I like VideoScribe so much that I would like to use it instead of PowerPoint :)
Below are a number of ideas that I would like to propose:
1) In preview mode would it be possible to add a tick box "Presentation mode" where the preview will stop after each animation and I can use mouse click to move on to the next one? This would allow me to talk during a webinar/session/presentation and not worry about timing. I believe this simple change would make things a lot easier.
2) Could you allow "playlists" where I can add existing presentations (scribe files) and move from one to another one easily? This is similar to powerpoint slides on left side but I prefer "playlist" because I have some shared slides likes Q&As and having a "link" to scribe files means that I need to update it only once and all future webinars will use the same updated scribe file.
3) I realize point 2 might take some time so I would like to offer an alternative approach which is ability to open scribe file directly from my PC folder, this would allow me to create a folder with shortcuts and get most of point 2 functionality, except moving fluidly to next presentation. The problem I have is that I can open scribe file using your program but it asked me to log in and loads the presentations which is not ideal for a webinar. Ideally when I open the file and go directly to preview mode (ideally with point one implemented). This option also means I don't have to export scribe file to wmv which takes a bit of time especially important for minor refinements/fixes.
Thank you for considering my suggestions.
Hi Emil and Daniel,
Thanks for your suggestions/feedback!
Having some kind of manual control over your presentation is an idea that has come up before and is on our list of things to look into.
Also, regarding having a playlist, this would be difficult to do in the app itself as each scribe would have to load before it would play, but you could render your scribes as video files and put them together in a play list.
Powerpoint (or Keynote on Mac) has rich capabilities for live presentations. This would be time consuming and expensive for Sparkol to duplicate in VideoScribe.
Here's a flexible way to do what you need:
Dave said "Powerpoint (or Keynote on Mac) has rich capabilities for live presentations. This would be time consuming and expensive for Sparkol to duplicate in VideoScribe"
Don't think we're asking for a bunch of "rich capabilities" just the ability to pause...with one finger.
Currently you can import into Powerpoint and use Alt-P to alternate between play/pause but, during a presentation that get pretty awkward. (Hey developers, can you mimick the alt-P so that, in powerpoint mode, while in screen show, left or right click = alt-P, just an idea).
Also, it would be nice to be able to handout, on one sheet, the canvas. Personally, I would do that after the pitch.
I'd also really appreciate the ability to manually control my scribes, so I can use them while I present to the audience. I prefer the idea of building the whole presentation as a single scribe which pauses between "scenes" (a bit like Prezi) - rather than having lots of mini scribe clips. It could then also double up as a video with a voice-over (without the pauses, of course).
Any sign of this feature appearing any time soon? I'd love to use it for a conference I'm presenting at in September.
Yes, you can use VideoScribe within Powerpoint and combine the best of both worlds. The engaging animation style of VideoScribe with the control of Powerpoint. You can add multiple scribe videos to a single Powerpoint file by creating separate scribes, rendering them as videos and importing into separate Powerpoint slides. As Mike said, you can pause videos within Powerpoint by either clicking or using bookmarks.