Even though HiHaHo is as fun to work on as it sounds, it’s not really a video editing tool.
Instead, this program is primarily designed to make educational content like tutorials, online courses, or to use it on classes to explain complex topics by visual representation.
The software is multilingual and allows you to create content in various languages like English, Dutch, Spanish, German, French, and more.
And there is a total of 12 interactions available (like questions, Jump to, Pause screen, menu, etc.) to give your viewers a sense of involvement.
HiHaHo goes a step further and integrates well with SCORM and xAPI – two of the most popular LMSs (Learning Management System) so that you can use it on classrooms.
Now, before I reveal everything upfront, let’s take a look at the “Pros” section to find out the benefits of this tool.
#1. For a large number of people, making educational content is a daunting task.
And to ease the process, HiHaHo enables you to import videos directly from YouTube, Vimeo, and JW.
And as HiHaHo mentions on its website, the entire program is “granny-proof”. You can create numerous videos using their three-step process – Select, Enrich, and Publish.
Simply click the green “New HiHaHo” button, select the platform from which you want to import your clip, and either search for the title or paste the URL.
And once the video is in your dashboard, add the interactions and export your videos to share it with the world. It’s that easy!
#2. Educational videos become more effective when they’re engaging and interact directly with the viewer.
And this is where the 12 interactions of HiHaHo come into play. You can insert any of the following 12 interactions in your videos to hike engagement:
- Question – Add questions in the middle or at the end of the lessons to evaluate how much your audience has learned.
- Pause Screen – Pause the screen at a specific time to explain a particular thing or ask a reflective question.
- Jump to – Provide flexibility to your audience to skip forward or backward.
- Menu – To organize your video content and go straight to a specific section with one touch/click.
- Text – Insert a text box to describe something or provide additional info.
- Scroll Text – Use Scroll text to add additional info. It’s basically a text that rolls by on your screen. Works great as news tickers, too.
- Image – To, of course, include photos in your content and make them more thorough.
- Hotspot – To draw attention to a specific section.
- Link – To link sources or to direct to other related resources.
- Highlight – Self-explanatory. To highlight a specific part of your content.
- Sound – To add audio to your videos or mute cuss words.
- Zoom – Again, self-explanatory. To stress and zoom a specific part of the video.
#3. As I mentioned earlier, the software integrates with e-learning tools like SCORM and xAPI. And also, allows users to extract videos straight from the world’s largest video sharing platforms – YouTube, Vimeo, and JW.
#4. Being an online tool is another major plus for HiHaHo because there are no restrictions regarding which computer or Operating system to use.
The program can be used on any device as long as you have a reliable internet connection.
#5. Sometimes tracking success can be difficult, but surely not with this tool.
Thanks to the analytics feature, you get a complete breakdown on who watched your clips, for how long, and your engagement rate, etc.
This helps you understand what kind of videos your audience is loving so that you can make more of them. And avoid the ones viewers are disliking.
#1. Since HiHaHo is not an editing software, it would be unfair to point out the cons by comparing it with other editing software.
But it would have been great if the program has the option to at least, trim, crop, or split videos.
These are some of the most basic functions that will give more control to the teacher and help them make their videos tight.
#2. Even though you can import videos from YouTube and Vimeo, you can’t share your tutorials on social media directly from the software.
HiHaHo pricing plans and payment methods
Like many other online subscription-based tools, HiHaHo also has the usual three-tier pricing that includes a Free, Pro, and Enterprise plan.
With the Free plan, you can create only 10 videos every month and can’t enrol more than 100 learners per tutorial.
While on the other hand, the Pro membership allows you to create 10-100 videos every month and register 100-750 students for each video.
The cost ranges from €19 – €299/month depending on how many tutorials you need to produce each month and the total numbers of student you want to sign up for each video.
Here is their pricing table for the Pro membership:
And finally, the Enterprise plan is for mass production of video courses where you need to make more than 100 videos every month and enrol more than 750 students for each class.
The price starts from €299/month, but you need to contact the sales team for an accurate quote.
Talking about payment methods; HiHaHo accepts all the popular debit and credit cards and also allows PayPal as a secondary payment method.
Do I recommend HiHaHo?
Yes, IF ONLY, you teach in a school or university or planning to start an e-learning platform of your own.
Working on the software is a child’s play, and the interactions and analytics feature make it a suitable platform for e-learning tutors or school teachers.
Otherwise, skip HiHaHo if you’re a videographer or just want to record screen to make some walk-through videos for your app or an online course.