Any Animoto alternative?

Profile picture of the author jerico by jerico Posted: 05/26/2011
Hi,

Many of us may have heard and tried Animoto. Any much better alternative available?


Regards,
jerry
#alternative #animoto

  • Profile picture of the author onlinemarket01
    onlinemarket01
    Try ClipGenerator.com, it's a free alternative.
  • Profile picture of the author jeffboudier
    jeffboudier
    Hi Jerry,

    Our site, stupeflix.com, is a great tool to make professional-looking videos in a few clicks. It's also available directly in youtube at youtube.com/create

    You can add photos, video clips, text slides, text-to-speech or audio voice-overs, and we give just the right amount of control to make great videos in a few minutes. There's a preview function so you can look what your video will look like before getting it exported. We have plans for unlimited, white-label videos with commercial licensing for pros (starts $39 a month) and resellers (starts $59 a month).

    You can try it for free, and I'd love to get your feedback. We keep adding new themes and features very often, so any tips on what you would like to see next is useful!

    Best,

    Jeff from Stupeflix
  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    fitz10
    There's quite a few software options that can do the same thing as Animoto. Even if you're pretty good with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker you can achieve the same effect. PowerDirector9 has MagicStyle Movie Wizard. Photodex ProShow is another application that I've heard good things about.
  • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
    Brian Alaway
    Here's another one that's similar FlixTime - Video Slideshows made easy!
  • Profile picture of the author Scott Henderson
    Scott Henderson
    Pro Show Producer - ProShow Producer - Total Control of Your HD Slideshows - Photodex

    It is awesome, I started using a year or so ago. I love it.
  • Profile picture of the author cs.marketer
    cs.marketer
    I've heard Clip Generator is pretty decent, although I will admit I haven't used it yet!
  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    cooler1
    Has anyone here used ClipGenerator.com I've looked at the website, it looks pretty good. I presume it's not as good as Animoto because it's free?

    As it's free, do Clip Generator put some kind of watermark or stamp with their name on the videos like Animoto does with their free version?
  • Profile picture of the author fluffythewondercat
    fluffythewondercat
    Just curious: what's the problem people have with Animoto?

    I like their stock footage. It would cost me a fortune if i had to buy clips.

    fLufF
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Henderson
    Scott Henderson
    Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

    Just curious: what's the problem people have with Animoto?

    I like their stock footage. It would cost me a fortune if i had to buy clips.

    fLufF
    --
    The biggest issue is with their Commercial Use terms, you have to have the plan at $39/mo or reseller plan at $499/yr to produce videos for commercial purposes or B2B,,,isn't that what we do here?

    Some may find that price fine and they are great.
  • Profile picture of the author John A Goodwin
    John A Goodwin
    I have used onetruemedia.com, they are a good alternative to animoto.

    John
  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    cooler1
    There doesn't seem any point using Clip Generator. It doesn't even let you download the video so you can't upload it to YouTube.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to download the video? I tried the real player "Download this clip" function, but it only downloads the audio, not the video itself.
  • Profile picture of the author weblink29
    weblink29
    Great info in this thread. I just started making youtube vids a few days ago. I learned the basics of Powerpoint and Camtasia in one day. I've made and uploaded 3 videos in 3 days. The tools in this thread will help polish my future vids.

    THX all
  • Profile picture of the author brocktoon93
    brocktoon93
    I like ProShow Gold. One time payment of $70 bucks and its yours for good. Produces very professional videos.
  • Profile picture of the author inspiredguy
    inspiredguy
    Wow - some great sites listed here. Pro Show appears to provide a lot of control over creating your slideshow! I still haven't seen any real competitors to Animoto in terms of the quality of graphics that appear in the background, such as the Water or Fire Styles.
  • Profile picture of the author HarryPotter
    HarryPotter
    Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

    Just curious: what's the problem people have with Animoto?

    I like their stock footage. It would cost me a fortune if i had to buy clips.

    fLufF
    --
    can't add custom music...
  • Profile picture of the author centuriprime
    centuriprime
    Truekat is another alternative that might be worth checking out

    TrueKat Digital

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