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PowerPoint! I love it! And not just because I’ve been using it since before it shipped to the public (as a Microsoft engineer in the early 90’s) but because it is an excellent tool for creating visual video content.
And what I REALLY love is that there are now lots of templates being created that let us create visually stunning videos (I’m talking ala Adobe After Effects) with just some simple modifications!
Levidio version 5 from RootPixel is a great example:
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Let’s get into some samples, tutorials, and my pros & cons of the product.
I was asked by the RootPixel guys to do a testimonial (if I liked the product of course!) and I thought I’d use one of the templates to do that!
Here’s another one that I created in a few minutes:
For the most part, these are very easy to modify and there’s a good variety of templates to choose from including InstaGram videos, advertising & banner videos, and other PowerPoint graphics templates (like YouTube thumbnails).
The coolest thing is that the templates are designed to make it easy to modify elements by using things like SmartArt. You actually CAN get very usable results without a bunch of monkeying around.
There’s really not much else to say on the plus side…the animations are awesome.
As with any of these kinds of templates, there are some things to watch out for and things that aren’t deal-breakers but that I wish were better:
I’ve done lots of tutorials in the past on using these kinds of templates. Here’s a list that includes other PowerPoint video products in addition to Levidio but that demonstrate certain techniques that you can use for any animated templates. There are even some FREE templates scattered in here::
I like this package and can highly recommend Levidio v5:
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