Friday, March 7, 2008

What You Need To Make Your Own Online Videos?

When it comes to using online video websites, most internet users only view the videos that are available. Do you know that you can do more than that? A large number of online video websites will not only allow you to view videos, but to make and to share you own videos.

Making and sharing your own videos, sounds exciting doesn’t it? If it does, I guess you would want to get started right away. However, before making plans for your next online video, you should think about how the process works. This is important because it tells you what type of equipment you will need to get started.

Before uploading and sharing you newly created online video, first you'll have to shoot it. To do this, you need a video recording equipment. Video recording equipment can include camcorders, webcams, cell phones, and / or 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 record sounds. Although these sounds can be added in later, it may be time consuming.

Once you have created your online video, you will need to find a way to upload it to your computer. Most recording devices, including camcorders, webcams, digital cameras, and cell phones will come with the necessary equipment. This equipment often includes computer cables. Once you hook your recording device up to your computer, your video should begin to load. However, for this to be done you will need to have movie making software installed on your computer.

When it comes to movie making software, you will likely find that your computer already one. Most computers, especially ones made within the recent 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 that your computer does not have a movie making program. If this is the case, you will need to purchase some. 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 moving making software you have, you should easily be able to edit your video. This editing may include, but not limited to, deleting scenes, adding captions, and the adding of music. Once you have made all of your edits, you will need to save your movie.

The final step to making an online movie is to find an online video website that you can upload your video to. Popular online video websites including YouTube and Google 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 for the rest of the world to see.

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