How To Make YouTube Videos

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Ready to learn how to make YouTube videos? It's easy, fun and a great way to share your movies with the world.

How to Make YouTube Videos

  1. Get Footage for Your YouTube Video.
    First, you need footage for your YouTube videos. This can be something original that you shoot with your video camera or web cam, an old home movie from your past, or a montage of photos you've taken. Just make sure that the footage is yours, and not owned by someone else.
  1. Edit Your YouTube Video
    Editing is optional, but it's a good idea if you want to make your video more compelling.
  2. Export Your Video to YouTube
    YouTube accepts a wide variety of video formats and sizes, so you don't have to be too picky about export settings. A larger, higher quality file will look better on YouTube, but a smaller file will upload more quickly.
  3. Set Up a YouTube Account
    Before you can upload your video to YouTube, you'll need a free account.
  4. Upload Your Video to YouTube
    Now you're ready to upload your video! Depending on the size of your video file, the upload may be quick or slow. While you're waiting, you can enter information about your video such as the title, description, and keywords. The more information you include, the easier it will be for people to find your video.
  1. Edit Your Video on YouTube
    YouTube offers tools that make it easy to edit your uploaded videos and add captions or notations.
  2. Share Your YouTube Video
    Once your video is uploaded to YouTube, you can share it by emailing it to friends and family, or by embedding it on your web site or blog. If you want to keep your video private, you can do that too.

    What You Need

    • Video to upload to YouTube
    • YouTube account
    • High-speed Internet access