Raise Your Glass with Vidify

If you’re anything like I am, you cannot properly edit a video, let alone a series of videos. If you’re anything like me, you also do not have a strong desire to learn. Enter Vidify, an app on my phone that makes my life completely easier. In fact, it let me make a video montage in three easy clicks.

Now, be honest.

How perfect is this video?

I created this video using an app for my iPhone called Vidify. I took a series of videos and the app analyzed them and developed the mash up you see above. The folks behind Vidify provided a few tips on how to get the best video. I liked some of them and thought I’d pass them along.

1. Take a videos from a variety of perspectives. I did this and found I liked the results – it gives your video more texture.

2. Take roughly three times the amount of video you want. I took a lot of short videos. A lot. I found I preferred videos with a lot of action. In the end, I preferred to have short action clips to longer videos where less happened. Either way, you need to be aware that much of what you film – like the time you spend waiting for something to happen – won’t appear in the end video. As a result, you need more action.

I also want to throw out a few tips I learned myself through trial and error.

3. Take lots of action videos. Even if you’ve got the cutest video of your child saying something adorable – it just doesn’t translate well in a montage. In addition, with the music, you can’t really hear it. That means that action shots are much more attractive in these videos.

4. Don’t take vertical videos. At this time, Vidify is set up to compile horizontal videos. I tried to throw in a few videos that had been filmed vertically (including an awesome one of Alex hula-hooping with my dad) and I ended up with headless people. They’re looking into increasing functionality in the future but for now, be sure to start your videos from a horizontal position.

The app was really easy to use and was a great idea for making Mother’s Day gifts. (Mom, you didn’t just read that.)

You can learn more about Vidify through this commercial or view an in-depth Vidify tutorial. I also have five promotional codes to hand out to Taming Insanity commenters. Simply leave a comment and I will pick 5 people to get a free version of Vidify. You’ll want this app on your phone. I’m really glad I have it.

This post was sponsored by NiceLabs LLC but all opinions are my own. You can find Vidify on Twitter at @VidifyApp

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24 Responses to Raise Your Glass with Vidify
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    April 25, 2012 | 6:05 am

    Aw, sweet montage! You have great tongue action there. Meant in the most complimentary , non-perverse, non-stalker way of course.

  2. Galit Breen
    April 25, 2012 | 7:06 am

    Love these tips and oh my, yes – that video is perfection!

  3. Kristin
    April 25, 2012 | 7:25 am

    That sounds like a fun app and I’m betting the kids would love it.
    Love Evan making faces and trying to turn over. And of course Alex, love him too.

    • KLZ
      April 27, 2012 | 2:16 pm

      You won a Vidify app! Send me an email for your code!

  4. Sue Campbell
    April 25, 2012 | 8:27 am

    That’s fantastic! And how stinking cute are your boys? I can barely stand it.

    • KLZ
      April 27, 2012 | 2:17 pm

      You won the Vidify app! Send me an email for your code!

  5. Amanda Austin
    April 25, 2012 | 8:29 am

    HI I NEED THAT APP. I need that app yesterday. your video rocks and I’m not sure what entertained me the more: you and alex mean mugging or Evan trying so desperately to roll over.

    • KLZ
      April 27, 2012 | 2:19 pm

      You won a Vidify app! Send me an email for your code! And a video of Luke!!!

  6. Nikki
    April 25, 2012 | 9:44 am

    The best part? Alex putting the cup on Evan’s belly. That kid’s a genius I tell you.

  7. Liz
    April 25, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    That is so cute!!! I love that video! Maybe you can gift this app to LS too so she takes videos of these ‘mystery children’ she claims to have that I never see

    • KLZ
      April 25, 2012 | 2:37 pm

      Her mystery children are super cute. But I suppose you’ll have to trust me on that one.

  8. Jenny
    April 25, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    Love the video! Alex looks like he was having a good time punching that ball outside! I think I need one of those.

  9. JamieAnne
    April 25, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    That is freaking awesome!!!! Love it!!

  10. JDaniel4's Mom
    April 25, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    This video is too much fun!

  11. Jayme
    April 25, 2012 | 7:58 pm

    Your tongue is ridic girl! That video is awesome and it is just another reason that I wish I had an iPhone.

  12. julie gardner
    April 26, 2012 | 9:40 am

    Oh your babies…
    I would watch videos of them every day.

    Well, in between trips to the store to buy my kids STRIDEX for their pimples and failed attempts to help them with their algebra homework.

    Sniff.

    No. I’m not nostalgic. Not at all.

  13. Katie E
    April 26, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    I love the video! I need to try something like this.

  14. Aleta
    April 26, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    How cool is that! I love seeing short videos linked together. Thanks for the tips, it makes a lot of sense. Do you know if the app is for the iPad too?

    • KLZ
      April 27, 2012 | 2:18 pm

      The app is available via iPad too – super fun!

      • KLZ
        April 27, 2012 | 2:20 pm

        Also, You won a Vidify app! Send me an email for your code! Hooray!

  15. Kate
    April 27, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    They are adorable. I haven’t a clue how to edit videos either and for the longest time I would take them, transfer them to my computer, and they were “gone” forever. Until one day I accidentally found them in a separate file. I suck.

    • KLZ
      April 27, 2012 | 2:18 pm

      You won a Vidify app code! Send me an email for your code!

  16. KLZ
    April 27, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    You won a Vidify app! Send me an email to get your code!

  17. Kat Wimmer
    April 28, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    Hi All!

    I work for Nice-Labs, the creators of Vidify. Thanks for all your positive feedback. We hope you give it a try and that it enables you to create and share amazing videos in no time. You can definitely use it on an iPad, so please give it a whirl! And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

    Thanks again, Kristin!

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