Use extra tools to put the final touch to your video.

You’ve planned your video, written the script, recorded it and edited it. Something is still missing. Your video needs a few finishing touches to give it that professional edge. Here’s where a couple of great resources can come in handy with adding motion graphics and cool video effects – VideoHive and iStockPhoto.

VideoHive is a great resource for finding Adobe After Effects templates, which are excellent  tools for creating eye-catching video intros and outros. If you want to create some consistency for your videos, choosing the same intro and outro for each video is an excellent way to do this. You must remember that you clips may be used in many different places, so having a recognizable ‘trademark’ intro and outro can really boost your online image. VideoHive is a step up from the pre-made intros and outros that other websites offer.

The templates you purchase from VideoHive are very affordable – they are from $17 to $22 each and can be used time and time again. If you add credits to your account you will get a discount on the videos simply for pre-paying.

There are hundreds of templates to choose from, so you are sure to find one or two which will work with the type of video you are producing. You are able to drop in some text, videos or images into the template you choose and then you can export it out. You export it as a .mov file and can then use it at the start of every one of your business videos with cool video effects.

The other resource, iStock Photo, is a great resource for finding images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips and flash that can add a touch of colour and professionalism to your video. It is an online, royalty free microstock photography provider. You may be able to find something in their photos that you can use for your intros and outros. You can buy a stock clip and customize it with your own text and logo, so you can have your own branding visible using video special effects software.

There is a range of quality you can buy – you can choose HD quality or web quality. There are royalty free stock photos, vector art illustrations, stock footage and audio for print and use on websites and presentations. You simply browse the best stock library of royalty free content  by typing your keywords in. These include things like business, beauty and health, technology and musical instruments and more. iStopckPhoto is the world’s busiest image market, with an image downloaded every 2.5 seconds.

Adding cool video effects like these will make your videos a cut above everyone else’s. Click here for more tips and tricks to enhance the quality of your video, contact our team at Melbourne Video Production and we will do all we can to help. We have had years of experience in this field and have overcome many of the obstacles you are likely to come up against when attempting to make professional looking videos. We will gladly share what we have learnt along the way.