11.12.2015

Making Memories with Real Times

This post is sponsored by RealTimes. Thanks for supporting Baby Meets City.

It seems like there are a million photo apps available these days, and I've found it overwhelming to find the best option for sharing memories with friends & family -- especially one that includes a video component. In short, I want my ideal app to be easy to use, full of features but not overwhelming, & have the ability to make the final product look amazing & professional. That's not asking for too much, right?! :) And with a husband who happens to be a television editor, the bar is set pretty high.



I was recently introduced to RealTimes, & I like what I'm seeing thus far. Have you heard of it? The Real Time Video Collage Maker is available on iTunes & Google Play, & combines all of my qualifications listed above. It even makes videos automatically as I take photos & videos on my phone! But I'm getting ahead of myself...

After downloading the RealTimes app, I got acquainted with its features. Once I'd given it access to my photos, you can easily select which "scene" (photo) you'd like to include in your "story" (mini film). Easy enough. You can re-order photos by dragging them with your finger, and there are all sorts of cool Instagram-like effects you can use, not to mention adding titles, stickers, frames, etc. Combining photo & video really takes your story to the next level, too, along with music that you can pick off the site, your own music or you can even record voice narration. Fun!

I made our first official RealTimes video of a fun day with friends in our neighborhood. First, we went to a Columbia University (vs. Harvard) football game, & then we hung out in our local park. Husband has been working a ton lately, so it was great that he got to have a special day with his daughters, which is what I chose to highlight in the video. Interspersed with photos of the game there's video of him throwing leaves with the girls, swinging them at the park, and a field goal at the game.

See below... so FUN (& easy)!

          

To see another video, I love the example used on the RealTimes YouTube page, which lays out what a simple program this is with such memorable results.

Also wanted to highlight the RealTimes Family Plan features, which offers a lot of bang for your buck:

  • 4 RealTimes accounts for the prices of one unlimited subscription plan ($9.99/month)
    • With the Family Acount, one person will receive the billing and is able to invite up to 3 sub-accounts
  • The Family Account is a great value for families. You are getting 4 unlimited RealTimes accounts to share with your loved ones for the price of one.
  • Family will not only get unlimited storage space, but also have all the other great features that the unlimited account offers:
    • Unlimited lengths on RealTimes Stories
    • All music tracks
    • All filters/effects for videos

Now that I'm all set up, I look forward to making more videos for friends & family!






Disclosure: I was compensated as part of this campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

ChristopherJames said...

I think that there are a lot of people in the world who have all the good intentions to share all the lovely family memories with their friends and other relatives but a bit too lazy to find a solution to get it all done. It's truly amazing what technology has done for us all now that it's as simple as downloading and chucking all your media into the program to get things all sorted!

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