How to Record Your Video With Ease

You can record a video in many ways, from using your smartphone, to using the built-in webcam on your own personal computer.

There are more recording methods in addition to those mentioned in this article. Here you are going to learn how to record videos on YouTube and Windows.

Recording in Windows

We’ll start with Windows because they offer the easiest way to record your videos. Just follow these three steps:

1. Look in the All Programs folder on the Windows Start menu and select Movie Maker. Just look for the orange flower and film-strip icon.

2. In Movie Maker, click on Webcam Video, which can be found just below your Visual Effects tab.

3. Push the red Record button when you are ready; use the blue button to stop recording.

Decide where you are going to save this new video file and click Save to do so. It’s that simple! You have successfully recorded your video.

Recording on YouTube

YouTube is a great place to record your video blogs and any how-to-guides. You don’t need to install any type of external software since this application is completely web-based. All you need is an existing microphone and webcam on your computer.

These are the steps to take to record your video using YouTube’s process:

1. Click on the Record button on the right side of the YouTube Upload page.

2. You’ll see a prompt asking for permission to access the camera and microphone in your computer. Click the green check mark to Allow permission. Click on the Close button once access is granted.

3. You will use the red button labeled Start to both start and stop recording. When you finish recording, you can click Play to see a preview of the video you just recorded.

4. When your video looks the way you want it, click Upload.

5. Time to add your title, tags, category, and description. Make your tags brief, but relevant to your video. This allows YouTube fans to find your videos much quicker. When done, click on Save Changes.

6. Enhancing videos is easy to do once you click on the Enhancements button. You will bring up your video editor which allows you to make a few changes to your video.

You can adjust the lighting and color, use image stabilizers, make use of the slow motion controls, use the trim function, or let the auto-fix option do all the enhancing for you. When done, click Save.

7. Click on the Audio button if you are in need of background sounds. There is a wide variety of free music and other sounds to choose from. Choose your audio, then click the Position Audio button – this lets you trim the clip, and place it wherever you need it in the video. When done, click Save.

8. To put written messages such as titles, speech bubbles, or notes in your video, click the Add Annotation button. Find what you need and choose your text and what time it needs to be added to the video. When done, click Save.

9. The Caption tab lets you add any captions you may want in your video. Start by selecting your language, then type your caption and click the Sync button, this allows you to synchronize your text and images. If you already have captions of your own on file, simply click on Upload to use them.

It does seem like a lot of steps to record on YouTube, but you have a lot of options to work with. Just remember to Save your changes in every step along the way.

By Scott Gates