How I made and edited my first video.
Bare with me, I am learning as I go.
A few days ago I made and edited my first video. I set the fujifilm camera up on a tripod to record myself removing fleas from a kitten with a flea comb. The resulting .avi file was 3.30 minutes long and 165 megabits in size.
I have three camera’s that can make a video and they are all very inexpensive ones. One of them I have not used yet. I will write about it later.
You can even make a video with your cell phone but I don’t use my cell phone for that. I’m old fashioned in that I prefer using a phone for calling people. I don’t text either. I don’t understand why anyone would waste time texting when they could just talk to each other for free. Call me old fashioned.
The camera I used for this video is just a regular digital camera I got at Walmart called “Finepix S100” (Fujifilm) It takes still shots and also takes videos in the .avi file format.
Even though YouTube now allows people to upload much larger files, I converted it to flash using my AVS video converter software. The resulting file was 35 megabytes rather than 165 meg. This will not take so much time to upload. You can read about AVS video converter here, and download it to try for free.
This video was done indoors with only one window and an overhead light for lighting. When I finished, I connected the camera to my computer with a USB port and went to “my computer” and found the icon where the camera had been recognized. I right clicked on the camera icon and a dropdown box had the option “get pics” and I clicked on that. I unselected all of the other pictures on the camera to download only the last video file selected. I created a folder on my desktop to save the file in.
There are many different software programs out there that will help you get pictures and files from your camera or capture device, but I prefer just getting them from the “my computer” folder. You can use any program you prefer to get your files from your camera, just get them downloaded and remember where they are.
Next I watched the file in my AVS video player. It played good and was about 3.30 minutes long. I wanted to try out the AVS video editor so I opened the file in that program. I’m just now learning about video editing, but I managed to figure out how to put a title on the video and save it. I will learn more about that stuff later when time allows. For now, I just wanted to get my feet wet and get my video up on YouTube.
Then I opened my AVS video converter and converted the .avi video to flv which is “flash.”
Next, I uploaded the flash file to YouTube. Here is is below:
For more information about the software I’m using at go to www.tiffconverter.com.