Video Banners Create Visual Impact

I’ve been experimenting with widescreen video, like the banner at the top of a YouTube landing page.

Video Banner on YouTube

It requires some adjustments with the setup of a video editor – I’m using Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 10. The PRO version might yield better resolution, but, for now, I think it’s fine.

The first version of the widescreen process produced banners similar to the one at the top of the page. Gradually, I added images. The pictures in this video banner were taken with a smartphone, so the resolution isn’t as sharp as I’d like, but they work. I could modify the code so the video would autoplay, loop and have hidden controls. Since there is music, I don’t want to have it autoplay.

The next step is to split the screen and improve the resolution of the images.

Do you think video banners are better than static banners?