Explaindio Video Creator Review
A bunch of video-related goods have launched lately, including Easy Sketch Pro 2 and VideoMakerFX. Now Explaindio Video Creator is starting on 11 November, and it seems like it might contain all the features of the other two video creators combined. I have tested it out, and within this Explaindio review I’ll cover all of its features, and how it compares to Easy Sketch Pro 2 and VideoMakerFX.
Todd Gross has been behind some of the most successful launches in the movie marketing industry nowadays, and Nick LaPolla is the founder of Simple Video Pro 2, which I reviewed previously on this site.
With this software, you can create a professional looking video in minutes complete with HD video wallpapers, kinetic text, cartoon animations, whiteboard sketches, and more. You can make videos using merely one of these styles or a combination of them.
The one time cost of $47 is only valid until March 6 — then the doors will close, and if they re-open in April it will have a yearly fee. Note that this price includes a commercial license, unlike ESP2 that will charge you an extra $69 for it after your initial purchase!
The software will also have a”create a character” set so that you can create your own characters exactly how you want them, in addition to a marketplace where you can buy slides and svg’s (vectors, such as illustrations or cartoon characters) made by other men and women.
You may even import slides from other video creation software — this plus the slides that include the software and all the slides that’ll be available in the marketplace means that Explaindio has the widest selection of slides and images of all of the video makers.
Explaindio Video Creator includes a library of 26 slide packs, which each comprise multiple animated slides. There are slides available in various different styles — simple, elegant ones which can be used for any niche, slides with animation characters in different professions, kinetic typography slides, etc..
There are also 10 call-to-action animations you can add to your slides, as well as 5 other cartoons such as snow or rain.
The whiteboard video segment also has a library of 29 image packs, packed with a vast assortment of images to put in your sketch videos. There are a variety of images for marketing like arrows, callouts, banners, graphs, social media icons etc. along with several other types of images like people, animals, office products, school supplies, vehicles, and several other objects. https://www.socialleadfreak.com/explaindio-3-0-review/
You can also choose between 31 distinct hands to draw your sketch videos, and 55 hands to drag images or text on the screen. You can choose a different hand for each image, and the hands can be flipped and tilted so that the drawing angle never looks awkward.
Some palms are pictured from the bottom so you may have them draw from behind the pictures, like they’re drawing the viewer’s display. All of the hands are high quality — no fuzzy edges like some I saw from the Easy Sketch Pro videos.
Sketch image library
Sketch to video
Sketch from underneath
Change size of elements
Import slides from other applications
Before I compare these 3 pieces of software, I only want to be 100% honest with you guys: I bought VideoMakerFX, but I haven’t purchased Easy Sketch Pro (see why below). The comparisons I make in this review with ESP2 are based on the research I did when trying to decide which video creation software to purchase for myself, and then again when I was trying to decide if I should purchase Easy Sketch Pro 2 when it was published.
Hence the reason I bought VideoMakerFX instead of ESP even though ESP was definitely the better whiteboard video manufacturer, is simply that I did not need to be limited to only whiteboard videos, and VideoMakerFX could make sketch movies as well as other videos.
I later realized that VideoMakerFX is not capable of making whiteboard videos at all — the only way to do it is by using a slide pack which contains only 6 distinct slides.
The first 3 are slides of different durations (10 minutes, 8 seconds, and 6 seconds) where it is possible to add some text and a hand will write it for you — except not really, because the hand only moves jerkily across the canvas in a zigzag motion without actually following text.
The last 3 slides are fly-in slides — a hand will slip an image of your choice on the screen, either with a boundary or without one. That is all you can do — you can not place multiple images or text on the slides or position them how you want them, and you can’t make the hand sketch an image.
VideoMakerFX also suffers from various glitches that can make it difficult to create a movie and can really mess up the last rendering. The developers are aware of the problems but have yet to release an upgrade to fix them. I’ve been analyzing Explaindio for a couple of days now, and so far I haven’t noticed any bugs or glitches.
Explaindio can make the same variety of videos that VMFX can, together with whiteboard videos on par with ESP2. After watching the ESP2 promo videos, it looks to me like the only attribute ESP2 has that Explaindio doesn’t is the sketch-to-video feature. This looks somewhat hit-or-miss (check out the pelican video — it does not always draw the right parts of the movie ) so I do not think I’d use it much anyway.
If I am wrong and ESP2 does have any other exclusive features, please let me know in the comments and I’ll correct this review.
What I Believe About Explaindio — Pros and Cons
Though it isn’t perfect, I think Explaindio is a great piece of software with a very reasonable cost — it has the identical performance of VMFX and ESP2 put together, along with extra exclusive attributes.
By way of example, I really like the increased control features that Explaindio has compared to VideoMakerFX. You can add a delay to the slides in the main focal point so that people have sufficient time to see or read the slide properly, and in the end.
You can also add a delay before or after each element is sketched or inserted in the whiteboard slides, and you can set the length of each sketch so that it is not too fast or too slow.
Another terrific customization feature for the animated slide templates is the ability to change the colour, size, and position of each object in the slides.
If only it was possible to alter the position of the text blocks, it might mean we can completely customize the templates to look exactly like we want them to. I hope they add that feature soon!
I would also like them to add the capability to have a video background span multiple slides — it could do so for the whiteboard slides so maybe I am just missing something obvious, but if so I can’t figure it out.
1 thing I really don’t like about the whiteboard videos is that frequently with text, instead of writing the letters in a good line like somebody would in real life, the hand will sketch the outline of this text first and then it will be filled in. I’ve seen the same thing occur in Easy Sketch Pro 2 videos however.
I snapped my slides from VMFX and it worked perfectly — in fact I could even move and resize the elements like in Explaindio’s own slides, which is amazing!
I am also very excited about the character creator and the market — it’ll open up the doors to a lot of customization and creativity, so there will be a lot less risk of our videos appearing the same as someone else’s in our niche.