As a marketer and product developer I frequently get the opportunity to test new products from my peers. So I was very excited and interested when I got access to TTS Sketchmaker as I love creating videos to advertize my software and tools. As you know video is an excellent free method of driving traffic to your sites these days and a professionally produced video can sure bring in the sales!
TTS Sketchmaker is a whiteboard animation creator with a difference, it allows you to use text to speech technology. I was a little skeptical initially because many text to speech applications can sound damn awful, reminiscent of the old Texas Instruments Speak and spell…(if you’re an old git like me then you will remember that).
Anyway I watched the video on the JV page and was pleased to hear that the quality of the voices included with the software were pretty convincing. It’s true that this technology still has a way to go, but the quality and tone of the voices was not bad at all.
The software is very easy to use, (I never read manuals if I can help it, as I learn better that way) the interface is logically laid out and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand it. Within a few minutes I’d created a short video and rendered it to MP4. Newbies will love this tool not only because it’s so easy to use and that the rendered quality looks pretty damn good, but also they will find it a godsend if they do not like the sound of their voice or are fearful of creating voice overs.
The software also comes with 25 different voices and languages including Male and Female with some pretty cool British and American ones, to Russian, Slovakian and Spanish accented voices. I love the variety here and It really is good fun!
As you’d expect there is also the facility to include backing tracks in MP3 format and the volume can easily be controlled to fit in with the voices you have chosen.
There are also a range of effects you can use too and you can change the background colour or use an image background if you choose.
Combine the output of this tool with Video Maker FX, Easy Sketch Pro and/or explaindio then I think that the user is onto a winner.
Take a look at the video below I put together in a few minutes, granted I was just having some fun, but I can certainly see the potential of this tool. When I posted on Facebook too there was a lot of interest, I think we are looking at a winning product here.
Lets face it one of the best ways of getting your products or services noticed these days is through the use of video, with whiteboard tools like this you now have the ability to create cool looking promotional videos without any fuss for yourself and your clients.
Lastly another thing that goes in the software’s favour is the price during the launch you can get hold of the software for only $27…which in my humble opinion makes it very eligible for my “No Brainer” award. Do yourself a favour and pick this tool up, you’ll be very pleased that you did!