In this review we are going to review a piece of software that until recently was better known as Content Samurai.
There are many sites where you can still find a Content Samurai Review, these are just outdated reviews of Vidnami (Vidnami is the new name of Content Samurai.)
The motto of Vidnami is: "Grow Your Business With Video. Point and click video maker. No experience required." It is a powerful tool to help you leverage the power of videos.
What is Vidnami?
Vidnami is a video creation application that simplifies the whole process of video creation. It is a cloud-based application that allows you to make fantastic looking videos in a simple to use interface and has a whole library of media to choose from to insert into your video.
It is the perfect solution for making YouTube Videos, Social media ads, Video sales letters, creating videos of your blog or article content and much more.
How to create Viral Videos with Vidnami?
If you’ve used software like Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve then you will know how complex and frustrating video creation can be.
Vidnami simplifies the whole process, meaning that now you can create a viral video with just a few clicks.
To get started you first create an account on the Vidnami website, if you want to try it first there is a 14-day free trial period. As soon as you have created your account and logged in you will see a series of instruction videos that talk you through the whole process of creating a viral video.
The first step is to select your video type, the selections are: -
- Content Video
- Influencer Video
- Instant Ad
- Sales Video
- Course Video
- Property Video
- Custom Template
In certain selections you can also choose the format of your video from 16:9 or square. Once you have made your selection then you simply select the template you want to work from.
Selecting from the massive library of media you can now pick which slides you want to appear.
You can also upload text, from a blog post for example, which Vidnami will break into handy chunks for displaying on your video. You can also add music from the existing library and add voice overs.
With voiceovers you can upload your own soundtrack or use the voice generator feature.
And in just a few clicks, your video is ready to go viral.
Of course, this is a simplified case, because despite its simplicity Vidnami is still a powerful tool and to demonstrate this we shall cover the main features in detail next.
Features of Vidnami
The Media library you can select from is massive. Vidnami is adding to the library continuously as well, so you will never run out of fresh material to work with. In 2020 alone there has been 30,000 copyright free music tracks added.
When you create your video, you can choose from: -
- 790,000 Copyright free video clips
- 112,000,000 High Quality images
- 125,000 Copyright free music tracks
And if that isn’t enough you can also upload your own media.
Simple to use
Just by following a few simple steps in order you can have a stunning looking video created in a few minutes. The interface is laid out so that working through the choices from top to bottom takes you through the whole process. The steps are detailed in the next sections of this article.
When you begin to create your video one of the first choices you will make is the category of video you are making. Vidnami then presents you with a selection of categories that are perfectly tailored for your video.
There is also a custom category where you can add your own custom templates and build your video from them.
Once you have chosen your category you can select a template to build your video on. There are over 170 templates to select from and you can watch a full preview of the template to help you decide which is best for your needs.
In this section you name the video and any text you want to appear in it. You can either type the text in directly or copy and paste from another source. This is a great feature if you want to make a video based on a blog for example, or some course notes if you are creating an online course.
You can also move the text boxes to wherever you want on the screen and add formats like italics and bold to any parts of the text.
Now that you have chosen your template and added your text it is time to select the scenes that you want to show in your video. The amount of text you have added determines the number of scenes each video has. The text you have added is split amongst the scenes and is displayed in the format of the selected template.
The process of adding your own scenes is simple. Type whatever you are looking for in the search box (you can select from video or images) and add the clips you like.
You can also edit the text and change the format if required.
After you have completed the scene it is just a case of scrolling down to the next one and repeating the process.
You can also add transitions at this point, there is a huge choice of transitions to choose from.
In this section you have four choices:
- Music Only
- Auto Voice
- Record Your Audio
- Upload an Audio track
The first choice is obvious, with auto voice you can use the synthesized voices available on Vidnami, or record your own audio and finally, you can also upload an audio track.
For the synthesized voices you can select from three regional accents, USA, UK or Australia and in total there are 14 voices to choose from.
Recording your own audio is simple as well, simply follow the onscreen instructions. It will show you the clip to be read and a countdown to when to start recording.
You may have to click an onscreen agreement to allow Vidnami to access your microphone.
Finally, you can have your own voiceover recorded elsewhere and simply upload it in MP3 format. Many people use voiceover artists from sites such as fiverr to record voiceovers.
Once you have added your voice track the choice to add music is automatically displayed. Here you can select music using a choice of mood and genre. The selections for mood are:
The selection for genre is even larger and you can choose from selections like horror, ambient, classical, jazz and many more.
Once you have added your music you can watch a preview of your video and if you’re happy just click continue. However, here you also have the option of adjusting the timing of your audio and video.
This is still straightforward but not quite as much as the rest of the process. Luckily, there is an exceptionally good chance that you won’t have to do this, as Vidnami has a clever feature that in most instances ties up the video and audio perfectly, which we shall cover next.
Automatic Sync of Audio and Video
Trying to tie your audio and video tracks together in conventional software can be tricky. Vidnami uses artificial intelligence to figure it all out for you. Once it has done this you can tweak it yourself to make any minor adjustments.
You are now about to create your video. Before you do so there are some more options that are available: -
- Add Watermark: Protect your video by adding a watermark. With this feature you can upload your watermark image and place it wherever you choose. There are also options to scale it and adjust its transparency.
- Adjust Volume: With this option you can adjust both the voiceover volume and the background music volume.
- Adjust Voice track Speed: This allows you to adjust the speed of the voice over track.
Now that you are happy with everything it is time to choose the resolution of your video. Vidnami can generate your video either in 720p resolution or full HD 1080p.
Simply by pressing the generate video button Vidnami will create your masterpiece. It goes through 4 processes – Preparing Audio, Generating Scenes, Encoding Video and Saving to the cloud.
This procedure may take a while and the time taken is largely dependent on the size of the video.
Congratulations, you have just created your first Vidnami video, a stylish and effective video created in a few minutes and now all you need to do is download it. As ever with Vidnami, simply click the button and the file is downloaded onto your PC and can be used for whatever purpose you want.
Vidnami Pros (What I Like)
- Sheer Simplicity: I am not a professional video editor. However, I do use videos in my marketing campaigns a lot. I spent hours trying to get my head round the intricacies of, in my case, the DaVinci Resolve editing suite. I did get results, but it was time consuming and patience sapping. Vidnami gets better results faster than I ever could with just a few clicks.
- Massive Media Library: Another time-wasting aspect was hunting about for copyright free music or images to use. With a huge library integrated into Vidnami I no longer had to hunt through numerous websites to get the media I required.
- Cloud based: If you have an older or low spec machine then you will struggle to edit videos. It is a processor and RAM intensive process. With Vidnami all you need is a modern browser as all the processing is done in the cloud. (Vidnami recommend Google Chrome).
- Value for Money: Before I used Vidnami I had to subscribe to a music service and an image platform to get decent media for my videos. Because of cost considerations I didn’t subscribe to a video library. Now it is just one simple subscription to cover everything.
- Choice of Templates: I love the fact that with just a few selections I am presented with a choice of templates ideally suited to the task I am working on. And each of the templates is well laid out and eye-catching.
- Voiceovers and Auto text: Adding text with a voiceover to a video really couldn’t be any simpler. The software really does take care of it for you.
- Straighforward Help Center that covers pretty much all your questions.
Vidnami Cons (What I don’t Like)
- Voice Over: It is hard to pick holes in this product, but the voices can sound a bit robotic at times with the auto voice feature.
- Timing Adjustment: Luckily, because of the AI engine that Vidnami uses you will rarely have to use this feature, but it is more complex than the rest of the software.
Vidnami isn’t a platform that benefits from many direct integrations, it merely supplies an end-product. However, because that product is in an industry standard MP4 format it will integrate into just about any platform that displays video.
Platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Webinar Software and more will all be compatible with your video.
Who is Vidnami for?
Vidnami is for anyone who regularly creates videos for just about any purpose. Examples of people who would benefit from it would be: -
- Online Course Creators
- Video Creators
- Webinar Organizers
- Realty and Estate Agents
In fact, if you have any need to make regular videos and value your time then Vidnami would be the perfect product.
Is Vidnami Any Good?
Yes, it is. Vidnami set out with one goal in mind and that was to simplify the whole procedure of video creation and it has achieved that and more. The output is professional quality, attention grabbing videos that in other instances could take hours to create.
Is Vidnami Easy to Use?
Simply follow the steps in the way they are laid out and a high-quality video pops out the other end. It really couldn’t get simpler.
How Much does Vidnami Cost?
Go to the Vidnami website and you will see the monthly plan is priced at $47 per month or if you pay annually it will cost $397 per year, a saving of 30%. However, at the time of writing there was an offer of a 25% of for life at the bottom of the page. Initially I signed up for the free trial and was also offered the discount.
Monthly Plan vs Yearly Upgrade
Paying by instalments suits many people, however if you can afford to pay annually then you save 30% on the cost over the course of the year.
Benefits of Yearly Upgrade
The benefits of the yearly upgrade are purely down to cost, and not having to worry about missing any payments.
How to make Money with Vidnami
From making ads for your products to creating stunning videos for Webinars, the possibilities in the digital age to make money from Vidnami are almost endless, some of the more common ways are listed below.
- Webinars: Webinars have become one of the most popular marketing tools. If you want a Webinar to stand out from the crowd you need stunning content. Vidnami does just that.
- Online Courses: Online courses are a huge business and with Vidnami you can create fantastic videos to use as course material.
- Advertising: With Vidnami you can create amazing looking adverts to sell your product.
- YouTube: grow and monetize your YouTube channel by creating professional content.
- Bloggers: Create video versions of your written work to attract more traffic.
To be added
Is Vidnami Right for You? Is it Worth it?
The fact that you are reading this probably means it is right for you. If you create videos in any numbers for any purpose, then this is a fantastic product. Value wise there is simply no faster way to create videos, so if time is money then it is worth it.
Then there are the savings to be made on software, and media subscriptions.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Vidnami Answered
Does Vidnami Really Offer Unlimited Videos Creation?
Yes, with Vidnami you can create as many videos as you like.
Are Vidnami Videos easy to Upload to YouTube, Vimeo and Kinsta?
Vidnami videos are in MP4 format which are extremely easy to upload to any platform.
Does Vidnami have Text-to-Speech (TTS)
Yes, Vidnami has fourteen different voices in three dialects and both male and female voices.
Are there any Video Clips with Vidnami?
Vidnami has 790,000 videoclips to select from.
How many Video templates does Vidnami Offer?
Vidnami has over 170 templates to select from.
Does Vidnami have Music Tracks in its plan?
There are over 125,000 music tracks that are available to be added to your videos, all are copyright free.
What about Royalty Free Images?
Vidnami has a staggering 112,000,000 royalty free images to select from.
Can I easily add transitions and text animations with Vidnami?
Yes, there is a huge choice of transitions to choose from available. In between each scene you can simply preview and choose your transition type. The text animation feature is also simple to use.
Do I need to Upload or Host the Videos Somewhere?
Yes, once you have created and downloaded the video you are free to post it wherever you like.
Do the voices sound like natural human speech or a bit robotic?
Mostly the voices are pretty good, but they do tend to sound a bit robotic. It is easy to upload your own voice overs though.
Are there male and female voices in Vidnami?
Yes, there are both.
Does it have adult and kids voices?
No, just adult voices.
Does Vidnami have voices in different languages?
At the time of writing the auto voice feature is only available in English.
What about the tones of the voices?
The voices are not adjustable, they are quite happy sounding and available in three accents American, British and Australian.
Can I Translate Text Directly into Vidnami?
No, translation is best done before importing your text.
Any Music Library?
Yes, there is a library containing 125,000 royalty free tracks that are searchable through mood and genre.
Where can I listen to voice samples?
To be added
Can I resell the videos I create, for example on Fiverr?
Yes, you can resell your videos.
Is Vidnami based on Artificial Intelligence?
Yes, Vidnami is driven by Artificial Intelligence.
What is the meaning of Vidnami?
Vidnami is a hybrid word taken from ‘Video’ and the Japanese word for wave ‘Nami’ it reflects the idea of videos creating a wave of positivity.
Why did Content Samurai change its name to Vidnami?
The name Vidnami was considered more relevant to video creation tools and easier to spell too!
I had an Account with Content Samurai, Can I have Access to Vidnami and my Old Video?
Yes, it all transfers over automatically.
Is the User Interface (UI) friendly and easy to use?
It really couldn’t be simpler
How is Vidnami Support?
Fairly good and there are lots of training videos and a comprehensive knowledge base.
Who is behind Vidnami?
The company behind Vidnami is Persistent Cache Pty Ltd
Does Vidnami Work?
Yes, it works very well.
Does the company have a money back guarantee?
No there is no money back guarantee
Is Vidnami offered in other languages?
No but you can still use your own audio files to create videos in any language.
Can I make Money with Vidnami?
Yes, there are numerous ways to make money with Vidnami
Is it free?
No, it is not free, but there is a free 14-day trial.
Any Free Trial with Vidnami?
Yes, there is a 14-day free trial
Is Vidnami Any Good?
Vidnami is a fantastic product.
Is Vidnami Legit?
It is legit.
Where can I get Vidnami at a Discount?
There may be websites offering discounts, but it depends on the season, and Vidnami's promotional calendar.
Does Vidnami have an Affiliates Program?
Yes, it has one.
Is Vidnami a Pyramid Scheme?
No. Absolutely not.
The Vidnami Youtube account has a little bit of content, but I saw that they started publishing more and more in the past few weeks.
Does Vidnami Work On a Mac?
Yes it does.
Does Vidnami Work On a PC?
Yes it does.
I have questions about Vidnami, but not listed here. How do I ask?
Contact Vidnami via their website.
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