Video technology is changing as we speak, and as you read this content. Yes, change is rapid, and sometimes, it can be difficult to stay in touch with these advances. So, it is awesome if your video editing tool updates itself to take advantage of new technologies, and also integrates new ideas as part of your presentation and video creation workflow. Our review product, DemoCreator 6 is adept with new technologies and ideas and is perfect for existing DemoCreator users. If you’ve never used DemoCreator before, you’ll be glad to know that it is a perfect initial step for new and wannabe presentation video editors.
Before we proceed with the rest of this review, here is a quick walkthrough video of the new features in DemoCreator 6.
In today’s video, we’ll show you What’s New in this latest DemoCreator V6.0.
What’s New in This DemoCreator 6.0 Upgrade
DemoCreator is from Wondershare, a company based in Hong Kong that creates media programs. You can download a trial version of this presentation software from their site. My contact at Wondershare for this review was Shawna. Thank you, Shawna.
We already did a complete review for the previous version of DemoCreator earlier. In this review, we will look at getting started, and then spend more time on the new cutting-edge features that can make Wondershare DemoCreator 6 an indispensable part of your video and presentation editing workflows.
To get started, you can download a trial version of DemoCreator 6 from the Wondershare site. You can also buy the full version, which is available as both subscription and perpetual versions. While the subscription version is continuously updated, you will need to renew your subscription each year. The perpetual version, on the other hand, entails a one-time purchase, but you won’t receive continuous updates.
Follow these steps for a quick walkthrough of recording using DemoCreator 6:
- You can download the trial version or purchase a licensed version of DemoCreator 6, download, and then run the install program, as shown in Figure 1, below. The downloaded file is identical for both the trial and licensed versions. Do note that Wondershare allows video exports without watermarks as long as the video length does not exceed 15 minutes. This approach aims to allow users to use the free trial without too many limits.
Figure 1: Install DemoCreator 6
- You can click the large blue Install button, but we chose the Installation settings option, highlighted in red within Figure 1, above. Doing so allowed us to choose a language and a custom install location for DemoCreator 6, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below. Next, we clicked the large Install button.
Figure 2: Installation settings for Wondershare DemoCreator 6
- Soon enough, DemoCreator was installed, as can be seen in the message window shown in Figure 3, below. Click the large Start Now button to launch DemoCreator.
Figure 3: DemoCreator 6 installed
You can also launch DemoCreator 6 from the Start menu, or through a shortcut placed on your Desktop. In the remaining part of this review, we will not explore the interface of the program. Rather, we will focus on some amazing features instead.
Demo Video Mode
The Demo Video mode, also known as a Demo project is new in this version of DemoCreator, and it allows you to create a video project using a presentation metaphor. If you are familiar with PowerPoint or other presentation software, this new mode will make you feel right at home.
When you launch DemoCreator 6, you see the opening splash screen, as shown in Figure 4, below.
Figure 4: Start a new Demo Project
To start a new demo project, you choose the Start a new Demo Project option, highlighted in green in Figure 4, above. Doing so brings up this new interface that looks more like a presentation program than a video editor, as shown in Figure 5, below.
Figure 5: DemoCreator 6 interface
Interface elements are explained below, as marked in Figure 5, above.
Although this is known as the Clipboard, it has nothing to do with copying and pasting items via the Windows Clipboard. In fact, this is more similar to the Slides Pane you see within PowerPoint that holds thumbnails of individual slides.
B. Add to Clipboard
The Add to Clipboard option opens a small flyout menu, shown in Figure 5, above. Through options in this flyout menu, you can add a new page (which is like adding a new slide) import existing assets such as media clips or an entire PowerPoint presentation, or even share your desktop. The last option lets you choose from a specific screen or an application.
A note about the PowerPoint import: all slides you import show as individual pages on the Clipboard, as shown in Figure 6, below.
Figure 6: PowerPoint slides imported
C. Webcam, Microphone, and Audio Settings
Here, you can choose your webcam, microphone, and output sources. Each option brings up a small flyout menu with choices that are dependent on the hardware that’s connected to your computer.
D. Camera or Avatar
This is one area where DemoCreator 6 has made impressive improvements, and we shall explore a little more.
Figure 7, below, shows the use of Camera mode, which sources the video input from a webcam.
Figure 7: Camera mode in DemoCreator 6
Figure 8, below, shows the use of Avatar mode, which uses DemoCreator’s in-built Avatar engine.
Figure 8: Avatar mode in DemoCreator 6
Within Camera mode, you can do so much to change and improve your appearance. Of course, the basics are all there, from background blurs to mirroring, and from background removals via AI or green screen. Plus, you can visit the Dressing Room, and get a quick uplift done without any Botox. You can see these controls in the Dressing tab, as shown in Figure 9, below.
Figure 9: Dressing Room
You can also apply some more appearance effects using the Filters tab, as shown in Figure 10, below.
Figure 10: Camera Filters
If you choose Avatars over Camera, you can find many avatars that you can use, as shown in Figure 11, below.
Figure 11: Avatars
E. Camera or Avatar Preview
Here, you can see your camera output or avatar, and all customizations you make are reflected instantly here.
F. Stream or Record
In this area, you have three options. These are:
- Live: This option allows you to stream your presentation to live streams such as YouTube Live, Twitch, Facebook Live, Discord, and OBS Studio among other platforms.
- Meeting: Rather than streaming to broadcast platforms, this option streams to meeting platforms such as Zoom, Teams, Skype, and more.
- Demo & Record: This is the conventional output you are used to, such as exporting the output to a local file.
Depending on your options, this area will show thumbnails or extra settings to choose from. If you have no taskpane visible, you’ll see the docked pane, as shown in Figure 5, previously on this page.
The Teleprompter area contains any text you type here that you want to be available to you when you stream or record, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 12, below. Do note that any content saved within your PowerPoint Notes is automatically imported into the Teleprompter area when you add PowerPoint slides in the Clipboard.
Figure 12: Teleprompter
I. Drawing Tools
Among other options, you will find the pen tool, a text tool, and a full whiteboard in this area. Any activity you perform with these tools is saved within your recording or shown to viewers who can see your broadcasted content.
This last option allows you to choose the layout for the screen, between the presentation area and the camera or avatar. By default. this is set to the Merge Display option, as shown in Figure 8, previously on this page.
The other options are very useful too. These include the News Room Layout, which you can see in Figure 13, below. As you can see, there’s more importance provided to the content than the presenter.
Figure 13: News Room Layout
The next layout is called Content Full-Screen, as shown in Figure 14, below. In this layout, no presenter is visible via a camera or an avatar, and the complete focus is on the content.
Figure 14: Content Full-Screen
Finally, the last layout is called Camera Full-Screen, shown in Figure 15, below. In this view, the focus is entirely on the presenter.
Figure 15: Camera Full-Screen
Within any presentation, you are not limited to just one view. You can switch between these four views as needed, to achieve the most optimum results you need.
Wondershare DemoCreator 6 far exceeds its own previous versions, and also provides much more bang for the buck than many other similar programs. Do note that there may not be too many similar programs because DemoCreator 6 travels the middle ground between a presentation program and a video editor, so it does occupy a unique space on its own. Plus, it adds broadcasting and live-streaming to the mix, which makes it a compelling purchase.
DemoCreator makes everything easy to achieve and has almost never-ending customization options.