Users can now create professional-looking Animoto videos without a video camera and share them on YouTube.
Animoto, the web application that lets users easily create personalized, professional-quality music videos from their own photos and music, today announced that users can now export their full-length Animoto videos directly to YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. Animoto uses high-end motion design and music-analyzing technology to make it easy for users to automatically produce dynamic videos, which can now be uploaded to YouTube with a click of a button.
“Animoto’s relationship with YouTube is particularly exciting since the integration will finally make uploading video content to YouTube accessible to people who only have digital photos but still want to contribute professional-looking video content to the YouTube community” said Brad Jefferson, CEO & Co-founder of Animoto. “And there’s no bigger stage to showoff your prized Animoto videos to the world than YouTube.”
To export a full-length Animoto video to YouTube, an Animoto user clicks the ‘Export to YouTube’ button below their selected video. After entering YouTube-specific descriptions and tags and clicking ‘Export,’ the video appears on YouTube a few minutes later under the user’s profile.
The integration is made possible by the new upload and write functionality released in the YouTube API today. It is one of the growing number of video sharing features found on the Animoto.com site, including the ability to email to friends, embed on social networking sites and synchronize to mobile devices like the iPhone.
The heart of Animoto is its Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology that thinks like an actual director and editor using the same sophisticated post-production skills & techniques that are used in television and film. The technology takes into account every nuance of a song — the genre, song structure, energy, rhythm, instrumentation, and vocals. No two videos are the same. Even videos generated with an identical set of images and music will each have a completely distinct set of motion design.