Knovio Pro ($15/month): unlimited presentations, animations, chapters & footnotes, attachments, video export, branded player, and much more.
Knovio Team (starts at $5,000/yr): Enables teams or whole companies with Knovio Pro.
Knovio Campus ($8/student): Campus-wide deployments of Knovio Pro.
A limited free version of Knovio is also available.
Knovio is a cloud-based online video presentation tool that allows users to instantly create on-demand multimedia content for marketing, learning, and other communications. It can be used on websites, in email campaigns, and in social media to sell products, pitch ideas, explain concepts, teach courses, advocate causes, practice speeches, document travels, illustrate processes, and enhance resumes or portfolios.
Knovio Pro is a combination of four apps: Knovio Web, Knovio Mobile, KVCentral Library to store and manage your Knovios, and Enhance, which supports dynamic footnotes, chapters, and attachments to your presentations, among other things. Knovio Pro also comes with 32 player design templates, and speeds up production process by 10 to 100 times versus traditional multimedia authoring tools.
If you want to add personality to static PowerPoint decks, Knovio is a tool that makes boring presentations come alive with the voice and/or image of the author. It allows presenters to tell the story behind their slides and turn dull content into an engaging, multimedia experience. Multimedia presentations can be created within minutes from a web browser, smartphone, or tablet. All finished Knovios can be viewed in any browser, desktop or mobile, even without a downloadable viewer app.
A Knovio Pro subscription supports any number and any length of presentations (except for those created on mobile phones, which can only be a maximum of 20 minutes because of device memory limitations), and PowerPoint animations. Other features include programmable zoom control, clickable chapters, synchronized footnotes, high-definition 1080p or 720p video files for posting to YouTube, SlideShare, or other video services, and email alerts when someone watches your presentation.
When you first use Knovio, a system check is performed on your browser settings, network connections, Flash setup, webcam, and microphone. You perform a test recording, and if there are any problems, Knovio helps you troubleshoot. It also automatically detects and uses the media tools your device already has, such as a webcam or microphone, that are either built into your iPad or iPhone or attached to your computer.
When recording narrations for your presentations, you can use both your webcam and microphone, or just the microphone. Speaker notes can be typed in, and they’ll show up above the preview image in your record screen, which is where most webcams are located. If your PowerPoint slides come with speaker notes, they’ll automatically be visible above each slide.
Knovio works with different slides and image formats including PowerPoint animation, PDF, JPG, PNG, and mobile camera images.
When creating presentations, you can choose a PowerPoint deck or set of PNG or JPG images from your hard drive, or select any of the images or slides you previously uploaded, which will be shown across the bottom of the Add Slides screen. Processing and uploading of your slides can take anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes, depending on their length and complexity.
It also offers a KnowledgeChecks option that lets you sprinkle quiz questions throughout your Knovio, scoring and tracking the results.
Knovio has a two-button recording control to record, pause, re-record, and advance your slides. When you’re ready to add narration, click on “Record Slide,” advancing your slides as you go via the Next Slide button. This is if you want to work on multiple slides all at once. Otherwise, press “Stop” and then advance to the next slide.
When you stop recording, you’ll see a preview and the length of the presentation, and, on the left side of the screen, the slides with media recording by virtue of the check marks in the thumbnails. The “Re-Record Slide” button will now be available in case you need to redo your narration. Knovio auto-saves your work every 30 seconds, or in case of an interruption.
When you’re done recording, previewing, and editing your slides, you’re ready to publish and name your presentation. The blue Publish button is located on the upper right-hand side of the record screen. Each published Knovio automatically appears in your KVCentral library. Access to KVCentral can be done via any mobile or desktop browser at my.kvcentral.com or by logging in to your Knovio account.
Each Knovio presentation has a share button that, when clicked, generates links, embed codes, and shows email and social media posting options. The embed code can be inserted into a webpage or blog post. Knovios can also be exported to YouTube, SlideShare, and Vimeo. To do this, in the export video section of the presentation, click on “Show Downloads” and select 1080p for high-resolution videos. Click “Render” next to the video to generate a download link.
Because Knovio is cloud-based, it can be used to create and view content anytime, anywhere. Its responsive user interface adapts to any browser or viewing device, and creation tools are available on desktop browsers and iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).
Aside from out-of-the-box integrations with Salesforce, Marketo, and other marketing automation systems, Knovio supports one-button posting to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and universal integration with most learning management systems via SCORM standard .
Embed codes show Knovio content on blogs, WordPress, and other websites. High-definition (1080p) Knovio videos can also be exported and posted to YouTube, SlideShare, Vimeo, and other video sharing sites.
For single users, subscription to Knovio Pro is $15 per month, $40 per quarter, or $150 per year.
Knovio Pro with KnowledgeChecks is $25 per month or $250 per year. The package includes integrated quiz creation and administration capability, scoring, tracking, and completion certificates. It also comes with a guestbook feature to password-protect your content and require viewers to “sign in” to see your content.
Knovio Team Edition, which is available for teams of 10 or more, starts at $5,000 per year. Features include advanced tracking, custom templates, and administrative provisioning tools.
Built for entire college campuses, Knovio Campus Edition costs $8 per enrolled student per academic year.
Knovio also offers a free version with limited features.