If you’re camera shy, you’re not alone. Many people feel nervous about being on camera, which can hold them back from creating video content. In fact, during our user interviews, being camera shy is a common objection. One of the top reasons we find is that when people record videos, those who talk into a camera can feel like they’re talking to a wall (or worse, an audience of nobody), causing them to either make fewer videos or not make videos at all. But the truth is that video content is more important than ever. Don’t let your shyness hold you back from creating content that could lead to more sales, partnerships, and followers. It’s a great way to connect with your audience and build your brand. So if you’re ready to overcome your camera shyness and start creating great video content, Hippo Video has you covered. Here are five features that can help you get started:
Overcome being camera shy with Hippo Video
One of the biggest challenges for camera-shy individuals is feeling comfortable on camera. It can also make it difficult to promote your brand or yourself effectively. When you’re camera shy, you may feel nervous or self-conscious, which can affect your performance on camera. You may stumble over your words, forget what you wanted to say, or come across as stiff and unrelatable.
That’s why Hippo Video has developed a range of features that can help you feel more at ease, whether you’re creating sales videos, instructional content, or anything else. Let’s take a look at each one of them.
Feature 1: Teleprompter – Take control of your delivery
Speaking from memory is not easy, especially when you’re in front of the camera. To ease your nerves, having a script can help you feel more confident. The Hippo Video teleprompter helps you record with confidence and ensures that you deliver your lines in perfect flow. With this feature, you’ll never lose track of your message and won’t have to worry about getting stuck while speaking.
Exclusive features of Hippo Video’s Teleprompter
Hippo Video’s teleprompter feature is no ordinary teleprompter that simply scrolls through your script. It is highly intuitive and is designed to assist you in a pace that’s comfortable for you. This feature comes with two options on how you want the script to scroll.
The teleprompter feature comes with not one, but two options to suit your needs.
a. Auto-scroll: Under this mode, you can customize the speed of the script scroll, line spacing, and text size to match your preferences. If you need to pause the script mid-recording, simply hit the spacebar and resume scrolling by hitting it again. It’s that easy!
b. Video flow: Our video flow feature is exclusive to Hippo Video and will change the way you record videos forever! With this feature, the script scrolls based on the sound of your voice. Pause speaking, and the script will pause, resume speaking, and continue scrolling. It’s like having your personal assistant keep track of your script while you focus on delivering your message.
Additional tips while using the teleprompter
You can break down your script into manageable chunks, making it easier to memorize and deliver your lines with confidence. You can also use the feature to add notes and reminders to yourself, ensuring that you touch on all the important points you want to cover in your video. To further enhance your video delivery, try playing with the fonts within your teleprompter script. Highlight the words you want to emphasize, and decrease the font size for the sections that require a softer touch. It’s all about engaging your audience through your tone and pacing, and the teleprompter can help you achieve that effortlessly.
Feature 2: AI Video Editor – A New Way to Trim Videos to Perfection
Many of us are guilty of recording and re-recording videos multiple times because we may have misspelled a word, used a lot of filler words, or weren’t happy with specific frames inside the video. But instead of spending precious time retaking the videos from scratch, we present to you our AI Video Editor. Now it’s easy to polish your recordings and make them more engaging for your audience, unlike traditional video editors.
Exclusive features of the AI Video Editor
The AI Video Editor is nothing like the traditional video editors. It has a number of features that will make your editing stress-free and a breeze. Let’s look into it.
a. Removing Awkward Moments and Mistakes: With AI Video Editor’s auto-transcription of your video content into a script, deleting filler words, awkward pauses, and other unwanted segments is as easy as editing a document. No more tedious and time-consuming frame-by-frame editing!
b. Enhancing Your Video with Effects and Transitions: The AI Video Editor also offers a range of special effects and transitions, allowing you to add interest and visual appeal to your content. With the intuitive interface, you can customize video titles and speaker names on the lower thirds and create stunning transitions without any prior knowledge of video editing.
c. Quickly extract video snippets or summaries – Auto-generate video summaries or customize their length and content as desired. Plus, you can also create video snippets from a long video and use them in multiple ways—without technical dependencies.
d. Optimize viewership with chapters – Segment your video into small chapters and bookmark them with an individual preview. This way, the viewers can skip the unnecessary part of the video and dive straight into their favorite part.
Feature 3: Video Flow – Customizable Video Templates
For those of you who want to create limited videos and want to avoid being in front of the camera every single day, video flow is a handy feature. By simply recording a handful of videos for each stage of outreach, you can personalize them to suit the customer’s needs in a few minutes using our varied video templates.
Exclusive features of video flow
The video flow feature is the perfect way to reuse pre-recorded videos in multiple ways, thus taking the stress off those who are camera shy, as you can avoid the need to create videos from scratch for every single prospect or customer. Let’s look at the features that make video flows a standout feature:
a. Put together pre-recorded videos with ease: Using our pre-built templates based on your sales stage, such as prospecting, introduction, follow-up, and more, you can create a tailor-fit output for every prospect within minutes. All you need to do is record personal intros and stitch them with pre-recorded videos; it’s that simple.
b. Build your own template flows – Consistency in branding is crucial for creating a memorable experience for your audience, and our feature enables admins to predetermine branding elements such as font, background colour, music, and other aspects of the template to match their business demands. By incorporating these small touches, you can reinforce your brand’s identity and make your videos stand out from the competition. This will also help sales reps creating videos stay consistent with branding while creating engaging video content every single time.
Feature 4: In-Video Interactions and CTAs
Want to get the maximum benefit from videos without being much on camera? Interactive videos are another great feature to help you achieve this. Asking crucial questions of your prospects and engaging them might be a hurdle for you, so make use of interactive CTAs to get the job done.
Exclusive features of Hippo Video’s Interactive CTAs
From pinpointing your prospects’ pain points and gathering feedback to scheduling meetings or booking appointments, Hippo Video’s interactive CTAs make it easy to do it all. All these interactive elements can be strategically placed throughout your videos to keep your audience engaged and their interest levels high.
a. Custom Polls: With custom polls, you can quiz your audience about anything, from their knowledge of a particular topic to their opinions on a certain subject.
b. In-Video meeting link: Send prospects a personalized in-video meeting link and ask them to choose a convenient meeting time without actually asking for it.
c. Annotations: Need to direct them to a useful resource? Use annotations to link it to a strategic part of the video.
d. Embed Custom CRM form: Collect the lead’s details by inserting a Customized CRM form into your video.
e. Lead generation form: Enabling this feature helps in identifying qualified leads and also gate the sales pages before the users view the content.
f. Promote a playlist: This is one of the smartest and most effective ways to promote any related videos and increase the number of video views.
Additional tips to drive action with CTAs
By adding clear calls-to-action (CTAs), you can encourage your audience to take specific actions after watching your video. However, it’s important to note that CTAs should be clear and concise and should be placed at the right time in your video. For example, if you want your audience to sign up for a free trial, you can add a CTA at the end of your video that directs them to a landing page where they can sign up. By doing this, you make it easy for your audience to take action and increase the chances of them converting.
Feature 5: Humanize AI – The fastest and easiest way to personalize videos
A star feature: Humanize AI is the perfect feature for those who are camera shy and want to restrict themselves to making just one video per campaign while not skimping on personalizing it.
Exclusive feature of Humanize AI
Imagine delighting your prospects with a personalized, immersive experience that feels tailor-made just for them, all at scale and thanks to the power of AI. With Humanize AI, you can record one video and generate hundreds of customized versions—each with voice-personalized, unique greeting addressed to the individual recipient. Delight your prospects with a personalized, immersive experience—at scale—leveraging the power of AI.
All you have to do is send the Hippo Video team one original campaign video along with a CSV file containing the names of the recipients and their email addresses, and Humanize AI will get to work.
Gone are the days of worrying about multiple video recordings and having to be constantly in front of the camera. For those of you who are camera shy, creating video content can be a daunting prospect. But with Hippo Video’s range of features, you can start creating great content that resonates with your audience even without actually putting in so much of effort. With premium features such as the teleprompter, AI Video Editor, Video flows ,in-video interactions and CTAs, and Humanize AI, Hippo Video has you covered. So why not give it a try and see how video content can help you build your brand and connect with your audience?
If you’re still not utilizing the remarkable power of video to bring your business to the forefront, it’s time to transform the way you connect with your audience with videos. Take Hippo Video for a spin and experience it’s remarkable capabilities.