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Making Basic Videos Using Smart Devices

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Recording video is an important tool for promoting social presence in your online course. Recordings are often viewed as elaborate projects, but videos don’t need to involve a big production.

Recording video is an important tool for promoting social presence in your online course.  Recordings are often viewed as elaborate projects, but videos don’t need to involve a big production. This page will walk you through how to use your smartphone or mobile tablet to record and share a video.


Recording Tips

  • Video length: Keep in mind that you are going to want to caption your video, so keeping it short will save you time. Make sure to follow any guidelines for this video, but shorter videos will save you editing time.
  • Lighting: Use frontal lighting and try to defuse it if at all possible, this will make light less harsh.
  • Background: Be mindful of what you are showing us in your background.
  • Hold your phone horizontally:
    • Web video is shown in what's known as "landscape" orientation, which looks like this:    
    • Be sure to hold your camera so the screen aligns with landscape mode. If you don't it will record in "portrait" orientation, which looks like this:        
    • A video recorded in portrait mode will appear in YouTube with black bars on the left and right sides. A video recorded in landscape mode will fill the screen nicely.




Keywords:Videos, recording tips, recording, videos on smart devices, creating videos,   Doc ID:104822
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-08-10 14:42 CDTUpdated:2020-08-24 14:37 CDT
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