Capture, Edit, and Upload Streaming Videos- A tutorialSubmitted by ACinMA on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 14:55
Various people have mentioned the need for a tutorial on how you can record video/stream from the internet, edit, and then post it to YouTube for all to see. I feel the more people who learn this easy process, the more media we will all collectively have in our hands to utilize best for the campaign.
Many folks just expect video to appear on YouTube, and forget all those volunteering to work hard behind the scenes to make this available to everyone, like the relentless MoxNews. Keep in mind, these things should be used following Fair Use.. Also, these are programs for a PC, so if you have a Mac, there would be different software used.
Im going to explain the process using 2 very user friendly programs that are perfect for the purposes stated above. These programs would be:
WM Recorder 14: This would be your capturing software that will record video via the web. It will cost you a few bucks, but its worth it for such a versatile capturing program. WM is extremely easy to use. It can also be found on various torrent sites, if you use torrent. Download and install the program from the above like (there's a free trial if you want to give it a shot), and watch this great and simple how-to video on the program.
Windows Live Movie Maker: This is the FREE editing/uploading program available for Windows 7 & Vista which allows you to take that video you made with WM Recorder, and make cuts, add music, and apply various other effects to your recorded video, then save and upload directly from the program to YouTube, and a few other sites. This is also the only free video editing software that I am aware of that allows you to save your video in 1080p high definition format. I would recommend watching this video tutorial
There are many other programs out there for doing both of these processes, but these 2 are very user friendly and trustworthy. You can also find free capturing software on the net, but I wont recommend any specifically because many of these downloads can have various things attached to them, like spyware and such.
Also become familiar with streaming sites like TVPC where you can find many tv channels streaming live which make recording live tv a breeze.
If anyone has experience with other user friendly software, and would like to write up a tutorial, I'll gladly add that program to this post for the benefit of all.