HD video sharing is, for many organizations, an important part of marketing, collaboration, remote work, and other essential business functions. Many sites and apps are dedicated to video sharing and make it possible to share HD videos with others. By putting high-quality video to work for your business, you can accomplish more and add other business functions to your organization's capabilities. 

Many people have trouble sending HD videos on some apps, or with smartphones---this is because video files are compressed in transit. Thankfully, there are some strategies for successfully sending HD videos. 

How Does HD Video Sharing Work? 

HD video sharing can involve posting, attaching, or sending videos. High definition videos have larger file sizes than other videos, so sharing them successfully requires software and capabilities that can send large files. 

Here's how to share HD videos: 

  • Email: Your email provider may have a file size limit. For smaller videos, adding them as attachments to your message may be possible. For particularly large videos, including a link in the message to the full video may work better. 
  • SMS text messaging: Some SMS apps can't send larger files like HD videos. Even if you do send a video this way, it's possible the video quality will be grainier than it would be otherwise. If you need to send using SMS anyway, you may need to try more than one app before finding one that can get the job done. Recording a video in multiple pieces, if it's an option, could help you avoid the problem altogether.  
  • File sharing services: Using a file sharing site, you can upload your videos and share links with other people. 
  • Video sites: Sites such as YouTube and Vimeo are another option. Post your videos and share links with other people you want to share them with. 
  • UCaaS platforms (Unified Communications as a Service) and call center software: Within your UCaaS, you can post or link to any videos you want to share. 

Generally, if you stay within file sharing size limits for your software and Internet connection, you can send videos that aren't blurry. Your recipient's system is also a factor, so keep in mind that some recipients may experience grainy video or lags if they lack a system that can handle HD video. 

Which Software is Compatible? 

Many different software systems allow HD video sharing, and so these systems are fully compatible with HD videos. For many users, though, video quality is one of the main concerns with video sharing. HD video is something you have to have the right system for, or else the end result will be too grainy or lag too much to be useful. 

Some tips for finding compatible software: 

  • Smartphones and mobile devices: Android users may want to use an Internet-based app instead of the default SMS messaging software to ensure video performs better. iOS users generally get decent quality with video sent through the iMessage app. Keep in mind that your Internet connection does play a role, so bad cell service reception or areas with weak coverage can spell trouble for video quality. 
  • PC, Mac, other desktop or laptop: Often, email and file sharing are the better ways to share HD video. Find an app that works best for you. Because systems can differ, you may want to test a few different apps on your system. Better yet, try sending video to someone else as a test and see how their connection handles it, and vice versa. 
  • UCaaS: Generally, communication platforms do well with video sharing. If you run into any issues, contact your vendor for help or suggestions on how to overcome quality limitations. 

How Does UCaaS work with HD Video Sharing? 

UCaaS works similarly with HD video sharing to how other file sharing and communications systems work. Videos can be stored in the cloud and streamed or downloaded whenever they're needed by people who have access to them. Generally, you can even post videos in chat or send them directly through a private message. With the right video file names, users can find and download videos in shared storage, too. 

For video conferences, you can send a link to other users or allow them to dial-in. Screen sharing and participant video can help every attendee feel almost like they're really in the same room. 

Getting Started with HD Video Sharing

HD video can be shared in a wide variety of different ways, to make collaboration and productivity a breeze. Although video quality is a concern for many HD video users, there are practical strategies for overcoming software and other system limitations. 

Collaboration is key to the success of any business. Easily collaborate from anywhere on any device using the most integrated video and audio conferencing with HD quality and instant screen sharing. Call 1-855-401-7159 or fill out an online form to request a no-obligation quote from an 8x8 product specialist.

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