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Shooting Videos to Share Online

Shooting Videos to Share Online

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The popularity of online video sharing sites like YouTube, Google video, grouper and Metacafe makes it very convenient for people to share their own created video. Any one can shot a video with your smartphone, tablet, camera, camcorder and then share it with friends or people around the world on a relatively low budget. What you need is simply a computer with Internet connection, basic video editing software and a camera.

The fact is the thousands of users post their great videos to online video sharing sites, but video sharing sites only pick those best one to list on the top. Therefore, it is pretty important for you to following some important tips to capture excellent video with your device recorders. The following article will share you some beneficial tips to do a job good in video shooting.

Video shooting basics for online video sharing

Know your camcorder

Every camcorder is different and modern camcorders have tons of practical features that make shooting quality video simple. A few of these features include special effects, zoom and autofocus. Read the manual so you are familiar with your camera and can easily access and use the features.

Always Be Prepared

Ninety percent of top videos on video share sites are candid (or so they seem). Get in the habit of taking your camcorder with you and always be prepared to capture life at its best, or worst. You should always carry a spare battery and video tape as well as the battery charger/power supply.

Use a tripod

There’s a time and a place for shaky video, but it’s seldom. Tripods are inexpensive and can greatly improve the quality of your video. Tripods are especially important if you shoot longer videos, short films and series.


Lighting is the most important aspect of shooting good video-poor lighting makes poor video. Generally, avoid lighting directly overhead, put the sun to your back and avoid shooting indoors where there is not adequate light.


Audio can be tricky with home video. It is usually mediocre at best. If you don’t want to invest in audio equipment, get as close to the subject as possible without ruining the shot and consider your surroundings. Maybe you could move to a quieter area where you can hear your subject better. Lastly, consider a soundtrack. Sometimes music makes the best audio and provides even more dynamics to your video.

Don’t overdo it with effects and zoom

Just because your camera has cool effects and an 800x zoom doesn’t mean you should use them during the whole shoot, or at all. When you zoom, do so slowly and smoothly. Remember that digital zoom tends to make the picture grainier as you zoom closer.

You can shoot “normal” video and add the effects later with your video editing software. This way you can easily change the effects or not use them at all.

Make it short and sweet

You only have a few seconds to capture your audience’s attention and your online audience doesn’t want to watch ten minutes of your toddler niece eating her birthday cake. Edit it down to the best, funniest, cutest 30 seconds and you’ll have a masterpiece.

Learn from the pros

You can learn a lot about short, online videos from Hollywood movies. Next time you watch a movie pay special attention to camera angle, lighting, the set, how the plot develops and so forth.

After you shoot the footage, it’s time to sit at the computer and edit. This is where the magic happens and can be just as or more enjoyable than shooting the video.

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Get best video sharing quality of shot video on online video sharing sites

When you try to post shot video to online video sharing sites, you will either fail to upload the shot video to video sharing sites or suffer other uploading issues such as video lagging or stuttering, video frames dropping, etc due to the incompatible shot video format, codec, file size, bit rate, frame rate, etc. If you are looking for a program to fix all those head-scratching issues, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac to you. The program can comprehensively convert all shot video with the resolution of 4K/2K/HD/SD and compression codec of H.265/H.264/VC-1/WMV/Divx/Xvid/MPEG-1/MPEG-2, etc into all above listed video sharing sites like YouTube, Google video, grouper and Metacafe or other video sharing sites like Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram video compatible video format and container file format.

To get best video sharing profile parameters for online video sharing site, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like in the program’s “Profile Settings” window.

To get online video sharing sites compatible file size, video length, aspect ratio, you can use the program to compress video by lowering video file size, bit rate or frame rate, use the trim function to shorten video length by cutting off unwanted part or length or use the crop function to change output video aspect ratio.


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