I recently started a YouTube channel to upload videos for Microsoft Office software training. This post will walk through my steps I use. I go through a 3 step process workflow to publish a YouTube video.
I was excited to find a free utility tool from Microsoft called Screen Recorder that allows for computer screen recording. This link will take you to the TechNet page for a download that Burak Uysaler developed.
I double click the screen recorder icon on my desktop to get started.
Then I select from the drop down list the program I want to record and check the audio box.
Next I click “Please click here to specify filename”. Once I have established the file name and folder path I click “Start”.
The format that the recording creates is a Windows Media Audio/Video file (*.wmv).
Once I have the recording it would be possible to upload it to YouTube. However, I use a video editor to make adjustments, transitions, and final edits. I use Adobe Premiere Elements 12.
When I finish the edits in Adobe Premiere I click Publish –>AVCHD –>YouTube Widescreen HD. There are tons of other formats and I tried others and settled on this one because it gets the job done.
Another option to make video edits for free is the Windows Movie Maker.
Movie Maker has some very nice features to do the basics and then even can upload to YouTube.
Log into YouTube and create a channel. Your channel is where you upload to. The requirement to do this a Google account. If you already have a Gmail email then you are already set. After creating a channel then you are all set to click “Upload” button and manage the account from the “Video Manager” button.
Finalize the project while it is uploading with a Title, Description, Tags, and Category.
Depending the size it could take a few minutes to upload. Once it is uploaded you’ll get a confirmation message.
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