How to Share Video With Others! Learn the various ways in which you can show your final video to people you know.
So you are finally happy with the way the final edited version of your video has turned out.
That is great!
You have successfully completed your own video. Now it is time to let others know about your directional skills!
You need to share your video in a format which can be easily accessed by friends, families and others.
So what are the various means through which you can share videos?
DVDs, VCDs, Media Player, Portable payers and the Internet! Yes, that is correct! These are the medium used by viewers to watch and share video, and the list just keeps on increasing.
Let us look at some of the most common methods of watching and sharing videos.
Movies for Media & Portable Players
I am sure you know about DVDs & VCDs, but what about the others?
A media player is a software program provided by default on windows and mac platforms. Quicktime is from Apple (works on both Mac as well as windows) and the one for windows is simply known as the Windows media player. Another medium to watch movies is portable players like iPods.
Most of the video editing software programs have built-in features to let you convert video in a format which can be viewed on media players & portable players.
Creating a VCD or DVD
Most of the high end video editing software has the option of copying your video by burning it to a DVD or VCD.
If your editing software does not have that feature, you will need a good VCD or DVD authoring package to burn DVDs & VCDs.
A DVD/VCD is specially encoded; hence you would need a DVD authoring package to create one. You cannot burn a video file directly on a CD, just like any other file, for viewing on television.
The software will also let you add VCD menus and DVD chapters for easy navigation. If you are looking for an easy-to-use DVD authoring package, have a look at Roxio Easy Media Creator.
Sharing Your Video on The Internet
The internet is the place where people share their videos for others to view.
The challenge here is to make the video small in size, small enough to be easily downloadable. Most of the smaller videos (1-2 min duration) on the internet are around 3-5 MB in size.
On the net, size of the video is an important factor. Viewers do not mind watching a slightly lower quality video but if it is going to take ages to download, people will not watch it.
You can easily make these changes to the size and the resolution of the video using a good video editing software program.
Once your video files are ready, search on the internet for websites that will host your video files. Alternatively, you can setup your own web site to host your video files.
This is the last step in your computer video production. Once you have shot & edited your video, it is time to store it in a medium which is easy to store, share and access. DVDs and VCDs are the most common methods to share video; almost everybody has a DVD player nowadays.
If you want your videos to reach more people and to distant locations, streaming them from the Internet is the way to go!
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