Selling PLR Rights to Video

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I keep having customers ask me to start doing video and audio plr in addition to text. Problem is, I have no clue what files to give them and what would they edit if I'm the one talking? Total confusion. Who else does video PLR so I can see how it's done. Personally, I wouldn't think they'd want my Texas twang in the product but apparently they're okay with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisaroberson
    Tiffany - I'm so glad you asked this, because, this has been something that's always baffled me, too! Say Tiff makes a vid on - I don't know, say - Squidoo - then she sells it to me as PLR.

    It's still Tiff on the vid.

    Color me cornfused.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Originally Posted by lisaroberson View Post

      Tiffany - I'm so glad you asked this, because, this has been something that's always baffled me, too! Say Tiff makes a vid on - I don't know, say - Squidoo - then she sells it to me as PLR.

      It's still Tiff on the vid.

      Color me cornfused.
      So you
      • Brand the beginning of the video with your site
      • Do a quick head and shoulders shot of yourself introducing the topic
      • Say . . . "And now my friend Tiffany will walk you through . . ."
      • At the end, back to you "Thanks, Tiffany. Look forward to your next video for us here at mywebsiteDOTcom".
      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
        You rock Martin!! I'm bookmarking this for promotional purposes when I explain to my customers how they can use it. Do you have any idea what files they need? I'll be doing them in Camtasia if that matters.

        Tiff
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        • Profile picture of the author Lance K
          Tiffany,

          If you give them the .avi file they can cut out the audio and rerecord their own voice or hire VO talent to narrate the video. They can also cut out pieces of the video or add in additional clips.
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          • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
            Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

            Tiffany,

            If you give them the .avi file they can cut out the audio and rerecord their own voice or hire VO talent to narrate the video. They can also cut out pieces of the video or add in additional clips.
            so I guess a video of me talking would be a no no then? LOL I can just see a video of my with John Taylor's voice - might confuse people a bit
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            • Profile picture of the author Lance K
              Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

              so I guess a video of me talking would be a no no then? LOL I can just see a video of my with John Taylor's voice - might confuse people a bit
              Not a no no. If you're selling PLR videos, you'll still want to narrate them with your voice. Some people (although I wouldn't advise it) will want to simply use them as is. Or like others have said, use them as is and just ad an intro and conclusion or something to that effect.

              As for a video of you with someone else's voice...haha. I guess I was referring more to screen capture type videos. Where the narrator isn't on camera.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dave Lovelace
            Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

            Tiffany,

            If you give them the .avi file they can cut out the audio and rerecord their own voice or hire VO talent to narrate the video. They can also cut out pieces of the video or add in additional clips.
            Good point, but most people don't have a clue how do to this nor want to go to the trouble of finding someone, and paying them to provide a voice over. But if you give this option, you'll want to provide them with a transcript of the words, so a voice-over artist can follow along, else it's another expense for the customer of your PLR.

            Having your voice is fine. The end customer won't know it's not the seller's unless they typically communicate with their customers with their own voice.

            Just my 2 cents

            Dave
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      • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
        Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

        So you
        • Brand the beginning of the video with your site
        • Do a quick head and shoulders shot of yourself introducing the topic
        • Say . . . "And now my friend Tiffany will walk you through . . ."
        • At the end, back to you "Thanks, Tiffany. Look forward to your next video for us here at mywebsiteDOTcom".
        Martin
        Martin. Thank you so much. I have been breaking my head on how to rebrand it. It never occured to my dumb mind that I could add the "And now my friend...."
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave Lovelace
        Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

        So you
        • Brand the beginning of the video with your site
        • Do a quick head and shoulders shot of yourself introducing the topic
        • Say . . . "And now my friend Tiffany will walk you through . . ."
        • At the end, back to you "Thanks, Tiffany. Look forward to your next video for us here at mywebsiteDOTcom".
        Martin
        If you're selling PLR, you don't want to put a picture of you because you're branding you. Not good for the customer who wants to brand themselves, which is the purpose of purchasing a PLR license ;-)

        Dave
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave Lovelace
        Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

        So you
        • Brand the beginning of the video with your site
        • Do a quick head and shoulders shot of yourself introducing the topic
        • Say . . . "And now my friend Tiffany will walk you through . . ."
        • At the end, back to you "Thanks, Tiffany. Look forward to your next video for us here at mywebsiteDOTcom".
        Martin
        By the way.. you do this with Windows Movie Maker using the "Titles and Credits" option then dragging into the timeline at the beginning of the video.

        Or create a graphical image with a logo or branding message (saved as an image) and use the "Import Media" button to bring it into the clipboard, then drag in front of the video.

        Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author lisaroberson
    Oh, now I get it! This is cool! Just like when I learned years ago about adding intro's to articles I posted from places like ezinearticles and ladypens. Cool.

    (well, I mean, except of course, I didn't have PLR rights to those...not to confuse anyone)
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Hi Tiff,

    The main thing to remember is just to provide a high quality AVI full 720x480 version of the video.

    Many times people just want to add an intro and exit clip to it but for most the most important part will be to have the high quality master file so that they can encode it to multiple formats retaining the quality.

    This way they can podcast it, stream it, and put it on disk.

    There is nothing worse than someone offering "plr" and then providing a wmv or already encoded flash format.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Thanks for the size specs Josh I had totally forgotten to even ask that! I think I'm gonna do a free sample and give it away in a WSO and see how that goes. I'd love to see if I do it the right way.

    I can do powerpoint, screen captures, etc. Maybe I'll start with something I know best - Squidoohoohoohoohooboohoohoo.

    tiff
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Another question if anyone knows:

    How long should the video be - does it matter? The reason I ask is that YouTube allows what, 10 minutes? So should it stay under the 10 minute mark?
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      5-10-15 minute segments are great.

      If its longer just break it up to make it more navigateable and digestible.
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
        Tiffany,

        Script it as tightly as possible.

        I did a test video the other day off the cuff that lasted 8 minutes. Once I cut out the meanderings and the "Oh, yeah. One more thing" stuff, I reshot it and got it down to 5 minutes.

        Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author PLRwithAlex
    Excellent tips. I've subscribed to this thread!

    Thanks

    Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Thanks again Josh and Martin. I did a test run earlier and yeah, I need a script if I'm going to be selling it. LOL If it was just for my customers, I could be me but I scrapped so many test runs because if I bought it as a PLR product, I would expect perfection
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  • Profile picture of the author Tracey_Meagher
    Hi Tiffany, you could think about outsourcing the voiceover. If it is well scripted this shouldn't be too much of a problem. This is the route I'm thinking of taking to avoid embarrassing myself with my Irish drawl!

    Check out Nathan Segal here on the forums. He does voiceovers and sent me some demos. His voice is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rupps
    Hi Tiffany,

    For some reason I thought you were already doing PLR videos

    .avi is best if you want to provide a format people can edit. If you want to provide a format people can use as-is, you may want to consider offering other formats as well such as .swf .wmv or .mov

    You can easily do a powerpoint presentation and put audio over that if you do not want to do a screen capture. This is pretty easy to do with camtasia.

    I like keeping my videos under 10 minutes. It's not a problem going over 10 minutes if you are selling it. You can always edit it down into a teaser video to use on youtube. The longer the movie, the larger the file however. Some of these get huge.

    I also have more information on this and would be happy to do some sort of JV or trade with you to help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesburchill
    Here's my 2 cents worth on the topic, because it's an area I've been creeping around in for a while. Instead of giving them the finished video... why not give them the source file.

    For instance, I'm on a Mac and I can capture audio and video in multiple channels using Screenflow. I can capture screens, video from my iphone or Flip and more. I could then provide the Screenflow file and *IF* you have the software product (it's about $100) then you can edit the video yourself.

    The best part is you can add titles on the fly, graphics and even add additional a/v content BEFORE exporting the finished file in whatever format you wanted. It even does iPhone output...

    I'm happy to demonstrate if anyone's interested... Also, I can show you how to do this with Screenflow if you wish. I've logged over 100 hours of time using this software in the last few months alone... LOL

    Anyway, this same idea could be taken over to Camtasia if it creates a source or project file, and any other video editing platform that you might have.

    The key is to PLR the source BEFORE it gets all bolted down into someone elses format. And why limit yourself? If I give you the source you can create lo-res, hi-res, mpeg, iphone, mov and more. You're choice... and did I mention the app is easy to use :-)

    NO, I'm not an affiliate. Don't think they have an AFF program.

    Does this help to explain how I do PLR with video

    Dumb question perhaps... if I put together a WSO webinar on this, would you be interested?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesburchill
    By the way, it's probably more helpful if people think of this as rebranding or co-brand licensing, it's not really "private label" since any video I produce likely has my voice or mugshot in it: hence co-brand or over-branding.

    There's probably a proper name for this type of licensing, basically we're giving someone the right to use our content and we get to set the rules of use.

    Clear as mud? LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      Originally Posted by jamesburchill View Post

      By the way, it's probably more helpful if people think of this as rebranding or co-brand licensing, it's not really "private label" since any video I produce likely has my voice or mugshot in it: hence co-brand or over-branding.
      Just deliver it as a high quality file in an "editable" format such as AVI ( as Josh has mentioned). That way if the purchaser chooses they can remove any shots that contain you and they can remove your voice.
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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by jamesburchill View Post

      By the way, it's probably more helpful if people think of this as rebranding or co-brand licensing, it's not really "private label" since any video I produce likely has my voice or mugshot in it: hence co-brand or over-branding.

      There's probably a proper name for this type of licensing, basically we're giving someone the right to use our content and we get to set the rules of use.

      Clear as mud? LOL
      The muddy type is the best kind. lol
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