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Q: What is Knovio?
A: Knovio™ is an innovative tool for turning PowerPoint® slides into rich video presentations with just a web browser and webcam. With Knovio, you can take static PowerPoint slides to a new level with video and audio presentations that can be accessed anytime on-demand and shared with others through email and social media. Knovio was developed by KnowledgeVision, the company that makes KVStudio, a video presentation platform for businesses.
Q: What does Knovio cost?
A: Currently Knovio is being offered free to any individual who wants to create and share video presentations with others.
Q: Will Knovio always be free?
A: We hope to always offer a free version of Knovio so that individuals can experience the power of video presentations. In the future, we anticipate offering a premium version of Knovio that will require a paid monthly subscription to unlock more features.
Q: How can I get Knovio now, while it’s in Private Beta?
A: Simply go to http://www.knovio.com and press the “Sign-up” button to participate in our Private Beta program. If your request is accepted, you will receive an invitation code by email. To activate your account, follow the link in the email or go to http://www.knovio.com and press the “Activate Account” button. Enter the invitation code you received, the email address used during sign-up and select a password.
Q: What can I do with Knovio?
A: With Knovio you can take your existing PowerPoint slides and quickly and easily add your own video to synchronize with the slide content. You can then share this new presentation out to your intended audience by email or social media. This can be extremely powerful in sales presentations to prospects, internal communications to your team members or business partners, explanations of complex topics, or any other time you find yourself wanting to communicate with more than PowerPoint slides.
Q: How do I use Knovio?
A: There are three steps to creating a Knovio presentation:
(1) Upload your PowerPoint Slides
(2) Record a video using your webcam
(3) Share your Knovio presentation via email or social media.
The whole process is quick and simple and in minutes you will be creating and sharing personalized video presentations with customers, prospects, employees and partners.
Q: Who can use Knovio?
A: Anyone can use Knovio! If you have PowerPoint slides and a webcam on your computer, than you have everything you need to use Knovio. Our tool makes it so easy, that even people with no experience with video can create a Knovio presentation in minutes. If you are in Sales, you can use Knovio to reach out to your prospects in a new and innovative way and explain your products and services. If you are in Customer Support or Account Management, you can use this to share tips and tricks or announcements with your customer and partner base in a format that will ensure they view the content. If you are in Marketing, you know the power adding video can have on open rates and engagement. The possibilities are endless as to what you can do with Knovio!
Q: Do I need to install any special software or hardware to use Knovio?
A: You don’t need any special software to use Knovio. From a standard web browser you simply upload your existing PowerPoint files. You will need a webcam and microphone to record your video and audio which is already installed on most laptop computers. If you don’t have an internal webcam or microphone, you can purchase them for as little as $10-$20.
Q: How does Knovio provide better presentations?
A: Knovio gives you the power to add personality and excitement to your content. We’ve all seen and read slide decks that just don’t engage the senses or in some cases don’t allow you to make any sense of the material. Experts on creating PowerPoint decks now say, as a best practice, to put one brief phrase on each slide. Send that out to your audience and they don’t have enough information to understand what you are trying to communicate. But when you combine the PowerPoint slides with the video and audio of the presenter – now you are engaging the audience in a way that makes the content come alive. You are creating an overall better experience for the audience, which means your presentation is going to get the attention and response you are aiming for.
Q: How easy is it to upload a presentation & make a recording?
A: To upload a PowerPoint slide deck, you simply click on the Upload button, browse to where the slidedeck exists on your machine, and press submit. Knovio will take it from there and bring the slides right into our tool. (We even provide a video to watch while the slides are being uploaded). To make a video recording, you first enable the webcam and microphone by pressing “allow” when prompted, press the “Record” button and begin speaking into your microphone. As you are recording, you simply advance the slides by pressing the “Next Slide” button, so that you can point to the slide that matches to your video. When you are done, press the Stop button, and you are ready to ‘Share It’.
Q: Do I need a particular internet browser to run Knovio?
A: Knovio is compatible with any of the leading Internet browsers you currently use to access the web (e.g., Firefox, IE, Chrome, and Safari.).
Q: What types of presentations does Knovio support?
A: Knovio supports any type of PowerPoint slide deck that you create. There is currently no size limit on the slide decks you can upload, so you are not restricted on the length or complexity of your PowerPoint deck. Our service makes every attempt to convert your slides to images that can be shown in Knovio. However, please note that some slide presentations may not look exactly like the original.
Q. Can I use other PowerPoint files generated by programs like Keynote and Open Office?
You can create PowerPoint formatted files using other programs such as Apple's Keynote, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and even Google Docs. However, please note that sometimes the conversion process does not work as well with these files and the slide images may not look exactly like your originals. We suggest opening the file in Microsoft PowerPoint and re-saving it to ensure that it is formatted correctly.
Q: What kind of video does Knovio support?
A: Knovio supports the Flash video format that is created when using your webcam and microphone on your computer.
Q: How long does Knovio keep my published presentations?
A: The presentations in your account are kept for as long as you need them. You can continue to ‘Share’ your presentations with others as often as you like.
Q: What are the steps involved in creating a Knovio presentation?
A: There are three steps to creating a Knovio presentation once you have created a Knovio account:
Q: How do I save presentations I’ve created with Knovio?
A: Knovio automatically saves your presentations when you complete the Recording, so there’s no extra step required
Q: How can I see my past presentations that I’ve created with Knovio?
A: After you login to your account, click on the ‘My Presentations’ tab in the top right hand area, and you will see a list of all the presentations that you have created. This will also give you some information on the Knovio presentation that you created with these slides such as: (1) who created it, (2) when it was created and (3) the number of slides and (4) the exact duration of the video component.
Q: How can I share or post presentations that I’ve already created with Knovio?
A: After you login to your account, click on the ‘My Presentations’ tab in the top right hand area, and you will see a list of all the presentations that you have created. Simply click on the one you wish to share, and you will be directed to the page where you can enter email addresses and submit postings to social media.
Q: How can I provide you with feedback on my experiences with Knovio?
A: We would love to get your feedback, comments and questions on how you are using Knovio and additional features you would like to see. Click the link below or use the “Feedback” tab on the Knovio application to submit any and all feedback. http://knowledgevision.wufoo.com/forms/knovio-feedback/
Q: If I delete a presentation, is it gone forever?
A: Yes, once a presentation is deleted it can no longer be accessed by you or anyone else. If you've posted links to a presentation that was deleted, the link will no longer be active and a message indicating this will be shown to anyone who clicks on that link.
Q: How do I cancel my Knovio account?
A: You may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your Knovio account.
Q: Who can I talk to you about purchasing the Premium version of Knovio for my enterprise?
A: Currently we offer support for enterprise accounts through our flagship product, KVStudio. Visit http://www.knowledgevision.com for more information or to speak with a sales representative.
Knovio is a trademark of KnowledgeVision Systems, Inc.