Something that is important when you edit and prepare your video or DVD - is the chance to show it off to others. You can of course sit by yourself and watch what you have made - but it's much more interesting when you can show your work to others. And perhaps you get some positive feedback, constructive criticism, see that your audience is having a good time or that your film accumulate some money.
Below you'll find plenty of links to sites where you can upload your video. But that's not the limit. Video blogging is gaining popularity and hosts for this is available. You can also set up your own homepage and publish your videos there. Something similar to what VE has done with the videos playing in the monitor window. These videos are small simple video clips that have been converted into flash video files. Almost all of the editing has been done in common video editing programs.
This of course leads me to the next subject - what kind of format should you use. AVI provides the best quality and also the largest filesize. FLASH is commonly used as well as MOV (Quicktime). Most people are starting to have broadband, some might not. Perhaps it could be wise to display a high-resolution and a low-resolution version in order to let people choose? Or you can use GIF-files or MPEG. Either way, check what suits you and also where you want to upload - some cost money and some censor your work. Others are free. Almost all are free to watch. Another way is to make movies that can be played on handheld devices like iPOD, PSP and so on. There are converters out there that let you transform your normal video to different formats - from Pinnacle for instance.
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