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In today's video, I'm going to share with you the process of filming and editing short form content for platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts. I'll take you through the entire process and also provide insights into my camera settings, equipment, and tripods that I use for filming.

First, let's talk about the tripods I use for filming. Having a tripod is convenient and makes your filming process easier. I have three tripods, one of which is currently being used for my camera. The main tripod I use is a compact and extendable one that I purchased from Amazon. It allows me to have a longer reach and capture different angles. I also have another tripod that is ideal for angles but may not be suitable for heavier phones. It's important to choose a tripod that fits your needs and equipment.

I film all my short form content using my iPhone 13 Pro Max. The camera quality on iPhones is excellent, making it the ideal choice for filming and editing. Before filming, it's essential to clean the camera lens to ensure the best quality footage. A clean lens will prevent any smudgy or fuzzy appearance in your videos.

In terms of camera settings, I recommend setting the format to "Most Compatible" to save storage space. For recording settings, I use HD 1080p at 60 frames per second. This setting ensures the quality of my videos remains consistent across different platforms, as some platforms may reduce the video quality. I also disable HD video to avoid overexposure when transferring files to my laptop.

While filming, it's important to act as natural as possible and forget about the camera's presence. This authenticity will engage your audience and make your content more relatable. Get close-up shots of your tasks and angles that capture the audience's attention.

Once you have filmed your content, it's time to edit. I use the app InShot for editing, as it provides all the necessary tools and features. After importing my footage, I cut it down to the specific moments I want to showcase. I focus on showing the tasks or actions I'm performing, eliminating any dead weight or unnecessary footage. This helps keep the videos concise and engaging.

After editing, I save the video in the desired resolution and frame rate (1080p, 60 frames per second). Then, I upload the edited video to platforms like TikTok. I add suitable music to enhance the video's impact and make sure to provide a catchy title and relevant hashtags to attract viewers.

In addition to TikTok, you can repurpose your content for other platforms like Instagram and YouTube Shorts. By filming different aspects of your content separately, such as skincare, makeup, and outfit, you can create multiple videos from one filming session.

Keyword: filming, editing, TikTok, Reels, mini vlogs, beginner-friendly


  1. What equipment do you use for filming?
  • I use a tripod, specifically the one I got from Amazon, along with my iPhone 13 Pro Max for filming my short form content.
  1. What camera settings do you recommend for filming short form content?
  • I recommend setting the format to "Most Compatible" and using HD 1080p at 60 frames per second for consistent quality across platforms.
  1. How do you make the editing process easier?
  • Organize your content into folders while filming, save favorite sounds on TikTok for easier access, and use editing apps like InShot.
  1. Can you repurpose TikTok content for other platforms?
  • Yes, you can repurpose your TikTok content for platforms like Instagram and YouTube Shorts by focusing on different aspects of the same footage.
  1. How do you ensure the video is engaging?
  • Trim the footage to the most important moments, capture close-up shots, and eliminate any unnecessary or dead weight footage.