Service or Software Like Animoto?

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I like the cool rock video style slideshows that animoto does, but I don't like how even if you pay them $250 a year they don't let you take their logo off. :/ Also, I'm not crazy about how they advertise that "Unlimited DVD Quality Downloads" come with the commercial membership, but then it's $5 per download? WHA...???

Does anyone know of any other software or services that produce a product like animoto? Software is preferred! I like to have things on my own machine, if possible.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author obiswill
    I'm currently developing an animoto clone..except that the user can watermark their own videos with a membership. We'll start beta testing in 3 weeks. I'll keep you posted. I also thought that was an annoying feature which is why I didn't pay for the membership.
    • Profile picture of the author jimmy_traveler
      Originally Posted by obiswill View Post

      I'm currently developing an animoto clone..except that the user can watermark their own videos with a membership. We'll start beta testing in 3 weeks. I'll keep you posted. I also thought that was an annoying feature which is why I didn't pay for the membership.
      hey obiswill, could you keep me updated on the launch of that "clone" version? I'd be glad to test it out...
      cheers
    • Profile picture of the author Diogo Slov
      Originally Posted by obiswill View Post

      I'm currently developing an animoto clone..except that the user can watermark their own videos with a membership. We'll start beta testing in 3 weeks. I'll keep you posted. I also thought that was an annoying feature which is why I didn't pay for the membership.
      Hey Obiswill, any news here?

      Thanks, D.
    • Profile picture of the author dean1969
      Originally Posted by obiswill View Post

      I'm currently developing an animoto clone..except that the user can watermark their own videos with a membership. We'll start beta testing in 3 weeks. I'll keep you posted. I also thought that was an annoying feature which is why I didn't pay for the membership.
      Have you developed the animoto clone yet?

      My issue with animoto is there commercial rules. I make small promotional videos for small businesses. I need to be able to redistribute the videos I make for commercial use.

      Will yours allow commercial use?
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Francis
    Camtasia doesn't do this???
    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      If Camtasia does this, I haven't seen any evidence of it. I'm talking about the specific WAY Animoto makes the videos - how it analyzes your music and does the "rock star" cuts.

      James, I PMed you back...I'm very interested to see your results!
  • Profile picture of the author cadillac48
    Why don't you just Google "video slideshows" and see what pops up. Try slideshows alone or video for websites, and see what you get.
    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      Yeah, I've done that - Animoto produces a very specific kind of video slideshow that's not like what you would find from RockYou or PictureTrail or Slide or anyplace like that. In fact, to even call it a "slide show" isn't really accurate. You'd have to see it.
  • Profile picture of the author Charles H Smith
    Have you looked at muvee.com?

    Charles
  • Profile picture of the author milan
    Animoto is a great idea. But it's hard to see the pictures in the final video. It's just a "100 pictures per second" video that's not suitable to show anything. It may be for rock videos but superficial rock videos. There's some basic human instict that likes "100 pictures per second" changes but that's too basic, and frankly, I get a headache

    I like the oposite, videos where you can see the picture. Made my own program for that.
  • Profile picture of the author itchytrig
    Hi,

    Would love to hear from anyone that has an alternative to the Animoto service?

    Easy to use without the branding at the end!?

    The $249 is a tad expensive for just a handful of videos I want to run through...

    Does Pinnacle, Adobe (exp), Ulead, Cyberlink or others offer anything close to Animotos own?

    Don't mind investing in the software if I have too! But $249 for a service? Hmmm

    Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Apple iphoto
  • Profile picture of the author AP
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  • Profile picture of the author Fabian Lord
    I also use Animoto & find it a very effective tool for video marketing campaigns.
    I have also considered using XtraNormal to create online videos (like Animoto but with funny lego-type talking characters).
  • Profile picture of the author MarkH45
    You can always try: Fast flash maker for you to create flash movies without programming it's an online flash movie creator.
  • Profile picture of the author woomee123
    Originally Posted by melanied View Post

    I like the cool rock video style slideshows that animoto does, but I don't like how even if you pay them $250 a year they don't let you take their logo off. :/ Also, I'm not crazy about how they advertise that "Unlimited DVD Quality Downloads" come with the commercial membership, but then it's $5 per download? WHA...???

    Does anyone know of any other software or services that produce a product like animoto? Software is preferred! I like to have things on my own machine, if possible.

    Thanks!
    Dude, use Stupeflix as an Animoto Alternative !! it's the best slideshow program / app out there in my opinion. Or use iPhoto (if you are on a mac).
  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird

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