Blogs have become one of the most popular things on the Internet. From individuals to businesses, blogs offer a perfect platform for one to share his/her thoughts in an informal way. The huge popularity of blogging has also scaled up the competition among bloggers who look for newer ways to promote their blogs and gather more eyeballs. But this isn’t as easy as it sounds as one needs to deliver eye-catchy content to stand apart from the rest. Videos have come to the aid of bloggers and are serving as a good tool to promote their blogs. Now if you are thinking of promoting your blogs with the use of videos here are five popular video apps which help you in blog promotion.
YouTube is the market leader when it comes to posting videos online. It allows you to create your own video channel and embed the video into your blog for promotional purposes. The YouTube video editor is very user-friendly and lets you modify the videos in a hassle-free manner irrespective of when it was uploaded. It allows you to trim the videos, stabilize and rotate them. You can also optimize the color and contrast and add diverse effects to your videos. Make use of the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button which does the color correction in a single mouse click. Apart from this you can also change the audio track and save multiple editing versions which help you revert to the original video whenever you want.
It is Windows based free video converting software which does all the things that you might contemplate doing with your video. To start with you can convert any desktop or web video into Flash FLV or SWF formats which help reducing their file size to a great extent and also produces code for embedding. This is ideal if you are planning to self-host the video file. It comes with a built in video player which allows you to add video content to your blog with ease. Freemake Video Converter also allows you to edit the video and create photo slide shows with background music.
Do your exclusive videos get stolen and used in an unauthorized manner? Video Watermark Factory would answer to these woes and this application allows you to add logos and watermark to your videos. With the help of this tool you can impose a watermark on the entire video or selected sections without distorting the video as you can choose the position and opacity of the watermark. You also get to add text or image stamps to multiple videos and re-encode them to AVI, MPEG, WMV, Real Media. You can also carryout basic video editing functions with the help of this tool.
If you are looking to create demons, tutorials and animated Flash demonstrations Wink is your one stop solution. It is a free screen casting tool which allows users to record desktop activity along with the captured audio. What’s more you can also add text annotations over your video. The comprehensive editor allows you to easily delete unnecessary frames in the video. You can also make your video interactive with the help of customized ‘Next/Previous’, ‘Go to frame’ and ‘Go to URL’ buttons. You can export the videos in the form or SWF files or standalone EXE file.
This is a perfect solution for video distribution and promotion. In a matter of a few minutes it can create web-ready videos and uploads them on sites such as Facebook, Youtube, Photobucket etc. It also allows you to upload the videos directly into your FTP and create RSS feeds so the video can be played elsewhere. TubeMogul comes with a robust analytical tool helping you measure the effectiveness of the video campaign. You can also customize the way in which people come to your TubeMogul video.
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