I start out with my Canon camera on a tripod. I usually just sit on the bed. I am lucky that my view screen on my camera can be opened and swiveled forward so that I can see what is being recorded. I record the video making a daily fool of myself then upload it to my computer via a USB cable.
Next, I open Windows Live Movie Maker which can be downloaded for free. The file size of the video is usually very large often 300 to 400 Mb. I want to get this down to a small size so I “save as” for email or instant messaging. This gets the file size down to around 10 to 15 Mb so as to be easily uploaded quickly to YouTube. I don’t have much patience.
Next, I open up Windows Live Writer which is also a free download. I select insert video and upload the video directly through Windows Live Writer to YouTube with my YouTube account. It will ask for your username and password. This is a great feature of Windows Live Writer and makes publishing videos to your blog a breeze. It takes about ten or fifteen minutes to upload and process and then you just hit publish and it is on your blog.