two online tools for easy video creation
I have been testing various methods of creating short slideshow videos for clients and have narrowed the list down to two strong contenders; Stupeflix and Animoto. I created the first video below for North Creek Dental Care of Everett, WA using Stupeflix Video. It was fairly simple to create once I uploaded the images. They currently have templates to choose from and a decent library of licensed music. You can add title slides and text to each picture and edit slide duration. You cannot add voice narration at this time but you can add your own soundtrack so it would not be too difficult to create a track and upload it. Once your video has been rendered you can download it (each account gets one free 720p download) or very easily send it to YouTube and Facebook.
The next video was created with Animoto. Their free account allows you to create videos up to 30 seconds long. This short test video shows some home footage. Animoto has more templates to choose from and slightly more appealing text slides but is otherwise very similar to Stupeflix.
Let me know what you think and if you know of any other tools that are just as easy to use that produce similar professional looking results.