Videoscribe sole reigned on the industry of Whiteboard animation maker software for several years. It is no exaggeration to say that There was no option to choose from for internet, video marketers, teachers and all those who prefer to use animated whiteboard video presentations to convey their message to a potential audience. As a few years ago, There was no noteworthy competitor for Videoscribe. But The situation now has changed.
Sparkol Videoscribe has got a splendid rival. It’s Explaindio Video Creator with impressive Whiteboard animation features which was first released on November 2014. It would not be wrong to say that the Explaindio Video Creator has become a major alternative to Sparkol Videoscribe.
Right now I am using the latest versions of Explaindio Video Creator Pro and Videoscribe. So Some things may be new to you If you have an older version of Videoscribe and Explaindio Video Creator.
Videoscribe doubtlessly is great at creating whiteboard animation videos with an easy to use and truly user friendly interface. But you can only create sketch based whiteboard animation videos. Import an image to Videoscribe and it sketches added images. You will have to use other or separate desktop or online software to create colored animated presentations and animated explainer videos.
But Explaindio Video Creator is all in one piece of software through which you can create whiteboard animation videos. In addition to creating whiteboard animated videos, You can also use animated Explaindio animated slides and Flash animated slides that can be edited as per your requirements.
In the near past, You must have an SVG image file format to create a whiteboard animated video and although converting any image format to SVG file format is very easy to do using a free to use yet professional quality vector graphics software Inkscape, but most of Videoscribe users find it difficult to convert any image format such as JPG, PNG etc to supported SVG file format.
But now in both Explaindio Video Creator and Videoscribe, You can use any image format to create a whiteboard animation video including JPG and GIF in addition to SVG file format.
I put both software to test and imported JPG and PNG images with average and 4K resolutions and found both are not good, take too long to load and result is very bad as well. SVG is only one which works great.
I wonder Why Videoscribe does not yet have a feature to import a video to put a whiteboard animation effect on. But I found Explaindio Video Creator is feature rich in this regard. In Explaindio Video Creator, You can set a video and image as a background object and afterwards you can put a whiteboard animation effect. I think this feature is not less than a magic wand, You can create stunning titles, intro videos and business presentations in no time, with ease, and for free without using expensive video editors depending on your resourcefulness and creativity. You can find thousands of royalty free video footages and images on the internet. Explained Video Creator is a perfect software for those who sell videos on Fiverr.com.
In Videoscribe, I found it very easy to set my preferred time span or frame rate. As you can see, I can do it swiftly by writing a particular number of seconds in Videoscribe.
While it is not easy to set a particular time span or frame rate in the Explaindio Video Creator, It wasted lots of my time while testing it.
There is another shortcoming in the Explaindio Video Creator, As you can set an unlimited amount of time span per slide in Videoscribe While I found while testing the Explaindio Video Creator, there is a limit in the Explaindio Video Creator. In Explaindio Video Creator, Maximum frame rate limit or time span is 20 seconds per slide.
Applying transitions and movements in Videoscribe, I found it a little bit hard to apply transitions and movements and even I must say there is no such dedicated option at your disposal in Videoscribe.
Although I could not find a dedicated undo button or icon in Sparkol Videoscribe while testing it, But Videoscribe has an undo option in its context menu that you can use to undo your last action.
On the other hand, the Explaindio Video Creator severely needs an undo option, There is no option that you can use to undo your last action. Even you cannot click the right side button of your mouse anywhere inside the Explaindio Video Creator except in text editor. Developers at explaindio.com should address this issue.
Green screen is my favorite video editing feature in Explaindio Video Creator through which you can create “green screen” videos and replace any color with animation, live video, doodle sketch or picture. You just need to have a green screen footage and the rest of the job is very easy. While There is no such luxury in Videoscribe at your disposal.
Both Videoscribe and Explaindio Video Creator are designed for two most used and famous operating systems Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.
Videoscribe is very expensive than the Explaindio Video Creator when it comes to pricing. Videoscribe is normally available priced at $10 for per month and $144 per year.
I did not like one thing about the Explaindio Video Creator, You are asked to pay $1 to use Explaindio Video Creator 7 day trial. While you can use the 7 day trial of Videoscribe for free.
Unlike conventional video editor programs, Videoscribe and Explaindio Video Creator are very lightweight programs and work very smoothly on a PC with average system resources. These programs don’t require high end system requirements. 1.5 GHZ processor and 3 GB of RAM is a perfect combination for Videoscribe and Explaindio Video Creator. Both Videoscribe and Explaindio Video Creator did not crash or hang while creating videos.
I do hope you’ll like and find my Videoscribe vs Explaindio Video Creator video review or comparison useful and helping to decide which one meets your requirements.
At the end, I would humbly request you Please do let me know and others If you know anything good or bad about Videoscribe and Explaindio Video Creator. The comment section awaits you.