We're always testing out new web apps. Today we tested the lite (free) version of Animoto. Here's our take on it.
Lite Account Limits:
There is a limited library of pre-designed templates. Most importantly, clip duration is limited to 30 seconds...which means you need to keep it brief.
Story Telling Features:
You can upload your photos and videos and add text "slides" to help tell your story.
Be Social:Our favorite feature is the ability to auto publish on YouTube. After that, export and download the MP4 file and upload to Facebook and Google+.
Here's what we came up with. Not bad for less than an hour worth of effort. Domo arigato Mr. Animoto...
Note: Video has soundtrack, turn down speakers.
If you are looking for a free and simple way to create a video, give Animoto Lite a spin.