September 30, 2021
Most instructions for how to edit a testimonial video give you in-depth information about how to use professional editing software — like Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro — to put together a polished version of your testimonial video footage. Typically, this kind of video production and editing process involves steps like:
All of these steps are time-consuming, involve multiple incrementally improved versions of your video, and assume you know how to use professional video editing software in the first place.
If you don’t already know how to edit a video, or aren’t fully comfortable with it yet, you have a steep learning curve to go on, if you choose this route.
Another option is to pass the entire testimonial video production process on to a professional video production company and expert video editors. These production services will guarantee you get high-quality, effective testimonial videos, but will come at a cost that may prevent you from repeating the process regularly.
A far easier and much more cost-effective alternative to both of these options is to use our platform, Vocal Video, which was specifically designed to solve this exact problem.
By using Vocal Video, you can record and edit good testimonial videos in a fraction of the time — without any video recording or post-production expertise.
In this article, we’ll show you how you can use Vocal Video to:
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If you are not an expert video editor, it is useful to focus on recording and collecting high value testimonial video responses from your interviewees, rather than spending a lot of time on a long interview that generates tons of footage that you’ll just have to cut down later.
With this in mind, the Vocal Video testimonial video recording and collection process guides you to:
Instead of recording a long interview with multiple, and often vague questions, at Vocal Video, we encourage users to focus on exactly the kind of responses you want to get from your happy customers.
Thoughtful questions generate great answers — so it’s worth taking the time to carefully consider what questions you are going to ask.
To collect a quick and effective testimonial video, it’s worth considering the following three points as you write your interview questions:
Click here to see our in-depth article for more information on how to come up with good testimonial video questions.
To speed things up and make it even easier to design the most useful questions for your marketing campaign, Vocal Video templates (we give you 45 and counting) provide three suggested questions for each use case, as shown in our example below.
These questions are completely customizable and you can add more, if needed.
Vocal Video templates also slash the time it takes for you to design a video collector to guide your interviewees through the recording process (more on that in point 2 below).
Vocal Video guides your happy customers to record their own videos on your behalf using our ‘video collector’.
The collector gently walks interviewees through the process, reducing potential errors and reassuring them at every stage. The simplicity of our remote recording system keeps interviewees relaxed and at ease, which makes for the most authentic and valuable responses.
Click here to watch our five-minute video guide for full details on how to put a collector together.
For now, here’s a brief rundown of how it works:
In between the customer sending the testimonial video and you receiving it, Vocal Video adds some magic by automatically editing together a finished video for you. Each video is generated with the following:
Click here to take a look at some real examples of Vocal Video’s automatically edited videos to see their high quality for yourself.
In many cases, this pre-edited version of a testimonial video is good to go as it stands, but we also give you the tools you need to customize it even more. And you can do it yourself, without having to use a professional video editor, or upload it into professional editing software.
If you want to make changes to the pre-edited video testimonial to add even more impact, it’s really simple to do that by using Vocal Video’s in-platform suite of editing tools.
We give you a foolproof set of tools, mostly based on drag and drop, that require absolutely no prior knowledge of video editing. We estimate that most of our users can master these tools in less than 15 minutes.
Using our intuitive editing tools you can:
Click here to see our 7-minute video on how to use the Vocal Video editing tools.
Vocal Video is specifically designed to make it effortless for anyone to record and edit effective testimonial videos for marketing campaigns. By giving you an easy-to-follow recording process — focused on getting the most valuable responses and footage from your interviewees — Vocal Video reduces the amount of editing you need to do in the first place.
By automatically pre-editing all your testimonial videos for you, Vocal Video gives you a polished video that can generally be used right away. Plus, our easy to use in-platform editing tools give you everything you need to add that extra layer of quality in just a few clicks.
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