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VideoScribe Review

August 16, 2012 @ 2:56 pm
by Lon Naylor

Here’s something new and interesting: It’s call VideoScribe from a company called Sparkol

I did a short segment during my weekly Screencast Coaching Webinar on this tool which does “video scribing” automatically. This is pure eye candy and almost impossible to resist. Check it out:

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What do ya think?

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  • Jim Esmeier
    August 16, 2012

    This is really neat. I’m sure everyone will want one. Thanks for sharing!

  • August 16, 2012

    Lon, Thanks so much for sharing this – I’d seen videos with the drawing hand and thought they were so amazing – wondered how they did it, and you answered all the questions. It’s certainly reasonable to join, too. :)

  • Charles
    August 16, 2012

    Hi Lon,
    I have been using Sparkol and VideoScribe for a few months now. They have upgraded the product at least 3 times – each time it gets better – new update this week allows you to output to a FLV for HD display on YouTube. Big upgrade. Great quality now.

    Last month they held a 15 month for the price of 12 month Pro sale. Watch out for that offer again. Maybe? It is worth getting a yearly so you can sign up future business for holidays etc. now. I noticed a couple of people last month on Fiverr selling custom VideoScribe creations for $5 so you could pay for a month subscription by doing that. But that is more than kinda sad, because if you put in a little work and creativity you don’t want to sell them for $5.

    You have shared so many tips with me- so here is one for you and your listUse Adobe Illustratoror an online service to convert bit map graphics to SVG files. Then VideoScribe can draw these for custom logos. buildings, products etc. for client videos. VS doesn’t do a good job on photos and bitmap graphics but after tracing in Illustrator and saving files to SVG it does an amazing job. Don’t stick with their canned graphics or your video will look like everyone else out there making these now. Put in the work and create your own. Then your videos will be unique.

    I have been creating these videos for my clients as as add-on and it has added great money to monthly income. I am not charging much but they love these – and these videos are quick to do – even with custom images. Faster for me than a screencast or Powepoint and much faster than a traditional video. No post production needed in Camtasia or Sony Vegas.

    If you really get good at this you can create some epic story telling videos that can be used for tutorials and very long form sales pitches. Think outside the box. If you are creative and graphic oriented those can bring in some good money. Sold a few so far in the 3 to 4 figure range as they take a week or so to fully script and build out. But I have a waiting list now. Traditional white board scribes are still asking up to a $1,000 a minute. That won’t last long with this new product. Also PowToons is adding a hand scribe feature soon if not already, I have checked lately.

    Well, I won’t give away the whole store here, let others come up with new ways to use this but let me just say if you think creatively just like you teach in your courses it is amazing what you can come up with. Don’t worry about the competition just remember most people are lazy and they won’t push the envelope or put in that much work. If you work this you will stand out from the crowd just like using Camtasia and Powerpoint.

    with kind regards


  • August 16, 2012

    Great, would be definitely helpful in adding that zazz in those sales and intro videos. Thanks Lon.

  • August 16, 2012

    Hey Lon!

    That is SUPER cool!! I have been noticing these types of videos A LOT lately and had heard that they can cost thousands to create, so very nice to see we can actually do them ourselves and it’s not very expensive at all. :)

    By the way, I loved your idea of creating a bunch of these and think you might be able to turn it into a great product or maybe offer it is a cool bonus for people who sign up through your affiliate link. :)

    Cheers and thanks for sharing!!

    Jit Uppal

  • August 16, 2012

    Very cool. Thanks for introducing this nifty software. I’ll take your advice and give it a try.

  • August 16, 2012


    I have a question… Can you import “your own” image symbols and has VideoScribe draw it?



  • August 16, 2012

    Lon You are always the man when it comes to video, once again a great tool man, if I get that You know Am getting it from You man, You deliver so much value, I wouldn’t have it any other way

  • August 17, 2012


    As far as doing the voice over and synching the videos with the voice, what would you say is the best process?


  • Shawn
    August 17, 2012

    Thanks Lon!

    I like your idea of starting off with a month and creating a bunch before deciding.

    Thanks again!

  • Jim
    August 19, 2012

    Thank you.
    Thank you for your in depth response. Your were very helpful.

  • September 16, 2012

    Hi Lon

    I bought your PowerPoint course and thought it was great. I then bought the videoscribe program too and have just completed my first commission. Through your tutorials I have now set up my own video company offering services to local businesses.

    Not sure if I am allowed to paste a link here but you can always delete it LOL!


    Great information


  • October 2, 2012

    any idea how to get the voice over done?

  • jane gardner
    July 4, 2013

    I thought I would update your comments so you know I pay attention in your Video Genesis study guide. Always wondered how the hand scribe videos are done so now I know … will be implementing in my home business teaching videos.

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