10 best online video creators
In recent weeks I´ve tried to show you how useful is the video format to promote yourself on internet and I spoke about creating a youtube account plus mentioning the keys to video marketing online. This week I’d like to show you different video editors (both offline and online) in order to make you editing your own files.
I want to push you beyond your limits… I want you to prepare and edit your videos by choosing the tool that best suits you. Local tool or online platform.
It is important to know that there are significant differences between the free tools and paid editors, so think first about your needs. Some editors are simple and others more complex, but finding your goal, practicing and achieving some knowledge dictate the outcome.
Let us begin?
Yes, you read that right: Mobsyte. We also have our own video platform. It is an editor that compounds pieces of 40 seconds starting from 3 images of your vault. You can highlight them or implement transitions and animations. Mobsyte video editor works great to do an initial video when you need to present a product or service.
To create a video in Pixorial you can upload pictures and raw video footage, then organize that media into the sequence in which you want it to appear. You can insert transitions between elements by selecting them from the transitions gallery. If you would like to add a soundtrack to your production you can select one from the Pixorial gallery or upload your own audio files. Pixorial also makes it easy to add text to each picture or video that you upload. Just click on “overlay text” in the video editor when you’re viewing the element that you want to add text to. Pixorial offers a free plan to educators. The educators’ plan provides 30GB of free storage. Pixorial offers Android and iOS apps too.
Stupeflix is a web application to make awesome videos in a few clicks. Select a theme, pick photos, videos, music, add text, and you’re done! You can import photos, videos from your computer, or from the web. You can use photos from your Facebook, Dropbox, Picasa or Flickr accounts. You can even use your webcam to record on the spot! Add a soundtrack by uploading a song or choosing one from our library. You can also add a voice-over file, or use our computer voices that will read your text. Then tell your story with text slides, and captions on top of photos and videos.
WeVideo is a collaborative online video creation tool. In the video editor you can upload your own media clips or use stock media clips to produce your video. The video editor provides tools for trimming the length of display and or sound of each element you add to your video project. What makes WeVideo collaborative is that you can invite other people to create and edit with you. The WeVideo Google Drive app allows you to save all of your video projects in your Google Drive account. WeVideo also offers an Android app that students can use to capture images and video footage to add to their projects.
This is a nice service for creating explanatory videos through a drag and drop process. The videos that you create feature digital paper cut-outs on a colorful background. Think of PowToon as an online tool for creating videos in the style made popular by Common Craft. PowToon provides drawings of people and objects that you can arrange on blank canvas. After adding your narration to the arrangement you can publish your video. PowToon’s free version limits your videos to 45 seconds.
The Videolean platform works great as a video lab where you first select a template, then customize texts, images and music. Preview results and finally choose between a low resolution format or a HD one to share on YouTube. The strong point of a video platform like Videolean is that you can get a quick, inspiring and intuitive format.
Wideo is a service that allows anyone to create animated videos and Common Craft-style videos online. You can create an animated video on Wideo by dragging and dropping elements into place in the Wideo editor then setting the sequence of animations. Each element can be re-used as many times as you like and the timing of the animation of each image can individually adjusted. Wideo’s stock elements include text, cartoons, and drawings. You can also upload your own images and audio files to use in your videos.
Animoto is an array of flexible tools. Add some image captions and title cards to narrate your video, and spotlight them for more emphasis. Add typography, and Animoto will animate anything you write before. The engine analyzes your imagery and music to make just the right production.
It allows users to develop both narrative videos, in which characters speak with lip-sync and move around, and video presentations, in which a voice-over narrator speaks over images and props, which may also move around. The service is provided on a freemium basis to consumers and has multiple subscription levels available for businesses. GoAnimate provides users with drag-and-drop tools that the company’s website indicates can be used to access thousands of character models, backdrops, and other assets to create scenario-based videos.
Magisto analyzes unedited videos and identifies the most interesting parts. The system recognizes faces, animals, landscapes, action sequences, movements and other interesting content within the video, as well as analyzes speech and audio. These scenes are then edited together, along with music and effects, into share-worthy clips.
So, these are 10 ways to create your video, animate it and promote it.
Do not hesitate to share your experience and let us know your preferred one!