Frequently Asked Questions
How is VIDEOBOLT.COM different than other video creation tools?
The biggest differences between VIDEOBOLT.COM and other content creation tools are:
1. The professional on-camera spokesperson. It would typically cost at least $4,000 to produce a one-minute video with a professional on-camera spokesperson. With VIDEOBOLT.COM, the professional on-camera spokesperson is included in every video, with videos starting in the hundreds, not thousands of dollars. We currently have more than two dozen spokespeople from which to choose. All of our spokespeople are experienced television news anchors or reporters who will effectively tell your business' story on camera. You even get to choose what they wear on camera. Business videos with a professional on-camera spokesperson delivering a message are far more effective than videos with only voiceovers or music.
2. The price. Your video costs hundreds, not thousands, of dollars.
3. The delivery time. We deliver your video in as little as one hour, with standard delivery in 3-5 business days. With most traditional production methods, you would wait weeks or months for a similar video.
4. The ease of use. You build your entire video in our cloud-based video builder. Simply point-and-click through all of your selections, such as the studio, spokesperson, wardrobe, colors, graphics, images, and voiceover artist.
How much does a video cost?
The cost of the video varies by template and turnaround time, with prices in the hundreds, not thousands of dollars. The standard turnaround time is 3-5 business days after your order. There are additional costs for video longer than one minute. However, the most effective business videos are one minute or less. You can get your video delivered in as soon as one hour for an additional cost. Please see our Pricing page for details.
How quickly will I receive my video?
With our standard pricing, you will receive your video within 3-5 business days of your order. You can get your video delivered in as soon as one hour for an additional cost. Please see our Pricing page for details.
How much can I customize in my video?
You can customize every aspect of your video. As you work your way through our Video Builder, you will select every option of your video. You choose the studio, spokesperson, wardrobe, colors, graphics, images, and voiceover artist. With thousands of options, every video will have its own unique look and feel.
How many spokespeople are available for my video?
We currently have more than two dozen spokespeople from which to choose. All of our spokespeople are experienced television news anchors or reporters who will effectively tell your business' story on camera.
How long is my video?
You video can be up to one minute long. Studies show that customers prefer business videos that are less than one minute. If you need a longer video, there will be a small extra charge. Please see our Pricing page for details.
Who writes my video?
You can write your script in our Video Builder or paste one in. If you would like us to write the script for you, we have a team of exceptional writers who can convert your content into a video script. Just provide us with raw material, such as a press release, blog post, web page, or bullet points. There is a small extra fee for our script writing service. Please see our Pricing page for details.
What if I need help building my video?
We understand that not everyone will jump right into VIDEOBOLT.COM and build their video by themselves the first time around. If you are having trouble getting from start to finish, just click the LiveChat button at the button right of the screen and one of our video experts will help you through your first video at no extra charge. If you need help with all of your videos, you can select the "Build It For Me" option. For a small extra charge, one of our experienced producers will help you build your video from start to finish.
How do you encode my video?
We deliver all videos as MP4 and MOV files.
Will I own my video?
Yes. You have full ownership of the final video with the right to use your video wherever you want and however you want ... forever. There are no restrictions on your use of your video.
Do you offer videos in any other languages?
All of our on-camera spokespeople speak English. We have a limited number of native Spanish speakers available on request. However, delivery of a Spanish-language video may take longer depending on the spokesperson’s availability.
How can I host/stream my video?
YouTube provides free hosting/streaming and you can embed your YouTube video on your website. You can also upload videos directly to Facebook and LinkedIn. If you need more branding control over your video, you can use a paid video hosting platform like Wistia, which allows you to customize the video player and more precisely track analytics and engagement.
Will I receive a closed captioning file with my video?
You can request an SRT file with a time-coded transcription of your video for a small additional fee. You can upload the SRT file to Facebook and YouTube with your video. The SRT file is human-generated, as opposed to the computer-generated caption option on most video and social media platforms, which means it is more accurate. Closed captioning is important (and sometimes required) for helping the hearing-impaired understand your video. But it is equally important for your entire audience because many people prefer to watch videos with the sound turned off (because they are in the office or other environments where sound would be a distraction). Please see our Pricing page for details.