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Is This the Easiest way to Turn Photos into Videos?

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We all have tons of photos, whether they’re digital or print. What are you going to do with them all? You could throw them into some kind of video, but many of them are hard to use. All you want to do is create a “photo show”, right?

When one of our chat moderators four_ones sent me a link to this new site called Animoto, I had to check it out. You upload your photos, pick a song… and it creates the mashup for you. You can choose which photos you want. You can highlight certain photos over others.

Animoto Productions is a bunch of Techies and film/tv producers who decided to lock themselves in a room together and nerd out.

Their first release is Animoto, a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced on a widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.

The heart of Animoto is its newly developed Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology that thinks like an actual director and editor. It analyzes and combines user-selected images and music with the same sophisticated post-production skills & techniques that are used in television and film.

If you choose a free account, you can create 30 second videos. With a paid account, you get much more. Even better… you can click a button and upload your videos directly to your YouTube account! Take a look at the two quick videos I made, just playing around. It’s so easy… and fun! What a great way to capture those moments.

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