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Make Free Videos for Social Media

Make Free Videos for Social Media

We are going to show you how to make videos for Social Media totally free providing you are ready to learn some new skills.

The four most common social media sites you may need video clips for are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Video guidelines for Facebook

  • When creating videos for FB feed aspect ratio can be Landscape (horizontal) 16:9 and Portrait (vertical) 9:16, also aspect ratios in between 1:1 (square), 4:5 (vertical), 2:3 (vertical).
  • Max. video length: 240 min.
  • Min. video length: 1 sec.
  • Max. video file size 4 GB.
  • Sound is not required.
  • Text: 125 characters.
  • Most video file formats are supported, MP4 and MOV are recommended.
  • Recommended video dimensions: 1280 x 720 px; minimum width 600 px.
  • Max frame rate 30 fps.
  • Also, H.264 compression, square pixels, fixed frame rate, progressive scan and stereo AAC audio compression at 128+ kbps.

Read more about Facebook video Design Recommendations and video Requirements.

Video guidelines for Instagram

  • When creating videos for Instagram feed aspect ratio can be Landscape (horizontal) from 1.91:1 to 16:9; Portrait (vertical) 4:5; Square 1:1. Min. resolution is 400 x 500, max. resolution is 191 x 100
  • Max. video length: 120 sec.
  • Min. video length: 1 sec.
  • Max. video file size 30 MB.
  • Sound is not required.
  • Text: read more about character limit.
  • Most video file formats are supported, MP4 and MOV are recommended.
  • Recommended video dimensions: 600 x 600 px (1:1); 600 x 315 px (1.91:1); 600 x 750 px (4:5)
  • Max frame rate 30fps.
  • Also, H.264 compression, square pixels, fixed frame rate, progressive scan and stereo AAC audio compression at 128+ kbps.

Read more about Instagram video Design Recommendations and video Requirements

Video guidelines for Twitter

  • When creating videos for Twitter feed aspect ratio can be Landscape (horizontal) 16:9; and Square 1:1. Aspect ratio range 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 (inclusive). Min. resolution is 32 x 32, max. resolution is 1920 x 1200 (and 1200×1920).
  • Max. video length: 140 sec.
  • Max. video file size: 512 MB.
  • Supported video formats are MP4 and MOV. Also, H264 compression with AAC audio.
  • Recommended video dimensions: 720 x 1280 px (portrait), 1280 x 720 px (landscape), 720 x 720 px (square).
  • Max frame rate 40 fps.

Read more about Twitter videos

Video guidelines for YouTube

File format: YouTube prefers the original, 1080p HD broadcast format that you have in your digital content library, as well as DVD-compliant MPEG-2 programme streams saved with a .MPG extension.

Minimum audio-visual duration: 33 seconds (excluding black and static images in the video channel as well as silence and background noise in the audio channel).

Frame rate: Videos should be in their native frame rates without resampling. For film sources, a 24 fps or 25 fps progressive master yields the best results. Typically, frame rates are set at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second.

Aspect ratio: Videos should be in their native aspect ratios, and uploaded videos should never include letterboxing or pillarboxing bars. The YouTube player automatically frames videos to ensure that they are displayed correctly, without cropping or stretching, regardless of the size of the video or player. For example, the player frames 4:3 videos with vertical bars (pillarboxing) when those videos are played in a widescreen (16:9) player. Similarly, the player frames 16:9 videos with horizontal bars (letterboxing) if those videos are played in a standard (4:3) player.

Video resolution: YouTube prefers high-definition videos and, in general, you should provide videos in the highest resolution available to provide the maximum degree of flexibility in the encoding and playback processes. For videos intended for sale or rental, you should provide a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a 16:9 aspect ratio. For either free or ad-supported content, YouTube does not set a minimum resolution but recommends a resolution of at least 1280 x 720 for video that has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of at least 640 x 480 for video that has a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Audio file formats: upload the highest quality audio possible.

Supported file formats: MP3 audio in MP3/WAV container ; PCM audio in WAV container ; AAC audio in MOV container ; FLAC audio

Minimum audio bit rate for lossy formats: 64 kbps

Minimum audible duration: 33 seconds (excluding silence and background noise)

Maximum duration: None

Read more about YouTube video making guidelines

You can create videos for free using open source video making program OpenShot Video Editor. Just download the program from the website openshot.org, and start learning how to use it. It is actually pretty easy program once you have learned a few tips and tricks. The best place to learn is YouTube videos.

Note! The guidelines above may be out of date by the time you are reading this post, please follow the links in the text to find out what the correct guidelines are.

Free images, video clips and royalty free stock for creating your own videos you can find on Pixabay.

If you find OpenShot too complicated or you haven’t got time to study, we suggest to take a look at Wave Video Maker. It is easier, but you need to pay a bit for the convenience to use it.

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