For many years, the internet has been expanding partly due to the millions of blogs appearing across the world. It seemed at some point that nearly everybody who could use a computer was writing a blog and sharing their experiences on life, the universe and what they had for lunch. Although blogs are still very popular, the medium seems be undergoing a change, no longer is a page of text and a few photo’s enough – now it’s all about video.
The change has been partly fueled by the way we use the internet now, social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube aren’t really designed for long pages of text. They are all much more aligned to other formats like audio and video, so much so that Vlogging or video blogging was born. Now everywhere you look instead of text there’s a video explaining, cajoling or selling.
For the individual and their diary type blog moving to a video format has been quite straightforward. Unfortunately for some small businesses and online entrepreneurs it’s quite difficult especially when they don’t have the skills and equipment to produce high quality videos. Although the computer software companies have started to produce useful tools and resources which can assist in the production of these videos.
One of the most innovative products released in recent months is that of this product known as Content Samurai which provides an interface to help companies produce videos online quickly and simply.
You can see that the software doesn’t actually need to be installed as it’s run from the cloud. This means that all you need to access it is a web browser from which you can control the options. The idea is to supply the program with the written text which is then formatted into a slideshow style presentation. This presentation can then be modified by using some preset styles, text can be changed and images and videos inserted into the slides.
After this stage is completed, then you are prompted to deal with the audio by either recording the script that has been produced or simply selecting appropriate background music from the list. When this stage is completed, the video is produced and stored in your account in an MP4 format. This can be downloaded onto your computer and then distributed to whatever site you require – perhaps YouTube, posted on Facebook or Twitter or perhaps just uploaded onto your own site.
This is not a complicated video editing software, it’s designed to be a simple and quick as possible. The goal is to produce professional, high quality videos without any specialist knowledge – you can see an example file being produced online here in this video. This has lots of advantages but the greatest is speed, allowing a business without access to specialised resources the ability to produce large volumes of quality videos very quickly.