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Beginner's Guide: How to Make Video Tutorials

By Zoe Clarke

July 02, 2019

There is no doubt that a video guide is the most effective way to teach others how to use a software or accomplish a procedure, but not everyone can make a clear, demonstrative and easy-to-follow video guide, so how to make easy-to-understand video tutorials? Fret not! This article provides an ultimate guide for making video guides. Let's go through it.


#1. Make A Plan for Your Tutorial Video

First of all, you need to make a good preparation, for example, determining your topic, searching information about your topic, making an outline, etc. What's more, you had better repeat your demonstration before recording so as to ensure there won't be any mistakes during recording.


#2. Install A Video Tutorial Maker

In order to make clear video tutorials with ease, you need to select a professional video tutorial maker which has simple interface and powerful functions. 


Considering that, TuneFab Screen Recorder is your best choice as this efficient video tutorial maker is characterized by clear interface, customizable output parameters, an editing tool used for making real-time editing on the video tutorials, multiple popular output formats and more.


Hence, you are supposed to download and install this recorder on your computer before making a video tutorial.

#3. Set Recording Preferences in Screen Recorder

Next up, you need to adjust recording preferences in this video tutorial maker. Just launch TuneFab Screen Recorder and then start settings the preferences, such as mouse, output format, etc.


Mouse: Directly click on the mouse-shape icon on the top to adjust the mouse settings. Simply enable "Show mouse cursor", "Record mouse clicks" and "Record mouse area" and change the color of the mouse in your preference.

Adjust Mouse Settings


Output Parameters: Click on the icon on the right of the mouse-shape icon and then reset location of output files, video format, video quality and other parameters as you like.

Adjust Output Parameters


Other Recording Parameters: In addition to the above, you can also reset the hotkeys and other recording parameters by clicking on the setting icon.

Set Hotkeys


#4. Record Video from Computer Screen

Since you've prepared well now, you can get started on recording your screen activity. Just follow the step-by-step guide as below.


Step 1: Launch the software that you want to make a video tutorial with.

Video Recorder Screen


Step 2: Make sure you've switched on "DISPLAY1" and "Microphone" sections and switched off "Webcam" section. Whether to enable "System Sound" section depends on your actual situation.


Step 3: On the "DISPLAY1" section, I suggest you select "Full" option to record the full computer screen. Also you can choose "Custom" > "Select region/window" to adjust the recording area to fit the software interface. Then adjust the sound volume by moving the slider on the "Microphone" section.


Step 4: Simply click on "REC" button on the right of the "Video Recorder" screen and then click on "OK" to start recording your screen activity. After that, the software will start to count down.

Get Started on Recording


Step 5: Three seconds later, start your demonstration. When the demonstration is over, then click on "Stop" icon on the recording panel.

Record Video Tutorial


Step 6: Preview the video by clicking on "Playback" icon on the bottom, if you are satisfied with the video tutorial, then click on "Save" icon, otherwise, click on "Re-Record" icon to make the video tutorial again.


Note:

#1. You are allowed to adjust sound volume by clicking on the setting icon on right of the recording panel during recording.
#2. It's very easy to edit the video tutorial during recording, just click on pencil-shape icon next to the setting icon on the recording panel. You are allowed to add text, arrow and outline.

#5. Edit Your Video Recording

In order to let viewers better understand your video tutorials, you might need to edit your video recording, for example adding the caption and explanation, clipping the video and adjusting the brightness. Here is a free video editor for your references.


Movie Maker Online is a free online video editor and movie maker. You can add text and music, trim the video tutorial and add effects like brightness, smoother, duster, etc. Moreover, it is very easy to operate.


#6. Export and Share Video Tutorial

After editing your video tutorial, you can share your tutorial with your friends or upload it to YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc. so that many people can get help from your video tutorial.


Conclusion

Done! It's not difficult to make a video tutorial at all by following the above guide as TuneFab Screen Recorder does well in recording screen activity. If you are going to make a video tutorial, don't hesitate to collect this step-by-step guide. Hope your video tutorial is popular on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc.


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