The Tella Blog

Articles about Tella, its community, and all things video-communication. Because sometimes words are just fine. 📚

25 November, 2022

How to Automatically Transcribe Videos

Free video transcription software

Your videos are worse off without subtitles. So… add subtitles. Only problem is that adding subtitles can take forever. Typing out each word and making sure it lines up with the video is a nightmare. In this post you’ll learn how to transcribe videos quickly, easily, and for free. So your videos always have subtitles and can focus on creating great content.

by

Grant Shaddick

25 November, 2022

How to Add Subtitles to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube

Free automatic subtitles for YouTube

When you publish a video on platforms like YouTube, LinkedIn, or Twitter, if it doesn’t include subtitles you’re missing out on engagement. Learn how to include subtitles on popular platforms.

by

Grant Shaddick

25 November, 2022

How to Edit Video Subtitles

Free video transcription software

Subtitles make any video more accessible, engaging, and convenient to watch. But what happens when the subtitles are wrong? Automated subtitles can have a lot of mistakes and manually transcribing a video takes a long time.

by

Grant Shaddick

4 November, 2022

How to Make Reaction Videos

How to do reaction videos

Reaction videos are a fun way to create content for your audience, but they can be a little tricky to make. This post explains what reaction videos are, why people like them, and how to make them.

by

Grant Shaddick

19 October, 2022

Gaël Clichy and Remote Football Analysis Videos

Gaël Clichy and Remote Football Match Analysis

Gaël Clichy is a professional football (soccer) player from France and one of the most decorated left backs of the last 20 years. Now he's moving into management and to help get there he's using Tella.

by

Grant Shaddick

31 October, 2022

How To Record Online Course Videos

Learn how to record online course videos in this 4-part guide: Includes: prep, recording, editing, and promotion.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

31 October, 2022

How To Record Your Screen With Camtasia [Full Review]

Learn how to record your screen with Camtasia and find out what’s possible with this video editing tool.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

31 October, 2022

How To Convert A Screen Recording To MP4

Convert your screen recording to MP4 format using one of the methods in this guide - or record direct to MP4 using Tella!

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

29 August, 2022

How a Slack app started and almost ended Tella

How a Slack app started and almost ended Tella

We launched a Slack app. It’s a very simple app that does one very important thing: it plays Tella videos inside of Slack. The app didn’t take more than a couple days to ship, but the idea has been years in the making. In fact, the idea for the Slack app pre-dates Tella itself. It all began with a Slack channel created at InVision way back in 2019.

by

Grant Shaddick

18 October, 2022

How To Record Your Face While Screen Recording

How To Record Your Face While Screen Recording

Record your face while screen recording by signing into Tella and using its vast range of video and editing features.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

5 September, 2022

What Is The Best Webcam For YouTube Recording?

What is the best webcam for YouTube recording?

What is the best webcam for YouTube recording? Find out our top 10 for different budgets and use cases.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

24 August, 2022

How To Screen Record On Your HP Envy

How To Screen Record On Your HP Envy

Learn how to screen record on your HP Envy laptop using something other than the bland and clunky Windows option.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

18 August, 2022

How To Record Your Screen And Webcam Simultaneously

How to record your screen and camera at the same time

Record your screen and webcam simultaneously using Tella - the asynchronous video tool for creators, teams, and remote workers.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

16 August, 2022

How To Record Video Presentations With Google Slides

How to record video presentation with Google Slides

Record video presentations with Google Slides using this asynchronous video tool and a quick import!

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

8 July, 2022

What Screen Recorders Do YouTubers Use?

What screen recorders do YouTubers use?

Find out what your screen recorders YouTubers use with this quick and simple guide.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

6 July, 2022

How Do I Grow My Community Fast?

How to I grow my community quickly?

Need to grow your community fast? Give us a few minutes of your time and we’ll teach you how!

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

15 June, 2022

7 Founders Share How To Grow A Slack Community

How to grow a Slack community

Growing a  Slack community is one of the hardest things to do. Don't try things aimlessly. Learn from these 7 founders.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

1 June, 2022

10 Ways To Increase Community Engagement On Social Media

10 ways to increase community engagement on social media

How to increase community engagement on social media is one of the hardest elements for a founder or community manager to crack. Better get started then…

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

19 May, 2022

What Is The Best Community Engagement Method In 2022?

The Best Online Community Engagement Methods for 2022

The best community engagement method is…a combination of everything you’re about to read in here. 😊

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

12 May, 2022

How Can I Record Videos Online For Free?

Record videos online for free using only a laptop

Learn how to record videos online and produce stand out videos from day one. Everything you need to know to get started lives here.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

1 April, 2022

A Remote Worker’s Guide To Asynchronous Video

A Remote Worker’s Guide To Asynchronous Video

Asynchronous video is hot property right now. If you’re new to the term, use this guide to get started today.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

1 April, 2022

Try These 20 Free Asynchronous Video Apps

Try These 20 Free Asynchronous Video Apps

Free asynchronous video apps you can test in just a few clicks. We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

23 March, 2022

How to crop a screen recording

Messy desktop? Millions of tabs? Now you can remove parts of a screen recording after you’ve recorded. In this post we show you how.

by

Grant Shaddick

21 March, 2022

Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Meetings: What’s The Hype?

Synchronous vs asynchronous meetings might just be the battle of the future of remote work. Which one will come out on top?

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

22 March, 2022

10 Asynchronous Meeting Examples From Remote Workers

Examples of asynchronous videos that can be used to replace meetings.

Asynchronous meetings are replacing the live and in-person ways we used to work. Here a 10 examples making remote workers more productive.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

18 March, 2022

What Is Asynchronous Video Anyway?

An example of an asynchronous video of a presentation

Asynchronous video helps fight Zoom fatigue and meetings that could have been an email. Learn all about it here.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

4 March, 2022

10 Apps for Making Amazing Screenshots

Tools for making beautiful screenshots

Sharing your work publicly is a great way to keep your audience engaged. For startup founders and creators the best content is often the actual product or project.

by

Grant Shaddick

25 February, 2022

Best Product Hunt Videos of 2020

2020 felt like a lifetime ago, but its product videos have not been forgotten. Relive the magic of year when we all started watching a lot more videos.

by

Grant Shaddick

27 February, 2022

Product Newsletter - February 2022

Product Newsletter - February 2022

Check out all of February's updates and the latest episode of Tellavision.

by

Grant Shaddick

22 February, 2022

8 Free Tips to Record Better Videos

Stressed about how to record? Don't be. Just be prepared. Prepared to make better videos. This post covers 8 tips to help you improve the way you record videos. Each tip costs exactly zero dollars to use and requires exactly zero years of experience.

by

Grant Shaddick

30 January, 2022

20 Loom Alternatives You Can Try For Free

Loom alternatives have cropped up all over the place. Looking for an in-depth guide that reviews each one? Click ahead!

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent

27 January, 2022

Product Newsletter - January 2022 Vol. 2

Normally we send out one product update per month. But this month we've shipped so much new stuff that there's no way we could fit it all into next month's. So consider this January Updates - Volume 2. 🎤

by

Grant Shaddick

20 January, 2022

Tella vs Vidyard

Vidyard is the elder statesman for sales video. It's the bloke in the suit with the headset mic. But Tella is the new kid in Sales Video Town, and we're taking a different approach to video for sales. It's bright, colourful, and ready to be remixed.

by

Grant Shaddick

5 January, 2022

3 Content Marketing Tips for Founders by Christina Pashialis

Every founder and indie maker is constantly hearing how critical content marketing is to building an audience for their product. There's lots of detailed, confusing and conflicting information out there — here's how you can start.

by

Grant Shaddick

31 December, 2021

Best Product Hunt Videos of 2021

A great product video can make or break a product launch. Product videos are a chance for lines of code and MRR to take a back seat and give the spotlight to storytelling, humour, and clever production. And it's high time that product videos had their own awards.

by

Grant Shaddick

12 December, 2021

Product Update Videos

If you ship a feature but don't do a demo, have you really shipped? When you're building a startup your product is your greatest source of content. Turn all those iterations, improvements, and new features into short, informative videos to keep current and potential users in the loop.

by

Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Educational Course Videos

If you're creating an online course or educational videos as part of your content marketing, then you're probably focussed on delivering high quality and engaging content. So how can Tella help?

by

Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Product Launch Videos

Launching a new product? Then make sure your users are as excited as you are. A well-made product launch can create stronger product usage and retention, and lower churn. So how do you get it right?

by

Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Knowledge Base Videos

Your users want fast support and self-service so they don't have to wait. Knowledge Base videos are a great way to help users learn about your product and a fast way for you to share advice.

by

Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Videos for your startup

Create product demos, knowledge base videos, and sales videos for your startup.

Tella helps you make videos that leave an impression. Whether you're building a startup or hacking independently you want your product and content to be noticed. Here are some common startup video types you can record, edit, and share with Tella.

by

Grant Shaddick

4 December, 2021

Create and Sell Your First Course with Tella and Teachable

The only way to know if you like something is to try it. But some things require a lot of effort even just to try. Creating a course can feel a bit like that. In this short guide you'll learn how to create a course that won't feel like a lot of work.

by

Grant Shaddick

1 December, 2021

🥞 My Stack: Polly from Murch

Polly runs a startup, designs games, and streams on twitch Learn about the apps essential to her workday.

by

Grant Shaddick

18 November, 2021

🥞 My Stack: Zach from Zacht Studios

Zach is the presentation design guru. His agency has designed decks that have helped top startups raise billions. Check out the apps he uses to make that happen.

by

Grant Shaddick

16 November, 2021

🥞 My Stack: Lenny from Milk Video

Lenny from Milk Video shares his stack for smashing through tasks, testing APIs, and doing math 'til the sun comes up!

by

Grant Shaddick

2 November, 2021

How to Talk to Users

Talking to users is one of the most important things you can do as a startup founder. But how do you actually get users to talk to you? Here's 10 ideas from startup founders on how to talk to more users.

by

Grant Shaddick

20 October, 2021

3 Ways to Convert Slides to Video

Convert your slides to video using Tella. Use PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, PDFs, or images. Great for simple screen recordings, polished video presentations, or basic slideshows.

by

Grant Shaddick

17 September, 2021

How to create a video knowledge base for your MVP

Videos in your help docs will help new users

You've hacked together an MVP. Now it's time to hack together some help docs. But writing a bunch of detailed docs for a fledgling product is overkill. Learn how video-based documentation can help instead.

by

Grant Shaddick

1 September, 2021

How to Create and Sell a Course with Tella & Podia

Course creation is all the rage right now. And today's tools mean you can launch a course in half a day. Learn how to record lessons in Tella and how to create and publish a course website on Podia. 💸

by

Grant Shaddick

13 July, 2021

How to Record Your Screen on Chromebook

Screen recording has become an essential way for teachers to communicate with students. The rise in popularity of remote and virtual learning has meant that teachers need to start wearing another hat: video content creator. Learn how about the different ways to record your screen on a Chromebook.

by

Grant Shaddick

29 January, 2021

How Open Scout Onboarded 50 People Across 6 Timezones

Learn how Open Scout onboarded a 50+ person team across 6 timezones, using async videos in Tella. Before last year's launch, Adam and his team needed to onboard scouts across six different timezones. For the new recruits, joining Open Scout meant getting familiar with the company, and learning about the world of venture capital and startups. With such a big group and so much content Adam's team was faced with a challenge more akin to online education than VC.

by

Grant Shaddick

21 January, 2021

How Draftbit Scaled User Onboarding with a Video Knowledge Base

Learn how Draftbit built a video knowledge base on Tella to scale their onboarding and activate new users.

by

Grant Shaddick

12 August, 2020

8 Tips to Improve Your Home Video Studio

Free tips, tricks, and gear suggestions to optimise your home video setup for 2021. Lighting, cameras, mics, and more. For content creators, startup founders, and remote workers to look, sound, and present better on video.

by

Grant Shaddick

20 August, 2020

Tella Participates in YC Summer 2020

We've got some pretty cool news to share: Tella has been part of the latest Y Combinator batch! Yup, the first fully remote batch. There weren't many dinners in Mountain View, instead there was a lot of Zoom. 😄

by

Grant Shaddick

12 August, 2020

Tella for Sales Teams

Sending cold emails can be rough. Learn how using video can improve your conversion, and scale your outreach.

by

Grant Shaddick

20 May, 2022

How to Record Your Screen on a Mac

Record your screen and audio on Mac

Learn how to record your screen on Mac, and how to screen record on Mac with audio. Both are completely free, with nothing to install. You'll be used Quicktime with in application already installed on your Mac.

by

Grant Shaddick

14 September, 2022

👇 Learn How You Can You Screen Record On An HP Laptop [With Sound]

How to screen record on HP laptop with sound

Yes! You can screen record on an HP laptop. We’ve found the best option to record presentations, demo videos, and any type of clip.

Dominic Kent
by

Dominic Kent