How to make a video in YouTube is a skill you need whether you want to break into video podcasting, share home movies, market a product, or just have fun. All you need to make a video in YouTube is a digital camera and a YouTube account.

First, make the movie you want to share using a digital camera, webcam, or a cell phone that records video (if you set up your YouTube profile to include mobile, you can upload video directly from your phone). Then edit your video until you have a product you like (iMovie or Windows Movie Maker are good video editors that now come installed free on all new computers). 

Save the video in a format that looks good in YouTube. YouTube will accept QuickTime, .MOV, .AVI, or .MPG files in 340×240 resolution. They will restrict the size to 100MB and the length to 10 minutes.

If you have a YouTube account, you’re ready to upload: just click on Upload Videos in the upper right corner of the YouTube home page. You’ll be prompted to create a title, description, choose tags and category, and set the video language. A good rule of thumb is the more information the better, to make your video easy to find and start getting lots of views.

The YouTube Quick Capture feature lets you skip the uploading step and record a video straight from your webcam to YouTube. Once your video is streamed on YouTube, think about uploading to other sharing sites as well. Post the video on your blog and your Facebook page; email the link to your friends. And that’s essentially how to make a video in YouTube.