I don’t write too many blog posts nowadays, but today here is something special. I’ve lately done research on how to acquire new users for your app. One of the best methods to gain new users is via a promo video for your app.
To be honest, A picture says a thousand words! And when music and words accompany the pictures, they can convey almost anything. Videos are immensely powerful tools to convey a message, propagate an idea or just to express your feelings.
However, limited technical knowledge is the greatest hindrance for making a professional quality video at home. If you are a developer, and facing a similar problem, then you have come to the right place. Today, I am reviewing Renderforest, a smart video maker that lets you create the professional quality video with no tech help at all (apart from you having to take screenshots on your phone ?).
This software offers you free video production services online. The free tools let you create professional quality presentations, intros, slideshows and much more. The software is particularly useful in making explainer video production for individuals, start-ups and small businesses who cannot afford to have a specialized team for all such purposes.
On the first look, Renderforest seems to be a quite feature rich video maker. The video making interface offers some great tools that you can use. Here is a full list of features:
As a novice video maker, your first concern must be creating a layout for your video. Renderforest offers the best solutions for that. The software provides some templates in various categories; such as Logo Reveal, Promotion, Company Introduction, App Promotion, Music Visualizer,, etc. In short, you will find a predesigned template for almost every requirement of yours.
While the templates offer great variety regarding purpose, you’ll get many great options regarding typography too. While you get a lot of choices for professional video, there are some awesome templates for personal videos too. And the greatest thing is Renderforest keeps adding new templates to its already superb collections.
Another very important feature that drew our attention is compatibility. The videos rendered through this software are fully compatible with desktop, laptop, tablets and smartphones. So, no matter where your viewer is watching it, he/she will get the best viewing experience – be it on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or as a downloaded video.
This indeed is a very useful feature, especially if you want to send out your videos to a larger audience. This way you can ensure that your message will reach your viewers no matter what device they are using.
Renderforest is probably the easiest video maker software out there. The editing interface is a breeze to use. You can change almost every aspect of your chosen template to customize it. Starting from pictures and text till color scheme, you can customize them all according to your preference without any tech help.
The editing tools let you add music or voice-overs to make your video look more presentable. I found the voice-over feature quite crucial for explainer video production. I wish we could add more images or our text to it.
The software lets you re-edit already rendered videos. This way even if you make some mistakes on the first go, you can later go back and rectify those. This feature is hugely helpful for those who are making a video for the very first time.
The feature is also quite handy if you want to remodel an already made video presentation and use it for a different purpose. The software lets you re-edit your videos as many times as you want.
Renderforest offers 3D video making services too. There are some excellent 3D templates that you can use for the purpose. To my delight, I found the editing tools to be pretty similar to that of 2D templates. With this feature, you can create highly professional 3D videos to convey your ideas or showcase your projects.
Ease of use
I registered this software to access the user-friendliness of the software. The registration process is pretty simple. You can register with only basic information such as your name and e-mail address. You can also do social logins as well.
There is no need to provide any card details to register to the website. Once you register, you can immediately start creating your video in an easy 3 step process.
Step 1: The first move is to select a template for your video. Browse through the array of excellent templates and choose one according to your requirement. Once chosen select the same, and you’ll reach the editing interface. Since I want a promo video for my mobile app, I select the Promotional Category, in which I select Mobile App Promotion.
You can first have a look at a preview of what each template can offer. Then go ahead and select that template
Step 2: Now upload your photographs that you want to include in your video. You can use the editing tools here and add texts, change colors, add voice-over, etc. The editing tools are pretty simple to use and being completely novice in video making I found it pretty smooth.
Step 3: Once you are satisfied with the sequence of the pictures, music, and texts, just render your video. With the one click, you’ll get your professionally designed high-quality video that you can use for business presentations, e-mail marketing or personal purpose.
Plans & Pricing
There are three types of pricing plans available for Renderforest. For complete details of pricing navigate here : Subscription, Pay per export and Handcrafted Video Production for businesses. In n the first two pricing categories, the basic plan is entirely free of cost. While this basic plan is quite enough for personal usages and small businesses, videos bear the Renderforest watermark on all free packages. If the watermark does not bother you much, then you can use the free package as long as you want. Although for advanced services and features, going for a higher package is no doubt recommended.
After reviewing all the features and aspects of the software, we firmly recommend Renderforest for professional and personal use. The reasons are as follows:
- Superbly easy to use.
- A wide range of templates to choose from for various purposes.
- Hassle free registration.
- Unlimited free usage.
I would’ve also wished for a slightly more flexible payment options, other than that it is really awesome. So, with all these impressive features on offer Renderforest is truly the best free video making software available today. So, try the software now and do let me know your experience with it.