How to Upload a YouTube Short: The Complete Guide for Beginners
So you have this awesome video idea and you can’t wait to share it with the world. You think, “Hey! I should upload my very own YouTube short and become famous!” – WRONG! Sincere apologies but that won’t happen. Trust us on this. The chances of you becoming a famous YouTuber are as slim as Ajith Kumar and Arjun Reddy having a non-scripted conversation about each other in public. However, that does not mean that your creative idea is worthless. Uploading a YouTube short is easy, even if you’re new to it. In fact, we shall guide you through every step from prepping your video for upload to marking its success or failure after the upload.
What is a YouTube Short?
A YouTube short is a video that’s less than 15 minutes in length. Any video that is between 1 and 8 minutes in length falls under this category. You could add a few simple visuals, a selfie video, or a simple skit with your friends or family, to make the video short and interesting. You have to upload your video on YouTube to let people know what you are creating or what your talent is. You don’t have to be a professional YouTuber to make videos. You can even make your own YouTube channel and upload your videos to let people know what you are creating or what your talent is. If you are making a short video, you can use any phone or camera to record your videos and upload them on YouTube.
How to make a short video on YouTube?
- Choose a topic – What do you want to talk about? Is it an interesting topic? You need to make sure your video is interesting, otherwise people will just skip over and you'll get fewer views.
- Create a script – Next is to create a script for your video. This will help you with your flow and sequence of events. Just make sure that your video is not too long, as YouTube doesn't allow videos that are over 15 minutes in length.
- Get your equipment ready – Now that you have the topic and the script ready, you can start preparing the equipment you need to record your video.
- Upload your video on YouTube – Once you record your video, upload it on your YouTube channel. You can purchase a YouTube channel if you want to make this process easier.
- Add a description to your video – Add a short description to your video to let people know what your video is all about.
- Add tags to your video – While adding a description to your video, you can also add a few tags that are related to your video to let people find your video more easily.
Decide on your video’s length and format.
First, decide on the length of your video, and then, you can decide on the format. This part is critical as it will determine the kind of audience you’re after. For example, let’s say you decide on a video length of 3 minutes. You can then decide on the video format like a listicle, an interesting story, or an interesting skit with your friends or family. Now, decide on the format of your video. Will it be a listicle, a story, a skit, etc.? Once you have decided on the length and the format, it’s time to select a resolution and a codec.
Select a resolution and codec.
First, decide on the resolution of your video. You can choose between 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, or 240p. Now, since you already decided on the format of your video, decide on a codec as well. You can choose between MP3 and AAC. Once you have selected both, it’s time to record your audio and video. Record your audio with the Video Recordings app. Open the Video Recordings app and tap on Record. Once you tap on Record, you’ll be prompted to select the audio source. You can select your phone’s built-in mic or any other external mic you have plugged into your phone. Once you have plugged in your mic, you can select it from the Audio Source list. You can also select the level of noise cancellation if your mic has that feature.
Record your video with the Screen Recorder app.
Once you have selected the appropriate settings for your audio, it’s time to record your video. You can do this by opening the Screen Recorder app. Once the app has opened, tap on the Recording button and your screen will turn blue. This indicates that your screen recording has begun. You can now start recording your video by tapping on the blue bar at the bottom of your screen. You can also record your video by swiping your finger on the screen in a downward motion. Once you have finished recording your video, tap on the blue bar once again to end the recording, and your screen will return to normal. It’s now time to add a thumbnail and a metadata for automatic processing.
Add a thumbnail and metadata for automatic processing.
First, decide on the thumbnail for your video. This is the image that will appear on your video’s watch page. You can use any image from the video, or you can use any image that’s related to the video. You can also create your own thumbnail by using the Canva app. Now, it’s time to add some metadata to your video. You can do this by tapping on the three-dot menu button from the video’s watch page. When you tap on this button, select Edit Video Metadata. You can now add the title, description, tags, and category of your video. Once you have added all the metadata, it’s time to upload your video. You can do this by tapping on the Upload button. You can also upload your video by selecting the upload option in the menu button.
So here you have it, the complete guide on how to upload a YouTube short. Uploading your short isn’t too difficult. There are just a few steps you need to follow and you’ve got yourself a YouTube video uploaded. Just remember that uploading a YouTube short isn’t too difficult and can be fun to do. You just need to make sure you follow these steps and have fun doing it.