There are many online video websites where you can create your own video and share it with others. What if you don’t have a camcorder? What if you don’t know the best type of equipment to buy? If you would like to make your own videos, you can do create them with or without equipment. Yes! You can create videos without a camcorder.
The type of equipment needed to shoot a video are, cellphones, web cams, digital cameras and camcorders. The best equipment to purchase for quality, would be a web cam or camcorder. Cellphones and digital cameras have limited recording time , and the sound may or may not be able to record depending on the type of equipment. You can add the sounds later, but it takes up too much time.
When the video is done, you will have to get it into your computer. The equipment you buy will come with the cords and cables necessary to do this, but you will still need software on your computer that creates movies. Your computer should already have that type of software on it. If you don’t know if your computer has movie software on it, when you hook up your web cam or camcorder and play the video, it should load automatically. If it doesn’t you need to find software that makes movies. You will be able to find it in many retail stores, and of course, online.
When your video is loaded and playing on your computer, if you are happy with it you can save it. If there are changes you’d like to make, you would be able to edit them at that time. What you are able to change depends upon the software that you have. You would be able to do things like adding music, captions, and deleting scenes. After the changes have been made, you would then save your movie.
Finally, you would need to register with a website where you can upload your video. The well known ones are YouTube and Google Video. Other websites that are just as good are Daily Motion and Guba. To find more video websites, just look them up using a search engine. All you have to do is register and follow the sites directions, and then everyone, perhaps millions of people, will see your video.
If you cannot afford equipment at the present time, or just want to save your money, there is a way to make videos without the equipment listed above. You can use Camstudio Software. Camstudio records anything and everything on your computer screen. It uses industry-standard AVI files, and with it’s SWF producer can make the AVI files into streaming Flash videos. You can use it to make demo videos for any type of software program, FAQ videos, tutorials, sell your info products.
You can edit, change the sound of your voice, screen captions, personalize videos with your picture by placing a web cam of yourself over the desktop. There is also custom cursors, you could record part of the screen or all of it, email them to people, burn them on CD/DVD. There are much more terrific features of this software. Camstudio is very easy to learn, and has built-in access to the help file just click on it, and you get your answers quickly.
You can get Camstudio free. I am not kidding, just go to the link at the end of this article. There are some limitations, because everything has to be seen on the computer screen in order to record it. However, it is very easy to use, and, I must repeat “free”. You can submit your videos to the online websites that you find. The more people who see it, the more views you will get. If you are selling a product, think of what this can mean for your sales. If it is just for fun, you can still find a way to make money with it. YouTube, recently announced that they are paying their members a share of their profits. Go out there, make money, have fun!