HOW TO MAKE YOUTUBE BUMPERS

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  1. gcuneo2

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    This is quick and dirty....

    There have been a few questions about creating the YouTube
    Bumper videos.... In a nutshell:

    1. Select and edit the image you want to use for the bumper background. You do this step in The Creator. You can leave the black place holder images or delete them.

    2. Open your video editing software, I use VSDC Free editor, for what you need to do "Microsoft Movie Maker" will not work. You must have a video editing tool that handles "composting" or layering.... there are lots free things out there...

    3. Add your bumper graphic to the background in your new video. In most programs you do that via the "Add images / Videos" menu choice.

    4. Select a video to add as a layer appearing over the the graphic.

    5. Add other videos as needed.

    6. Keep it short.

    7. Export your bumper video in a format you can use / and save or upload: MP4, AVI, or WMV are the most popular formats.

    8. Add that bumper video to the end of whatever video you want it to work with....

    9. Save that combined video.

    10. Upload that video to Youtube.

    11. Once in Youtube: you can add the links "Captions" so that you can click on the videos in your bumper and be taken directly to the full video on youtube.

    HERE IS A RUFF CUT UNEDITED BUMPER VIDEO:
    You will notice the black edges on the video thumbnails, That's because I did not edit the size of the placeholder boxes while using the Logo Creator.




    HERE IS THE BUMPER VIDEO TAGGED ONTO THE END OF A VIDEO, LIKE THEY USUALLY ARE:
    (I have not hyperlinked the thumbnail videos to their full versions on youtube yet)



    HERE IS THE HYPERLINK TO THE VIDEO, WITH THE BUMPER AT THE END, AND ONE HYPERLINK TO A SILLY DOG VIDEO!



    HERE IS WHAT THE YOUTUBE INTERFACE LOOKS LIKE WHERE YOU ADD ANNOTATIONS, HYPERLINKS, ETC....

    yt editor.JPG
     
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  2. snginc

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    You can also create a bumper in the new video creators...video maker fx, easy sketch pro and explaindio and put the created video into windows movie maker then add you video. As a matter of fact with the newest versions you dont even need windows movie maker at all. you can simply create the bumper portion of the video export it (so you can use that part over and over for branding purposes) then add whatever video content you need.
     
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    Love Video Maker FX and Easy Sketch Pro. Haven't tried Explaindio but have heard about it.
     
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    I am having problems with installing a Bumper at the end of my YouTube Video. I am using Camtasia, Version 9. I have edited a Bumper graphic and placed it on Track 3 in the timeline. I selected an MP4 video and placed that on Track 4, directly above the bumper graphic on the timeline. I resized the Bumper Video to fit into the Bumper Graphic Frame. I produced the video in MP4 format and reviewed the finished product. At the end of my original YouTube video the Bumper Graphic appears and the Bumper video automatically starts and is contained the Frame of the Bumper Graphic. What I would like is the Bumper video appear in the Bumper graphic with a Start Button, When the Button is selected, the video will start and display as normal. Should I use the YouTube Creator Studio and place the Bumper Videos on the Bumper Graphic?
     
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    You actually have alot of options here: they all are done in the youtube editor: Im assuming you want to create something similar to my "watch newbie" thumbnail depicted above, correct?

    You cant do anything with videos inside the creator, unless they are short swf files.
     
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