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Hello,

Before I ask I have never used video clips or edited video or anything like that - this is all very new to me.

I go to You Tube quite a bit and have decided I would like to record my own clips and put it up there.

I know my iMac has a built in camera and microphone and I've had a 5 minute play with iMovie and so I know it's possible - my question is this:

What is the easiest way to record a 15min video clip using the imac camera and put it up on You Tube?

iMovie looks really difficult - is ther some sort of thing like photo booth that lets me record an actual video clip? The thing with iMovie is that all the play and pause buttons are greyed out.

Any tips for a complete beginner?

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Give this a try.. (it's Free)

iRecord
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23939

Is this what you are looking for??
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iMovie looks really difficult
No its not, its actually childs play once you start with it, you very soon grow out of it due to it being almost too simple.
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Actually iMovie is probably the simplest program for making movies.
Basically these are the steps involved in making a youtube video:

1. Fire up iMove, choose "iSight" as the video format.
2. There's a switch near the play button that toggles import and edit modes. In the import mode, a big button appears on the viewing area: "Record with iSight".
3. Record your movie with that very button. Your camera fires up automatically.
4. Your recorded clip appears in the clips area. Go to edit mode and drag it to the timeline.
5. Go to the File menu, and choose Export. Now choose Web Streaming, and iMovie will optimize the video for web usage and save it.
6. Upload to YouTube.

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Blimey! I must be thick - when I get a spare hour on my own I'm going to give it another try.

Thank you very much, Yogi (and Del and RIDE).
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No problem. Actually, I tried hard to get that little description in under 4 steps, but try it out, it's really second nature once you get used to it. What's really annoying is the upload and processing time YouTube needs. Yawn.

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Actually iMovie is probably the simplest program for making movies.
Basically these are the steps involved in making a youtube video:

1. Fire up iMove, choose "iSight" as the video format.
2. There's a switch near the play button that toggles import and edit modes. In the import mode, a big button appears on the viewing area: "Record with iSight".
3. Record your movie with that very button. Your camera fires up automatically.
4. Your recorded clip appears in the clips area. Go to edit mode and drag it to the timeline.
5. Go to the File menu, and choose Export. Now choose Web Streaming, and iMovie will optimize the video for web usage and save it.
6. Upload to YouTube.

I have an imac 24" intel and I tried to follow these directions because I wanted to do the same exact thing but when I opened imovie there was no choice of video format so I could pick isight. The only thing I found on my computer is isight updater. When I clicked on that, it said that I had to connect an isight.. I am confused. I have never done this.

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Never mind. I had imovie open and not imovie HD. I got it now. Thanks.

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