Animoto has just launched a cool application for the iPhone on the App Store called Animoto Videos that you can download for free.
All you need to do is select 8 to 16 photos from your iPhone’s camera roll, pick some music to play in the background and it will create an instant video (slideshow) for you of the selected photos which you can watch immediately on the iPhone or share via email with your friends and family.
I hope the name of the iPhone app did not get your hopes high, as it
is not an iPhone app like Cycorder which allows you capture videos on your iPhone.
Animoto is a web site that lets you create high-quality, personalized videos from your own images and music.
Animoto Videos brings that functionality to the iPhone.
It is very simple to use. All you need to do is select 8 to 16 photos from your iPhone’s camera
roll, arrange the order in which you want them to show up, pick some music to play in the background and it will create an instant
video (in the form of a slideshow) for you of the selected photos which you can watch immediately on the iPhone or share via email with your friends and family.
It takes a few minutes to upload the photos to their server and then create the encoded videos with all the photos.
You can checkout a sample video by following this link.
I have a few complaints about the iPhone app, it would have been nice to be able to select more than 16 photos (along with a flexibility to select less than 8) and also the ability to select a song from your iPhone’s music library rather than being restricted to select music which I haven’t heard of.
It would have also been nice to be able to access your Animoto account so you could link the videos created on your iPhone to your account. Animoto Chief Executive Brad Jefferson has told Michael Arrlington of Techcrunch that it will be fixed shortly.
Otherwise, Animoto Videos is a very well made iPhone app and is a superb way to share photos of an event with your family and friends right from your iPhone without needing a computer.
You can download Animoto Videos for free directly using this iTunes link.
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