YouTube videos are a great way to promote yourself and your business, or just share moments from your business or your life with a worldwide audience. Many people are intimidated by the idea of making and uploading videos. However, a Flip Video Camera makes it easy for you to record a video and upload it to YouTube. This tutorial shows you exactly how to do it.
- Flip Video Camera
- YouTube Account
Step 1: Record Your Video
Turn on the Flip Video by pushing down the switch on the left side of your camera.
When you are ready to start recording, press the red button on the back of the camera. When you’re done recording, press the red button again.
Step 2: Open up the Flip Video Software on Your Computer
Your Flip Video camera will attach directly to your computer. Look at the left side of your Flip. Slide the colored textured tab and the USB plug will come out.
Now, just plug the USB plug into your computer.
Step 3: Use the Software to Load Your Video to YouTube
After you plug the Flip camera into the USB port, the FlipShare software will open automatically. To see the videos that are on your camera, click on “Camcorder” on the left side.
Select the video you want to upload by clicking on it and then choose “Share” -> “Online” from the bottom of the screen.
The next screen will ask you which online service you want to upload the video to. Click YouTube, then “Next.”
The next screen will prompt you to enter your YouTube user name and password. Once you’ve done that, click “Login.”
You can see the progress of the video upload in the bottom left of the software screen:
When the video has finished uploading, you’ll see this update:
After the video has been uploaded to YouTube, open your web browser in your computer and go to your YouTube account. Add a description, tags and other information to your video to make it easy for searchers to find it.
Your video is done is can be viewed by the millions of visitors YouTube gets every day, or embedded in your web pages for viewing on your website or blog.