This is my honest review for videoscribe.
Disclaimer: I am not an affiliate, I am doing what I do best, write honest and unbiased reviews.
By the end of this article, you will know the best animation software for your whiteboard animations and explainer videos.
Many people would describe the Sparkol animation program as software for creating whiteboard animation but I have known and used it as a software that makes my video creation process easier, simpler, and faster. A software that has revolutionized my video creation process, expenses and the final product is eye-catching.
eye catching animations
It might sound like a lot of pros all at once but trust me the software deserves a little praise
Well let me start with the videoscribe cons
I hate how the animation software messes up my alignment of items in the working area (canvas).
You might find that you wanted to move a certain character but all of a sudden, you find yourself moving everything, and that is annoying
The video processing feature is the second thing that I hate about videoscribe.
For example, to render a 30 seconds video, it might take up to 5 minutes to 10 minutes, which is more than enough for a video of that length.
I also hate how videoscribe does not support many of the graphics, particularly SVG from other third-party software. You have to customize them using Photoshop so that you can use them inside the software. Trust me; it is a lot of work, especially if you do not know how to use Photoshop.
I hate its limited characters especially people (male and female) you find that you have to buy more packages online so that you can make your videos unique. After all, who wants to make videos similar to other dudes on the internet?
Well, let me now go to the pros or the good stuff about videoscribe.
Videoscribe is the only video animation software that I have known to give users the freedom to assign custom time to characters.
Its timeline that is always on the bottom part
Freedom with the timeline
You can give your characters the animation time you want from 0.5 seconds to infinity.
Okay at times I find myself giving my characters even 0.3 seconds, which is amazing.
Well compared to other animation software that I have used – in this case, I mean
…videoscribe is the winner when it comes to time and character management if you allow me to say so.
According to an article published on compare camp, they gave videoscribe an average score of 89 (Compare Camp OUR SCORE 89)
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According to the blog, their main reason for a higher score was the animation software support for multiple platforms
The main benefits of VideoScribe are its support for multiple platforms and different deployment options, cost-effective pricing, a wide range of video making features and tools, and a fast and easy way of creating animations. Here are more details:
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After using this videoscribe for over 2 years, I realized I could use my custom fonts!
All I needed to do was to install the font on my computer and then use it with videoscribe. Next, the import process is super easy; simply select the newly installed font from the list of available fonts.
To experiment with this I installed the cabin sketch font, a free font created by Pablo Impallari.
Everything changed from how my clients viewed my animations.
On scale of 0-10, trustradius blog awarded the whiteboard animation software a score of 8.9 out of 10. The data is based on a number of 6 reviews (from verified buyers).
Ability to include a chart
Videoscribe is many things and what makes it even more special than other whiteboard animation software that I have tried in the past is its ability to include charts.
I find it easier to include a pie chart, bar graph, and line graph with videoscribe.
I can also use my custom colors to highlight different elements in the graphs, which is cool.
Ability to change the drawing hand
Allow me to mention the ability to change the drawing hand; I find that incredibly amazing. Did you know that you could create your custom drawing hand with videoscribe?
The vignette feature
Videoscribe comes with the vignette feature, which I find more appealing especially when I want to focus my animation on a single character.
With the latest version, version 3…I am using version 3.2.1 the 64-bit version and I find writing my text easier compared to the older versions especially version 2.
Version 2 was not that appealing when it came to writing your text and selecting your fonts.
I also find that version 3 comes with the more advanced design for accessing the images, which is great.
Ability to recycle old images
At times, I need to recycle the images that I had used in the previous projects in my current project. Videoscribe keeps them ready for me in case I need to recycle.
I find that there is no need to mention the ability to add voiceover directly from the software dashboard, also changing the background and recording your voice and the ability to share your videos directly on YouTube. I feel that those are the common features but it is good that I mention them.
That is my honest review of this whiteboard animation software and if you make a decision to buy it then I am sure you will not regret it. I find that people who bought animation software without reading honest reviews and only concentrating on paid reviews (dishonest) regret later about their decision.
Good luck with your animation journey
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