Video Wave Review – High Ranking Videos or Low Ranking Waste of Time?

By | October 1, 2016
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedin

video-wave-review-logoVideo Wave

Overall Ranking: 4 / 10
Price:  $57 for Lite / $67 for Pro version
Owners:  Tommy Hatcher, Paul Ponna, John Gibb and Mo Miah
Website:  videowave.io

INTRODUCTION

The Video Wave software was created to bridge the gap between those people thatvideo-wave-review-steps want to produce YouTube videos but either don’t have the technical know-how or just don’t have the time to put into it by offering some automation and shortcuts to the process.

It claims to do a few things for you:

  • Pick relevant low competition keywords
  • Create videos that utilize high-quality 2D and/or 3D animations
  • Connects your new video to the top social bookmarking sites for instant traffic
  • “Syndicate” you videos to the top video sharing sites.  Also providing traffic along with top rankings.

Though, the real question is, does it actually live up to its promises?  I’ll give you my personal breakdown of this product and tell you whether you should buy into it or run away from it.

PROS/CONS

Pros

  • Saves you time
  • May offer you some cost savings depending on what your other options might be for producing videos (paid products)
  • Potential to profit from videos you produce with this software

Cons

  • Keyword tool is a little iffy on suggestions
  • Video editing options provided could lead you to some low-quality production

WHO IT IS FOR

This product could be used by pretty much anyone that isn’t looking to create high-quality productions in which you would require some expensive software and hardware.  It could be especially enticing to the crowd that spends most of their time writing content for their website but doesn’t put too much time of focus on producing YouTube videos.

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

With Video Wave, you work through their video editor to create your YouTube video.  Here’s what it looks like:

video-wave-review-editor

I’ll go over some of the functions of the buttons shown on either side of the player in the middle.

First, starting with the blue buttons and moving top to bottom, we have:

  1. video-wave-review-editor-button-1The sound/image/clip button.  This button basically just allows you to insert one of those things into your video.  You can add a sound clip into your video and do a voice over, or you could insert a cartoon clip like the businessman and have him walk around while talking about whatever product you are promoting.
  2. The import button.  This allows you to import things like voice recordings, video recordings, or YouTube media into your video.  There is also a text-to-voice option where you type in your dialog and chose a male or female voice to recite whatever you typed in.  This could be useful for those that are too shy or have vocal issues.
  3. The slideshow button.  This button provides you with some default slideshows.  Basically, if you are looking to add something to your video that is like a PowerPoint presentation.

That pretty much sums up the blue buttons so now we will move on to the green buttons on the right side, again moving from top to bottom:

  1. The video keyword button.  With this button you can type in some generic keywords for your video and it will give you back some keyword ideas as well as the competition for those terms.  Basically you are looking for keywords with the lowest competition.  There is a problem with this approach though.

    The problem is that some of the results they give you are very long-tailed keywords with low competition.  You might be thinking, ok so what’s wrong with that.  The issue is that some of those keywords they are suggesting, when put through a better research tool, also show as having nearly no traffic.

    Low competition is great and should be something you are always trying for, but without any traffic it is pretty much a wasted keyword.

  2. The editor button.  There is a bunch of “bonus” information and instructions provided here basically going over how to use the entire program.  They also offer some things like extra images and clips along with some keyword lists.
  3. The video submission button.  This button is used to submit your video various sites like Vimeo and YouTube.
  4. The social media submission button.  This button works much like the previous button but submits your video to social media sites instead.  Basically, this just gets you extra reach with your video which hopefully turns into extra views and better rankings.

That pretty much covers the main editor.  The rest of it is pretty much what you would expect and are used to from any other video editor software you may have used.

SUPPORT

They provide standard support for their product and appear to respond in a timely manner.  Hopefully, this remains the case if they stay in business for a longer duration.

PRICE

video-wave-review-priceSo earlier I mentioned that they have two price options: $57 for Lite / $67 for Pro version.  They are pretty similar, which might be why the price difference is only $10.

With the Lite version you can produce up to 5 videos only, while with the Pro version you can make unlimited videos.

FINAL VERDICT

So does this program actually work?  I think it does but the question remains, is it worth it?  Some of the issues I talked about before are a pretty big deal, at least in my mind.

First, we have the keyword issue.  Something that touts making keyword research extremely easy and nearly automated for you isn’t working as well as its claims might lead you to believe.

As I mentioned before, you just type in a generic keyword term for your video.  The results you get back are pretty much what you would get back just from doing a google keyword search, just terms encompassing the words you provided.  They then offer you a column that provides you competition information.  This might seem really nice, but the information provided is extremely basic with no metrics shown.

If you run those same terms into a better keyword research tool you will see that a lot of those phrases categorized as ‘excellent’ get little to no traffic.

If you are looking for an easy to use way to research keywords while getting accurate and detailed results, I strongly suggest you take a look at this tool.

video-wave-review-editor-animationSo aside from the keywords, the other issue I have is video quality.  Some of the options they offer, like the animations, seem pretty cheap to me.  Seriously they just seem choppy and lackluster even though they state they are some of the best 2D and 3D animations available.

Other than that they are like most other businesses out there throwing their sales pitch at you.  They promise super fast results and the best results possible.

I would take this with a grain of salt (or a lot of grains) since even with using “loopholes” there are just some things that take time to produce profit.

I would recommend looking at other options for producing and editing video.  There are plenty of choices out there for low prices or some that are completely free.  Personally, I use a combination of OBS Studio to record and Lightworks to edit/upload my video content.  They both work pretty well for me and give me plenty of professional options to make high-quality videos.

If you’re looking for a community to help offer up ideas for video production software, and pretty much anything else related to online business, I recommend this platform.

As always, if you have any comments or questions feel free to leave them in the comment section below.  I look forward to hearing from you!  🙂

 

8 thoughts on “Video Wave Review – High Ranking Videos or Low Ranking Waste of Time?

  1. Kevin Bulmer

    Interesting. I’d never heard of Video Wave before. Curious price structure, huh? My immediate reaction is that it looks set up to drive people to Premium. Why even bother with the Lite if you’re limited to 5 videos?

    Seems there are more tools out there than ever but few things can fuel your results like dedication, consistency and hard work.

    I appreciate your review. Keep up the good work!

    Kevin

    Reply
    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Kevin. Also, I agree completely with what you are saying. Buying software that basically becomes useless within a few uses seems like it’s just there to make a cash grab or, as you said, drive traffic to premium.

      Reply
  2. sandra

    Thanks for the detailed review! That’s strange that you can only make 5 videos with the standard version and unlimited for $10 more! I would hate to pay that for only 5 videos. Your recommendations for keyword tools and online business are helpful too.

    Reply
    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Hey Sandra! Thanks for stopping by to read the review. The 5 videos to unlimited videos price point seems to be the sticker for almost everyone I talk to. In my mind, whenever I see an option like this I start to automatically think cash grab or scam.

      Reply
  3. Lynne Huysamen

    Thanks for a great article Cristian. I can see how I might enjoy something like this but I just have a few questions.

    If you buy the lite version you only get to make 5 videos? This sounds awful to me. I would want to really make a lot of videos and make use of it.

    What exactly do the editing features entail besides doing a slideshow or adding sound? I have never found something that works for me for editing a video, I am like an editing idiot. I would love to find something that made this job really easy and simple… kinda like Photoshop vs Canva you know what I mean?

    I do like that this lets you submit your video to more than one site, that is quite cool.

    Regarding the keyword research. I also use Jaaxy and I love it, but that gives you keywords for online searches, not specifically for Youtube searches. Does this software do keyword research for online searches or Youtube?

    I know what you mean, different keyword research tools often give very different information and this makes it tricky. I stick with Jaaxy as a general rule.

    Reply
    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Hey Lynne! Those are some great questions and I hope my answers will help you out.

      The Lite version does only allow 5 videos, which is pretty awful.

      They use a “Camtasia Style Video Editor” which allows you to do basically all the basic things a video editor allows. Things like trimming/cropping, importing, recording, and any other basic video editing. You can also add assets for text, art, animation, and sound.

      I believe the searches are also for Google. At least that is what they claim. I don’t know if that is just a mistake on their part and they really only do keyword searches for YouTube or if Google keywords really are included. It would be a lot easier to check if they provided actual numbers in their metrics instead of just a single word value (Excellent, good, bad, etc.)

      I’m glad you are a Jaaxy user. That is such a fantastic piece of software for just about anything keyword related!

      Reply
  4. Brandon

    Oh man, that you so much for this thorough review. I had a so-called guru trying to sell me this product and by the looks if it, you have saved me some money in the process. I’m glad I didn’t buy it.

    I see you mentioned Wealthy Affiliate, well I am also a member of this site and can 100% back it up and stand by its claims of being possibly the number 1 best platform out on the internet.

    Great job with this post friend.

    -Brandon

    Reply
    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Thanks for your comments, Brandon. I’m glad you didn’t end up paying money for this software. You probably would have had buyers regret after using it for just a few minutes. 🙂

      It’s always nice to see a fellow Wealthy Affiliate member!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *