Video to Go

Posted: April 17, 2012 in iOS

by Nancy Linger

This week I worked with both Animoto and Magisto to create videos 20-30 seconds in length.

Magisto offers a iphone app and online version for free.  It is quite simple.  You upload video files, you add your own video title, and you can select from an assortment of soundtracks.or upload your own audio file.  When the video is finished, you’ll receive an email.  Magisto creates the video from your uploads.  The good news is it is simple and effortless.  If you want more control, then another tool may be a better option.

When you upload a short video, you’ll be asked to upload more videos as magisto grabs clips from the video and only uses a portion of the actual video.  Long videos will allow many scene clips.  You can upload up to 16 videos (600 MB) or up to 15 minutes of video.

offers a similar product with a bit more control and offers an iphone app as well. It has multiple pricing levels, but I used the Lite version which is free.  It allows up to a 30-second video and requires no credit card.  In addition to uploading videos, you can upload images and add text.  You can apply a spotlight, rotate, and even sequence your videos, images, and text.  Animoto will publish the final version for you and add effects.  You can edit the order and images and republish.


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