14 Video Tools for Social Media
use to create screencasts, montages and slideshows.
Mari Smith December 7, 2015
Facebook gives priority to native videos (as opposed to video links to external sources) to encourage this type of content. Videos that are directly uploaded to Facebook perform better and provide a better experience. They receive 30% more video views than videos posted from other websites, and have images up to 11 times larger in the news feed.
Screencasts / Lecture Capture
- Camtasia Studio
- ScreenFlow (Apple/Mac)
- TechSmith Fuse works with Camtasia Studio and Snagit. Capture the images and videos on your mobile device and send them to your desktop to use in your videos.
- Reflector by Squirrels allows you to do wireless mirroring, so you can display your smartphone screen (Android or iOS) on your desktop.
- iMovie for Mac or Windows Movie Maker.
- Facebook Slideshow tool recently rolled out to Ads Manager and Power Editor.
Video Montages on Desktop and Mobile Apps
- Magisto is a free app that automatically turns your everyday videos and photos into movies
- Adobe Voice. The app is available only for iPad
Mobile video capture
- Flipagram. You can record voice narration, choose from Flipagram’s music or upload 15 seconds of music you already have on your mobile device.
- Diptic app is another video tool for making collages that has a newly added animation feature, which works with transitions
- Boomerang is a new app from Instagram that takes a burst of photographs and stitches them together into a 1-second video and loops it forward and backward. It’s not an animated GIF, but it’s designed to look like one.
More about lecture capture in this blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=capture&submit=Search
More about video in this blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=video&submit=Search
More about effective presentations and slideshows in this blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=presentations&submit=Search