With more and more people viewing videos on their mobile devices, it's becoming more and more important for video producers to ensure that their content is optimized for mobile viewing. Not just in how the videos are formatted, the bitrate it uses, or the video dimensions, but in how we shoot and edit our video so it's a positive experience on tiny Android, iPhone, iPod, and iPad screens and displays.

Optimizing Videos For Mobile Viewers

This week I give you 5 tips for how to edit and optimize your videos for viewing on a mobile device.

QUESTION: What is the best way for mobile viewers to share your videos?

Producer Tip is a weekly show that helps online video producers with tips, tricks, advice, secrets, and suggestions for how to make their videos stand out on the web.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1280187824 Yasir Mehmood Butt

    I know properly formatted videos at www.mobilemoviesite.com.

  • Isela Pizarro Gonzalez

    Tim, I love your show and I will definitely learn how to do a video response to give you one. I ll be happy to, Can you point me to the direction on how to add those popup video clips, subscribe buttons and such and also how you do the last portion of your videos at closing with clickable attachments? I love your style! Way to go rock on!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=170100766 Tim Schmoyer

      Hmm... yeah, maybe I can turn that into a Creator's Tip video. It's actually pretty simple, though. I just make the video "pop-ups" a part of my actual video that I upload to YouTube by editing them directly into the video. Then I use the spotlight annotation on YouTube to make a box around it that's clickable. Same with everything at the end of the video. Does that make sense?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=170100766 Tim Schmoyer

      Isela Pizarro Gonzalez Yup, it'll be this Wednesday's Creator's Tip video. :)

    • Isela Pizarro Gonzalez

      Tim Schmoyer a little, sorry i hate to be the BEGINNER to someone like you that knows what you are doing. LOL, i get all the other stuff except the part on how you add them to the video in the dit section. I guess i need to go to some tutorial place to learn that. If you can suggest something that would be great!

    • Isela Pizarro Gonzalez

      Tim Schmoyer you are the best! looking forward to it!

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  • Leonard Shen

    1 is a useful tip. 2 is best practice for all videos, not just for mobile. 3 generally not the videographer's problem, though good idea nonetheless. 4 is also useful. 5 is common sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=170100766 Tim Schmoyer

      Yup. Like I said in the video, a lot of this is common sense and best practices, but hopefully it's helpful to be reminded about WHY they're common sense and best practices within the context of mobile video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1307027483 Nathaneal Mohr

    Hey Tim, what we did to get our videos shared on facebook was use a contest strategy.

    it worked pretty well but still testing, tweaking and getting better. If you want to see the video's (event launch) we did using youtube & facebook its here.


    all the best love the show, keep it up!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=170100766 Tim Schmoyer

      Thanks, Nathaneal! I'll check it out!