Uploading To YouTube

Pinnacle Studio has a user-friendly option for uploading to YouTube. This options facilitates the ability to place videos on the online streaming site without having to leave the software. It is conveniently located under the Export tab. Since YouTube is the most popular online streaming website on the planet it only makes sens that this popular options is available within the software. Placing a video on the world wide web gives your project the potential to be viewed by millions of people and Pinnacle makes it possible with just a few clicks. If you are experiencing problems exporting to YouTube or you receive an error message we have a few tips that may get you back on track.

Log into YouTube

  1. Go to  https://www.youtube.com  
  2. Sign in your account.
  3. Click on the drop down arrow next to your channel logo.
  4. Click on "My Channel".
  5. Return to Pinnacle Studio
  6. Attempt to export to YouTube again 

Check Your Password

Studio does not like non-alphanumeric characters in passwords. If you receive a message that states "Your Identifier is Incorrect" or a different log in error message your password probably contains a non-alphanumeric character. Follow thee steps.

  1. Go to  https://www.youtube.com  
  2. Sign in your account.
  3. Click on the drop down arrow next to your channel logo.
  4. Click on "YouTube Settings"
  5. Click on "Change Password"
  6. Select a password that only has letters and numbers in it.
  7. Return to Pinnacle Studio
  8. Try uploading to YouTube again.

Save the File To Your Computer

If you tried the methods above and you are still unable to export your videos to YouTube you should upload them manually.

  1. Go to the Export tab
  2. Choose "File" as the export type on the top left of the screen
  3. Under the Settings section select MP4 as the file type
  4. Under the settings sections select 1920 X 1080 for HD resolution
  5. Click the folder under the preview window to choose the location where you want the file to be saved on your computer
  6. Click the "Start" button
  7. Once Studio tells you the export process is complete go to https://www.youtube.com
  8. Sign in your account
  9. Click the "Upload" button at the top of the screen
  10. Click "Select Files to Upload"
  11. Go to the location on your computer where you saved the file
  12. Click on the file
  13. Select "Open"

YouTube will upload the file to your account.

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