Create a YouTube Video

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To edit or record a video for YouTube will take some time. You need to prepare for it and make recording, edit, upload to YouTube platform. This page will list some steps to create a YouTube video, which is good for the beginners.

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Find a topic and organize the structure

Before making the video, you should learn some basic info about YouTube, e.g: how to upload, what things need to fill in, the time limitation, the rejected content,etc. If you have idea for your video, please search the keywords for it and write down the topic of it. It is suggested to use the low-competitive or middle-competitive words because it may be easy to rank higher. After selecting the topic, write down some key points or organize the video structure.

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Capture your operation or desktop screen

For recording a live video, you should find a video camera with high resolution or you can directly use a webcam on your computer. Generally, the default webcam on computer may be not so clear so you may consider to buy a new camera. For capturing desktop screen, many bloatwares can work but it is necessary to make sure that program can record both video and audio (both system sound and microphone). Stability of the program is significant because it will influence the video quality.

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You'd better make sure the video that you capture is over 3 minutes, since the short video is not good for ranking in YouTube.

Edit your video with some tools

After capturing, it is necessary to get some easy-to-use editing utilities to edit the video, even though just with simple edits. Generally, Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro, PawEditor, work well in the video editing and create an attractive film. They offer ways to add some effect, transition, color/filter to enhance the video. Besides, they can convert your video into other formats. Usually, MP4 is recommended. For the default 16:9 aspect ratio, encode at these resolutions: 2160p: 3840x2160 1440p: 2560x1440 1080p: 1920x1080 720p: 1280x720 480p: 854x480 360p: 640x360 240p: 426x240

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It is possible to customize the resolution in project settings or output settings.

Upload to YouTube

Open YouTube app on your device or launch the page directly to click "+" icon on the top right side and choose "Upload video" to share your story. Title, Description, Tag and Thumbnail should be input. The title and description should be marked with the main keywords since it is benefit your SEO in YouTube. Select the hot tags for the video which may recommend your video to more audiences. Finally, choose or custom a charming image as the cover of the video.

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Besides, you can add end screen and cards to the video to call for action and increase users' engagement. For instance, add poll, ask for comment and like.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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