said 10 months ago:
Got a link to a new favorite video/slideshow creator today… called EZVid… which ups the game of Windows Movie Maker. It’s the first to add voice synthesis to the free video production game, as well an extremely high quality video picture that actually does justice to screencasting live video games during play. Yes, it screencasts, too.
I read their Terms of Service and it looks good for limited commercial use, okaying self-promotion, promoting your company, and your clients, but no monetization, etc.
Also, it seems to have a good royalty-free music library whose clips CAN be uploaded to YouTube on your videos. You’ll still get the message/flag that you’ve included “copyrighted” work, but YouTube routinely OKs this as it’s their online network that okayed the entire collection for upload use, but NOT for monetization. So if the rights do change, it seems YouTube will re-inform you and then you can go from there. No penalty, it seems. It’s part of YouTube’s contract with EZVid.
Haven’t had a chance to test this out yet. I did, however, watch all the video examples and short training promos on the pages. Looks really good… and with the voice synthesis of text to speech, that’s going to draw a whole lot of folks that way.