Editing your videos is as important as recording them. Editing lets you rearrange scenes, and add other elements to create a finished product. It also helps you set the tone of the video, as well as control the total running time.
Editing how-to-guides is simply a matter of fine tuning what you have already written and produced.
All recording programs are basically the same, and most will offer the same options as YouTube’s video editor. It is easy to splice video, editing out what is unnecessary.
Include various audio and visual techniques to enhance your video. YouTube lets you add annotations and captions after you upload your video. In this way, you can make your video outstanding.
Make use of Windows Movie Maker; this free video editor walks you through each step of the process, helping you create quality YouTube videos.
There are many editing programs available online, some can be quite costly. Stick with the free options and you should be good to go. If you decide to purchase a program, do some research and find a program that fulfills all your editing needs.
Use a wide variety of camera angles to highlight different parts of your video. Audio effects, b-roll footage, and transitions can all be learned by reading the free tutorials available for the editing program you are using. These processes may vary, so be sure to use the correct one.
Here are the main steps in editing your YouTube videos:
Read through the tutorial of the device you used to record your video to find out how to upload the video to your computer. You may have to open the main file menu and open the appropriate file, or, you might get lucky and just need to drag your video to the appropriate upload program.
Edit your video until you feel it is perfect. Don’t be afraid to try something, you can always change your mind and undo it. Remember, not all devices let you edit the same way; check your tutorials for the proper ways to do so.
There is a wide variety of formats that allow you to save your YouTube videos: FLV, 3GPP, AVI, MPEGPS, MOV, WebM, MPEG4, and WMV. These are pretty similar, so choose the one most compatible with your recording device.