Content Samurai Vs Instant Video Wizard

UPDATE: I’ve updated this comparison review to reflect changes in both Instant Video Wizard and Content Samurai since the post was first written. Both online video creators have dropped significantly in price since then and Instant Video Wizard has had a user interface re-design, now reflected in the screenshots below.

There’s a new video creation tool on the block called Instant Video Wizard which has just gone on sale today.

You may have seen a previous post I wrote about my favorite video creation tool – Content Samurai. I also have a more extensive review of Content Samurai here.

I got an opportunity to get an early look at …

Content Samurai

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Content Samurai is an online video maker that I regularly use now. It makes the process of creating videos very simple. It’s pretty much all point and click with a small bit of copy and paste.

I have a full review of Content Samurai here on one of my other sites.

A new feature has just been added to the tool – the ability to add motion video backgrounds into your videos. These appear behind your text and adding them into your productions is as simple as clicking a mouse.

Adding an animated video background, or several of them, into your videos has fantastic benefits:

Moving images attract the eye …

Content Samurai

One of the tools I use regularly is called Content Samurai. It’s a video creation tool and, as we all know, video plays a huge part on online marketing.

There are a huge number of video creation tools out there such as:

…but I like Content Samurai because of its ease of use.

I create a script for the video, which could be the text copied from a post I’ve published on this or another site, and paste that into Content Samurai.

It then creates slides with that text and automatically adds background images to …

VideoBuilder

VideoBuilder is a new explainer video creation tool that’s launching on Friday, July 21st.

Using the link below, you are invited to join an exclusive live webinar where you can be one of 10 people to win a free copy of this new software tool:

Register For The VideoBuilder Webinar

Make sure you join the live event on Thursday, July 20th at 7PM Eastern.

In this exclusive live training event you will discover:

  • A technology that creates real-time 3D animation videos that will blow you and your audience away that does lip sync in real time!
  • Never seen before multi-layered video creation app and automation tools that makes the developers $300

Green Screen Example

I haven’t had a chance to check this new video product out but if you’re into making videos, especially ones where you or some other person appears on screen, this might be of interest.

Green Screen Academy

This is a 3-in-1 suite of green-screen products. If you don’t know what green-screen is (where have you been?), it’s a solid green backdrop that you film yourself or your presenters in front of.

Then, using the magic of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), that green backdrop gets replaced by some far more interesting background, so you can appear to be on a tropical island, in a high-tech studio or wherever you fancy.

You get everything …

Cinemagraph Example


Example of a Cinemagraph – a still image with a moving element

There’s been a lot of talk about cinemagraphs lately. Sure they’re cool but do you really need them?

Keeping things simple is really key if you want to succeed, especially when starting out.

There definitely is a place for cinemagraphs in video marketing.

They’re beautiful, they’re engaging and big brands have shown that they do get results.

Which is why I wanted to share with you a cool DIY way you can make a cinemagraph video yourself.

It’s a YouTube video I recently found that teaches you how by using photoshop:

That way you can see for yourself how they …

VideoPal

Welcome to my in-depth Videopal review. VideoPal is all the rage at the moment. It’s a joint venture between developer Paul Ponna and an old astronomy colleague of mine, Todd Gross.

Todd used to be a weatherman on Boston TV and a little over 10 years ago realized that there was an opening in the Internet Marketing arena – video. He brought his video-making expertise to the IM scene and has been involved with and released many video-based products over the years.

I don’t know Paul Ponna but he too has released many products over the last 10+ years as well.

What Is VideoPal?

VideoPal is a web-based (cloud) service which creates …

Would you be surprised to learn that 75% of businesses, who have used videos for marketing their services or products, say that their videos have given them a good return on their investment and an increase in the amount of organic traffic their websites receive?

About 93% say that the videos have helped improve user understanding of their products or services. This makes videos the most powerful tools for Internet marketers.

If you haven’t given it a try so far, it’s never too late to add video to your online marketing strategy. Here are a few tools to check out:

This article should be of interest to anyone looking at building their own site where they’ll be selling access to videos…

The big question I faced when looking at building my Niche Site Institute site was where to host the non-free tutorial videos.

In the past, with other sites I’ve built that had tutorial videos, I’ve hosted them on my own webhosting account. The downside of this is that the more people who look at the videos, the more bandwidth is used along with a greater amount of server resources. I’ve had sites go down on occasion because too many visitors were watching videos at the same time. That doesn’t give a …