Have you ever watched a video that was so pixelated it was impossible to make out what was happening? Or maybe the colors were off, and it just looked unnatural? As consumers worldwide demand more and more visual content, the quality of the videos you create is more important than ever. Whether they're on podcasts, YouTube vlogs or TikTok accounts, low-quality videos are often associated with low-quality content. More often than not, they're distracting, annoying, and boring. Still, there's always a way around it. This article looks at five methods to improve the quality of the video content you make. By following these tips, you can create videos that look great and are compelling to watch!
1. Podcastle Has Got Your Back
If you're using Podcastle and are still not satisfied with the quality of your video interviews, you're doing something wrong. The software's rendered video recording feature allows you to download your group recording with all participants in a clean, high-quality video file. As you finish your group recording session, make sure all your guest videos are uploaded and processed. To ensure proper file transfer, ask your guests and co-hosts to stay in the app for a brief moment after the recording is done. Your grid layout recordings will then find their place in your files, fresh and clean!
If you want to take your videos closer to perfection, make sure to edit your audio. The power of AI is there to help you - no need for audio production skills. Simply access your audio tracks from the dashboard, and work with each separately. Beyond that, you have multiple ways to improve your sound.
The Magic Dust feature will turn your audio into a polished and clean track, with no background noise, all with just one click. The recording environment? Irrelevant! The participant can be meters away from the microphone, but you will still have great sound. The auto-leveling tool, in turn, will automatically adjust your audio to match the target loudness level.
You can cut out all the awkward silences to make the video flow smoothly with the Silence Remover feature. Finally, let the AI help you detect all the "uhs" and "uhms" in your audio to make it easier for you to improve the overall flow of your interview.
Bonus pro tip: Podcastle's Revoice feature lets you generate audio by typing (or copy-pasting) a text. The multiple options of realistic AI voices will make your text sound perfectly like a human.
But wait! What if you still want to sound authentic without speaking into a microphone? You can now create a digital copy of your voice to seamlessly edit and create audio using a text editor.
2. Make The Best of Your Equipment
Many content creators record videos without paying attention to their camera settings. If you're using a phone, max up your resolution and FPS (frames per second) settings. While 1080p with 30 fps isn't catastrophic, the 4k resolution with 60 FPS will improve your videos significantly. Before you start recording, adhere to the best possible settings available and make sure to free up some space in your storage, so you don't run out.
The same applies to recording with a DSLR (or mirrorless) camera. If you want to make the most of it, set your video resolution to the highest possible setting and your FPS to at least 60 if possible. This will give you a recording with enough room to edit later on and won't tax your computer when exporting the final product.
3. Use a Tripod
To avoid the "shaky cam" effect, use a tripod or another way to stabilize the camera. Forgetting to stabilize is one of the most common mistakes people make when recording videos, making the final product look unprofessional and difficult to watch.
If you don't have a tripod, you can use anything that will keep your camera still, like a stack of books or a box. Make sure the surface is stable and won't move during recording.
You can also invest in a gimbal, a device that uses sensors and motors to keep your camera level and steady. This is especially useful for recording while in motion, like walking or biking.
4. Record in Good Lighting
Lighting is one of the most critical aspects of videography. If your video is too dark, it will be challenging to see, and if it's too bright, it will look washed out.
Ideally, it's best to record in natural light. If you're recording indoors, open the curtains or turn on the lights. You may also want to invest in additional lighting tools, like softboxes or LED lights.
When you're recording outdoors, try to avoid direct sunlight. The best time to record is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the light is softer.
Also, position yourself so that the light is hitting you from the side. This will create shadows that give your video more depth and dimension.
5. Use Video Editing Software
Once you've recorded your video, it's time to edit it. This is what can make the big difference in the quality of your final product.
There are many different video editing software tools available in the market. Some of the most popular include Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and iMovie. If you're just starting, you may want to try free video editing software first.
You can do several things with a video editor to make your video look better. For example, you can color-correct your footage to make it look more natural. You can also add effects, transitions, and text to make your video more engaging.
Finally, increase your video resolution and bitrate before exporting the final product.
With these tips you can greatly improve your videos. Be patient and experiment until you find what works best for you. Soon you'll be publishing videos that look like they were professionally produced.
Try out Podcastle and check for yourself how well it can boost your workflow in making video interviews. Coupled with all the features and tools you can use to enhance your audio, it will be a great addition to your efforts in improving the overall quality of your video content.