Articles Into Videos?????

by Mr.S
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Does anyone know if there is a service that would transform articles into Videos?

How about software that would do the job. I only know 2 software Article video robot and GFX video. Have you had an experience with them?


Thanks for all your help
#articles #videos
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    Article Video Robot looks like it has a free trial.

    Why don't you just try it out?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Vraibel
    You could use fiverr and find people willing to do this for cheap. I've never outsourced this type of thing on there but I do see ads for it fairly often.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
    Big Mike's GFX video bot works once you get past the learning curve, and there's an online service that does it that I can't remember or find right now.

    Turning articles into video is a good way to use plr as well as original content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    I have GFX Video Writer from Incansoft (Big Mike) and it will do the job.

    You can see a demonstration video on their product page here:

    GFX Video Writer product demonstration

    That's not an affiliate link and I do not get anything from this information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
    If you have a Logitech Webcam, or any other for that matter, do it yourself. All you really have to do it set it up, look at it and read your article. (just make sure you don't look like your reading) This will get your face out there and help cement you as an professional in your niche.

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    • Originally Posted by Clint Butler View Post

      If you have a Logitech Webcam, or any other for that matter, do it yourself. All you really have to do it set it up, look at it and read your article. (just make sure you don't look like your reading) This will get your face out there and help cement you as an professional in your niche.

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      I kinda like your idea, I do have some articles that I need to be "converted" into videos. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr.S
    Thank you all. I really don't have time to do it myself I would rather outsource it so if anyone is offering such services please let me know. I would prefer female voice

    thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Slaton
      I use GFX video writer and overall my experience with the program has been satisfactory.

      Being a techie I like to run my computer with an absolute minimum of programs so I can get maximum speed. I was a bit disappointed after I bought GFX video writer to find out that I had to have .Net Framework installed.

      So I went to plan B and set up a dedicated machine which made using GFX acceptable.

      It does work as advertised, it's quick and easy however for some reason, just for me I guess, it only renders video in high-quality and not normal quality. Not too big a deal except for the larger file size.

      You'd think on a dedicated machine with a clean install and nothing else going on it should just work, go figure. Anyway, the company did respond quickly to my query however as of yet they haven't found a solution.

      GFX video writer formats the slides based on the formatting of the input file. So to have less editing inside GFX it's better if you can format your text file ahead of time.

      I was able to make a macro using a free program called Auto Hotkey that formats the text and then saves it as a new file name (so I don't mess up the original). This lets me go from text file to video file (less the render) in about three minutes flat.

      If you do decide to get GFX video writer keep an eye out for coupons. The company does run specials throughout the year.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheCG
      I bought the GFX Video Writer and just can't seem to get past the buggy software. I had heard how responsive the support was but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

      I recently signed up for the Article Video Robot and like it alot. I used a coupon for 50% off but the $25 a month is still steep. The voices aren't the worst I have ever heard but there is no doubt they are not real humans.
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  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    chekc this WSO, although it is an old one,
    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-time-fee.html

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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Of course I can help. Take a look at the WSO I posted only a few weeks ago. No need to use automated services with computer generated voices. I'll do the real thing for just $5 per custom video.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-just-5-a.html

    You don't need flashy graphics or soundtracks for these videos. These are suppose to be informational and entice people to click through to your website.

    For this to happen, there are two things you need to get right. The keywords and titles you target when you post your videos online and also the content of the video itself. It should be short, give away some good, useful information, and give people a reason to click through to your website.

    Once you've got the content ready to go, send it over and I'll throw you back a custom recorded video within 48 hours. All I need from you is a word document but make sure you double check your work because whatever you send me is what I use - I can't go through and proof-read everyone's work first - I just don't have the time.

    Look forward to working with you soon...



    Originally Posted by Mr.S View Post

    Does anyone know if there is a service that would transform articles into Videos?

    How about software that would do the job. I only know 2 software Article video robot and GFX video. Have you had an experience with them?


    Thanks for all your help
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  • Profile picture of the author Site87
    GFX Video Writer is really good. However it does have a fairly steep learning curve! Once you get past it, then you should be ok. You probably need a good computer for it to run smoothly also.
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  • Profile picture of the author miawallace
    Mr. S, I am currently offering voiceover services for turning articles into videos. If you're interested, email me at mdtcontact @ gmail.com

    I can send you a sample if you email me. I'm working on converting some of my personal articles to videos, so I can happily take on yours too.
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  • Profile picture of the author aiza.bb
    you can do it by yourself if you have even a little knowledge in making videos, you can install the windows moviemaker which is easy to use. Movie article lie now is very more effective and because people just love watching now and not reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I'd like to chime in and say that I'd much rather prefer a human voiceover any time over a computer-synthesized voice. The computer voice sounds artificial and fake, and I have a hard time believing that many people would take that seriously.
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    • Profile picture of the author axiommarketing
      I agree. I think that one of the most powerful things you can do as a marketer is to be real and personal. A computer generated voice over is the fastest way to ruin raport.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by axiommarketing View Post

        I agree. I think that one of the most powerful things you can do as a marketer is to be real and personal. A computer generated voice over is the fastest way to ruin raport.
        When you can have fairly decent videos made on Fiverr for $5, I really don't see the sense in skimping by buying an automated voice tool that will most likely produce non-existent conversions. Though it may be cheaper initially, it'll be more expensive in the long run as it won't result in any sales (or just a handful, at the very most).
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  • Profile picture of the author TallyDon
    Office 2010,
    start powerpoint, select a default layout, put a few points per slide and choose save as WMV, then you can can upload to tubemogul, youtube and metacafe
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      I'd like to chime in and say that I'd much rather prefer a human voiceover any time over a computer-synthesized voice. The computer voice sounds artificial and fake, and I have a hard time believing that many people would take that seriously.
      Well said Paulie - computer generated voices are not going to build any rapport, trust or credibility with potential prospects. A video article like this is often the first point of contact someone will have with your business - for this reason it needs to be of decent quality and establish some credibility if you are going to get people to click through to your website.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        Well said Paulie - computer generated voices are not going to build any rapport, trust or credibility with potential prospects. A video article like this is often the first point of contact someone will have with your business - for this reason it needs to be of decent quality and establish some credibility if you are going to get people to click through to your website.
        Will, I couldn't agree more. The video is probably going to be your first point of contact with the prospect, and you know what people say about how important first impressions are, and how much they count - would you really want to make your first impression with a video that had a computer-synthesized voice in it?

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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    If you've converting articles that you've submitted live in EZA, you just need to plugin the url in AVR and it will take no more than 5 minutes to convert your articles to video.

    That's why I love AVR more than other other software out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I have seen several people offering such type of service in Fiverr. I just dont know if they do voice overs for the videos though, because I believe they only use music to accompany the video.


    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    Yes, you can use fiber and GFX to help you achieve the best video for this system. you may also want to just create your own by emphasizing its points. the good thing about this is you're assured that the right information are used on it. Best of luck in making your video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr.S
    I agree with many that human voice works much better than anything else. My goal is to use human voice and 5 or 6 relevant pictures to what the article is all about. WillR I will be contacting you for sample.
    Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Harlan
      WARNING: Google is letting people know that it considers these talking articles spam.

      Remember Google Slap? Well video slap is coming.

      You heard it here first.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashcow
        Originally Posted by Harlan View Post

        WARNING: Google is letting people know that it considers these talking articles spam.

        Remember Google Slap? Well video slap is coming.

        You heard it here first.
        Yep, I had a couple of the robotic article videos in my youtube account flagged and removed a while back. Deleted all the rest of them myself right after that - you get your account shut down after 3 violations.

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        • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
          Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

          Yep, I had a couple of the robotic article videos in my youtube account flagged and removed a while back. Deleted all the rest of them myself right after that - you get your account shut down after 3 violations.

          Lee
          Oh dear! I better go check up on my YouTube account...

          I didn't know that.
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by Harlan View Post

        WARNING: Google is letting people know that it considers these talking articles spam.

        Remember Google Slap? Well video slap is coming.

        You heard it here first.
        What?! Are you crazy?

        You know I've always found it funny how people always get confused and bothered by Google Slaps and the like. If you are not doing anything you shouldn't be then none of these problems will ever affect you. All the affiliates who got bummed when Google slapped all their direct linking campaigns? I mean seriously, what did you expect - you are offering no value whatsoever to visitors of Google so of course they are going to try and get rid of you.

        It's pretty common sense stuff. Play by their rules and offer their visitors exactly what they are searching for and you won't have many problems.

        What you are saying in your comment is that videos with speech in them are going to be banned? A talking article is simply just a video with speech in it. That's ludicrous!

        It's no secret that Google is now able to convert speech in video into text and they are beginning to use that information to rank videos against one another and filter out the garbage. Of course this was going to happen - they are not stupid.

        But just like with a webpage, the content of your video will decide if it gets deleted or marked as spam. To say ALL talking article videos are considered spam is absolute non-sense.

        YES, if you're video is full of worthless information, repeated tag lines and urls every 5 seconds, your video is likely to be flagged - but what visitor watching a video like that would ever want to click through to your website anyway - Google are probably doing you a favor by getting rid of that rubbish.

        The content of your video is what counts and what Google will use to decipher the good from the worthless.
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        • Profile picture of the author Harlan
          Dude, believe what you will. Youtube is shutting down accounts of spammers. And a talking article is video spam.
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          • Profile picture of the author cashcow
            Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post


            Like I said, where is the evidence?
            I had two of mine marked as spam this summer on youtube. Both talking robotic videos. You only get 3 chances and they shut down your account so i deleted the rest of my robotic videos. They aren't that great anyway - LOL

            I don't know if "google" can tell, I tend to think that it was a competitor that flagged me to get my videos removed - they did rank on page 1 in the SE's.

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        • Profile picture of the author Pindich
          Originally Posted by WillR View Post

          What?! Are you crazy?

          You know I've always found it funny how people always get confused and bothered by Google Slaps and the like. If you are not doing anything you shouldn't be then none of these problems will ever affect you. All the affiliates who got bummed when Google slapped all their direct linking campaigns? I mean seriously, what did you expect - you are offering no value whatsoever to visitors of Google so of course they are going to try and get rid of you.

          It's pretty common sense stuff. Play by their rules and offer their visitors exactly what they are searching for and you won't have many problems.

          What you are saying in your comment is that videos with speech in them are going to be banned? A talking article is simply just a video with speech in it. That's ludicrous!

          It's no secret that Google is now able to convert speech in video into text and they are beginning to use that information to rank videos against one another and filter out the garbage. Of course this was going to happen - they are not stupid.

          But just like with a webpage, the content of your video will decide if it gets deleted or marked as spam. To say ALL talking article videos are considered spam is absolute non-sense.

          YES, if you're video is full of worthless information, repeated tag lines and urls every 5 seconds, your video is likely to be flagged - but what visitor watching a video like that would ever want to click through to your website anyway - Google are probably doing you a favor by getting rid of that rubbish.

          The content of your video is what counts and what Google will use to decipher the good from the worthless.


          I agree totally with WillR. It take a little bit of time for any reader for your article to detect that your content is crab and then they click the back button. However for video, just the start of your video will tell the visitor to move away or stay. For me The moment I start a video and it is crab I can tell in a matter of seconds.

          In addition if you do what some guys do with articles (spinning in an uncontrolled way) you are just wasting your time because people will not watch it and it sends out a bad signal to your followers
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      • Profile picture of the author Harlan
        Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

        If I heard it here first, does that mean it is pure speculation on your part?

        Or what have you heard? Please share.
        Actually, no it's not speculation.

        Google now has the technology to analyze video and they can quickly determine if it's spam.

        Talking Robot videos are getting huge spam complaints on Youtube.

        Want your Youtube account banned? Keep posting video spam.
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        • Profile picture of the author Robin Harford
          I have yet to have an audio interview/article converted to video removed from my accounts. But then each one is handcrafted using unique content.

          I know nothing about VideoRobot, but it sounds similar piece of software to TrafficEqualizer back in the old days. Cranking out garbage to spam a service, with TE it was the SEs.

          Harlan making claims without any reference to the original sources only leads to more speculation. Show me the proof of YT accounts being shut down. Read their terms of service and show me where they state that an audio interview/article cannot be uploaded.

          Accounts usually get shut down due to copyright violations.
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by Harlan View Post

          Talking Robot videos are getting huge spam complaints on Youtube.

          Want your Youtube account banned? Keep posting video spam.
          Yes, spam will get your video flagged. But to say these types of videos are getting huge spam complaints, where are you getting this from? Either you have been posting them and having them flagged or you know a lot of others who have?

          Anyway, Youtube is not the be and end all of video. A lot of times when I submit video articles to all the major video sites, it is sites like dailymotion and metacafe that give me the best results in search engines.
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          • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
            GFX is not bad - great to use when throwing quick vids together.

            For training videos I tend to use Jing and more formal ones I use Camtasia
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          • Profile picture of the author Harlan
            Originally Posted by WillR View Post

            Yes, spam will get your video flagged. But to say these types of videos are getting huge spam complaints, where are you getting this from? Either you have been posting them and having them flagged or you know a lot of others who have?

            Anyway, Youtube is not the be and end all of video. A lot of times when I submit video articles to all the major video sites, it is sites like dailymotion and metacafe that give me the best results in search engines.
            I have my spies in Mountainview....
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr.S
    would that depend on a quality of the article. If article is informative and submitted only once I don't see why would it be considered as a spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author lefty359
    WillR did 2 videos for me and I thought they were amazing. I highly recommend him.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robin Harford
      Here's how I reposition articles via various media:

      1. Post unique articles you have written yourself to your site/blog. I never use PLR, ever. Your own authentic voice is essential, plus the content is unique to you from your own personal experience of your niche, no ghost writer can reach the depth of your 'market knowledge'.

      2. Turn the article into a video simply by recording you reading the article you wrote in step 1 into an MP3 player or directly into your computer. Make sure the quality is exceptional, using your own voice. Learn how to read properly using voice tone for emphasis. It's a learned skill. Create a video using a simple graphic that brands the video with your website or whatever you are trying to position in the public's mind. Mention your site in the intro and outro.

      So many videos out there are not videos as we usually understand, as there is no action involved, and many folk won't stick around to watch, but many will open your video in a new window and simply listen to the audio.

      3. Turn the audio into a podcast.

      4. Now upload your video and podcast to the various networks out there.

      From my experience you are better off creating a single, unique article that offers true value to the reader/listener than a hundred junky articles created using rewriters, ghostwriters, PLR etc. Why? Because authentic content gets shared and linked to. Crap never does.

      There is nothing more powerful than authenticity combined with real-world experience of your chosen subject. And in the world of social media where value is judged by real human beings and not just SE algorithms, it is becoming ever more essential for success in business.

      Hope that helps some you...
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  • Profile picture of the author thinkahead
    Well I have GFX Video and it works a treat. Easy to use, good results, good price too. Personally, I'd recommend it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elion Makkink
    Turn any article to video with animation, music, graphics, and a full voice-over for just $1! will work but I would recommend you create the videos yourself with Sony Vegas or Camtasia. Works way better in getting what you want in the video!
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    This one allows you to turn it into a dialog with two characters or pick an animated character to narrate it,

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  • Profile picture of the author IM Outsider
    The problem I experienced with software was with pronouncing the words correctly. Leads (as in sales leads) was read out as leads (as in lead weight). This may be fine if you just want to saturate the services with videos for branding and links but if you want the viewer to engage, a real voice is a million times preferable. You can hire outsourcers to do this quite cheaply, like the warriors on here or use Fiverr, Elance or any of the other outsourcing sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by IM Outsider View Post

      The problem I experienced with software was with pronouncing the words correctly. Leads (as in sales leads) was read out as leads (as in lead weight). This may be fine if you just want to saturate the services with videos for branding and links but if you want the viewer to engage, a real voice is a million times preferable. You can hire outsourcers to do this quite cheaply, like the warriors on here or use Fiverr, Elance or any of the other outsourcing sites.
      I couldn't agree more. The voice sounds so artificial and is very distracting, and I doubt it'd hold the attention of anyone viewing the video. These videos may be good for backlinking purposes, but I highly doubt that they'll result in any conversions.
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      Originally Posted by jimmysmith93 View Post

      Dont use GFX video writer. Narration is full of noise when the video is rendered.

      I tried to fix this with their support.

      The wave files the software records are fine, but when it renders the video it creates a lot of noise. Check on forums and lots of people have the problem with this software.

      When I pointed out the exact problem, Mike on the support desk became abusive and told me i was fired as a customer.

      With support like this be very wary of Incansoft.

      Jimmy
      Yeah, I have the same problem with GFX Videowriter. I actually thought it was my microphone at first (I even went out and bought a higher quality one... for around 40 bucks), but that still didn't help.
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