video production for virtual events
10 Best Video Production Tools for Virtual Events
With virtual events quickly becoming the new normal for the events industry, it is important that you find and make use of the best tools available to host a professional and engaging event. We have previously given you a list of the best virtual conference platforms as well as lists of the best platforms for virtual trade shows and expos, but some event hosts and producers may need additional tools and resources in order to put on these events.Video plays a big role in the success or failure of virtual events. The use of live and prerecorded video can increase audience engagement and improve the overall attendee experience. But, these benefits can only occur with the right kind of video. Today’s audiences are savvy and anything that looks overly amateurish, out of focus, choppy, or poorly lit is sure to turn them off. Adding video production tools to your belt can help you overcome a number of challenges that video production is faced with. To help you make the decision that is best for you, we’ve compiled this list of the 10 best video production tools for virtual events. *These Video Production Tools are listed in alphabetical order.
AVS Video Editor allows you to edit your videos with relative ease. With AVS Video Editor, you can add audio tracks, backgrounds, overlays, visual effects, audio effects, and text. This software tool offers a range of functionalities and its intuitive to use, which means that you do not need to have any prior video editing or production experience to create something slick. With the ability to add colored overlays you can fully brand all videos to match the color and theme of your virtual event.Pricing: Plans start at $39Capterra Rating: 4.6/5
Biteable can help with both video making and video editing. This is an affordable option that can help virtual event teams working on a tight budget. The platform is very easy to use and with 24/7 customer support, you’ll never be left on your own to figure it out. This software is best suited for presentations and instructional videos. It can be used by event planners to explain or introduce virtual event processes or in marketing materials. It can also be used by trade show exhibitors and vendors for product demos and testimonials.Pricing: Free Trial, $19/mCapterra Rating: 4.4/5
Lightworks is an on-premise solution that allows you to create multi-format 4K videos by simply dragging and dropping. This video production tool has been used by Hollywood for decades and it can help you create an outstanding video experience for your virtual audience. Lightworks offers robust support and there are several available online tutorials. But, one of the things that people love most about it is that it has an easy to use and understand interface, enabling you to get the job done with little or no prior experience. Easily trim and edit videos and access additional royalty-free video and audio components to take your creation to the next level. Pricing: Available free trial, pricing not providedCapterra Rating: 4.4/5
mimoLive is the perfect desktop tool for people looking to do live productions or events. Rather than being simply a video editing tool, mimoLive is a true video production tool. The software makes it easy to direct a live show and manage multiple camera angles, add layered graphics or play pre-recorded segments. mimoLive is an all-in-one solution for virtual event teams that are unable to employ an entire video team. Pricing: Starts at $20/mCapterra Rating: 5/5
OBS Studio is an open-source tool for video recording and live streaming. The ability to record local video is perfect for virtual event teams that need to capture tutorials and live demos. This tool integrates with several 3rd party platforms and allows for collaboration across a number of users. It is easy to install and fairly easy to get started using. If you are completely new to video production you might need to play around a little bit to become totally comfortable and familiar with the interface. OBS makes it easy to establish multiple scenes and source setups and transition between them so the audience only sees exactly what you want them to see. As a free tool, OBS Studio can provide a lot of functionality to teams with no room left in the budget. But, because it is not designed for a specific purpose (the tool can be used for a variety of video types, websites, and platforms) it may be lacking some of the sophistication you will find with some other, more costly, platforms.Pricing: Free Software Capterra Rating: 4.6/5
Switcher Studio allows you to share videos that help viewers feel like they are actually there in person. With the ability to shoot from any angle and merge video feeds from anywhere in the world, you can boost audience engagement while connecting in the way that feels most authentic and meaningful to your event and your attendees. Instantly add overlays and CTAs and make your videos appear professional by enabling you to control camera exposure, white balance, zoom, and focus all from one location. With dozens of features and multiple price points, you can choose the option that best fits your needs and your budget.Pricing: 2-week free trial, $39/m, $75/m, $350/m Capterra Rating: N/A
VideoStudio is a video production software tool created by Corel. As an on-premise tool, you can add overlays and edit videos in real-time. The interface is easy and intuitive to use and Corel has also provided several online resources and tutorials to help you get started. This software suite is ideal for people with little or no experience in video production. With this tool, you can make instant lens corrections, adjust color and lighting, remove distortions, and add titles or eye-catching transitions. Pricing: Not provided Capterra Rating: 3.8/5
Veed is a simple video editor that allows you to make professional videos that can speak to a wide audience. Veed is easy to use with 24/7 customer support. You can easily add text overlays, video effects, and progress bars to everything you create. But, perhaps one of the most valuable features to virtual event organizers is the ability to add subtitles and transcribe videos. Subtitles allows you to make your videos accessible to people with a wide range of needs and transcription means you can make the content of the video available to your attendees so they can have a deeper, and fuller, understanding of the material. Pricing: Not provided Capterra Rating: 4.6/5
Most people are familiar with the video platform Vimeo. Vimeo Livestream is a software tool that allows you to deliver virtual conferences and digital events without any lag or unnecessary hiccups.As an end-to-end streaming solution, Vimeo Livestream means you can share high-quality videos with viewers all over the globe. The platform integrates seamlessly with social media channels like Facebook and YouTube so you can reach your target audience where they live. This is a powerful tool and while it provides an easy-to-use dashboard, it will be important that you have a powerful CPU to go along with it. Pricing: Not provided Capterra Rating: 4.7/5
VSDC is the perfect tool for both beginners and pros on a budget. This tool supports all video and audio types and codecs while supporting a wide number of effects like background removal and split-screen. With VSDC, you can add picture-in-picture elements and perform color correction. You can cut and merge videos, add a soundtrack, and simplify video conversion for a number of different viewer devices. Pricing: Available free trial, pricing details not provided Capterra Rating: 4.4/5
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