Explaindio is a video animation software that helps you to create 2D and 3D animation videos, Doodle sketch videos, and Motion videos.
This software doesn’t require you to have any special technical knowledge or graphic designing skills. Explaindio isn’t a cloud-based software. You need to download it on your device, to use it.
But is it a good investment for budding marketers? Should you buy it or not?
The team behind Explaindio video software claims that their software is the cheapest and the most versatile video animation tool you can find online today.
We are glad to say that the statement holds true, at least partially. Explaindio is definitely one of the cheapest options available for you when it comes to buying whiteboard animation software.
Let’s begin our Explaindio review and have a look at some of the key features it offers. [Explaindio demo video is included below].
What Can You Do With Explaindio Video Creator
Here’s what you can create with Explaindio video creator.
- Doodle animation and whiteboard videos
- 2D and 3D animated videos
- Full motion videos
- Explainer videos
- High-Quality parallax videos
- Kinetic Typography
- YouTube outros and intros
- Impressive logo stings
Explaindio Video Creator’s Unique Features
- This is a desktop software that works on both PC and Mac.
- You can create and export unlimited videos. There is no limitation at all.
- You can create Full 3D animations with Explaindio.
- This software has a multi-timeline editing feature.
- You can also import your own videos and images into the editor and incorporate them into the final video.
- With the front end purchase of the Explaindio software, you get access to more than 180 pre-made text animations.
- The timeline of this video editor gives you great control over each video element. You can time and sync each and every element in the video to perfection.
- You also get access to 200 pre-made animated scenes.
- There is an inbuilt integration with Pixabay which means there is never a scarcity of royalty-free images for you to use in the videos.
- There is also a decent collection of background audio tracks and more than 300 fonts included in this whiteboard animation software.
- You can create multiple animations at the same time.
How To Create Animated Videos With Explaindio?
Creating video animations with Explaindio is quite straightforward. To create any kind of video you need to follow this process.
Create a slide:
You can either pick premade slides or can choose a blank slide, to begin with.
You can add image, video, text elements to your selected side. You can either use the media stored in the Explaindio library or add your own items.
Once all the elements have been added to the slide, it is time to customize the video. You can use the editor timeline to adjust the timing.
Also, there is a customization option available for even the smallest element on your canvas. Similarly, you can add more slides and customize them.
Once everything is done, export the video in your desired format.
Now let’s see how to create a video using Explaindio.
Let’s launch the software first.
This is the Explaindio interface.
As you can see, there is the timeline editor on the top, which is where most of the action takes place. This is where we can adjust our different slides, types of animations, duration of the animation, and more.
And then there is the scene editor. This is the section right below the timeline editor. From the scene editor, we can change the speed of the animation, colour of the image, animation effects, and more.
We can also upload a background element behind the sketch image. We can upload a background video, a GIF, or a normal image. Then there is the ‘action after scene section’, which adds the exit animation to the slide.
Watch the demo video below to find out how it is done.
To get started, let’s create a project first. Once that’s done, we need to create a scene.
Now there are a few options available at the bottom here. We can add text, image, sketch image, video, or an animated GIF. When it comes to adding an image, we can add an image from local storage, Pixabay, or Pexels.
To add an image to the slide we need to click on the ‘Add Bitmap Image’ tab.
Then click on the local storage option and choose an image to be added. Then choose the ‘don’t sketch’ option and click add.
Similarly, we can add videos, GIF images, sketch images, and text to our scene.
Whenever we add an element to the scene, the corresponding options will also be loaded in the timeline editor. Here, we can choose the type of effect we want.
For example, we can choose the ‘sketch’ effect with or without a hand. Similarly, we can also choose fade-in and fade-out effects, morph effect, uncover effect, fly effect, and more.
When it comes to animating text elements, we have a ton of ‘kinetic typography’ options as well.
Once we add an effect to the element on the scene, we can easily increase or decrease the duration of the animation in the timeline editor. Also, it is very easy to rearrange the animation sequence.
We also have the option to choose the type of hand we want. There are more than 25 types of hands with different pens, available inside Explaindio 4.
Similarly, we can add animations and slides to the video. To do that just click on the ‘Add Animation’ button. We have two options available. We can either ‘add Explaindio slide’ or ‘add the flash animation’.
Let’s choose an Explaindio slide, select a scene pack and choose a scene template.
We can either add a single scene to the video or add the entire pack.
If we want to add music and voice-over to the video, that can be done from the ‘Audio’ section on the top. Once the video is ready, we can use the ‘create video’ button to export the video to the desired resolution.
You can watch the video above to find out how exactly it is done.
The Explaindio video creator software can be purchased under 3 different plans.
The monthly plan will cost you $37 per month.
If you decide to purchase the yearly plan, you will need to pay $67 per year.
One Time Offer
If you want to buy the software for lifetime access, you will have to pay $497, as a part of their special one-time offer.
We have not encountered any serious issues with Explaindio until now. What we had categorized previously as Explaindio problems have all been addressed and rectified in their newest version of Explaindio, which is the Explaindio Business Edition.
Explaindio Review and Verdict
I personally own many whiteboard animation and explainer video software, and I definitely recommend Explaindio. It’s a great tool to have if you are into video marketing or any other kind of marketing, for that matter.
It is user-friendly and definitely recommended, even for beginners.
You can use this tool to create video animations with background music and upload it to YouTube to drive traffic to your website and marketing campaigns. This comes in handy if you don’t like or don’t want to do voice-over-style videos.