How to create video for YouTube

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YouTube video requirements

Before you create a video for YouTube, you need to understand what specific formats the video hosting supports.

The optimal video resolution for YouTube is 16:9. This aspect ratio is supported by all players. Let's say you added a vertical or square file, then YouTube will automatically substitute it in the required format.

The recommended video size for YouTube is at least 1280 x 720 pixels.

But you can also use this resolution:

  • 1080p (1920 х 1080)
  • 720p (1280 х 720)
  • 480p (854 х 480)
  • 360p (640 х 360)
  • 240p (426 х 240)

Suitable formats for YouTube video:

  • MP4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MOV
  • 3GP
  • FLV
  • MPEG-1,2
  • WebM

The best option for YouTube video is MP4 with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. It gives an opportunity to make a small video of good quality.

The ideal length of your YouTube video is no more than 10-12 minutes. In an urgent case, you can extend it up to half an hour. But then the YouTube video should really be of the highest quality so that people want to watch it to the end.

How to create video for YouTube

First of all, you need to create a channel where you will upload your YouTube video.

Next, think about the technique you will be shooting your YouTube video with. Buy a camera or use a microphone with a good camera, tripod, lapel pins, or microphone to ensure quality sound.

Then, you need to think about the content. Think over everything - plot, lines, angle, effects and light. This all is important for creating quality YouTube video.

Here are some more tips to help you create the right YouTube video:

  • Think about modern trends
  • Analyze video both successful and failing
  • Make experiments constantly
  • Consider the desires of your target audience

It is also important not to beg for reposts, comments and likes every minute. It is not recommended to insert advertising integrations several times. Interesting content matters and then users will calmly watch your ads.

Try to ask viewers to like and subscribe no more than three times in one video.

Try to use different events and movements in your video. Heroes should walk, do unusual things. In general, try to visually show your idea in the video.

Plus, it's worth adding and making teasers before starting your YouTube video. It should be a short (10-15 seconds) cut of interesting or funny moments from your video. A teaser will help a person to understand what to expect from your YouTube video.

What topic to choose for YouTube video

Here are some popular categories for creating interesting and demanded videos:

  1. Humour. It's a popular genre that isn't limited by formats. Your show, video reviews, funny news, stand-up - choose what you do best.
  2. Product review is another popular topic.
  3. Vlogs. A live format in which a blogger or brand shows their life or workflow.
  4. Art. Popular tracks covers, cartoons and more.

There are a lot of directions, topics and formats. The main thing is to choose what you can do best.

Where to create video for YouTube

You can create a high-quality video according to your requirements using SUPA.

The service has all the necessary settings and templates to create a good YouTube video.

Also, you can create videos for various social networks with SUPA: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter.

What to do after creating a video

After you've created your YouTube video, you need to upload it to a video hosting service.

On the right side of the search, on the main page there is an «Upload» button —click it to go to the download page of the created YouTube video.

The download can take a long time. It all depends on the size of your YouTube video. While it is loading, you can add a description for your video. Here you will need to specify the title of the video, its description and keywords. It is very important to fill in all these sections as fully as possible because it influences whether users will be able to find your YouTube video and how the video hosting will recommend and promote it.

It is also important to write the truth and not to use clickbait. Otherwise, users will most likely put dislikes on your YouTube video and it will decrease in search results.

You need to wait until the video is fully loaded and processed. When this happens, you will receive a link to your video. You can follow it. Do not worry when at first it will not be shown, or it will be of poor quality. YouTube takes time to get your video ready to be shown to other people.