Video making made complicated
- You can eventually make a video
- Cluttered user interface
- Confusing options
- Lacks advanced features
- Videos produced are not up to scratch
Ironically, Easy Video Maker is one of the more tricky programs I've used for making videos for free. User friendly and intuitive it is not.
How do I make a video?
On first glance, Easy Video Maker sports a rather cluttered and busy user interface. It has a plethora buttons and options that are by no means obvious. While there is a tutorial to help you out, it doesn't give you any advice beyond the obvious.
You can add photos, sound, video, and lyrics, or record your own screen as a video. However, that doesn't make a video. You must then drag these options down to the timeline and place them in either the background or video fields (something the tutorial does not tell you). But exactly what the difference is between the background field and the video field remains a mystery, as does how you add the sound to the video.
Besides from looking ugly and being confusing, Easy Video Maker isn't hot on features either. The options it does have are confusingly laid out and it isn't clear what each option refers to nor what it does. For example "special effect of line": what exactly does that mean and what does it do and to which element of the video? It's mind boggling.
Rendering a video is an equally slow process. Maybe ten years ago Easy Video Maker was an example of a simple way to make a video but these kind of programs have advanced significantly, both for Windows and mobile, and now this just seems out of date.
Needs a new name
If, as a video making novice, you download Easy Video Maker and get disheartened because the process seems so complicated, don't worry. There are other programs which actually simplify video making while offering more advanced features, like Free Video Editor or VideoPad Video Editor This program has a catchy name but that's the only thing in its favor. RealZealSoft, the developers, offer more information (like manuals and tutorials) on their website.