Have you ever wanted a way to record a short, scripted video quickly and effectively? What about using a Teleprompter App and Video Maker all-in-one app?
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is BigVu – Teleprompter App and Video Maker.
What is it?
BigVu is a Teleprompter App and Video Maker that allows you to script, shoot, style, caption and publish videos quickly and easily.
How much does it cost?
The plans for BigVu begin at $14.99/month for the Starter Plan, or $89.99 annually.
A Teleprompter App and Video Maker in One
If you have ever needed to record a short video then you’ll know that it is not a quick process!
Tools such as Vidyard – Video Messaging for Business allow you to quickly record a video message for someone.
But, if you need to record a message for public consumption — perhaps to place on your web-site or social media — then the creation process can be complex.
Firstly, you need to create a script.
Then you need to record the video and follow the script.
After that, you often need to re-record the video where you’ve forgotten the script.
Finally, there is the process of editing the video and generating captions for it, before publishing the video online.
I’ve recently begun using BigVu to make the whole video creation process more efficient.
BigVu is available as an app for Android and iOS devices.
You can also use BigVu via a web-site.
The BigVu app incorporates a Teleprompter, meaning you can write a script for your video and have it displayed on screen for you as you record.
When you’ve recorded your video, BigVu allows you to quickly edit the video.
Then, you have the option of adding on-screen captions to the video.
One negative of these captions (for me) is that they are computer-generated by BigVu, rather than generated from the script you have already typed in.
This means that you can end up with some rather odd captions which don’t match your script!
However, these captions can easily be edited via the app or the web-site to ensure what you are saying matches what is on-screen.
You can also add on-screen logos, in-video music and other video effects during the BigVu editing process.
Finally, your video is ready to download and/or to publish to popular online platforms.
For anyone who works as a part of a team, perhaps with Virtual Assistants (as I do with Team Tubb), BigVu has you covered.
BigVu lets you collaborate on a video project amongst different users.
For example, I write a script and record a video in BigVu.
I then send this video to BigVu, where my video editor edits the recording, and my copywriter adds the captions.
Finally, my Studio Manager publishes the video.
This collaboration feature of BigVu makes it a powerful choice for anyone who wants to know How to grow your business with a virtual assistant.
Finally, one of the biggest strengths of BigVu is the training the company make available via their excellent YouTube channel.
BigVu have sought out experts in video making to record training videos.
These videos teach budding video creators on how to better content.
For example, I’d highly recommend the training video on 10 Tips to Look & Sound Pro On Camera With a Teleprompter from communications expert Laurie Brown. It’s gold!