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.
[redbox]Only Explaindio Video Creator:
– Allows you to easily create Animated Explainer videos that also include whiteboard sketch and HD Video clips.
– Allows you to easily add HD Video with Audio – 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 easily import slides from VMFX – 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, white board, and HD Video/Audio segments.
Now you can do it all seamlessly with one program. [/redbox]
Now let’s look at what I put together and then I’ll write my Explaindio Review!
Explaindio Review How Good Is It?
OK, first off I want to say that all links linking to Explaindio are my affiliate links. However, unlike other people promoting affiliates, I’m not going to talk it up just so I can make a sale. I’m going to tell you exactly what I think of it. good and bad!
Explaindio Review – The Good
Allows you to easily create Animated Explainer videos that also include whiteboard sketch and HD Video clips: This part is true. The actual process of creating the video was pretty simple. Especially when you use the built in templates/slides.
Allows you to easily add HD Video with Audio: Once again this is a very easy 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 easily import slides from VMFX: 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 just 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. Basically 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 softwares fault but my own 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 really edit much. What would be really great would be if you could create you’re own 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 5 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 audio. I tried several things but the audio sync just wouldn’t gel.
I could not extend a portion of 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 needs to be ironed out.
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 above mentioned failings I’m more than happy with Explaindio. When you consider that it only cost $39.95! I even 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 interesting.
About Peter Pelliccia I'm an Aussie blogger who loves to blog and share everything that I've learned on my blogging journey, including blogging tips and ways to blog for money. I am also trying to make my way on YouTube. You can follow my progress by subscribing to My Bonzer Channel.