How to Upload to Youtube from a Camcorder

Anyone who has lots of videos will be able to share them using YouTube or many other video sharing websites. Uploading videos from your video camera is very easy and won't take long to complete. First, the videos need to be copied from the camera and then converted on the computer. It will then be possible to send links to people and allow other people to view the video.

By adding tags to the video, it will be easier for other people to find them. These are keywords which people normally search for. By setting the right keywords, it will be much easier for anyone to search for your video.

Step 1: Connecting the Camcorder

First, you need to connect the camcorder to your computer so that you will be able to upload it to YouTube. Most cameras will be connected using either USB or Firewire. Follow the directions with your camera to pull the videos onto your computer. The videos will normally be stored in a format which is compatible with YouTube without doing anything differently.

Step 2: Creating a YouTube Account

Once you have your videos ready, you need to visit YouTube and register for an account. If you don't already have an account, then you will need to register for one. When you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email. Read this email and click the link inside. This will then let you log into your account. Once you are logged in, it will then be possible to upload your videos.

Step 3: Uploading

To access the upload page, log into your account and click on the "Upload Videos" link, which can be found at the top right hand corner of the site.

Step 4: Descriptions and Title

Give your video a description and title so that it's easy for other people to find it. The tags can also be set; these are keywords which will make it easy for other people to find your video. You will also need to choose the best category for your video so that it can be in the correct part of the site.

Step 5: Selecting the Video

Click the "Continue Uploading" button which can be found under the tags text box. This will take you to another page where you can click "Browse". This will open a dialog box where you can select the video file that you want to upload to the site. Select the video you are uploading by clicking on it and then click "Open". The name of the video on the site should then change.

Step 6: Privacy

You will now be able to select whether you want the video to be public or if you only want certain people to be only view it. Once you have decided this, you then need to click "Upload Video". This should start the site uploading the video. This normally takes around five minutes, although it can be longer if you have a slow Internet connection. It will also be even longer if you're uploading a large or HD video.

Popular Cameras for High Quality Photos: