How to Record a Music Video for YouTube [Easy!]👍

Making a music video for YouTube is a complex work. In this post, we try to make things easier by telling you how to record a music video for YouTube with all the necessary things you need to do to upload high-quality videos on YouTube.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jan 23, 2024

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There has never been a better time to make YouTube music videos. With over 122 million active users daily, the video-sharing platform changed the lives of many people. Many musicians uploaded their music on YouTube and rose to fame to become the top artists worldwide. To make music videos, you do not need any fancy equipment. A good PC with software will do the job. If you are putting in the right efforts to make good music, your videos will attract a lot of viewers.

In this post, we will see how to record a music video for YouTube with just your laptop in HD quality. Stay till the end to know the requirements and tools to churn out the best videos. Go to the steps directly.

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YouTube Video Requirements and Specifications

The range of users who view YouTube varies from smartphones and laptops to smart TVs. All of the requirements given are good enough to make a YouTube video to appeal to users on all devices. It's not like there is a measure of all these things, but here are a few things to remember while making a YouTube video.

  Supported by YouTube Best requirement
Resolution 240p to 2160p 720p
Dimensions 426x240 to 3840x2160 pixels 1280x720p
Format .MOV, .MPEG-1, .MPEG-2, .MPEG-4, .MP4, .MPG, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEG-PS, .FLV, 3GPP, WebM, DNxHR, ProRes, CineForm, HEVC (h265) MP4 or AVI. You can use all supported formats without any hassle
File Size Maximum file size of 256 GB depends based on the video quality
Aspect Ratio 16:9, 1:1, 9:16 16:9
Video Length 12 hours for verified users and 15 mins for unverified users Ideally, a music video should be up to 3-4 minutes, or you can extend it up to 5 minutes on your requirements

👉Refer to the video to learn how to record a music video for YouTube:

  • 00:00- Introduction
  • 01:30- What you need
  • 08:28- Filming your music video
  • 09:45- Editing

Before Recording

If you want to record a good music video, along with the quality of audio, you need to have pleasing aesthetics to present your video well to the viewers. Here are a few things you can do to make attractive music videos with great quality.

1. Make proper background

Select a room that's just right, meaning not too long or too short, to improve the audio quality. Place yourself at the camera's center as the main focus, and select a good background or a picture. You can also try using a green screen if you want to edit your background later to symbolize your music video concept.

2. Prepare background music

While making cover songs, make sure you have the music equipment with you. If you are just singing, do use a device to play it as you sing along. When a band is playing in the background, adjust the camera to capture all of them to make it look more professional.

3. Prepare a webcam recorder

Many people prefer to use the webcam recorder while singing to capture themselves. It appeals to a lot of people. Also, a webcam recorder is a must if you are singing with background music.

Make sure you use the webcam overlay feature in EaseUS RecExperts. You can capture yourself in high quality while singing.

4. Prepare an advanced video editor

A properly edited video attracts a lot of viewers. If you are making a simple video, do not forget to add intros and outros, titles, and all the requirements. You can use high-end video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Finalcut, or Davinci for high-quality videos to make them more artful.

Record a Music Video for YouTube

While the professional equipment is expensive, you can use a screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts to record your music video with a webcam overlay with just a PC.

It is a 4K screen recorder with a webcam for YouTube. You can add the webcam at the start and record the audio as you sing or play the music. The tool allows audio recording activities to produce high-quality audio with extracting abilities.

As we have discussed, we can export the final video in over 13 supported formats to upload on YouTube. Download the program and try it to see how easily you can make a great YouTube video with this software.

👁️Check how to record a music video for YouTube right now!

Step 1. First, install and open EaseUS RecExperts, then choose the webcam option on the left panel.

Open RecExperts

Step 2. Select the camera device you want to capture, and adjust some settings, including webcam, resolution, position, dispaly, opacity, and more.

Adjust settings

Step 3. Enable the Remove Background feature, it will download the AI module.

Virtual background

Step 4. Ensure the subjects and background are in the range of the camera preview. Next, you can customize your background effortlessly. You can choose blur, secernry, studio, or classroom, or even upload the background picture as you like.

ai background blur

Step 5. At last, click on the REC button to start recording your webcam video with a virtual background.

How to Record a Music Video for YouTube FAQs

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on how to record a music video for YouTube. I hope you find these queries helpful.

1. What do you need to record a music video?

If you want to foray into a professional music space, you may need equipment like a camera, Headphones, Speakers, Microphones, Digital Audio Recorder, and a PC with video editing software. But if you are a beginner, a camera and a PC with recording software and video editing will do the job to get started.

2. Is it hard to shoot a music video?

Yes, it is hard to shoot a music video. Many people shoot music videos just by using a camera, but a lot more goes into it. The things you need to make a music video are to shoot, produce, and edit it. It takes a lot of hard work to achieve a good final product.

3. Which app can I use to shoot a music video?

The type of app or software to use to shoot a music video depends on what kind of video you are making. While making music videos in various locations, you need a camera and editing software. But if you want to record yourself making high-quality music, the best app is EaseUS RecExperts.


You do not always need fancy equipment to make a music video for YouTube. All you need is to make proper surroundings and good recording software to capture high-quality music videos.

In this post, we will see how to record a music video for YouTube with EaseUS RecExperts. Why wait? Download the software and try it now to see it for yourself.

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