8 Minute Product Demo

This guide teaches you how to collect, edit, publish, and share video testimonials with Vocal Video.

  1. Creating a Collector [0:00 - 2:22]
  2. Editing Responses [2:22 - 4:14]
  3. Sharing your Videos [4:14 - 4:50]
  4. Galleries [4:50 - 6:28]
  5. Customer Examples [6:28 - 7:29]

Create a Collector 

A Collector is a landing you can send to anyone you would like to capture video from, and will include the questions you want them to answer. 

1. From the dashboard, select + > Create a new video collector.

2. Browse the templates from the library of templates, start from scratch or duplicate an existing Collector. 

3. Select Use This Template.

4. You’ll see a checklist of items to customize your Collector on the left side of the page.

5. Branding: Change logo and make sure the colors match your brand. A color picker is available to pick colors from a website. Note: Brand logos and colors can be set up universally in Settings > Account Branding found on the top bar.

6. Welcome Page: Edit the title and Welcome Message others will see before they leave their responses. 

  • You have the option to record a Welcome Video. Note: We recommend that a Welcome Video is no more than 10-20 seconds.
  • You can add Incentives. Note: Incentives boost response rates, and are fulfilled by you. If you want to automate Incentive fulfillment, you can do that with our Zapier integration.
  • You can change the Contact Email

7. Questions: You can add up to ten questions on Pro, five questions on Team or Solo, and up to three questions on the free plan. The respondent will be given up to 5 minutes for each question to respond. 

8. Attribution Page: We require that your subjects fill out their name and email so that we can always take down a video if they ask us to. You can also ask for a job title and company name. Note: With our Professional and Enterprise plans, you can also add your own custom video waiver for folks to agree to. 

9. Thank-you Page: You can customize the text here. Note:  With our professional and enterprise additions, you can remove the Vocal Video call out and include your own custom call to action button.

10.  Get Responses: Copy the Standard Link. People typically drop this link into an email, share the link in social media, or place it into a landing page. If you're using a marketing automation system, you can personalize the link so information like name and email will automatically be put into the attribution page. 

Respondents with click the Collector link, which will take them to the Vocal Video Collector They will click Get Started to record their responses. They can rewatch their response to decide if you want to rerecord the video. Here is  a more detailed video tutorial on how to respond.

11. Advanced

  • Video responses only: You can turn off the option to accept audio responses if you only wish to receive video responses. 
  • Show How it Works blurbs: You can opt to hide this if you wish.
  • Show Help & FAQ links: You can opt to hide this if you wish.
  • Show step numbers: You can opt to hide this if you wish.
  • Transcription languages: You can also automatically transcribe the subtitles into many languages.
  • Localize/Customize Text Fields: Customize every bit of text on your Collector. This is perfect for localizating the Collector. 

Edit Responses

Now onto the exciting part! We've sent out our Collector. The  subject has responded and we've gotten an email from Vocal Video that it's time to review that draft video. 

1. Click the draft video you want to edit. That will take you to the Vocal Video Editor. Preview the video, so you can see what Vocal Video has put together for you, with sample music, graphics and subtitles. 

2. Select Scenes

3. Select Format to see if you want to adjust the video shape to square, portrait, or landscape. 

4. Select Colors to pick different colors for text pages and logo pages.

5. Select Logos to update the logos that appear as the main or corner logo. Note: With a paid subscription plan, you can remove the corner watermark.

6. Select Subtitles. Under Edit, you can make any changes to the text. Under Visibility, you can turn off subtitles all together. 

7. Select Music. Vocal Video has automatically applied a track. However, you can upload your own custom music or you can choose one of our 35 licensed tracks.

8. Select Thumbnail. You want to make sure that you have a good thumbnail for your video. You may Select a Video Frame to choose from what is already provided or Upload a Custom Image.

9. You can  Trim videos using the drag and drop tool.

10. Select Scenes to make edits to video clips. This is great for picking out a segment of a response to highlight or adding additional video scenes. You can even create highlight reels or compilation videos. Here, you can also add additional text or logo scenes. You can upload videos that have been recorded outside of Vocal Video.

11. Preview your video a few times before you’re ready to publish. Select Publish when you’re ready. 

  • Under Title & Description, you may change the internal or external video title or add some descriptive copy for SEO. 
  • Under Visibility, you may change the video URL or change the  visibility settings. Note: Setting the video visibility at Public means it is indexed by Google. Unlisted means you can share the link, but no one will be able to find it without the URL. Private means you'll be able to download the video, but not be able to share a link to the video page.
  • Under Audio, you can choose to normalize the speech loudness. This is particularly useful if you have multiple subjects in your video. You can also adjust the soundtrack dynamically, which will let the music fade in during your logo scenes and fade out when the speaker is talking.

11. Select Publish Video.

Share your Videos

You will receive an email notifying you that your video has finished rendering and published.

1. Share video pages: Each of your public and unlisted pages will have its own unique URL that you can share. Select Copy Public Link to view the live page. This page has your account’s logo, brand colors, along with the video, and a transcript. 

2. Embed videos: You can also see that you can get some custom embed code to drop into your blog or website. Select Embed on your site to access that. 

Selecting Embed Video Card will allow you to edit an embed that comes with a pulled quote from your video. Here is a video tutorial about how cards are used in Vocal Video Galleries.

3. Share to Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn with only one click.

4.  Upload to YouTube, Instagram, Wistia, etc: These platforms require you to download the video from Vocal Video, then upload. With a paid subscription plan, you can download any of your video files.

Vocal Video Galleries

1. From the dashboard, select  + > Galleries. You can choose from Slideshow, Carousel, Wall, Grid, or List. 

2. In the Gallery builder, you can add new videos by selecting + Add Videos

3. Under Design, you can change the look of the Video Cards, adjust how Thumbnails appear, customize Colors, Fonts, Logo, Corners & Shadows, Layout, and Background.

4. Select Title to alter the title of your Gallery. 

5. Click Share to share the Gallery through a public link, website embed, or on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. 

How customers are using Vocal Video out in the world