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I'm lee from VideoStew. We've created this guide to help you easily access VideoStew and make delicious videos. If there's anything you don't understand while reading, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at any time through the [Inquiry]!

How did it all begin

There are already many impressive tools in the world. For graphics, there's Photoshop; for videos, there's Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, etc. The problem is they are professional tools, which means creating the videos we imagine is too complicated. There's so much to learn and you need theoretical knowledge and intuition about videos! And paying a professional to do it is more expensive than you think.

Conversely, there are tools that will create for you even if you have no knowledge at all. Just upload photos or videos and they automatically add music, apply filters, and show them as a slideshow. There are many in the App Store or Google Play, free web sites. But this is too simple to edit, and it's not up to the standard to operate a YouTube channel, create stories, or use for marketing/advertising.

VideoStew was conceived for situations like this. We thought of a way to create videos as quickly as possible, at minimal cost, without the need for learning. Our target customers are not so much video producers themselves, but rather people who want to engage and attract fans through videos. Instead, sophisticated motion graphics or emotional cut editing can be somewhat challenging.

And we thought that this process is similar to cooking. Cooking is now an essential existence like videos in today's era. And it's not about enjoying the cooking itself, but we still have to cook to survive, right? Wouldn't it be nice if we could make that necessity into something fun and convenient? That's why we named it VideoStew (in fact, stew also has a hidden meaning of studio).

What kind of videos can we cook up

Let me introduce you to some delicious videos made with VideoStew so far. With VideoStew, you can expect to create things like the following, approximately.

For more examples and usage instructions, you can also check out the VideoStew YouTube Channel.

Use Case 1.

Use Case 2.

Use Case 3.

What are the features?

To achieve our goal and to satisfy our users, we have implemented the following environment!

Easy Wizard Mode

There are various ways to start creating a video. You can start with a template for narration, insert b-roll suitable for the situation, and finalize it, or you can produce a video first and then add the necessary subtitles. Alternatively, you can simply shoot photos and construct a story with them.

< Wizard Mode Screen >

All these starting methods are possible in the wizard! Choose the method that feels comfortable to you and start easily! The wizard will automatically stitch many parts for you, and you just need to finalize the content!

For a detailed explanation about the wizard, please refer to Start Wizard Mode.

Timeline-based Editing

< Complex Timeline-based >

Timeline editing is about how you will reveal, delete, and adjust elements over time. It's a method of editing that allows you to control precisely everything. Most video tools choose this method. The problem is that understanding and managing it can be time-consuming and difficult.

< Slide-based selection allows you to adjust the order of clips individually >

VideoStew hides the timeline vertically and provides a slide-based interface (like PowerPoint) horizontally! You can simply adjust the visuals or messages that appear on each slide. You can even select multiple slides at once and edit them together. When you create something like this, VideoStew will automatically add a timeline internally and transform it into a natural video.

Convenient Narration

There are several conditions for a video to be lively, such as not allowing the screen to freeze, and preventing the viewer from getting bored. When such phenomena occur, the viewer may stop and think that the video is buffering, or they might misunderstand it as an overly simplistic video.

There are methods such as adding background music, sound effects, and narration. Among these, recording narration is quite a cumbersome task.

< Studio recording that takes a lot of time and cost >

That's why VideoStew features an AI voice function that naturally reads the text you input! There are over 250 different voices available, and you can even fine-tune the pronunciation depending on the context. (And new voices are continuously being added!)

< AI Voice List >

Don't worry if you want to have your own voice or even brand the voice itself! You can directly record your voice on each slide with the voice recording button.

< Voice Recording >

For detailed explanation about narration, please refer to Narration.