Thanks to digital video cameras and video conversion software, with a small camcorder we can make a holiday video that will leave a big impression and big memories down the road. With a video to flash conversion tool you can convert your holiday video to FLV/SWF and then convert video to YouTube, My space, your own websites or blogs or Email the holiday videos to your relatives and friends in SWF format. Get tips for what to film on your holiday video and how to edit and convert holiday video to FLVSWF that won't leave your friends yawning.
Tips for shooting better holiday video
To make sure your video is fun to watch and includes all the important parts of your holiday, follow these tips:
1. Film your family or buddies getting ready before the trip begins.
Record your family or buddies waking up on the big day, scurrying around looking for last minute items, and trying to find the tickets. It'll provide a great start for your movie, and people who watch your video will have instant insight into your life.
2. Get up early to capture the peaceful atmosphere of your holiday destination..
Every place has a unique personality, and a good holiday video shows that personality. Key West has wild chickens that live in the streets. Quebec homes have colorful window boxes filled with flowers. Buildings in Paris have gargoyles along the rooflines. It's hard to get footage of these traits when you're caught up in the action of the day. Get up early to take five or ten seconds of footage showing local character.
3. Let the kids shoot
This might sound a little risky but if you really want to get some interesting footage and angles you may have never consider, hand your camcorder to your kids and let them shoot. Not only do most kids love to be the videographer, but it will allow you to be in the video.
Most kids – at least 5 and older – have no problem safely operating a camcorder. Modern DV camcorders are pretty darn durable, and short of dropping them down the stairs or into the pool, they are relatively indestructible.
The only warnings I give to kids is to not hold the camcorder by the viewfinder. I show them how to hold it, where the record start button is, and then let them go.
You may have to do some editing to get rid of a bunch of silly, jerky or otherwise unusable video, but that's the joy of modern computerized video editing. I usually end up fast-forwarding through the kid footage and just pulling out bits and pieces that complement the video that I shot.
4. Show yourself
How many times have you watched a videotape and been asked why there are no shots of you having fun? Get yourself into your family movies. Let your kids, or significant other, take control of the camcorder from time to time.
How to sharing your holiday video on the net
Now that you've shot the perfect holiday video, follow these tips to edit it down to a finished movie that you can convert video to YouTube, My space, face book or personal blogs etc or show to your family and friends.
1. Convert holiday video to FLV. Give a brief introduction of FLV: The full name is Flash video. Which has the following features like small size, easily distributable, fast loading speed and playing smoothly etc.
FLV is the main format of the network videos now. So, if you plan to show your holiday video on YouTube, my space or personal blogs, you'd better convert holiday video to FLV. For this refer to this article
"4 ways to convert video to flv".
2. Convert holiday video to SWF. We do so, just because the file in SWF format is very small and convenient. You can play it on the browser directly without any player. So, if you have converted your holiday video to SWF, you even can email the small file to your friends for a show. A specific operation:
"new experience in Wondershare video to SWF conversion expert".
3. You can edit your holiday video with a third software .Here I will explain this simply with wondershare video to flash encoder which can convert MPEG, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4 and even HD video as M2TS, TP, TRP, TS to FLV/SWF with many attached edit functions.
1).Trim and Crop. We can trim and crop the holiday videos with Wondershare video to flash encoder; you do remember the boring head leader and tail leader, and letter box. You can trim now and crop these black things, or you just want to cut one beautiful section. Do it, as you like.
2). merge video. If you have more than one holiday video and you want to merge them. This software will let you merge any video files and save them as one big continuous file.
3). Add watermarks. Cause the holiday video belongs to you, asnd you want to show your talents in internet. Think about the copyright problem. Why not add a logo on your video? Wondershare video to flash encoder can help you to add text and image watermark on your holiday video, if you think the image sheltered your video you can adjust the transparent value of the picture.
4). Add flash player. Do not forget the Flash player, in this software you can find 12+ beautiful Flash player skins and you can select a favorite one for your holiday video. Amazing !
So far, the work including shooting holiday video, editing and converting holiday video to FLV/SWF has been done perfectly. Then share the fruit of your labor with your friends across the network.
PS: If the holiday video is shot by your cell-phone, you can refer to this article
"How to convert 3gp to flv & sharing them on the net …"