Animoto is an online video editor that can be used to create stunning videos without having to install any software on your computer. It can be used from the comfort of any web browser. Since it is just a web app, you can use it irrespective of the platform you are using – a Windows PC, Mac or Linux computer. All you need is a good internet connection, a modern web browser like Chrome or Firefox and you are good to go.
Animoto has paid subscription plans but you can start with the basic plan for free. For starting, you have to create a new account but you can also sign-in using your Facebook account. Once you are signed in, you are presented with dozens of templates that you can choose from. You can also start with a blank project, but it saves time to pick one of the templates from a number of categories – testimonials, Valentine’s day, motivational, slide-show, teaser, Amazon promo, holiday, explainer, narrative and so on. These templates are professionally designed and can be used for business or personal use. You can even use Animoto for making videos for others for a fee.
If you do not want to use your own videos or pictures, then you can use millions of media items offered by Animoto. These videos, illustrations or pictures come from stock library and are free for Animoto users. The ratio of their dimension can be square, vertical or horizontal. You can drop them on the video timeline, add text, change font, and add music. The prepared video can be downloaded in the MP4 format.
Animoto offers many paid professional plans. The free plan puts an Animoto logo on the videos. If you want to remove this logo then you have to buy one of the subscription plans.
You can jump-start at making your own videos by visiting Animoto at https://animoto.com/.