miercuri, 23 martie 2011

Instant Video Articles

Instant Video Articles 

Instant Video Articles Review

Video articles are a great way to generate traffic back to your website because they capture readers attention using sight and sound. Compare this to a written article that only appeals to people who are willing to read your content online. Now you can expand your audience by easily converting your articles into video using Instant Video Article software
Instant Video Articles Review
What is Instant Video Articles (IVA)

This is very inexpensive software that will convert your articles into videos within a few minutes by creating slides that can have background music. After creating the slides you simply upload your video within IVA to YouTube.
Create slide shows without showing your face or using your voice.
Many people are shy or don’t want themselves to appear on video. IVA allows you to create great looking videos that will generate traffic from video sharing sites.
No technical expertise required
If you’re familiar with MS Word you’ll be able to master IVA because it uses an editor that works in a similar way.
Import your own content
Most online marketers already have content created from articles, blog posts, emails, etc. This enables you to create video articles within a few minutes because you can just copy and paste your content into the software.
How I converted an existing article into a video
1. Create slides
After installing the software I opened up the program (start-all programs-instant video articles). The interface enables you to create a new project. You can create new slides either by typing your content directly into the window using the editor or copy and paste content you’ve already written.
Since I have many articles already written I chose to copy and paste several paragraphs into the first slide.
2. Format content
The built in editor works similar to MS Word. You can adjust the font size, style, bold. italic, underline, use bullets and align your text.
3. Add background color and music
The software enables you to easily add a background color, sound and images. It already provides many sound files you can use as an introduction to your video or you can easily import your own sound file stored on your computer.
4. Adjust slide order
You can easily change the order of your slides after completing the slide show. Here are the different options:
Add Slide – Add Slide for your video.
Copy Slide – Copies the slide that you choose.
Delete Slide – Deletes the slide that you choose.
Delete All Slide – Deletes all slides.
Move Up Slide – Moves the slide one up notch.
Move Down Slide – Moves the slide one down notch.
5. Save your project
After completing your slide show it’s a good idea to save it so you’ll have a backup copy or in case you wish to edit it later on . You simply load the slide show in the software and it will appear on the screen.
6. Create the video
Click the “create video” button at the top of the window to create your video. There are 5 types of video format that you can choose for your video:
Audio Video Interlace (avi)
MPEG-4 (mp4)
Flash Video File (flv)
Shockwave Flash (swf)
Apple quicktime movie (.mov)
I recommend saving your video as MPEG-4. It provides the best quality videos for viewing on YouTube.
7. Upload your video to YouTube
Click the upload button at the top of the software window to upload your video to YouTube. You’ll need to create a YouTube account if you don’t already have one otherwise simply enter your account information to connect with it.
I suggest saving your completed video to the “my videos” folder within your computer’s “documents folder” so you can submit it to other video sharing websites.

Points to consider
* For the avi file I had to download and install a video codec to get it to play on my XP machine. If your video player can’t play the video you created using IVA, you’ll need to install a codec.
* I was unable to make the sound or slides fade in and out (something Windows Movie Maker does well). It would be a nice feature to include in future upgrades. If you want to have this affect import and edit the video in Windows Movie Maker.
* Customer service is sometimes slow to respond. I bought the software for $17.00 at the time of writing this review so I didn’t expect unlimited free tech support.
Overall I highly recommend Instant Video Articles Software because it doesn’t ask for a monthly fee (like most video creation software currently offered on the Net) and it enables you to easily re-purpose your existing content into video articles. This generates another high traffic source for your website.
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