Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms. It’s great for posting pictures with your friends, but what if you want to share a video? Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t allow you to upload videos that are longer than 15 seconds. So how can you reformat your video into a shorter length and keep the quality high enough for your followers?
What Do You Need To Reformat the Video?
The first thing you need is a video editing app on your phone. This can be anything from iMovie for iPhone, Adobe Premiere Pro, or any other free mobile application that allows basic video editing features like cutting the clip and adding filters.
For example, you can use VSCO to cut down your Instagram story (significantly lower quality than 15 MB). The next thing you need is an image editor within the same app as your video editing software. If you use something like iMovie, where it’s all in one place, this step isn’t necessary because they are both included together.
You will also want to make sure there aren’t already text overlays over the top, which would make it difficult to edit. And last but not least, you will want to save the file as a .mpg (which is easy if it’s in iMovie).
Which Steps Should You Take To Get the Desired Results?
First, you need to know what size your video is currently. To do this, go into Instagram and click on the square icon under “Photos” in your profile. Next, click that square one more time and find a setting that says something about w x h (width by height).
These numbers will give you an idea of how large or small your video is at its current state; they are not always accurate since sometimes users make videos larger than their phones allow for, but this should be pretty close if done with good intentions.
Once you have this information, it is time to go to YouTube, where it is much easier to reformat your video. You can go to youtube.com/editor, and from there, you will be able to see a preview of what the final product will look like and make edits along the way if necessary. There are different options for cropping, sizing, filters, speed.
Lastly, it’s essential that once you finish editing or uploading your video on Instagram that you click “Share!” This serves two purposes: firstly, it lets viewers know which version they should watch since not everyone always has good enough data connections, but secondly, this allows users who do prefer watching videos in portrait mode the opportunity to switch their phone into vertical viewing mode before pressing play so that they can maximize their video watching experience.
Why Is It Important To Do This Conversion?
This conversion is essential because Instagram won’t allow users to post videos that are over 15 seconds. The video needs to be of a specific size, and if the file is too large, you cannot upload it.
The best way to reformat your video for Instagram is by using Viva Video or iMovie (for Mac) since they both have an easy-to-use trimming tool. If you use another editing software like Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Elements, or Sony Vegas, you’ll need to use the crop feature and the trim function.
Another good option is to use free software like Freemake Video Converter or Xilisoft Video Converter. Make sure that you’re converting your video into an MP-four file before uploading it on Instagram since this is what they prefer for videos at this time (they might change their preferences in the future so check back often).
If you don’t convert your original video, there may be some pixelation when it comes through and audio issues, so make sure to always do these steps.
If you don’t have time to edit your video or crop it, then think about using an app like Crop Video Pro, which will do everything for you in one step. This is an excellent option if you want to get the job done quickly without taking too much time away from other essential tasks. Once you download this app, make sure that when Instagram asks which file format you should upload (it does this automatically), choose MP-four since it is compatible with their specifications.
You can also post videos directly onto Instagram, but it won’t allow long ones, so reformatting them first makes more sense and saves frustration later on down the road.
To reformat your video for Instagram, you should focus on the elements that make your content unique and different. Play around with filters to see which one works best for each scene of your video. You can also use a lower frame rate or even change it during shooting. To get the perfect shot, play around with different angles as well as lightin
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