Uploading a Movie from Your iPad to YouTube

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About this article

This article provides an overview of upload video from a tablet into YouTube. This article is intended for all audiences.


Uploading video from an iPad into YouTube is easy. In this article, we will look at the steps involved in the upload process.

Uploading to YouTube from iMovie

  1. Select the project. Find your movie in iMovie and tap it to open it.
  2. Share. Tap the Share button at the top right of the screen, it is the little box with the arrow coming out of it. Select YouTube from the list of applications in the Share dialog. (If you do not have the YouTube application on your iPad, you may want to go to the App Store and download it.)
  3. Set the titles and tags. Enter the title of your movie, an optional description, and optional tags.
  4. Select the category. Tap the Category button and choose the category that best describes your video.
  5. Select the video size. Larger is better but it also takes up much more space and takes much longer to download.
  6. Set the privacy mode. et the privacy mode for your video. If you don't care who sees it, Public is fine.
  7. Final step. Tap the Share button in the top-right corner of the screen. iMovie will now optimise and upload your video directly to YouTube.

Uploading to YouTube from Photos

  1. Select the video. Find your movie in Photos and tap it to open it.
  2. Share. Tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen, it is the little box with the arrow coming out of it. Scroll the row of icons in the pop-up until you see YouTube. Tap not he YouTube icon. You may need to log into YouTube at this point, use your Google account.
  3. Log into YuTube
  4. Enter the video description Add a title and description, select the category for your video, select Public, Private, or Unlisted.
  5. Publish Click the Publish button at the top right of the window.

Some Things to Consider

  • Videos get big. Fast. On your iPad Mini, plan on using about 80 MB of space for every minute of video. That maybe doesn't sound like a big deal, but that means your iPad Mini can only hold about 2 hours and 14 minutes of video even if it has nearly no applications on it.
  • The bigger the video file, the harder it is to upload to another device. Rather than shooting a 10-minute video, try shooting two 5-minute videos. (Just be sure it satisfies your professor's requirements.)
  • Videos can be made smaller through compression. There are lots of applications for the iPad that will compress video for you. (Compressing video is a technique that makes the movie's file smaller by lowering the resolution of making the picture physically smaller.) Video Compressor is a free app that let's you control the size of the file.

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