Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Publishing to Facebook, part of Working with Video in Lightroom.
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Facebook is a popular social network where people like to share their stuff and fortunately Lightroom has some very easy integration for both stills and video. Let's take a look at video publishing. Now, when you're in Lightroom you're going to need to set up Facebook, so click on it and it brings up the Publishing Manager. What you can now do is choose to authorize your Facebook account. Now, it's a good idea to already be logged into Facebook on the other side. When you do that, it makes it pretty easy. It's going to ask you to enter in your information. And it wants to connect.
Now, all it's going to do when you connect is make it easy to publish between the devices. It says we've successfully connected, so I can close that. And, simply hit Save over here. You see that it is actually connected. Alright, that worked well. Let's go back into that, though, and actually modify this a bit, and what I want to do is be a bit more specific. So, I'm going to make a Publish Service here called, Publish Video There we go. And down towards the bottom here, I can include video files, so I want H.264.
I'll do high quality. Looks good. And I need to tell it where to put these. Now if you look at the settings here, you got a few choices. I'm logged into the account, which is great. I've named it. It says videos are going to be put into the my video category, so you can't actually specify an album when working with video clips. You'll have to upload it, and then post it or move it. Now, you can go ahead and post this to Facebook using a filename, or go ahead and assign a title to the video.
It's your call. And we're not working with photos here, so I'll leave that alone. But it works out pretty well for posting. I'll leave this alone, but you can do some renaming if needed. But all in all, looks pretty good. We've got a quality set, so I'll click Save. And you'll see that it put it down in there as a service. Now we can rename this if we want. Let's call this published video. And what I need to do now is just drag some videos in. So in this case, I'm going to grab a couple of my selected clips that I really liked.
We'll come back up here to the folder, go into video, and I'll grab a shot that I wanted to share. I like this one that we made earlier. Drag that onto the service, and it queues it up. Now, that's got the file in it. It's ready to go, and I just click the Publish button, and it will invoke that process, so what it's doing right now is it is compressing the video to the spec that Facebook wants. And, it's going to make that file ready. Once it's compressed, it will upload it to Facebook using my login credentials.
Now, you can see right here what's happening. It's publishing that video. Now, Lightroom has completed the publishing and if I jump on in and go to my Profile Page, you'll see that the video file was, indeed, posted. Now, I'm just going to add a small comment to hopefully warm up the days of folks, trying a little warmth on a cold winter day. No, I'm not in Hawaii, anymore. All right, there we go.
The video file was uploaded. If I click Play, there's the video file playing. It's added to my collection of videos. Now it's easy enough you can edit that or do anything you need to with this video. There it is, you can add a name, you can tag people, everything is simple enough it's just added up to your content. I've set that so that only my friends can see it, but you can adjust as you see fit. Alright that looks pretty good let's just rename this. Here we go, and I'll save it.
And you see that the new name comes into play. Alright, that's publishing to Facebook, pretty simple. A few less steps then Behance. But there are additional export settings. We've got one more here and it's Flickr.
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- Adding video to a Lightroom catalog
- Controlling video playback
- Isolating stills from video
- Trimming clips
- Adjusting white balance, color, and tone
- Creating custom develop settings
- Building a slideshow
- Adding watermarks to video
- Exporting video files in a professional format