Creating and Sharing Your Videos on YouTube and Facebook


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Creating and Sharing Your Videos on YouTube and Facebook

  1. 1. Arlington Heights Memorial Library 847.870.5224
  2. 2.  This class is intended only as a demo that explains how videos are created and shared via and  It is not primarily a “hands on” class. However, the concepts and resources provided can be used by business- owners and parents alike to help you learn to share videos.
  3. 3.  Basic introduction to, video on, and creating video.  Explain the most vital components of working with video on both websites.  Briefly describe how to upload videos.  Provide a website where you can view the links and slides that are presented today. Optional: For those with prior computer experience and an accessible email account, time will be provided at the end of class to create a YouTube account and/or upload a short provided video.
  4. 4. Optional items:  A computer capable of handling video files  A tripod for steady video  An internet connection  An online account where you can place the video Necessary items:  A working camera with all necessary components  Portable lighting or available light  A storage device (ex. DVD) or internal storage  Something to record (ex. people, event, etc.)
  5. 5. The most popular items used to create video for the web are: A camera • Video camera with digital video capabilities • Digital SLR camera with video capabilities • “Point & shoot” digital camera with video capabilities • Webcam • Phone cam Screen casting software that records your desktop
  6. 6.  .3gpp (Mobile)  .avi (AVI)  .flv (Flash)  .mov (QuickTime)  .mp4 (MPEG-4)  .wmv (Windows Media) At this time, these are the only file formats that are supported by both YouTube and Facebook. If you have video in another format it can typically be converted via outside computer software into a usable format.
  7. 7.  You should always follow your camera manufacturers instructions for creating video.  The process to create digital video varies by camera type.  However, there are some similarities amongst cameras that can create video.  For example, (after you’ve read and understand how your camera works) you will turn the camera on with the power button or power switch. Power switch example
  8. 8.  Some cameras will also require you to: ◦ fully charge the camera’s battery ◦ insert a storage device (ex. SD card) ◦ choose “video” amongst the settings ◦ choose a video format type  Typically, once you’ve set up your camera how you like simply click the “record” button to start recording  To stop recording press the stop button or “record” button once more  Recommended: In order to use your camera to its best capabilities the camera’s battery should be fully charged and the storage device should be clear.
  9. 9.  YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos.  Unregistered users can watch videos. Registered users can watch and upload an unlimited number of videos.  In 2006, YouTube was bought by Google and is thus now a Google product. FYI- most Gmail users can access a YouTube account with their Gmail information. Source:
  10. 10.  Step 1: How to Create An Account  Step 2: Use The Search Box  Step 3: Navigate The Home Page  Step 4: Work With Comments  Step 5: Get Your Video Ready  Step 6: Upload Your Video
  11. 11.  Go to  Click on the Create Account button located on the top of the page.  Fill in the form.  Go to your e-mail and click on the hyperlink sent by YouTube. Once your e-mail is confirmed, you officially become a member of the YouTube community.  Your YouTube channel is:
  12. 12.  Type in the item you are looking for and then hit the enter key or click on the hourglass (search button) to the right of the search box.  YouTube will list all relevant video results.  Note: It is important to understand how YouTube catalogues items so you can find your own videos faster.
  13. 13. Videos – The most popular videos from across the web (mostly unsorted). Music – Recommended and chart topping music videos. Movies – Popular & recommended movies to rent (paid) or watch for free. Shows – Popular shows. User & professionally created ones are showcased. Trailers – Movie and game trailers (ads). Live – Live TV, online, and news events that you can view via YouTube. Sports – Popular sports clips from events around the world. Education – Video learning center with, typically, user generated content. News – Video clips of newsworthy items from around the globe. Browse – Brings you back to the “videos” sections. Upload – Direct button to get you uploading videos as quickly as possible.
  14. 14.  A comment is a text response to a video by a logged-in YouTube user. Typically, a user would add a comment to a video after watching that video. Note: You can only comment on a video if you have a username and thus a YouTube channel.
  15. 15. TRANSFER There are three ways in which you can transfer your video files to your computer.  The first is to download it via a wireless method like a 4G connection. However, this method is often slow and can cost money if you exceed your service company’s data limits.  You can also load a file storage device (ex. DVD) into your computer and transfer the files from the device to computer.  The preferred method is to connect your device to your computer through a cord and download from the device directly to the computer.
  16. 16. You should always follow your camera manufacturers instructions for working with, recording, deleting and transferring video files. Method Benefit Disadvantage Wireless download Easy Slow & potential cost Storage to computer Sometimes fast Complicated Plug into computer Easy & typically fast Potential interruptions
  17. 17.  Click on the “Upload” button at the top of the screen once you are signed in.
  18. 18.  1. Entire a new video title here.  2. Entire a quick description of your video here.  3. Tag your item with relevant keywords.  4. Edit your privacy settings here.  5. Choose a YouTube provided video category.  6. Change license and rights ownership here.
  19. 19.  Facebook is a social media website that people use to keep up with friends, upload photos, and post links and videos.  At this time, Facebook allows users to post an unlimited amount of videos that have a maximum length of approximately 15 minutes.  Most Facebook users prefer to upload their videos to YouTube and link the video to Facebook.
  20. 20.  In order to add a personal video to Facebook you will need: ◦ An accessible Facebook account ◦ Digital video in a format that Facebook reads that is also under 15 minutes long  You can upload a video directly to Facebook from your phone via their mobile site or app (unreliable).  The preferred method is to save the video file to your computer and then upload the video direct to Facebook.
  21. 21. 1. You initiate the upload process by clicking the option at the top of the screen once you are signed in. 2. You will be prompted to choose what type of file you would like to either upload or create: For video file upload or creation with a webcam
  22. 22. 3. Choose “Use Webcam” if you would like Facebook to search for your computer’s internal or attached webcam. Choose “Upload Photo/Video” to upload a video file. 4. Click on the “Choose File” button.
  23. 23. 5. Locate your file and click open. 6. Optional: change posting options. 7. Click on “Post” button to post video.
  24. 24.  Tag people by typing their name in the designated area. If they are on Facebook and have been tagged properly they will see that you have tagged them in your video.  Add location to video: where was the video created? Simply type in an address or popular destination.  Privacy Control: Use this to manage who can see and comment on posts you share. When you change this setting, it will remain at this setting for future posts until you change it again.
  25. 25.  A. Click the “Share” button located near the bottom left corner of the video.  B. Click the Facebook “f” icon in the sharing options pane that appears.
  26. 26.  C. If you are not already logged in, log into Facebook when prompted.  D. Select where you want to share the video from the drop down menu. For example, you can select to post it to a friend’s wall, your own wall, or a in a private message.  E. Click the “Share link” button to automatically post the video and complete the process.
  27. 27.  We’re happy to introduce you to resources that will help you learn the basics of editing short videos.  Arlington Heights Memorial Library card holders can also setup one-on-one 30 minute or hour-long classes with a Digital Services Assistant to learn to: ◦ create a YouTube or Facebook account ◦ upload your personal digital videos to either website  We’re also happy to try to help with other issues pertaining to video creation and sharing.
  28. 28.  AHML’s Digital Services Assistants    