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How To Live Stream A Pre-Recorded Video To Facebook And Youtube

Introduction

Premieres are an excellent way of scheduling your video content when you are unable to go live at your regular time.

Record your video in advance and then create a Premiere to replace your live broadcast.

What Is a Premiere?

Facebook and Youtube both have the facility to play pre-recorded video as if it were live.

We can upload the video, schedule a play date and set the video as a Premiere.
People can sign up to receive reminders and join you when the video starts to play.
We can promote the Premiere wherever we have a social media presence.

We invest our time in creating awesome videos and Premiering is an excellent way to repurpose our masterpieces,

The Advantages of Premieres

You can choose the date and time at which Premieres go live. We have total flexibility and should target the times when most people will be available to watch.

When the video does go live, you are in the audience. You can say hello or ask questions. Answer questions, and make informed comments.

Both Facebook and Youtube assist with the visibility of Premiered videos. They pay more attention to promotion; it is much better than just uploading.

We can promote the Premiere in advance by posting on Facebook or Twitter. In fact, anywhere that we have a social media presence, we have the ability with Premiers to reach a new audience.

Viewers on Facebook watch live and recorded videos. On Youtube, recorded video has both a larger percentage of the audience and longer shelf life. In other words, people will watch a video you recorded months ago.

The Guidelines

Facebook and Youtube have different guidelines.

Facebook says:

You can premiere videos on any Page for which you’re the admin.

The video must be at least 30 seconds in length.

  • It needs to be 30 frames per second or less.
  • It can be no larger than 1920 x 1080p.
  • The file size can’t exceed 10GB.
  • The suggested video format is MP4.

Most videos that are new to Facebook are eligible for Premieres. The following are NOT allowed:

  • Previously Live videos (unless they’ve been edited and repackaged, such as highlights or recaps).
  • Syndicated series previously released on the Internet (except for their very first upload to Facebook).
  • Films previously released on the Internet.
  • Videos previously premiered or uploaded on Facebook.

Youtube says:

YouTube Premieres lets you and your viewers watch and experience a new video together. It’s like a movie or TV show premiere. Premiering your video lets you schedule a video upload and create buzz around the video with a shareable watch page.

Preparing Your Video

  Videos need to be unique and new to the platform on which you are Premiering.

 If you have been live on Facebook, you can edit the video using the BeLive Video Editor to make changes. You can then upload the video as a Premiere to Youtube.

If you have been live on Youtube, you can edit the video using the BeLive Video Editor to make changes.  You can then upload the video as a Premiere to Facebook.

Step by step instructions on editing and downloading a video from BeLive.

With the BeLive Video editor, I remove the countdown clock.

These steps make the video unique and ready to be uploaded to Youtube or Facebook.

How to Premiere a Video on Facebook

Step by Step Guide to creating a Facebook Premiere.

 

  • On your Facebook page, select new post and video.
  •   Upload the video.
  •  Add title, description and tags.
  •  Upload a cover image
  •  Select Premiere.
  • Set the date and time the Premiere will start. You can optionally cross-post the video to other business pages.
  • Save the Video, and you are now ready to promote your Premiere.




How to Premiere a Video on Youtube

Step by Step Guide to creating a Youtube Premiere.

Edit and prepare the video

  • Select the  Upload option on Your Youtube page.
  • Select the video from your hard drive.
  • Add the title, description and the cover image.
  • Add the video to playlists.
  • Add the tags

On the next page, add an end screen and cards. You can only do this when the video has completed processing.

  • Schedule the video date and time. Click the Premiere option.
  • Save the video

Watching the Premieres with Your Audience.

 Watching with your audience is one of the significant benefits of Premiering a video.

You are in the audience, and you can act and react as the video plays.

You can engage people, explain topics, add links in the comments,

Conclusion 

We invest our time in creating awesome videos and Premiering is an excellent way to repurpose our masterpieces,

We can choose the date and time of the Premiere going live. We can relax because we are not on camera.  And enjoy networking with our viewers. 

 

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