I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately telling me how great the Explaindio Video Creator Software is. According to all the hype, it’s “Changing the Way Videos are Made!” Anyway, I bought the software on Saturday. I created the video on Sunday, and I’ve uploaded it today, Monday. Now it’s time for my Explaindio review. But before I give you the Explaindio review, let’s look at what has been said about it so I can review it properly.
The Explaindio Sales Pitch
Only Explaindio Video Creator:– Allows you to easily create Animated Explainer videos that also include whiteboard sketch and HD Video clips.
– Allows you to add HD Video with Audio easily – that means you can quickly import HD video clips into slides and activate the audio without going through the hassle of using an external program.
– Allows you to move and size animated explainer elements so that you are no longer locked into a particular animated slide style because with Explaindio you can resize and move the animated elements as you wish.
– Allows you to import slides from VMFX easily – that’s right, you can import most VMFX slides right into Explaindio and even customize many of the animated elements in those slides. No more jumping between programs and then frustratingly trying to stitch together animated, whiteboard, and HD Video/Audio segments.
Now you can do it all seamlessly with one program.
Now let’s look at what I put together and then I’ll write my Explaindio Review!
Explaindio Review How Good Is It?
Before we get to the review, I have to say I no longer promote Explaindio because their support sucks. I had to delete it because it wasn’t compatible with the recent MAC update.
Explaindio Review – The Good
- Allows you to easily create Animated Explainer videos
- that also include whiteboard sketch and HD Video clips: This part is correct. The actual process of creating the video was pretty simple. Primarily when you use the built-in templates/slides.
- Allows you to add HD Video with Audio easily: Once again this is a straightforward process. I did, however, find a small failing with the audio. I’ll bring that up later.
- Allows you to move and size animated explainer elements: This is not true of all elements While you can move texts and sketch images, you can not move animated images.
- Allows you to import slides from VMFX easily: I don’t know what VMFX is, so I wasn’t able to test this particular feature.
The best thing, for me, about Explaindio is the sketch feature. I love the way it works. It comes with heaps of SVG files, but there is no reason why you can’t get more. The businessman in the video below is one I got in a previous package. If you have an SVG file, Explaindio can sketch it for you.
Explaindio Review – The Bad
Before I get into the Explaindio’s failing, let me say that it may not be the software’s fault but my failings.
- Like I said at the beginning of the Explaindio review the built-in templates/slides were a definite plus as they make the animated video production very simple. The failing is that other than the text and outlines you can’t edit much. What would be great would be if you could create your animated slides as it wouldn’t take long to exhaust the built-in ones.
- When importing video you are limited to 30 seconds of audio. In my video above, I couldn’t use it at the beginning of the video because it cut off the last five or so seconds of my spiel. I had to use Camtasia to finish it off.
- While I liked the idea of being able to add audio, the final product was so out of sync I couldn’t use it. I had to export the video and then use Camtasia to add the sound. I tried several things, but the audio sync wouldn’t gel.
- I could not extend a portion of the slide that I was using. If you watched the video above, you would have noticed the part, “But like Fred, she is worried about,” went by way too quickly. I tried to extend the timing, but that didn’t work. It’s probably just one of the bugs that need resolving.
- This next one is that when adding text to the ‘sketch files,’ you can’t use the return key. So if you wanted to add more than one line you have to physically add each line via the “Add text’ function.
Even with the failings mentioned above, I’m more than happy with Explaindio. When you consider that it only costs $39.95! I also got a buck off for recommending them on FaceBook! For that price, I get regular free software upgrades. Upgrades which I’m sure will resolve those failings I mentioned.
The fact that after the launch you will only be able to get Explaindio as a monthly or yearly subscription really sold it for me. I really dislike those monthly subscription deals.
Because I can see so many uses for this software, there is no way in hell I’m going to take advantage of the money-back guarantee. For me, it’s not so much the marketing part that I’m interested as I intend to use it to jazz up my YouTube videos to make them more attractive.
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