Uploading

You finished your video? Great! Now it's time to convert it into a video file (e.g. mov. or mp4). Once the video has been converted and it's ready to be uploaded, think about where to share it. There are several platforms where videos can be shared, for example, YouTube or social media.

Website:

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In order to have the video visible on any website, follow the website's own instructions. However, most providers use similar settings such as the classic drag-and-drop process or including the URL. In case of the URL option, the video needs to be first uploaded on YouTube or similar platforms. Once uploaded, the link can be copied and inserted. This helps to save storage but unfortunately takes longer since the video first has to be uploaded somewhere else.

Check out below how to upload a video on YouTube.

 

YouTube:

YouTube is one of the best platforms to share a video. Millions of people can easily view the video and share it on their personal social media accounts. First create a verified account to upload videos. Next, follow Youtube's instructions on how to upload a video. Fill out all required fields, such as title, description and audience setting. The audience setting is very important. What is your goal?

Public: Everyone can search for the video and view it.

Private: Only the person who has the link can have access to the video.

In order to make your video more user friendly, choose a thumbnail. A thumbnail is the 'cover photo' of the video. Why not use Keynote to create a nice 'cover photo' ?  As a small tip, it is always helpful to the user to see the name of the organization, the logo, or the title of the video in the thumbnail.

Facebook:

Another great option to upload a video is Facebook. Facebook is one of the biggest platforms on the market and increases the chance to be recognised by many people around the globe drastically. This platform uses the drag-and-drop function to insert videos, which makes it very easy to upload a video. However, make sure to upload a video with music free of copyrights. If this is not the case, Facebook might mute the video.