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How to Make Your Own YouTube Video

There are 4 ways to make your own YouTube video which include doing it yourself, hiring professionals, hiring film students, and outsourcing the process overseas. There are a number of reasons individuals don’t opt for web video production and those are:

• It seems too difficult
• It’s probably expensive
• It’s too time intensive

These methods are solutions to all of these obstacles:

Do-it-yourself Web Video Production

First off, a person can get started with this form of production by simply having an HD camera that can record videos in an MP4 or MOV format. In addition, they’ll need to have video imaging software that will allow them to manipulate their videos and perform edits. If you have a PC, you may be interested in choosing Movie Studio HD by Sony Vega. If you own a Mac OS, you may think about utilizing software called Screen Flow. Each of these pieces of software will help you with do-it-yourself videos in terms of editing, capturing video, and providing that professional look.

Professional Web Video Production

If you simply don’t have the time to learn how to make your own YouTube video and you have a larger budget to work with, you can always hire out a professional that specializes in web video production. The truth is – many small business owners and companies understand the power of this form of video marketing. Because of this, they will hire out this type of work to local professionals within their area. If this is something that interests you, you can look in your local yellow pages to find a professional Web video production service that can handle all of your needs.

Hiring Film Students

If you’re still concerned with your budget and you would like to keep your costs to a minimum, you may think about hiring film students. Although these individuals are not professionals, a lot of times you can get some excellent work completed by them. If this is something that interests you, you can go to film schools or advertise in your local Craigslist for students interested in making web videos. Quite frankly, if you choose this option, you can end up with some good quality videos at some very affordable rates.

Outsourcing Overseas

Lastly, if you are truly looking for another inexpensive option, you can always outsource this work to different countries such as India, Ukraine, or Thailand. It’s important to understand that you are not limited to these particular areas but there are some things you’ll need to consider. Video files tend to be extremely large. Because of this, it can be quite difficult uploading 6 or 7 GB files to the Internet. Some videos can be much larger. But you can send the videos in the mail on DVD or upload them to a server.

There are a number of different locations online that offer this work in the form of video production crowdsourcing. These sites will allow you to present ideas for your video and work with others to get the job completed.

Although there is a lot more to learning how to make your own YouTube video than meets the eye, these are some affordable and time-saving solutions that will help you get started.

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