Animoto Plug-in for Apple Aperture

Apple Aperture 3

Animoto has released a free plug-in for Apple Aperture users.

Available at no charge, the plug-in lets Aperture users initiate Animoto video projects from directly within Aperture. Now, even when working in Aperture, photographers are only a few clicks away from a stunning Animoto video. -Animoto

You can download the plug-in from Animoto here.

Animoto Quickstart Plays Nice With Other Sites and Services

Animoto, the unique, automatic video creation service, has announced a new service at WPPI today, called “Quickstart,” which will allow other photo and video sites or services to integrate seamlessly with Animoto.  White House Custom Colour, ProSelect and SmugMug are some of the key partners to sign on to use the new Quickstart service, and allow their users to initiate Animoto projects from their existing photo and video assets on those sites.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Animoto Holiday Greeting Card Alternatives

Want to jazz up your Christmas cards this year and be a little greener in the process?  Animoto has a cool product for you.

They’ve got three variations of dynamic, animated holiday video greetings that can be easily shared online via email or website. In minutes, Animoto lets anyone create personalized videos – just upload your favorite photos and video clips, add personalized text, pick a song to match the mood, and Animoto takes care of the rest.

It’s not only a paperless, Earth-friendly way to send your holiday well wishes out, it’s also budget friendly – 30-second videos are free, full-length videos cost just $3, and an annual subscription is only $30; high-resolution downloads are just $5 and DVDs cost $20.

The above video took me about 10 minutes or so to make, which included importing photos from a SmugMug gallery (a very cool feature that’s integrated within Animoto).

You can see the other holiday themed videos on this page at Animoto.

The full press release below contains additional details. [Read more...]