The Definitive Guide to Video Sizes for Social Media (Updated for 2021)

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Are you creating videos for your blog posts? If so, you probably want to share them on social media.

Videos can be shared on pretty much every social media platform, which is great for getting the most out of the videos you’re producing.

But it can also be a bit confusing because there are different recommendations for each platform. Between the videos you share on Instagram Stories and on the Facebook Feed, the recommended dimensions can vary quite a bit.

Luckily, we have your back. 😊
This post will be constantly updated with new recommendations so you can be confident you’re sharing the right kind of video to each social platform.

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The Gear We Use For Recipe Videos

Note: The Pinch of Yum video gear is also covered in our Food Video Course. To view the course, you can sign up for Food Blogger Pro here.

We’ve started shooting videos for Pinch of Yum’s YouTube channel and social media channels, and it has been a fun challenge for us!

We’ve had a handful of people email (and post to the FBP forum) asking us what equipment we’re using to shoot these videos. That’s why we put together this list of what we’re using, some basic examples of how we use it, as well as some other common video-related questions we’ve gotten recently. We’ll cover:

  1. Equipment for Shooting DSLR Recipe Videos
  2. Equipment for Shooting iPhone Recipe Videos
  3. Editing Software for Recipe Videos
  4. What’s the best lighting for cooking videos?
  5. How do I make cooking videos like Tasty?
  6. What’s the best camera for shooting recipe videos?
  7. How do I edit cooking videos?

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New Course: Recipe Video Bootcamp

Hiya! And Happy Friday, friends!

This week has been an exciting one over here at FBP HQ. We held an awesome event called the Recipe Video Bootcamp, we started revving up for our open enrollment period next week (!!!), and…

We published a new course!

For those of who missed the Bootcamp, or for those who loved it and want to watch it again, I have some good news: we uploaded the session videos as our new course this month!

Excited? We are too!

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New Course: Food Video: Editing in Final Cut Pro X

Hi, friends! Guess what?

It’s new course day! Can I get a woot woot?

If you’ve been following along, you know that food video has been a huge focus for us in the past few months. We’ve covered the tools you’ll need, we’ve showed you how to plan your shoot, and we’ve taken you behind the scenes of a Pinch of Yum shoot.

Next comes editing. We’ve covered editing in iMovie and in Adobe Premiere Pro, but today we’re covering the editing software that the Pinch of Yum team uses every week to make their awesome recipe videos: Final Cut Pro X.

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New Course: Food Video: Putting It All Together

Give me an N! Give me an E! Give me a W!

What does that spell?! New!

Yep, it’s NEW course day, and we’re just a little excited about it over here at FBP HQ (could you tell?).

Today marks the release of our third food video course, but this course is a little special. You’ve already learned about the equipment the Pinch of Yum team uses for their food videos, and you’ve learned how to fill out a pre-production planning form to use during your final shoot. But are you wondering how to bring those two elements together in order to create a viral food video?

Well friends, here’s your chance.

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