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Animoto

3 Ratings

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Animoto

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Score 9.8 out of 101

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Animoto

We use it in standard trainings for creators. We also use it for exceptions training where a certain concept is either more difficult for some creators to grasp, or too nascent yet and needs a more focused visual explanation.
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Camtasia

Camtasia is great for new users who have never edited before but need more capability than something like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. Camtasia is not as well suited for true beginners who only need to record and deliver because the interface quickly feels overwhelming. It is also not a full-featured NLE for professionals, as the media options, effects, and exporting leaves much to be desired.
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Pros

  • Makes training more engaging for our creativity students
  • Easy to use, so we can get the message of what they need to learn across without the constraints.
  • Adoption - we can create a video short of a concept we need to better clarify in literally minutes.
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  • Provides an all-in-one software for capture and editing
  • Guides users through the process of using the software for the first time
  • Allows voiceover and editing in one system without the need to export/transfer and re-time or re-edit to align the VO with the visuals
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Cons

  • Great visual tool that lets you intelligently communicate what you are seeking to explain to your audience. More features I might suggest would be anything that makes it more interactive with the viewer in real-time.
  • For the price , it is a great deal as is.
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  • Range of animations is limited.
  • Posting interactions such as polls, QA's is not available.
  • Takes time to load.
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Usability

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Camtasia8.0
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The look is slick but it doesn't favor the most frequently used tools (fades, mute audio, add text callout) over other less frequently used/unnecessary features (animations, greenscreen, etc.)
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Support

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Camtasia10.0
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They know their product and are extremely helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

Camtasia is what we used before, and we still use it for longer videos. But for training we found we needed something powerful yet much simpler to use. Animoto also is great for still shots, images, snippets of content that can be created very quickly without any heavy editing work.
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Camtasia is much easier to use, and more importantly much easier to learn. If you're needing to learn video editing quickly or are looking for a screen recording solution, Camtasia is a clear winner. While not as in-depth or feature-rich as Premiere Pro (which is a wonderful product, don't get me wrong), it has more than just the basics to give you a finished product you'll be proud of.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive as it is so simple to use, and even helps discover where a creative student would benefit far more with a more focused visual.
  • Positive as it is - seriously easy to drop in content and create a video short on any topic, in literally minutes!
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  • Positive impact: I think more faculty and staff are using Camtasia for basic things such as recordings. I also think that using Camtasia to make reference guide snippet videos for faculty to refer back to (regarding certain trainings they've attended) has also been beneficial.
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Pricing Details

Animoto

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Camtasia

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details