Simple techniques for better-looking video

This week's episode of the The Fix is all about video. Find out how to shoot, edit, and share video with friends and family.

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There's more to video than just cats balancing on human heads. Take a quick break from YouTube and find out how, perhaps, you can upload share-worthy video.

Since some of the best videos are shot with our trusty smartphones, we kick off with a few tips on how to make the most of their built-in tools and features. Even the most basic techniques can make a big difference. Plus, find out which essential accessories will take your clips to the next level.

But before you share your video with the world (or just friends), don't forget to clean it up with a little editing. Donald Bell shares an easy way to make your videos look more polished.

Finally, Eric Franklin shares one of the better ways to keep in touch with friends with video chatting. Get started with Google Hangouts with his helpful tips.

As always, we want to hear your best tips and ideas. So don't be shy -- share your thoughts in the comments.

About the author

Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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