Studio Creator Video Maker Kit Review #ad
The Studio Creator Video Maker kit from Canal Toys is the must-have Christmas gift for children aged 8+ years old, tweens and teens who want to make professional-looking videos at home using their mobile phone. We have been sent a Studio Creator Video Maker kit to review which barely touched the ground once Lillie locked her eyes upon it!
Technology for tweens and teens
All of my children have had technology in some form or another for the last few years. For Lillie, this progressed to a mobile phone on her 11th birthday ahead of her moving up to Senior School. For the longest time I held off on social media apps as I didn’t think she was ready for them but over the Summer I relented and allowed her to have her first TikTok account which is on a shared Family Pairing so I can see everything she does and approve who does and doesn’t follow her.
As a girl who loves music and dancing, it didn’t take her long to start creating her own TikToks, alone and with her friends. Over the Summer months, this wasn’t a problem as the lighting was good but now that the nights are starting to draw in, the videos she creates have lost some of their quality and Lillie has been increasingly frustrated.
Everything you need to create professional videos
The Studio Creator Video Maker Kit has answered all of her prayers. The kit retails at £24.99 and comes complete with:
1 x Adjustable Height Tripod (up to 50cm)
1 x LED ring light with 3 light modes
1 x Green Screen (1m x 1.5m)
1 x Smartphone holder compatible for IOS and Android
1 x 24-page guidebook
1 x sheet of stickers which can be used to customise the backgrounds
Using the Studio Creator Video Maker kit you can create professional-looking custom videos for Youtube, Instagram and TikTok, all hands-free. This makes it easier than ever to create, edit and share online content such as music/dance videos, product unboxing, tutorials, reviews or whatever your heart desires.
Combine with your favourite video editing app
The guidebook recommends downloading a free video editing app such as the Chromavid app (this is the one we used and is free to download) where you can select the green screen setting (or blue, yellow or red) which allows you to edit the background. The green screen in the kit comes with self-adhesive sticky tabs which you can use to secure the screen to a wall, window or unit such as a wardrobe.
Should you need to convert the video for use in a third party app there are lots of different platforms available, some are free to use, others offer a premium service.
Create your own backgrounds
Within the Chromavid app, you can use one of the preset backgrounds or you can take photographs of the backgrounds in the guidebook and upload them into the app to use or just use the backgrounds on TikTok if that is the app you are using for recording your videos.
Adjustable LED Ring Light
The LED ring light has 3 different light colours; a bright white light, a blue light and a warm white light. Each colour setting also has 10 levels of brightness which can all be adjusted on the inline remote on the USB power cable. The LED ring light sits on a pivotal mount at the top of the tripod and has a flexible smartphone mount which will securely hold most modern smartphones.
Despite coming with a really handy 24-page guidebook, Lillie was able to quickly and easily set up the Studio Creator tripod and light without following any instructions, it really is that easy. I have used the light myself to take photos for fashion reviews and have loved the effect of the light which makes the images look brighter and more professional.