How to Upload High Quality Videos to Instagram

With Instagram placing heavy emphasis on video content throughout its recent upgrades, and with evidence to suggest that video content…

With Instagram placing heavy emphasis on video content throughout its recent upgrades, and with evidence to suggest that video content is one of the best ways of growing a profile and broadening reach, you might be wondering how to go about uploading high quality video to your Instagram.

Well, there are certain tips that we can give you to maximise the quality of your videos…

TIP 1: Capture Video Away From The App

This tip is also true when it comes to uploading and sharing photos on Instagram.

The fact is that the in-app camera function will invite you to capture video through the app and post is straight away. The convenience of this is great – but it does nothing to boost the quality of the footage.

This is because when you capture a video through the app’s camera, it essentially travels through two different lenses rather than one: the device lens, and the app lens.

For high quality video, you are much better off capturing the content on your device directly or on a professional camera and then uploading it to Instagram ready to share.

TIP 2: Adjust Your Settings

Did you know that Instagram’s default setting is to upload videos in a slightly lower quality, to save space on your device?

Well, you can change this with a quick trip into your app’s settings.

  1. Click on the menu button in the top right hand corner of the screen on your profile page
  2. Select ‘Settings and Privacy’
  3. Scroll down until you find ‘Media Quality’, listed under ‘Your App and Media’
  4. Click on ‘Media Quality’ to bring up a menu of options. To enhance the quality of video content, make sure that the toggle for ‘Upload at Highest Quality’ is switched on

Switching this feature on may impact the speed at which your video content is uploaded – however, the quality will be high.

So, there you have it! Two of the best ways to take control of the quality of videos that you post and upload, so that your content can shine for all the right reasons.