It is not absolutely necessary to purchase video diary software, but 0n the other hand these tools can be very helpful in terms of organization. If you’ve kept a video diary for awhile you know that organizing all those videos of varying lengths can be a bit of a challenge. I talk about this in my book (and provide a system – you can learn more below) but sometimes it’s easier to let software take over. Below are two options, one for Mac and one for Windows.
Video Diary Software for Mac
This Mac based video diary system was created by a company called ‘Coding Robots’. It includes a very simple, easy to use interface interface and the ability to quickly catalog your videos by date (using the handy calendar on the right side of the screen).
The software features one-button recording and it worked for me as advertised. Within minutes the software was installed, I clicked ‘record’ and with no fuss, my camera was recording and I was making a quick video diary entry. Type in a name for your entry and it is automatically saved and linked to that date. In order to look back at a video, click on the calendar date and all the video diaries recorded on that day appear as icons. (See the screen capture below)
If you have a Mac, try out this software. There is a free trial so you have absolutely nothing to lose! If you decide to purchase the software is a quite reasonable $
24.95. $14.99 – they recently lowered their price. Excellent deal!
Video Diary Software for Windows (and Mac)
This software has nearly identical features as Video Memoire. The interface is a bit lacking in style on the PC version (screen capture below). However, the Mac version of The Video Diary is well designed and pleasing to look at. The Mac version also offers some additional features such as the ability to export video diary files and change the library location.
The retail price of The Video Diary Software is $20.00 although occasional promos are available elsewhere as low as $15.00. The promo I found was at www.mupromo.com.
Video Diary Software for iPad/iPhone
This five-star rated app organizes diary entries by date and syncs to iCloud so you can use it across more than one device (it works for both iPad and iPhone). Importantly, it includes password security to protect your entries from prying eyes. Incredibly, some other video diary softwares do not. They will not be included on this page until they get with the program.:) C’mon!
P.S. Want to learn how to use your video diary to enhance creativity, increase self-growth and expression? Check out “Naked Lens: Video Blogging & Video Journaling to Reclaim the YOU in YouTube”. You can read the first sections for free on Amazon.com or by exploring the main page of this website.
“This book can inspire even the most nontechnical readers to grab a video camera and begin the 8 week workshop that can change their lives.” Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox, Authors of “Visual Journaling: Going Deeper Than Words”
“Original, informative and Brilliant!” Tristine Rainer, Author of “The New Diary”