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Tips For Shooting High-quality Videos At Home

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Chayan Garg

Workout videos are a great way to market and build your fitness business. You can utilize them for marketing, instructing clients virtually, and generating a passive income.

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We have all heard of or seen popular YouTube videos on how to put together a workout routine at home.

Some videos are so successful that they have made their way to mainstream media outlets for others to see.

The main goal of these videos is to get people motivated by showing them what it looks like when they work out, or at least get them thinking about working out.

The problem is that not everyone has the resources or the know-how on how to shoot a quality video.

You'll be happy to know that there are some minute changes you can do to your setup and style that will make a huge impact on your video quality without damaging your pocket. So if you're struggling with filming workout videos at home, this blog will come in handy! this blog will come in handy!

Tips to produce high-quality workout videos at home:

Using light effectively

Proper lighting makes a significant difference in enhancing the quality of a video, so make it one of your top priorities for shooting your workout video. It evokes a mood or a vibe that you’re aiming for and helps you create a powerful impact on your audience.

If you don’t use a well-lit area, your video will probably miss the mark, even if it’s great in every other way.

Pro tip: Shoot early in the morning or evening, when the light is softer as it will make your video look clean and professional. Sunlight is the best natural light source for shooting a video.

Choosing the right background

The colour palette in the room you’re in, the posters on the walls, the color of the backdrop, everything has a subconscious effect on the viewers.

If you’re recording a fitness or yoga video, you’ll want your videos to look clean and studio-like. The best approach to accomplish this is to use a neutral background that is free from distractions.

Before recording, make sure you test these parameters and when you find a background setup you like, use it the same way for each of your videos for higher brand recall.  

Having a clear audio

When it comes to sound quality, it’s better to use a microphone instead of your equipment’s camera as it often leads to blips and crackles while recording.

Wireless microphones are the best option if you’re shooting videos on your own, as they allow the freedom and mobility you will need.

Pro tip: Using voice-over makes it easier to make high-quality audio than to get a perfect take of yourself speaking on camera.

Editing the video

Video editing is the most important element to deliver a high-quality video as it is the final blending of the video, audio, soundtrack, and images that makes (or breaks) the user experience.

If your cut doesn't hit the right frame or your audio/soundtrack isn’t woven together, it can lead to a sloppy video which will probably disengage the audience.

This makes editing an essential part of the video production process as it makes you feel emotionally connected.  

Here are the top six free video editing tools that are easy to use and require no prior experience:

  1. Windows Movie Maker
  2. YouTube Studio
  3. Apple iMovie
  4. Kine Master
  5. Magisto
  6. Vimeo

Final Thoughts

Workout videos are a great way to market and build your fitness business. You can utilize them for marketing, instructing clients virtually, and generating a passive income.

Putting out video content helps increase engagement on your digital and social channels, educates your audience, and allows you to reach more people in very little time.

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