Top 4 Tips When Uploading To YouTube

on October 28th, 2009 by Matt | No Comments »

Hi guys. I know I haven’t posted much, so I thought I’d post a small list of tips. 🙂

1. Upload FLV files:
Most people tend to save their videos as MPG or AVI. These are large files (in most cases) and tend to take a while to upload. We all know that YouTube has quite low quality videos anyway, the HQ and HD haven’t made much of a difference, so it’s best to upload in FLV because it compresses the file. As well as that, FLV is the default format that you watch on YouTube anyway, mainly because it’s a “Flash Video” and it’s played on Adobe Flash Player. Then, you don’t need to wait for it to convert after you have uploaded it!
2. Keep the credits short:
This is mainly because some videos I’ve seen tend to go for about 2-3 minutes, with about half of that of slow credits going by. This wastes your uploading time and people stop watching as soon as the credits start anyway. It’s best to just put the credits into the description.
3. Make sure your voice was recorded well:
I’ve seen this issue a lot. Before you upload your video, make sure you are able to hear yourself properly with the volume on your speakers and on your Operating System set to about 50%. This way, nobody will complain about not being able to hear you. As well as this, make sure your microphone is of decent quality. We want to be able to understand what you are saying.
4. Keep the description as it should be, descriptive:
Whenever I watch a video, I like to find out a bit of information about it. Sometimes the description has a lot of useless tags, or it just has a couple words. That section is there for a reason, and we want to know a bit about it. It may be just a link that was in the video, with a description about that.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading, and I hope you consider these tips when making a movie for YouTube.