Muvee called Reveal 11 that literally takes all of the work that I did and tosses it out the window. If you have your pictures, videos and music, it will do it all for you
Now I can have a software that can put all my pictures to a video, and we have tons of pictures from our childhood that would be great on a video with music. I couldn’t wait to try this.
The software really is, in a word, amazing. It allows anyone, the chance to take their movies and turn them into a dynamic and compelling video with nothing more than a few clicks.
For the average person who has little or no interest in either the process of editing or in an almost professional level of features, this presents an often bewildering barrier to them using that software.
This is where muvee Reveal 11 comes in with it’s target very firmly fixed on the goal of ease of use rather than “all the bells and whistles.”
The software layout is so simple and easy to use that it’s of little value for me to go into it here. All you really need to know is where your photos and videos are and you’ll be off to the races in no time. I thought I would never be able to do this but I have and I am loving it and enjoying my time going through all of the old photos.
Muvee Reveal is definitely easy to use; you just import the photos and videos that you want to use, tweak a few settings, add some music if you wish, and it will create a video that matches the music in length and tempo. If your clips are too long for the song(s), it merely picks out portions of each clip or drops out some.
How muvee Reveal Works
The process is very straightforward and begins with Reveal 11 allowing you to easily import your videos and images into a central library.
You can use video clips or images from almost any source such as smart phones, your webcams, camcorders, digital SLR camera or whatever.
What you don’t need to do is give a second thought to such things as those videos or images having different sizes, different formats or even aspect ratios or resolutions.
In fact you don’t need to know what aspect ratios and resolutions are!
The software has the ability to detect and synchronize all of those differences whether you have a widescreen video with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or a standard video that has an aspect ratio of 4:3.
Once everything is imported you can then organize them into individual folders for different projects.
You then choose the assets (video clips, images and any music tracks) that you wish to incorporate into a project by just clicking a button.
After you have selected your source material, you then need to choose a style. A “style” is like a template that you use to determine the overall “look” of your final movie.
I will talk more about the muvee Reveal 11 styles later in this review but at this point you click again and sit back for a second or two while the software creates your video for you automatically.
The creation process involves the software scanning all the videos and images you have selected and arranging them into what should be a logical sequence.
At the same time it syncs the music track you have selected to not only the overall length of the video but so that editing cuts and fades occur in time with the music. A good range of free music tracks are included with the program.
Once this has finished you will be presented with a completed video which you can then preview.
If you like the finished product you can go to the next step or if there are changes you want to make then you can manually make those changes with very easy to use tools that are available.
Once you are happy with the project you can share your video with others by burning it onto a DVD, save to your hard drive or portable device or upload it to YouTube or any other video sharing site.
In keeping with the automatic theme of muvee Reveal 11, even the Sharing options are totally painless.
No need to bother about all those complicated output settings and video file choices at this point!
Just tell the software what you want to do and it will automatically put it together correctly. Muvee even has a dedicated site where users can share their videos.
If you want to add some personal touches with titles, credits, captions, or even voiceovers, you can easily do that after the preview in a few easy to follow steps.
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