How to Make a Quick YouTube Video From XSplit Broadcaster

In a recent article, I wrote about how to create a gaming video from XSplit Broadcaster for YouTube. Since then, the software has had a few adjustments. Today, I am going to cover a bit about how to make a quick YouTube video from Broadcaster. This doesn’t include adding the game capture, though.

Recording a Quick YouTube Video

Sometimes it’s easier to just get a quick YouTube video up on your profile to address your target audience. XSplit Broadcaster is a good tool to use when you want to get content up as quickly as possible.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to quickly start and stop recording in XSplit. The content you create is up to you.

I am going to assume you have Broadcaster installed and you already loaded it up on your computer.

Starting Your YouTube Video

On the bottom left, click the “Add” button. This will open your options for adding new elements to your recording.
XSplit Add

Click to add your webcam should you choose to record yourself. Keep in mind that you don’t need a camera to be successful at making YouTube videos. In fact, a large number of YouTubers are quite successful without showing their face a single time.
Add Webcam To Xsplit

Once you’re ready to start recording, click the Outputs tool and select “Local Recording.” XSplit Broadcaster will then initialize and start rendering your quick YouTube video.
Local Recording

Creating Your Content

You can use XSplit Broadcaster to create all kinds of quick YouTube videos ranging from tutorials to game play, as I covered in the previous tutorial. Using the “Add” feature will let you pull in all kinds of resources.

If you want to monetize your videos on YouTube, you need to make sure you follow the system’s guidelines. In other words, don’t infringe on copyrights and be professional. Since YouTube’s Adpocolypse earlier in 2017, a lot of people are losing money because of their content and the topics that are covered.

It seems that for the most part, it’s news coverage that is getting hit the most. Between terrorist content and disasters, a lot of videos on YouTube are being de-monetized. If you want to make money on the platform, you got to pay attention to what you’re covering in terms of content.

Stopping Your Video

When you’re done creating the quick YouTube video, go to Outputs and click “Stop Local Recording.” In my sample image below, you’ll see that it just says “Local Recording.” That’s because I didn’t start the video when I took the snapshot. Otherwise, it will be right where the arrow is pointing.
XSplit Stop Local Recording

You’ll want to give XSplit a few moments to finish saving the file. If you close it too quickly, it will corrupt the video and you’ll have to create it all over again. I usually get up and go to the bathroom, make lunch or do something else for a few minutes to let XSplit do it’s thing.

Using a Video Editor

Technically, you don’t need to use a video editor. Since XSplit saves the file in a YouTube-friendly format, you can simply upload the video right now. However, I find using an editor to help get rid of the many mistakes I make when creating content.

I use Microsoft Movie Maker. It’s free and can be installed by using Windows Live. I would prefer to use Adobe Premier and After Affects, but I am currently too poor for those applications.

Upload Your Video

Once you’re done recording and/or editing your quick YouTube video, simply upload it to your account. You want to pay close attention to the title, tags and description of your content. This is how the videos are going to be seen on the platform, and using the right terms will greatly help getting your video seen.

This was just a quick tutorial for using XSplit Broadcaster to make a YouTube video. There is so much more that you can do with the software, but I’ll go deeper into those tools at a later date. For now, I hope this helps and good luck.

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Michael Brockbank

I have been playing games for more than 30 years. I wouldn’t consider myself a hard-core gamer, but I have brought the pain in my day. Now that I am rounding the horn at 40, I still enjoy everything from booting up the old Commodore 64 to exploring new titles in Steam. You’re never too old to enjoy a good plot and mind-numbing graphics.

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