This is the final video in this series of videos I’m doing for ClickBank. Each of the videos have been pretty brief, and I decided not to go into too much detail because I didn’t want to overwhelm you too much.
I think the best thing with online video is just to get started. And with the tips I’ve given you inside these videos, you’ll be off to an amazing start.
And trust me when I say I’ve done all the hard yards for you! Even though the information inside these videos seem pretty straight forward, there are SO many ways in which you can go wrong with the technical side of online video. And I wanted to save you the trouble!
So, inside today’s video, you learn all about:
- My top tips for recording your video to help increase the picture quality of your video…
- Easy editing tips to help you get that extra professional look…
- The right export settings to use to give you super high quality videos online, but still at a file size that won’t break your interent…
- And some extra tips on how to embed your video properly on your site…
Pretty simple stuff, but it will help you at least get started and help you get your videos online faster, and at a nice and high quality at the same time.
Always stay visible!
Transcript Of Today’s Video
Hi and welcome to this video. Inside this video I’d like to talk about how you can record, edit, export, and upload your video to YouTube and get it onto your website.
If you’ve been following the previous videos inside this series, you’ll know all the equipment you’ll need to be able to record your online video, and you’ll also know how to go through the proper presentation if you’re creating a sales video.
So inside this video I’m going to go into a little bit more detail and talk about:
- How to record your video
- How to edit your video
- How to export it to the right format
- How to get it onto YouTube
- Aand then get it onto your website so that other people can watch your video
Let’s get into the first point…
How To Record Your Video
The first tip is to think about how to set up your camera. One thing that I always talk about is that it’s important to think about your background.
In this case I’m using a fairly simple and clear background, because I don’t want to distract people with a bunch of other things. It also allows me to put images or text up on this side to help prove my point or to support whatever I’m talking about.
Now it may be different for your situation, and you may want to have other things there, like nature scenes or whatever. It’s up to you, but think about your background. That’s the point I’m trying to make here. Make sure it’s appropriate for your video.
The other thing to think about in terms of set-up is your lighting. In this particular case I’m recording inside a studio and I’m actually using two lights. There’s a light over there and there’s another light over there, and they’re both at about 45 degree angles from where the camera is. The camera’s over there, of course, where you are. So in my case I’m using two lights to help me light up my face and to make sure that the video quality is good enough.
You may be recording during daytime or in a room where there’s lots of natural light, or you may not and need lights, or you may be recording outside, in which case you probably also don’t need any lights.
In any of these cases, just make sure that whatever you’re recording is getting enough light, because that can help you get the quality of your recording much, much better.
Another little tip for when you’re recording is to leave pauses right before you start talking and also right at the end. What this does is it helps you during the editing phase to easily fade in and fade out, or cuts when you’re moving clips around.
It just helps you in the editing phase to make sure that you don’t cut your voice off at the beginning or at the end, so leave pauses before you start talking and also at the end. Just keep looking at the camera, pause for a couple of seconds, and it just helps a lot during the editing phase – trust me.
Editing Your Recordings On Your Computer
If you’re using any of the cameras I recommended inside one of the previous videos, it’ll be pretty straightforward because all of them require a USB connection to your computer.
All you do is plug the camera into the USB port of your computer and transfer those files onto your computer. The next stage is to get those files into your editing program, and you simply open them up inside your editing program and then you’re ready to start editing.
For editing, here are a few little tips that will help your video come across a lot more professional. The first thing is the use of titles. This is not critical, but it can help you come across a little bit more professional, so look for the titles function inside the software that you’re using, the software that I recommended previously.
Just add one at the beginning of your video and throughout your video if you want to make certain points, and maybe at the end as well when you call people to action and you tell them where to go, to a certain website for example.
The other thing you can use is fade-ins and fade-outs. This is just a really nice easy way to make your video come across a little bit more professional. It’s very, very simple to add a little one- or two-second fade-in at the beginning and a fade-out at the end.
I often do this with my YouTube videos, where I’m a little bit lazy and I don’t want to do any fancy editing, and often that’s all I need to make my video look really, really good.
Another thing you can do is to add cuts inside your video to have those instant zoom-ins and zoom-outs. This can create the perception that you’re using more than one camera. It will also make your videos come across a lot more professional.
All you’ve got to do here is inside the track for your video, to make a cut you zoom in for however long you want to, you make another cut and zoom back out again. It’s really as simple as that. A lot of people often thought that I was using more than one camera, but it’s really just me zooming in and out during the editing phase.
Finally, if you want to add a little bit of extra pizzazz to your video, you can add a music track at the beginning and at the end. This is really easy to do. All you’ve got to do is add it and add a fade-out at the beginning, and at the end you add it again with a fade-in and louder music towards the end. Often using a bit of music can make your videos come across a little bit more professional as well.
Once again, it’s not essential. At the minimum all you really need is a fade-in and fade-out and that already will make your videos look a lot more professional.
Once you’ve edited your video, the next step is to…
Export Your Video To The Right Format
This is very, very important to export it to the right format. Otherwise, the quality of your videos won’t be all that good if you get it wrong.
It’s a little bit technical to show you on here, so I’ve created a special page that shows you all the different settings that I used for the different pieces of software, and you can get this for free. You don’t even have to opt in for it. I’ve created this special page at www.RapidVideoBlogging.com/exportsettings. There’s a page there with all the different settings for all the different software that I recommend.
Upload Your Video To YouTube
Once you’ve exported your video to the right format with the optimum settings, you’re ready to upload it to the internet. For this I recommend you use YouTube. If you haven’t got an account yet, just go here and create one. It’s 100% free and that will allow you to upload your exported video file to your YouTube account, which then will allow other people to watch your video.
The next thing is to…
Embed Your Video On Your Website Or Sales Page
So the final stage is to embed your YouTube video on your website or your sales page, depending on how you’re using it.
This is really straightforward. All you’ve got to do is go to the YouTube page for your video, and right below your video on YouTube look for the embed code. It can be a little button or maybe a link, depending on when you’re watching this video.
YouTube often changes the interface, but look for the embed code right below your video or on the same page where your video is. You can basically copy and paste that code into your website or your sales page.
There are just a couple settings you can use to optimize your embed code for your YouTube video. The first one I recommend you do is to uncheck the box that says ‘Related videos.’
This will remove the related videos at the end of your video once it’s finished playing, so that when people are finished watching your video they won’t click on it and go away, leaving your website or your sales page. This is pretty important. If you uncheck that box, all it will do is have a link there that says ‘Replay video.’ It’s very, very cool.
Of course the other setting you can change there is the size of your video. Think about your website and how big that is, and select the optimum size. Normally I try to select the biggest possible size, because you might as well go as big as you can. Of course make sure it still fits into the normal web browser and that it looks good for your website.
That’s really it. That’s all you need to know for creating your own online video and getting it onto your website. I hope you’ve enjoyed this short video series and that you’re able to use it. My recommendation is to really just get started.
At the beginning it might be a little bit tough to go through the process and you might think it’s difficult, but trust me, the second, third, and fourth time it’ll be a lot easier, and after awhile you’ll wonder why you ever thought it was difficult. It’s very, very straightforward.
If you’d like to find out how I make a six-figure income with online video, I’ve created a special free report that you can download at www.RapidVideoBlogging.com. Inside the report I talk about how I create massive amounts of traffic back to my site, how I build my email list, and how I monetize my online videos as well. Just go to www.RapidVideoBlogging.com to get access to my free report.
Thank you for watching and I’ll see you inside my next video.