Animoto Review

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Overview
Good

Allows you to create slideshow videos for various purposes, including marketing, business, family, and photography. Includes advanced text control, voice-over, and pre-built storyboards.

Bad

The pricing plans are quite expensive, especially if you pay for the monthly plan instead of the annual plan. The Personal plan can only create up to 720p videos, with Animoto logo included.

Overall

Provides a complete slideshow creation tool that you can use for various purposes, with various advanced features available. The pre-built storyboards allow you to create a story with your slideshow.

Detailed Review

Animoto is a slideshow and video maker software created and developed by Animoto Inc., a software company founded in 2006 and based in New York, USA. The focus of the company is to provide a robust video creation tool that allows you to create professional videos on your desktop and mobile devices easily. The company wants the users to be able to create videos to communicate their ideas more effectively for various purposes, including personal, business, education, marketing, and more.

Premium And Design-rich Video Styles

With Animoto, you can choose among various video styles that you want to use for your slideshow presentation. Many styles are available for many categories according to the purpose of your video creation. For instance, you can easily find some video styles that you can use for marketing, business, education, wedding, and other presentations. So, if you don’t want to create your videos from scratch, you can simply choose the theme for your videos, and then you only need to add some photos and video clips to your presentation. Also, the video styles that are available in this software has premium quality, which is aimed to be used by professionals to help them create professional videos or slideshow presentations.

Powerful Branding For Your Videos

If you want to make the best impact for your slideshow presentation, it is always better for you to add some kind of branding to your videos. This is important, so that people can see who makes the videos, and if you are doing it for your business presentation, the branding can help to make your videos look even more professional. With this software, you can add your own custom logo to your videos, which you can place at the beginning and the end of your videos.

Pre-built Storyboards

To create a memorable presentation, it is very important for you to add a good story element to your presentation. Just showing a bunch of photos in your presentation cannot make it look impressive or memorable at all. You need to turn those photos into something that can form a good and memorable story throughout the presentation. You need to connect those photos with a good story in order to captivate your viewers. With Animoto, you can do it because it has the pre-built storyboards that allow you to create your own unique and personal story with your presentation.

Advanced Text Control And Custom Aspect Ratio

There are two very good features that are offered by this software, which can help you to improve the quality of your presentation significantly. With this software, you can add your own custom texts to your video presentation, and in so doing, making the presentation look even more lively. This software offers the advanced text control feature that allows you to customize your texts as much as you want, including changing the font, adjusting the text size, changing the text color, and so on. Also, it has the custom aspect ratio feature that allows you to display your presentation either in 1:1 (square) or 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.

Music And Voice-over Support

To make your slideshow even more exciting, you can also add your own music tracks into your video presentation. With Animoto, there are thousands of music tracks to choose from, which gives you lots of options to customize your slideshow videos. The music tracks are available in various categories and genres, and you can easily combine multiple tracks in one presentation to make it more unique. Aside from that, this software also supports voice-over, which allows you to add your own voice narration into the presentation, helping you to explain your ideas even better.

Conclusion

Animoto is a premium slideshow video presentation creation software that you can use for various occasions, and you can always get premium quality videos with this software. There are lots of design styles to choose from, as well as lots of ways to customize your presentation, such as by adding your own logo, adjusting your texts, adding music and voice-over, using the pre-built storyboards, and so on. This software provides the complete features that you need to make your presentation look unique and professional, so that you can communicate your ideas better to your audience. All in all, if you want to use a premium quality slideshow creation software and willing to spend a bit more money on the license fee, this is the right software to go.

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