First launched on JVZoo by a team of three UK-based entrepreneurs in September of 2015, Viddoyze is a cloud-based video creation platform invented for non-technical users to be able to create professional quality animation videos. With a target market of freelancers, graphic design professionals, marketing agencies, social media influencers and large corporations, the platform bills itself as a three-click alternative to complicated animation rendering software.
The company’s founding team of, Jamie Garside, Joe Xoto, and David Chamberlain were collectively building upon substantial previous experience in the digital marketing space when they decided to start the company in March of 2015.
Co-Founder: David Chamberlain: Prior to co-founding Viddoyze, David Chamberlain co-founded Mobelio, a cloud-based platform for businesses to easily build mobile websites without technical experience. Chamberlain spent more than five years at Mobelio from 2012 to 2018, and Jamie Garside has a similar story.
Co-Founder: Jamie Garside: From 2008 until March of 2018, Garside worked as Director of Thinklive Solutions Ltd., a U.K.-based digital marketing provider for small-to-medium sized enterprises. Although Jamie has previously been involved in multiple ventures simultaneously, he has recently decided to make the video platform his sole focus.
Co-Founder: Joey Xoto: As an experienced Affiliate Marketer, Kindle-published Author, and web designer, Joey played an instrumental role in the company’s initial launch. In fact, Joey has gone so far as to co-author a book with Barbara O’ Toole to detail his previous experience launching digital information products. The book, entitled “$63K in 12 Days: Insider Secrets of Joey Xoto’s First-Ever Information Product Launch”, is currently available on Amazon.
As digital content consumption increasingly shifted towards video from 2008 to 2015, Garside and his would-be co-founders each noticed a need to provide simple, click and drag solutions for aspiring video creators and existing freelancers. However, the company’s initial launch drew some skepticism from those familiar with affiliate marketing.
Due to the generous commission structure and the choice of JVZoo as the initial distribution channel, some prospective users assumed that the software would be sub-par. However, skeptics were turned to converts and the user base has grown to over 100,00 since launch.
With each successive round of user feedback, the team has released an updated version of the platform, with version 2.0 launched in June of 2016, and the most version 3.0 having launched in September 2018.
Bells and Whistles For Instant Animation
Simply put, the platform strives to feature everything necessary to create professional-quality, studio-grade animation videos in roughly the same amount of time as it takes the average person to make a cup of coffee. The program is specifically engineered for non-technical users, thereby democratizing professional quality video creation for the majority of internet users.
The platform features a rich suite of user-friendly bells and whistles designed to make the experience of creating a high-quality video seamless and painless, including:
- Free Access To More Than 170+ Professional Animation Templates
Seeing as the software is engineered to provide full-suite functionality for non-technical users, the large library of studio-quality “plug and play” animation templates makes sure that users never need to work from scratch to bring their animation ideas to life.
The template library features:
- Video Transitions
- Live Action Footage
- Customizable Call-To-Action Graphics
- Call-To-Action Overlays
To make the software even easier to use, the team has designed the entire interface around the idea that a user should be able to go from idea to working animation in only three clicks.
Features are segmented in to three main buckets:
Get The Viewer’s Attention – Keep The Viewer’s Attention – Convert The Viewer’s Attention
Get The Viewer’s Attention
- Studio-grade Stock Intros
Studies repeatedly show that first and last impressions are most enduring.
In fact, research suggests that videos have only four seconds to convince the audience to keep watching.
If the introduction fails to grab attention, then the user will simply move on. As users become more and more easily distracted with every passing day, the problem of keeping attention only intensifies.
Thus, newer versions have made it a point to let users instantly create studio-quality introductions from a wide variety of customizable templates.
- More Advanced Intro Sequences With Alpha Dynamic Technology
This more advanced Intro option lets users meld state-of-the-art transparency effects to create more elaborate custom sequences that set the stage for enduring audience engagement.
- Professional-Grade Outros
In keeping with theme of helping video creators make and keep a lasting impression on the audience, the platform features matching options for creating high-quality, dynamic-outros to go along with studio grade intros.
- Logo Stings
For those not wishing to end the video with a professional outro and instead to opt for a more punchy finishing sequence, users have the ability to create customized, branded video-ending logo displays, also known as “logo stings”, at no extra charge.
Without this option, many video creators would have to use a dedicated freelancer to both create the initial logo sting sequence and to blend it in to each specific video. To eliminate this problems, licensed users are able to save and re-use logo sting sequences whenever they please.
Convert The Viewer’s Attention
- Embedded Social Media CTA’s
For social media influencers and brands which maintain an active social media presence (or are actively aspiring to build one), the embedded “Social Actions” feature can produce customized calls-to-action embedded within the video. For example, a YouTube logo with a CTA to “Subscribe” can be faded in to the video at any desired point, and can move across the screen to capture viewer attention.
Embedded Social Media Message Displays
With this feature, message displays in the framework of every major social network and messaging platform can be embedded within the video. For example, a message to the viewer can be displayed as a YouTube comment, or even as a Skype or iPhone message.
Keep The Viewer’s Attention
- Studio-Quality Movie Effects
Included in the library of 170+ professional templates is a large offering of high production-value, Hollywood-quality special effects to add a professional touch.
- One-Click Audio Additions
Many of the templates in the library come with the ability to add custom audio tracks with no extra work. Video templates which feature this option enable users to add their own audio tracks to the video with a single click.
The entire array of features comes with a dedicated Members Area, complete with user training videos and documentation to get the most out of the software.
Beyond the suite of user tools, videos are rendered in mp4 for maximum compatibility with other video editors and more complicated work. The application is also compatible across devices types, with video creators able to utilize full functionality across mobile and tablet devices.
Viddyoze Review – The Dollars and Sense Of Purchasing a License
Viddoyze offers two options for license, and each comes with multiple free bonuses:
1. Personal License:
- Available for a one-time payment of $77.
- 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
- Includes unlimited usage rights (for personal videos only),
- Unlimited customer support
- Full-featured access to the platform
- User Limit of 30 Video Renders Per Month
2. Commercial License
- Available for a one-time payment of $97
- 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
- Unlimited customer support
- Unlimited rights to usage on client videos
- Unlimited rights to usage on personal videos
- Full-features access
Users React…and A Few Are Less Than Thrilled
Being a cloud-hosted platform, every user is implicitly agreeing to be dependent on external server speeds, and reviews of this feature have not necessarily been positive (see below).
Likewise, there are reports from some users that certain file types being incompatible with the video editor. In addition, at least one user reports that the software is a bit temperamental when it comes to accepting specific logo types for use in the editor.
Despite Complaints…The Majority Is On Board
Unlike most digital marketing software platforms, especially those promoted heavily by affiliates, Viddoyze claims multiple corporate clients as users, including:
- Tesla (#144 on the Fortune 500)
- Verizon (#19 on the Fortune 500)
- Sony (#116 on the Global 500)
- DHL Express (#124 on the Global 500)
- Vodafone Group (#217 on the Global 500)
With multiple Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies as users, the platform has undoubtedly undergone extensive testing in the most demanding environments.
However, corporate clients are not the only user base, and a wide variety of customer types have also voices opinions on whether the software works as advertised, including:
- Independent digital marketers
- Video editing professionals
- Marketing agencies
Ever since the initial launch of version 1.0, the company has been compiling a large library of video reviews from users all over the world. Several freelancers appear to be using the platform to produce fast demonstrations for prospective clients, and this technique appears to be effective at landing clients. Independent solopreneurs and freelancers seem to love the easy-to-use interface and the speed of implementation, enabling them to serve more clients faster. Furthermore, customer support is constantly mentioned in these reviews.
Between the simple premise of the software and the dedicated Members Area combined with customer support, users frequently comment that issues with the platform are resolved promptly. In this regard, the customer service experience on the platform seems to be a pleasant departure from other JVZoo offerings which are notorious for non-existent customer support.
While most of the reviews and reaction from users have focused on the exceptional customer support experience, other users are equally as positive about the company’s Member Training Area and Facebook Group.
Some users have voiced displeasure at the way upgrade options are presented after purchasing the initial platform license, but the overall consensus seems to be that any of the upsells offered to members are simply add-ons that are not standing in the way of core features.
Final Thoughts & Closing Remarks
Overall, Viddoyze 3.0 seems to be a fan favorite among many different user types.
Even though the initial launch was met with a healthy degree of skepticism due to some of the distribution channels the founding team has chosen to pursue, the product’s skeptics seem to have been converted in to believers.
While isolated user stories claim that the cloud-based design can cause minor inconveniences, the majority of users seem to feel that the variety of features embedded within the platform trump any bugs with the current release.
In the event that the software doesn’t quite fit the bill, the company encourages users to take advantage of their 30-day, risk-free money-back guarantee as incentive to give it a try.
As for the design of the software itself, the founding company certainly seems to have successfully leveraged years of experience in digital marketing to create a platform which continues to improve. With every new release, the library of professional templates appears to grow, and new types of templates are constantly added.
Several of the platform’s most widely-used features, such as the floating social icon animations, enable platform users to directly grow their social media following through video. Given the previous years of experience that the founding team has with digital marketing, this set of features should only continue to grow in to the future.
Most notable, however, is the fact that the company has clearly taken steps above and beyond the typical affiliate-promoted software platform, with a large effort towards superior customer service and the ability to service large corporate clients.
As users far and wide are apt to point out, the platform is probably worth giving a try, even if you’re skeptical at first.