I used VideoMakerFX to create my first video in just a few hours.
This is a book trailer for an eBook of 7 short stories in the erotic lesbian romance niche:
I used 9 images (.png and .jpg) and the book cover image. All images were licensed from istock.
I started with VideoMakerFX version 1, but then updated to version 1.04 (update highly recommended). My configuration was: version 1.04 with ProThemes and VideoProfitFX on Windows 7.
After I reviewed EVERY SLIDE available, I tested out the ones that I thought would work. I tried various combinations of slides and had to "work around" some limitations and hiccups. Overall though, the software was exactly what I needed and I am very pleased.
Here is a recap of the 12 slides that I used for the video:
Slide 1 - Opening image of book author, based on: Photo showcase 1, center image focus
Slide 2 - Close up of image used on book cover, based on: Photo slide set 1, basic image zoom. (this was a workaround since the book cover image would not fit properly)
Slides 3 thru 9: each slide represents a story in the book and background color is book cover color. All 7 slides were based on: Text effect 1, slide 03 with image.
Slide 10 - summary slide about book and web site, based on: Fun Presentation 1, fun presentation slide 1. I love this slide which actually shows 4 different screens.
Slide 11 - recap with image of the book cover, and web site url, based on: Text effect 1, slide 15 with image.
Slide 12 - credits for copyright/licenses, based on Text effect 1, slide 09
For the audio, I only used track 1 and one of the bundled songs: Living the Good Life. I added a 2 second fade in/out.
For exporting the project, I used the default settings of 1280x720 HD, Average Quality.
This was also the first time that I uploaded a video to YouTube.
Here is a key YouTube Tip:
Once you publish a video, MAKE triple sure there are no errors.
You CANNOT replace a published video when you find an error.
You can upload a new video and delete the first one, but you will lose all the views and the assigned link.
Thanks again to the VideoMakerFX Team! I look forward to the monthly updates.
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Darla, nice job! Impressive that it was your first time posting to YouTube, also. One question: what were the resolution of your images, please? Thanks!
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