or next online video, you are advised to think about how the process works. This is important because it will let you know what type of equipment you will need to get started.
Recording the Video
Before uploading and sharing you newly created online video, you will first have to record it with video recording equipment. Video recording equipment can include camcorders, webcams, cell phones, and digital cameras. If you are looking to produce a quality video, you may want to think about using a camcorder or a webcam. Cell phones and digital cameras will work, but many only provide you with a limited amount of recording time. In addition to a limited amount of time, not all digital cameras and cell phones will record sounds. Although these sounds can be added in later, it may be time consuming.
Save Video to Computer
Once you have created your online video, you will need to find a way to get it to your computer. Most recording devices, including camcorders, webcams, digital cameras, and cell phones will come with the necessary equipment including computer cables. Once you hook your recording device up to your computer, your video should begin to load provided you have movie making software installed on your computer.
Movie Making Software
When it comes to movie making software, you will likely find that your computer already has a program on it. Most computers, especially ones made within the last few years, have the software programs preinstalled. If your video does not automatically load, once your recording device is hooked up to your computer, it may be a sign this software is not included and you may need to purchase the necessary movie making program for your computer. Movie making software programs can easily be purchased online or from a wide variety of different retail stores. Once your video has been loaded onto your computer and recognized by movie making software, you have a number of different options. If you are satisfied with your video, as it is, you can save it and then move on. If you would like to make alterations, now would be the time to do so. Depending on the type of movie making software you have, you should easily be able to edit your video. This editing may include, but should not be limited to, deleting scenes, adding captions, and adding music. Once you have made all of your edits, you will need to save your movie.
Uploading Video to an Online Video Website
The final step to making an online movie is to choose a popular online video website and then upload your video. Popular online video websites including YouTube and Goggle Video; however, you can find additional sites by performing a standard internet search. After you follow the directions, provided by each individual online video website, your video should be displayed and viewed by all internet users.
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