Anyone who knows me knows that I have a passion for taking pictures. I’m not very good at it, but I love to capture every moment that I can. My daughter loves being a movie star, and my son…even though he’s not a year old yet will stop and pose for the camera too.
I love to make videos with the images and videos that I have taken and play them for my daughter. She finds it “too cool” to be on TV and the joy that it brings her is amazing. With my background in multimedia I have purchased other programs that would allow me to do this, but they are time consuming and expensive. Fantashow allows you to quickly create videos and has a very low learning curve and is something that anyone can use!
Creating your first video is easy. The first step is to choose a pre-made theme. There are quite a few to choose from. Then you import your files (video and images) and drag and drop them into the order that you want them shown. Now comes the “hard” part, choosing your edits.
Editing your video is where you can really let your creativity shine! You can choose your own music or keep the ones that are already there. You can add text, rotate and crop your media. Fantashows provides you with a series of filters such as Black and White, Bubbles, Stars and many more. To add them to your media you just click on the filter and it is instantly applied. So simple! I do wish that you could add more than one filter to an image, but it isn’t necessary.
Editing the video’s that you imported isn’t as flexible as I like, although it does work well. I am used to cutting video while Fantashow allows you to drag sliders around the section of imported video that you need. You are unable to increase and decrease the length. I also wish I could do a little more with the sound, like drop the music when someone is talking. Aside from these limitations the software is wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to create simple, creative videos.
Sometimes words just don’t explain everything, so here is a little video that I’ve created using various features of Fantashow. I’ve rotated, cropped, trimmed and added filters. The software gives you various export features including one that uploads directly to YouTube!
Fantashow has quickly becoming one of my favourite pieces of software due to it’s ability to quickly create and export videos.
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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.