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  • Windows Movie Maker icon

    Windows Movie Maker Discontinued

    Windows Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your...

    Free Windows

  • VideoPad Video Editor icon

    VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad is a video editing application which allows you to create movie projects from various video clips or a single video file....

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • Adobe Premiere Elements icon

    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Incredible movies, effortlessly! Adobe Premiere Elements software delivers powerful, automated movie-editing options;...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    PhotoFilmStrip

    PhotoFilmStrip is a free program that can create video from images quickly and easily, including the Ken Burns style zoom-in/zoom-out...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid Warning Bundleware

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen...

    Freemium Windows

  • Wondershare Filmora icon

    Wondershare Filmora

    The easiest-to-use home video editing software with special editing features lets you seamlessly stitch together video clips, music...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Pinnacle Studio

    Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application, an industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows...

    Commercial Windows iPhone iPad

  • WeVideo icon

    WeVideo

    WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing platform that has features such as simple timeline editing, royalty-free music, 1080p...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome

    • Better and superior than animoto and much better value for money
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  • Adobe Premiere Clip icon

    Adobe Premiere Clip

    Premiere Clip is a free video editor that makes it fast and fun to create quality videos that can be easily shared, or opened in Adobe...

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Videorama icon

    Videorama

    Videorama lets you make amazing movies out of your photos and videos. You will feel like a pro in minutes! Features: A POWERFUL...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Autodesk Motion FX icon

    Autodesk Motion FX

    Autodesk® Motion FX lets you create stunning real-time video effects using your computer’s camera. Simply select your...

    Free Mac

  • Magisto icon

    Magisto

    Magisto is an amazing service that takes your unedited video and turns it into a beautifully edited & produced clip perfect for...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    ProShow

    ProShow is a dedicated tool for creating slide shows from your photos, video and music. Unlike some slide show tools that are little...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud

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    Videobolt

    We are an online marketplace where users can find professional video designs by our community of motion graphics artists. Find...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Cofeshow

    Free slideshow maker for Windows and Mac with professional themes. Easily create Full HD slideshow by choosing photos and music you...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    Renderforest

    Renderforest is ultimate platform to build videos onsite for free including wedding slideshows, family, vacation or love videos...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • VideoShow icon

    VideoShow

    Video editor for mobile, no fee, no time limits, no watermarks! Text, music, filters, emoji... Everything you need to make an awesome...

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Movavi Video Suite

    Make a video with Movavi Video Suite. Try a great package of our best video making software and convince yourself that you’re a movie...

    Commercial Windows

  • Wondershare Fantashow icon

    Wondershare Fantashow

    Wondershare Fantashow lets you easily meld photos, videos, music, and effects into a movie metamorphosis, providing tons of fantastic...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Stupeflix icon

    Stupeflix

    Mix images, videos and soundtracks. Add titles, transitions, oohs, and ahhs.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Photostage Slideshow Producer icon

    Photostage Slideshow Producer

    Creating a slideshow from your digital photos has never been easier. Photostage brings your pictures, images and video to life and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Pinnacle VideoSpin icon

    Pinnacle VideoSpin Discontinued

    VideoSpin allows you to create and edit videos and output them to a variety of formats.

    Free Personal Windows

  • FileLab Web Apps icon

    FileLab Web Apps

    FileLab Web Apps are designed to edit multimedia files. Currently they include FileLab Video Editor, an easy to use application for...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • muvee Reveal icon

    muvee Reveal

    muvee pioneered automatic movie making with the launch of muvee autoProducer in 2001. Since then, we have put in over 100 person-years...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Make Web Video icon

    Make Web Video

    Create advanced video presentations easily. MakeWebVideo.com helps people create professional quality video presentations easily...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • KineMaster icon

    KineMaster

    With an extensible library of various themes and cutting-edge special effects, KineMaster grants you the power of professional video...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • Storyo icon

    Storyo

    Storyo creates stories automatically based on the metadata in your photos (like time and location) along with other bits and pieces of...

    Free Android iPhone Kindle Fire

  • Storymix VideoStitch icon

    Storymix VideoStitch

    Capture every photo and video taken by anyone and easily turn the best moments into a custom edited video. Simply go to the right...

    Free iPhone

  • Clip Generator icon

    Clip Generator

    Clipgenerator produces music videos from your images and texts. Clipgenerator can be used to compile professional slide shows from...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Toufee icon

    Toufee

    Create gorgeous flash movies & slideshows for your website quickly and easily - without any programming - with toufees flash maker.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • YouTube Capture icon

    YouTube Capture

    Film and share videos with YouTube Capture: - Easy, fast recording - Touch up videos with color correction, stabilization...

    Free iPhone iPad

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    Smilebox

    Bring your photos to life with the digital studio or transform them into a keepsake with the print studio. Either way, we've got...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone

  • Cameo icon

    Cameo

    Easily edit and share cinematic videos on your phone with our award-winning app for iOS. Import clips from your Camera Roll, trim and...

    Free iPhone

  • VideoBurst icon

    VideoBurst

    VideoBurst is an online video maker tool to create professional business videos for marketing. All you need is to create an account...

    Free Windows iPhone Android Tablet

Animoto Comments

muvee Reveal X allows more customization

Comment by sandy5
about Animoto and muvee Reveal, Magisto, Adobe Premiere Elements Jan 2013

Animoto is overflowing with marketing spin and designed to appeal to the most non-technical of users, but they actually have good algorithms for music video generation, unlike many competing programs (even Adobe Premiere Elements, and, to an extent, Pinnacle Studio 16 and Stupeflix. magisto is another possibility but has few options), so it enjoys much popularity.

But muvee Reveal X has algorithms that seem at least as good, and, in some areas, better. (Although its impossible to make an objective comparison because Animoto offers zero documentation of how theirs work.) It has the same automatic editing for action parts of clips, position matching of elements from clip to clip (including a small amount of zooming to create better matches), and cutting and re-timing to synchronize visual movements with music beats and loudness. The difference is:
1) very little wait for rendering.
2) no waste of internet bandwidth or time uploading.
3) more ability to customize. Mix and match parts of different styles with open-source code. There's documentation in their forum on how to customize styles. The short, trite sample videos they use for marketing are a poor representation of how powerful their system is and don't explain all the program can do.

But it too lacks:
1) speed transitions. There's only slow or fast motion of the same speed throughout each clip.
2) the ability to just give thumbs down to a clip that doesn't work well and have another random one ready to go in its place. You can auto-randomize, but it always generates a whole new video and the timings of the parts that were good are re-randomized too, with no way to lock them down. You can stitch together the good parts of many randomizations in a NLE, but they don't fit exactly, so you waste a bunch of time trying to find clips to put in the gaps.

This is a key feature I haven't been able to find a program or plug-in for, even in high-end NLEs. If anyone knows of one, please add it.

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After a couple of days Animoto refunded me my money because ...

Comment by l3lin
about Animoto Jun 2011

After a couple of days Animoto refunded me my money because - get this - when you make a video it is automatically cut down to the length of the music, or the number of pictures, which ever is shorter. So, if you have a 3 minute song and you want to show only 10 pictures, but you want the 3 minute song to play all the way through, and the pictures to repeat until the music is over, you CAN'T! So stupid. Animoto finally gave me my money back for such a horrible product. I found an open source product that did nearly the same thing.

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I paid for full length videos and I got them. Several times ...

Comment by paulocoghi
about Animoto Jun 2011

I paid for full length videos and I got them. Several times. It works. And very well indeed.

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Animoto sucks for several reasons. Don't be fooled by their ...

Comment by l3lin
about Animoto Jun 2011

Animoto sucks for several reasons. Don't be fooled by their pretty website. The user interface and user experience is so over simplified that it's impossible to figure out how to do things that should be easy. They free service makes crappy 30 second videos has a horrible bit rate. Their customer service is non-existent.

And worst of all. They steal a lot of peoples money. They stole money from me in fact. I paid for full length videos and never got them. That's money down the drain. Use Animoto at your own risk.

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Animoto is just fantastic and amazing. See for your self! : ...

Comment by paulocoghi
about Animoto Jun 2011

Animoto is just fantastic and amazing. See for your self! :)

It's possible to create a free account and make your videos. But, believes me, you will want the paid account, because it's just amazing.

5 stars.

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