I spend a lot of time watching trombone players et al on You Tube but, even though I have had an account for a couple of years, I have not ever tried to put any videos of my own up for viewing. This is probably due to the fact that I have never owned a video camera. Recently I started to experiment with my iPhone and I find it takes very good videos.
I shot a whole series of videos at the recent Australian Jazz Convention and have downloaded these to my hard drive. To me, they seem excellent with very sharp definition and fairly good sound when I play them on my computer. However, I have been unsuccessful in loading them up for other people to see. The main problem for me is that the files seem to be much too large - around 1.25GB. When I tried to up load one of the files it said it was going to take 400 minutes.
I am guessing that I need to edit the file to make it smaller in some way? Or perhaps there is a special way of loading large files that is not apparent to me? Do I maybe need some kind of video editing software?
When I took them off the iPhone and put them on the computer, I used Windows and put them in my Windows Video Library. The files have an extension of .MOV. They are all around or over the 1GB size.
Any help would be appreciated as most people on this forum do not seem to have a problem with You Tube. Even a reference to a help file that explains how to upload without it taking all day.
Thanks, in anticipation.