According to WordStream, 1/3 of online activity involves watching video. 51.9% of marketing professionals worldwide name video as the type of content with the best return on investment (HubSpot).
In fact, social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined (HubSpot). Just what a blogger and business owner wants to hear. Want to get going on including video on your blog and website? Let me show you how to use Wondershare Filmora to make this seemingly overwhelming endeavor a breeze.
Getting Started With Filmora
I will be the first to admit that I was intimidated by the idea of incorporating my own video content into blog posts. I was AFRAID that I would find it frustrating, time consuming, and expensive. Turns out that I was wrong on all counts.
First, the equipment needed is much less than I imagined.
- To shoot a video using just screenshots from computer, literally all that you need is an internet connection and the Filmora software. Want to film yourself along with your screenshots? Just click on the setting in Filmora and it will access your computer’s camera or an attached WebCam. I do recommend adding a reasonably priced headset with microphone or stand along microphone to the setup to amp up the sound quality.
- To shoot video at a location other than in reach of your webcam, a good quality cellphone video camera or video enabled digital camera will do the trick. An external microphone can help cut down on the ambiant noise and increase sound quality. Depending on the types of footage that you are trying to capture, you may wish to add in a tripod. Cool tutorials in Filmora’s support section show you how to use common households items to help create great video effects.
Second, downloading and getting up and running with Filmora happened much more quickly than I had envisioned.
- I have used a wide variety of software over the years for blogging, and this one ranks at the very top for ease of use. And trust me, using the software has to be a cake walk for me to say that. With the click of a button it is downloaded to your computer. The Filmora 101 Guide lays out in a super user friendly way how to work on your first video clip. And Filmora really does live up to its billing as Quality Video Editing Software for Non-Editors.
Third, you absolutely get your money’s worth with Filmora software.
- As you can see where the yellow arrow above is pointing, a free trial version of the software is available. It differs from the full version in that a large watermark will be placed on your video. The trial version will let you test out the software to make sure that it is a fit for you. When you are ready, you can purchase a LIFETIME business license with lifetime updates for just shy of $120. I would say that is a great deal for all the capabilities that come with this video creation and editing software.
Watch Filmora Tools In Action
Rocking The Video Tutorial
Check out this video tutorial I put together using Filmora to show readers how to save significant money on Amazon.
The process was so streamlined and required no technical skills on my part.
1. I used the PC Screen Capture Tool in the Full Feature Mode of Filmora to create this video above. I used a custom screen size rather than full screen.
2. While I was using the PC Screen Capture Tool, I recorded the sound through a headset that came along with my Webcam.
3. I then simply clicked and dragged my video clip into the editor below it.
4. Last, I right clicked on the video segment to pop up slider options that allowed me to adjust the audio volume and quality.
Check out the video below to see the steps I took.
Use Filmora To Build A Professional Video From Start To Finish
In addition to making the simple video tutorial above, you can use Filmora’s “non-techie” tools to:
Put multiple video segments together into one seamless video. Create your segments using the PC Screen and Webcam tools or do so using a video camera, smartphone or other device. It is easy to import video segments in a variety of common video file formats. You can then click and drag multiple segments into the editor in the order that you want them. Flimora then splices them together so that you don’t have the jerky stop and start that you sometimes see in multi segment videos. The software also offers special effects transitions that you can add between segments with the same simple drag and drop principle.
Do voice overs for your video. A surprisingly straightforward process.
Include motion enabled openers, title overlays, and ending credits to your videos. A good selection of these come built into the software.
Add background music to your video. A number of music options come built into the software.
Apply special effects to your video footage. Examples include blur out, black and white, mosaic, ripple, and tunnel effect.
Add a range of symbols in various spots in your video. From arrows to emojis and everything in between, you can find it to drag and drop in.
Include split screen segments where you have multiple video selections going at once on on overall screen.
Quickly export your finished product to a computer, Facebook, smartphone, YouTube, or Vimeo.
Remember that the Online Help/Support Section offers quick text/video answers for all common video software questions.
Can’t wait to get started. No better time than now as it is estimated that in a few short years, Internet video traffic will account for over 80% of all consumer Internet traffic. Download your free Cheat Sheet of Ways To Incorporate Video Into Your Blog And Website and start creating awesome video content.