Video Production With Content Samurai – Vidnami
In a recent post, we talked about the importance of video marketing for businesses, but one of the reasons why businesses don’t consider video in their online marketing strategy, is because they believe the production costs will be too high. But quality videos promoting your business do not have to be made to a Hollywood budget or standard. You can produce very good videos promoting your products and services, with the likes of Vidnami, previously known as Content Samurai.
In this article, I’ll explain what Vidnami is, how to use it, and what you can expect with regards to the quality of your videos from using it.
Who Developed Vidnami
Vidnami, (formally Content Samurai), is one of the many programs that has been developed by Noble Samurai, the company behind other software like Market Samurai. This is a company that has been around for some time and has been noted for providing great products and support to their target market. What is even better is this is a company that really takes the feedback they get from the clients and takes that and gives it to their development team to develop.
So What is Vidnami?
It is an intelligent web-based video creation system that allows anyone to produce high-quality content videos, video sales letters, and even viral videos in minutes entirely from scratch and all without you ever having to leave your web browser. If you’ve ever wanted to create videos before but didn’t know how or where to begin, you’re going to love this software.
They have broken everything down into super-simple steps. The first step is to paste in your video title and your video script. Your script can be just about anything, whether it is an article a blog post an advertisement, or a sales letter. You copy and paste the script title from your word processor and then the post itself. The next step is to create the visual component of your video, and this is where the real magic happens. You see the software has already created your visuals using advanced textual analysis. It then reviews your article cut it up into small sections to fit on individual slides and formatted the text, and the software did all this with the single click of a button. All that’s left for you to do is review your presentation and make any final adjustments.
If you want to change the look and feel of your video you can select from one of the many themes they have already designed for you. If you’re going to add some images no problem, you can go to their image section and browse through an extensive collection of over millions of royalty-free pictures and then select the one you like to add. You can even add royalty-free video clips from their extensive library, or upload your own if you have some.
The next thing is to record your audio, and once again the software makes this easy to do. It will automatically separate your video script into short sentences allowing you to record the whole thing in little bite-sized chunks. If you don’t like the sound of your voice, there is a brand new feature I love. You can use an automated voice that doesn’t sound like a robot. In fact, I’ve made a demo video below to show you this new feature and how easy it is to create a video with the software. You can also add music to your video with the click of a button, and the software provides a broad mix of copyright-free music.
Once you have made your adjustment, which is very easy to do, and you are happy with the video production, you can download your video which is as simple as clicking the generate button and then download. Your video is now ready to upload to YouTube, Facebook, your website and any other content site you want where it can start generating free online traffic to your business.
- Create Unlimited Videos
- 125,000,000+ Royalty-Free Images
- 40+ Stunning Video Templates
- 30+ Popular Fonts
- Auto-Intelligent Image Selection
- Automatic Text to Speech Technology
- Automatic Sync of Audio and Visuals
- Automatically Bolds Keywords, Adds Ken Burns Effect, Adds Transitions & Animates Text
- Full Motion Video Backgrounds
- Landscape & Square videos
- Customizable Templates & Branding
- Upload Your Own Images, Videos, Voice Tracks, Watermarks & Your Own Music
In fact, Noble Samurai keep adding to this list of features that by the time you are reading this, it will have had a load more features added to it.
Let’s Take A Look Behind The Scenes Of Vidnami
Once you log into your account you land on the training videos section of your account. Here you have a sequence of short videos that explain in detail how you can get started using the software, what you can use it for, like posting to Facebook and other social media. They show you all the various features and benefits, along with how easy it is to get started.
Underneath the ‘Getting Started’ video, you will see tabs for 4 other videos. Video 2 – How to create an influencer video – an influencer video is basically you speaking into the camera, as an expert or influencer within your niche. Authenticity and trust are built faster when people see the face behind the product or service offered. Video 3 – How to create instant ads – here you learn how to create attention-grabbing video ads in less than two minutes. Video 4 – Creating sales videos – In this video, they teach you how to create a sales video that will increase your conversions. Finally Video 5 – Creating training videos – Maybe you run training courses for your products or services, well this video teaches you how to do all that to promote your brand effectively.
You also have the Help Center, which is a great place to get hints and tips on creating great videos, also there is a library of general help on the software its self, so you can get a better understanding of how everything works. And finally, you can join the Facebook group and share your videos with others, get help and guidance on video production, all from the many thousands of users of the software.
OK – once you have gone through the 5 introduction videos and you’re ready to get started (or maybe you are an eager beaver and just want to dive right in) all you have to do is click on the ‘my videos’ tab in the top left-hand corner, next to the logo, or hit the ‘create a new video’ button.
Once you have clicked on that tab, you go through to your library of videos. Obviously, as a new user, this library will be empty, so you click on the create a new video tab to get started.
I want to Create A Video
So the first thing you see once you click on the ‘create a new video’ tab, is the option to choose what type of video you want to make. you have five options. The first is a video for social media. Here you have the choice of currently 42 different templates to work with. I say currently 42 because as mentioned before, the guys behind this video software are always adding more features.
The second option is to create a video from an article or blog post you have already written. Here you currently have 21 different templates to choose from.
The third option is a sales video. These are great if you have a particular niche or client you want to make a video for, such as a chiropractor, or an interior designer, or any of the other 23 niches they currently have.
Fourthly, you have videos for online courses. These 25 plus templates enable you to create training videos in a whole host of varying subjects for courses you may offer potential clients.
And finally, the fifth category is property listing videos. These are specifically designed for property realtors who want to make videos for their various listing, using either photos of the properties or video the agent has taken.
The Pros of Making Video With Vidnami
This is a program that takes your video creating and makes it so easy you could have anyone do it for you. The video creation process is going to take only a few minutes to complete and it will allow you to get the videos done at a high quality in just a few short clicks of the buttons on your mouse.
There are only five steps within Vidnami, to making your videos. The first step I’ve addressed above, that of picking your template on which to create your video.
Section two is your script upload. The auto script feature is another thing that you will love with this program. I know that with a lot of the programs you have to go out and manually type in your script and then hope the program can understand what you meant. With this program, it is smart enough that it really does understand what you are talking about and it will make it quite a bit easier for you to get the results you want to have because it creates the breaks and transition points for you. This is completely different than any of the other programs you may have used on the market before because they do not create these transition points and require you to manually change them. You will see how this works, in the next section, that of scene creation.
The scenes section is a fantastic feature. This is going to make it easier for you to find the images that you need to have to make your video look great in just a few clicks. What is even better the images are going to be editable as well. This is going to make it easier for you to have the video completed and not really have to spend hours of your own work trying to find the images that you need, but also not have to worry about the images not being injected at the right point.
You can select from the millions of royalty stock images in the content library by simply searching by a word or phrase. You can upload your own images if you want, to use on which scenes you want. If you don’t want to use images, you can use royalty-free video clips, scenes that match what you are talking about on that slide. Or again, if you have your own video clip that you want to use, upload that select which slides to apply it to.
Once all your scenes/images/clips have been added the fourth section is the voice. Her you can choose from having music only, and select from the wide range of music types. You can select an auto voice that dictates your script in time with the scenes playing. I’ve always been very skeptical about auto voices as they have really sounded robotic in the past. But as you can tell from the example video below, made with an auto voice, the quality is really good. You can adjust the speed of the voice if you want if you think it’s too fast. In the video below, I set the speed to 90% and think that is about right.
If you don’t want to use an auto voice, you can record your own. Each scene is sectioned off for you to manually record each one. So you could if you wanted to change the reflection in your tonality on a scene, or have multiple people recording different scenes.
Next, you can upload a voice track. If you have had a professional voice over artist record your script, here is where you upload it
The final section is the preview section. This is where you can see what the video looks like if the scenes are all in sync, where you select the music in the background if you want it, and what volume you want it. And where you adjust the volume and timing of the voice over too, if need be.
I’ve learned that when you are doing a product or service review, you should be as balanced as possible. List some of the cons as well as the pros. I’ve got to be honest and say, there is nothing I can see with this software that is a con. There may be some drawbacks, but I really can’t see what they are!
How Much Does Vidnami Cost?
When it comes to video creation software the price range can vary depending on what it is you want the software to do. With some software, you can pay as little as $19 a month, and for that, you get very little. Or you can go to the extreme and pay $1,00’s a month and get very complicated. Vidnami is very reasonably priced at $47 a month, and if you cancel at any time, you keep all the videos you have made. They have a special offer on at the moment of 25% off for life, so instead of paying $47 a month, you only pay $35 a month, which is a great price. But if you are still not sure, why not try the software for 14 days free, and you get to keep the videos you make if you choose not to proceed with the software after your trial. All the relevant links are below.
Conclusion on Vidnami
Over the years I have personally tried numerous video creation software, and there are some very good ones out there. But I have to say Vidnami is the easiest to use, the quality is great, and the price is excellent. If I was to give it marks out of ten, I would give it 10/10. After all, we as a company use the software for all our clients’ videos.