Animoto

Video making software for nonprofits & businesses

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Animoto Overview

What is Animoto?

Animoto is an online video making software designed to help non-profit organizations and businesses in the photography, education, real estate, fitness, and eCommerce industries create and share customizable video content using a music library, templates, fonts, and more on a centralized platform. Managers can crop, trim, edit, and move images or videos and share them across corporate websites, blogs, and social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

Using Animoto, administrators can add brand logos, watermarks, texts, or background colors in videos and adjust their duration as well as the aspect ratio according to requirements. Managers can crop, upload, and rearrange media files on a drag-and-drop interface and utilize the search functionality to filter and retrieve songs based on genres or moods. Staff members can select built-in templates to create various types of videos for self-introduction, greetings, product launches, testimonials, tutorials, narratives, brand promotions, slideshows, graduation messages, portfolios, and more.

Animoto allows organizations to upload their music to the platform and use the slider to adjust the volume of soundtracks in videos. The mobile application helps content creators add images to Instagram stories, resize or customize text, and create promotional videos for multiple purposes such as advertisements, real-estate, fashion, lifestyle, and fitness, among others. The software also offers an oEmbed API, which helps businesses embed created content into corporate websites.

Animoto Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$65,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Animoto is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below.
• Free: Available for free
• Professional: $65 per month and $33 per month billed annually
• Team: $94 per month and $49 per month billed annually


Animoto Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Animoto add music
Animoto trim video
Animoto media library
Animoto video templates
Animoto screenshot: Animoto add music Animoto screenshot: Animoto trim video Animoto screenshot: Animoto media library Animoto screenshot: Animoto video templates

Animoto Reviews

Animoto Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
70

Very good
47

Average
9

Poor
6

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,1
87% recommended this app
Brittany W.

Content Marketing Videos

Totally positive and will continue to use this for our content creation on linked in, email and you tube.


Paola P.

Stunning slideshows in minutes

I use Animoto on a daily basis to produce slideshows for wedding photography clients.


Verified Reviewer

Slideshow Wizardry

Wanted to like, and I don't actually think this is a BAD app, it's just that I'm a creative control-freak and Animoto has JUST enough customisation that I was tricked by the illusion of choice. Another app, "M," has a mode with zero control except for the photos you choose. You can't even change the order. And knowing that, it's easier to accept the not-controllingness bit. But a few TINY choices make this a "Thanks but no thanks!" for me. :/


Leah C.

Great Video Editing Software

My overall experience with Animoto has been very positive.


Nick A.

Image Slideshow to Music Creation App

Overall, adds another element to the classroom. I have also used Animoto to put together slideshows of my daughters that come out really well. Love the ability to share easily through a multitude of options including social media such as Twitter and Facebook.


Brittany W.
Industry: Plastics
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Content Marketing Videos

Used Monthly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/12/03
Review Source: Capterra

Totally positive and will continue to use this for our content creation on linked in, email and you tube.

Pros

Easy drag-drop and play! We use this from time to time to make informational content, video installation, and drip marketing materials for customers. Hundreds of templates to choose from, applicable to almost every platform we use.

Cons

Can be time-consuming if you don't have edited material to upload into this software, blocking out sound adding audio, etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Paola P.
Industry: Photography
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Stunning slideshows in minutes

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/21
Review Source: Capterra

I use Animoto on a daily basis to produce slideshows for wedding photography clients.

Pros

Its ease of use is definitely the best thing about this software. I can easily create a slideshow in a couple of minutes with a template video (something that I wouldn't even know how to do outside of Animoto), add licensed music, and tweak it, including the speed at which the images are shown and the order. This whole process used to take me at least 40 minutes and involved different sofware tools. Plus, if I had to correct a small detail of it, I would need to create everything again from scratch, and though I could save my project as I was working on it, I would need to export new versions every single time. Animoto creates videos in different sizes AND uploads them to a custom link at the same time, saving me countless hours of work.

Cons

Well this is not actually Animoto's fault, but I wish I could use or upload different songs, particularly those that my clients are more familiar with. I understand this is not possible because of copyright issues, but in some countries outside of the US clients do ask for slideshows with different music choices, just for their personal use. However, this only happened a couple of times and the music options that Animotoo offers are plenty, so we were always able to give them something they would like instead. Sometimes, I felt that part of a clip could use some shortening or that I didn't want to add that particular bit, and this is not something that we can edit. Although I was able to choose a different one altogether since Animoto is designed to be quick and easy to use it lacks some customization capabilities that would be nice to have.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Photography
Company size: Self Employed

Slideshow Wizardry

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/15
Review Source: Capterra

Wanted to like, and I don't actually think this is a BAD app, it's just that I'm a creative control-freak and Animoto has JUST enough customisation that I was tricked by the illusion of choice. Another app, "M," has a mode with zero control except for the photos you choose. You can't even change the order. And knowing that, it's easier to accept the not-controllingness bit. But a few TINY choices make this a "Thanks but no thanks!" for me. :/

Pros

I can't lie: if one were motivated to produce a not-quite-narrative--an advert or "spring break memories!" type video, a tutorial, even--in a few minutes, it would be fine. Animoto lets you drop your media into a box that you then distribute across their templates (which are fine) or into a from-scratch video, and boom.

Cons

It's not very powerful and hasn't many options--which is fine in some cases. You can change fonts and the order of your media. Something about the way their fonts lay in the video is just UGLY, though. Their animations are... hmm. And their templates only seem to look decent if one's media is professionally-shot. If you have an idea in mind (ie narrative notions or original editing style), skip this one. If you like using animated gifs, keep on looking. (NOTE: You CAN import a gif, it's just that it won't be animated in your video.) Also, the layout of the web app is pretty but not very intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Leah C.
Industry: Photography
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Video Editing Software

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/22
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Animoto has been very positive.

Pros

Animoto has been a life-saver for us. We love to create simple videos for our clients to review our product, and Animoto does just what we need, and in the time we need it done. This software will create the video for you, just load in what you need and Animoto does the rest.

Cons

You will not be able to control the editing of the videos, as Animoto does that for you. If you enjoy being more creative, Animoto does have a limited range of music selection and editing styles.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Nick A.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Image Slideshow to Music Creation App

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, adds another element to the classroom. I have also used Animoto to put together slideshows of my daughters that come out really well. Love the ability to share easily through a multitude of options including social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

Pros

I remember when Animoto first came out. I was using it in the classroom with students to curate their images for various assignments (book trailers, public service projects, social media campaigns) etc. This was something they enjoyed. There are workarounds to do similar things, like using Google Slides or PowerPoint, or iMovie, but this takes the guesswork out of it. A simple tool to be able to merge images and video into a slide presentations/slideshow and overlay music to it. Comes out very professional looking. Students enjoy sharing these as it requires minimal movie editing experience and is a lot easier than iMovie. If you are using a LMS, I love how you can embed this inside it! Another way for teachers to be creative in how they deliver the content to their students.

Cons

There aren't a lot of features or customization, but it is pretty straightforward in that you add images, add video, and ick a song. The rest is done by Animoto. There are templates to choose from as well, but would be nice to have a few more features/animations to make it more personal.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 134 user ratings
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Animoto Pricing

Animoto Pricing

Starting from
US$65,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Animoto is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below.
• Free: Available for free
• Professional: $65 per month and $33 per month billed annually
• Team: $94 per month and $49 per month billed annually

Animoto is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below.
• Free: Available for free
• Professional: $65 per month and $33 per month billed annually
• Team: $94 per month and $49 per month billed annually

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 134 user ratings
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Animoto Features

Animoto Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Animoto

Additional information for Animoto

Key features of Animoto

  • Customizable Branding
  • Social Media Integration
  • Video Editing

Animoto FAQs

Animoto FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Animoto.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Animoto offer?

Animoto offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$65,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Animoto is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. • Free: Available for free • Professional: $65 per month and $33 per month billed annually • Team: $94 per month and $49 per month billed annually

Q. What are the main features of Animoto?

Animoto offers the following features:

  • Customizable Branding
  • Social Media Integration
  • Video Editing

Q. Who are the typical users of Animoto?

Animoto has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Animoto support?

Animoto supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Animoto offer?

Animoto has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Animoto support mobile devices?

Animoto supports the following devices:

iPhone

Q. What other apps does Animoto integrate with?

Animoto integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Creative Cloud

Q. What level of support does Animoto offer?

Animoto offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials, Forum