Hey everyone, a HUGE announcement:
As of today, you can add video clips to your Animoto videos! Watch a few sample videos and find out more here:
You will not believe how good your vids are going to look. And using video clips in your Animoto videos couldn't be easier--no need for a complex video editor! Just follow these three steps:
- Upload clips from your camera or phone (iPhone 3GS anyone??), or use some from our collection (thanks to iStockphoto and Getty Images).
- Choose your highlights. You can choose highlights of up to 10 seconds each, though we recommend using only 3-5 seconds as that works best within the flow of an Animoto video.
- Create the rest of your video as normal, and you're done.
To celebrate the launch of the video clip feature, we're holding a contest in which you can win an action-packed TRIP FOR TWO TO NEW YORK CITY! All you have to do is submit your best video. Sooooo easy. Here's the deal: each week for five weeks, we'll announce 2 finalists, and just for being a finalist you'll get a Flip Mino HD (awesome) or a VholdR ContourHD helmet camcorder (really awesome). Then at the end we'll announce the grand winner, which could be you!
For full contest details, head here:
So, you know when you've got tons of pics AND vids of your kids or some recent trip or party or whatever, and you scratch your head wondering how to share them? I think we all know the Right Answer now.
Thanks and enjoy,
The ANIMOTO Team
P.s. We don't want to upstage our video launch, but we've also just added some amazing songs to our library from Downtown Music, including tracks from hiphop legend Mos Def, indie rock favorites The Walkmen, and hot new dance/electro artist Kid Sister. You'll find them in the Featured Tracks genre--let us know what you think!