Animoto Review : Best Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker

Do you searching for best video slideshow creation software, through which you can create motion slideshows that can be shown in parties, such as weddings and other important celebrations ? Or are you a blogger, who attends various public events, clicks photos, and writes features on them? Have you ever thought of making a greater impact with video features rather than just text and images? Then, you are on the right page. Today, I am talking about an award-winning video slideshow creation website named Animoto. I have written a well-depth Animoto review. Hope you’ll like it… so let’s begin…

Animoto Review

 

Animoto Review 

About

Animoto is an amazing tool for creating fantastic videos. Actually, with the help of this tool, you can creates magnificently orchestrated, extraordinary video pieces out of your pictures, video clips, and music. So, Overall, it is a simple tool that makes the elaborate job of creating photos as simple as a child’s play.

Steps to Create Video & Photo SlideShow

Step 1: Choose your images :-

First you have to upload images. The process is simple, because Animoto automatically syncs images with Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and SmugMug.

Step 2: Add Custom Text :-

On step two, you will found an option to add custom text between the images.

Step 3:- Choose music :-

Under Step three, you have to upload music file for your video. You have two options for this, either you can use your own personal mp3 or pick any music from variety of tunes in many various animoto music categories.

Step 4: Publish :-

On Final Step, you just have to hit the Create Video button, and you’re Done. Now, watch your video in HD on Animoto.com or share it with your friends on Facebook, YouTube, your blog, or a even create a DVD.

Pricing Plans

Animoto is fairly simple to work with. There are three account types, that will let you access this website:

  • Lite
  • Plus
  • Pro

The animoto pricing plan depends on several factors, such as length of the video, quality, style, and music library.

  • Lite: you can use this plan for free of cost. You can create a video of a maximum limit of 30 seconds. The video quality will be web quality and the styles would be limited. You will have access to a music library with 300+ tracks.
  • Plus: you can use this plan for $5/month or $30/year. You can create a video of a maximum limit of 10 minutes. The video quality will be web quality and the styles would be limited to 44. You will have access to a music library with 300+ tracks.
  • Pro: you can use this plan for $39/month or $249/year. You can create a multi-song video of a maximum limit of 20 minutes. The video quality will be High Definition (HD) and the styles would be limited to 60 with 16 pro-exclusive styles. You will have access to a music library with 2000 tracks all of which are commercially licensed.

Alternatively, you can click the Animoto’s Plans and Pricing page to learn more.

When you have signed up for the account, you will be given an option to choose the files that you would like to use while creating your video. In my case, I had returned from a national fashion event where I was the official photographer. I had taken close to 2000 shots and wanted to make short videos to reflect the style for that season. I chose about 40 shots and then processed them as usual, following which I converted them to Jpeg files. After saving the files in my hard drive I accessed the Animoto site and followed the necessary steps to create a video.

Support a cause 

Are you all out to support a cause? Then Animoto might be of some help. With Animoto, you can:

  • Create stunning videos: it can automatically turn all the images, music, and video clips into stunning videos. Again, if yours is a static website, you can engage your audience with an engaging video on your website or elsewhere.
  • Drive donations and traffic: you can use your videos with a message that has the right balance of emotional connection and information to help engage visitors on your website.
  • Raise funds with videos: once you have created the videos, you can resell them and even kick off events to spread powerful emotional messages.
  • Embrace like-minded people: you can also use your videos to spread messages across different social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter.

Pros

  • Simple to Use
  • Creates Video Fast
  • Pretty Good HD Quality
  • Best for Educational or Business Purposes
  • Affordable Pricing Plan

 Cons

  • Music Gallery & HD limitations under FREE Account.

Final verdict 

Animoto is really the Best Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker. It really works great, when it comes to creating professional looking videos and putting them together at no extra cost or efforts. The video quality is great and the best part is its ease of usage. I highly recommend Animoto to all those who are looking to promote their business or share their lives or do just about anything else with videos.

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One thought on “Animoto Review : Best Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker

  1. Hello Navjot,
    I read your review on best video and slideshow maker on internet. Being a photographer, I like to review myself. I am also an ex-user of Animoto and I had an excellent experience using it but later I decided to look for an alternate option because being an end-user. After my research I found software like Stupeflix, Magisto, Picovico, Kizoa, etc. I tried all these for free and later decided to go with Picovico. After one month of using pro plan, I have to say that Picovico has potential to be a direct contender with Animoto because they provide features that are as good as Animoto. With the price wars, I will definitely recommend Picovico for inexpensive option which delivers great features and support. No offense to the writer but in this case I will stick to Picovico for a while.