Web Page VIDEO Tutorial
Adding Video to your Webpages

computer     This lesson will assume that you have studied HTML at one or more of our recommended Design Sites and here we will show you how to create and add Video to your webpages!

    There are three parts to this tutorial... (1) How to actually create a Video (2) How to upload it to your PC and (3) How to code your webpage to show the Video...

Part 1: How to Create a Video

movies    You need a Camera (with Video Capability) to make a Video, and small Digitals are the best choice... there are TWO Basic types of Cameras... Digital or Analog, either will work, and Analog Cameras are cheaper, but they are being replaced with newer Digital Units. When you shoot your Video, you must keep the length as short as possible, because the File Size can become quite LARGE for lengthy Videos, and users on a 56K Dial-Up Connection, might not wait forever for them to load! A good rule of thumb is: For every 30 seconds of footage, the file size will increase by 3 Megabytes! In the case of an Analog Camcorder, make sure that it has Audio and Video output jacks, and for Digital Cameras, we recommend Sony units with standard USB Cable upload features...!

For all of our work we use a simple Sony (pocket size) DSC-W830 Camera...

Part 2: How to Upload your Video Movie to your Windows OS PC

movies    For Digital Cameras you will need a USB Cable and video capture software, both of which usually come with the purchase of a new Digital Camera...

This tutorial will concentrate on Digital Cameras, using the Sony DSC-W830 Camera...

    This Camera comes with all the necessary Software needed to capture your video, so go ahead and upload it to your PC... alternately you can search Google for your software... as well as a User Manual for your Camera!

    There are many Video Editing Software Programs available today... you can look at www.Download.com and see what's available... and your Windows Based PC probably comes with one pre-installed, Windows Movie Maker if you are using Windows 7 OR Windows 10 (Operating Systems)... so you can go ahead and use it if you want... study the "Help" sections... when you capture your video, edit it and save it to your computer... For Tutorials On Windows Movie Maker ... just SEARCH GOOGLE for "tutorial on windows movie maker" we recommend that you use Windows Movie Maker to do your Video Editing work, but the choice is up to you...

Here is another FREE ONLINE Resourse for Editing Videos: Kapwing.Com

    So after you shoot your Video, follow the Camera Instructions to Upload it to your PC...

Here is the program that we use for our Sony Camera (Play Memories Home):

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Now you can turn OFF your Camera, disconnect the USB Cable and get ready to Edit your Video using the Software of your choice... BUT WAIT... if the current file type is NOT viewable on Windows Media Player or if it is not Editable using Windows Live Movie Maker... here is an Excellent Free ONLINE Program to convert File Formats to any other one of your choice... so that you can use it for whatever Editing Program or Movie Player that you like! However we now STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you convert the file first to .mp4 ... so that you can use Windows Movie Maker for editing...

    After you have changed the file type to ".mp4" and used your Video Editing Program (we recommend Windows Movie Maker) to Edit and save the new Video to your PC, then continue on to Part 3 of this Tutorial...

Continue to Part 3 of this Tutorial