What is Content Samurai and why should you use it?
Hi, it’s Darren!
So what is Content Samurai and why is it so special?
Content Samurai is a cloud-based app which allows its user to turn their written content into a video format which can be later uploaded and shared on video sharing websites.
Everyone learns differently, so it is important to have different content formats to help your audience, whether it be written, video or audio.
Today I will show you how easy it is to use Content Samurai to make your very own videos within a few minutes!
1. Logging In
After signing up to Content Samurai, you will receive your login details via email.
Clicking on “Login Here” will take you to this dashboard. The thumbnails to your left are video tutorials which are quite helpful if it is your first time using Content Samurai.
2. Create a New Video
To start using Content Samurai, click on “Click here to start using the app“. This will take you to the dashboard where you can start creating your videos.
Click on “Create A New Video” to start. On your left-hand side are the elements which make up your video.
Content Samurai makes it really easy for you to complete your first video within a few minutes.
You can also create videos for your Social Media Networks such as Facebook and Instagram.
For this example, I will choose the Sea Mist template.
3. Choosing a Template
Clicking on the template will expose the option to create your own video. Click on “Use This Template” to start adding your own content.
4. Adding Content
As you can see, we are now on the Script interface. This is where you can add a video title and video script.
For this demonstration, I will use a snippet from one of my blog posts as an example.
All you have to do is copy your article and paste it into Content Samurai.
You will have to edit the script so that each sentence will be on its own line. Too much text can cause the audience to disengage with your content.
5. Editing Your Video
After you are done editing the script, click on “Create Scene For Your Video“.
Now you are on the Scenes interface. Here, you can scroll through your video slides and check if the content makes sense.
For this slide, we can see the stock video does not relate to the script.
Just click on the slide and type in a keyword in “Search for videos” which is related to your script.
For this example, I typed “curious” and found this video more in line and related to the script.
Just click on the video and it will automatically update your slide. How easy is that!
If you have your own videos or images you like to use, you can easily upload them by accessing the “Uploads” tab.
Changing the font and colors can be accomplished by the “Style” tab.
For this example, I changed the Font Style and Highlight Text Color as a demonstration.
After editing your slides, scroll down until you see “Add Voice Track To Your Video“. This will take you to the next step.
You are now halfway to completing your first video!
This is the Voice interface of Content Samurai.
Here, Content Samurai will use its AI to add audio to your video with just a few clicks.
- Music only – You can use just background music.
- Auto-voice This option allows you to add a voice over in your video.
- Record your own voice track – If you rather use your own voice, select this option to record your voice while reading your script.
- Upload a voice track – You can upload your own voice track.
I like to use an automated voice for my videos. Just click on “Auto-voice” and select which voice best suits your video script.
If you’re not too sure which voice to choose from, just click on “Play Sample” to have a listen to each voice.
For this example, I chose Heidi. I think Heidi has the best-automated voice.
Click on “Preview Your Video” to add the automated voice to your video.
Content Samurai will work its magic. This usually takes a few minutes depending on how much content you add to your Script.
You are almost done!
This is the preview interface where you can:
- Select Music – Add music to your video. Select a music track from Content Samurai’s collection. Click on the play icon to have a listen and test out which track sounds best.
- Watermark – Adding a watermark can help brand your video and prevents other people from copying it. Say no to plagerism!
- My Music – If you’re not satisfied with the current music tracks, you also have the opportunity to upload your own music.
- Voice Track Volume – You can also adjust the Music and Voice track volume. If your background music is too loud, it can cause difficulty in hearing the text being read.
When you’re happy with your settings, click on “Looks Good, Continue…” to render your video.
6. Render Your Video
This will take you to the final step of the process. Click on “Generate Your Video” to complete your first video.
Rendering your video may take a few minutes. This depends on the length of your content. More words = more time.
7. Download Your Video
Once Content Samurai finishes rendering, your video will now be ready to download.
All you have to do is click on “Download Your Video“.
That’s it. You’re all done!
How to Create Videos for Social Media Networks Using Content Samurai
Turning your blog posts into smaller videos for your social media accounts can be done easily with Content Samurai.
For this example, I will use the previous video for the demonstration.
Click on “My Videos” to take you back to the main dashboard.
Now click on the video you would like to turn into a video suitable for social network platforms.
Click on “Clone“. This will duplicate the existing video for you to edit.
Now click on “Video for social media“. Here you will see the different templates which you can use to create videos for your Facebook or Instagram accounts.
That’s how easy it is to turn your written content into videos for multiple platforms.
Video content is the future. Everyone learns differently so it is important to have your content on different platforms.
Videos are also great for building backlinks to your website. You can create multiple videos using different sections of your blog post.
What you can do is upload your video to Youtube, head over to Fiverr and hire someone to share your video on multiple video sharing websites.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to create video content, I highly recommend Content Samurai.