How to Record Video on Instagram: A Guide to Shooting Video on Instagram

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How to Record Video on Instagram: A Guide to Shooting Video on Instagram

  1. 1. andrewmacart hy.comhttp://andrewmacarthy.com/andrew-macarthy-social-media/how-to-record-video-on-instagram-a-guide-to-shooting-video-on-instagramIn June 2013, Instagram introduced video creation to the mega-popular mobile app.Shooting video on Instagram is super easy, so lets take a look, and answer anyquestions you might have about how it works:How to record a video on Instagram
  2. 2. 1. Open Instagram as normal and tap on the camera icon at the bottom of the
  3. 3. screen.
  4. 4. 2. The app will default to taking a still image. To change to video recording, cick onthe video camera icon.
  5. 5. 3. To begin recording, press and hold your finger on the red video camera icon.
  6. 6. To stop recording, lift your finger off. Every time you stop and start a new snippet ofvideo recording, a break in the blue video bar is created to show it.Instagram video clips have a maximum length of 15 seconds, and a minimumlength of 3 seconds. And unlike with photos you cannot import videos intoInstagram; they must be recorded from within the app.
  7. 7. 4. If you are unhappy with the previous snippet of video that you shot, you can
  8. 8. remove it by tapping the X arrow. When the snippet of video you want to remove ishighlighted in red on the video bar, click the trash can icon to confirm itsdeletion. You can only delete the previous clip, so be careful that each shot isas you want it before you record a subsequent snippet. When youre donerecording, click Next.
  9. 9. 5. On the next screen, you can choose from over a dozen filters specific for
  10. 10. video and preview how your video will look. When you tap a filter, your video willplay automatically.Cinema for InstagramSee the "shaky camera" icon below the video? Thats Instagrams new Cinema mode,designed to eradicate the jittery quality of so many mobile videos. Tap it andthe effect will be applied, smoothing out your unsteady camera work as best it can.Click Next when youre happy.
  11. 11. 6. Now its time to choose a cover frame for your video. Like YouTubes video
  12. 12. thumbnails, a video cover is the snapshot that will represent your video in itsbest light in Instagram search and in your friends feeds. Simply tap and slideyour finger over the bar at the bottom to select the frame you like best, and then clickNext to continue.
  13. 13. 7. Last up, its time to give your video a caption (with hashtags, of course) and
  14. 14. choose your sharing options. Unlike with photos, you cannot tag people invideos.To post your Instagram, hit Share. Instagram will process your video for a short whilebefore it appears live on the app and on the web.

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