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Likelihood to Recommend

Animoto

Animoto is great for small to mid-sized business looking for control over their own video marketing. Allows someone with initiative and "scrapbooking mentality" to create professional-looking videos with ease. If you have even the smallest of marketing budgets, Animoto is perhaps the most worthwhile investment--that is, if you're able to get decent photographs or video clips to build from.
Mitchell Terpstra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

By far Frame is the best video review service out there mainly due to how easy it is to introduce to new users, including on the client side. There is not much instruction required in order to share and edit with a client and ask them to start providing feedback - the system is designed to invite users to give notes and that alone is worth the money.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Animoto
Frame.io
7.3
Task Management
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Mobile Access
Animoto
Frame.io
7.0
Search
Animoto
Frame.io
7.0

Communication

Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Chat
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Notifications
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0

File Sharing & Management

Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Versioning
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Video files
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Audio files
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Access control
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Advanced security features
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0
Device sync
Animoto
Frame.io
8.0

Pros

Animoto

  • Online editor, no download required.
  • Music library to add sound to your video.
  • User friendly tools in the interface.
Allison Chaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

  • Frame.io provides an intuitive interface for clients to leave detailed feedback on videos they've hired us to produce. Users can leave public or private comments and start and stop on whichever video frames they choose. Users can draw on a frame using a non-destructive marker to make specific feedback (e.g. I don't like that this window is overexposed and is distracting me from looking at the interview). This allows for making nuanced critiques that are otherwise difficult to convey without using screengrabs or long email threads.
  • Frame.io is easy to learn. If a user is new to the application, the software determines this and a short tutorial video pops up and teaches the new user how to interact with the application. It does this without taking the user to a new page and risk confusing a client. The software is simple to use and I never have issues with uninformed or flustered clients because of it.
  • Frame.io makes sharing simple. Producers can send review links within the application or copy and paste the link into an email, whichever their preference. Users can also create live presentations to walk clients through a video as well. I've not used this feature extensively, so I'm unsure of how well it works, but the option is available.
  • Frame.io interacts with video editing software (i.e. After Effects, Premiere Pro) using a plug-in. Before applications like Frame.io, we had to reference emails with timecodes and then decipher what the client is asking to have changed. It was cryptic, and feels archaic in hindsight. Now, the integration between the application and our software is seamless. I can revisit feedback by clicking on a comment in the review window, and it takes me to the exact point of criticism in the timeline. It's so easy to use and saves so much time.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Animoto

  • 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.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

  • Frame.io's permissions aren't great. Each individual project has its own permissions and there is no way to set a general admin permissions to team members thus allowing them to be added to every project.
  • Frame.io sometimes has issues for our clients where they cannot add edits or where their film does not load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Animoto

No score
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Frame.io

Frame.io 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used other video review systems, Frame was the only one I didn't question how they allowed you to review - I just started reviewing. It's that simple. It's easy to set up projects, invite collaborators, and then provide a final cut for download. It's naturally built for the kind of work that TV/Film & video production companies do.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Animoto

Animoto 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We haven't actually needed much support so that in itself says a lot about the software. It was easy to use and had great tool tips that guide you through the tool so you don't even need to reach out to support. There are help files that are there when needed, and some of these are helpful to us as well because again, we didn't have to reach out and wait for support.
Allison Chaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

Frame.io 8.7
Based on 2 answers
I've only reached out to Frame.io a few times but they responded quickly and offered achievable solutions. The fact that I haven't had to reach out to them more is proof that the platform is easy to use, reliable, and can run on its own. The only issues we have had were related to uploading issues on our end.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Animoto

We had invested in making our own videos using YouTube, and even Camtasia. But they were still us interpreting on behalf of our audience which took forever. Once we found Animoto, it was so much easier to upload the pics our audience would send us. From there we had a 100% positive response, that we had indeed captured what they were trying to say.
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

We used to use Dropbox as our main point of uploading and holding videos, but it was such a hassle because our edits came separately. It was almost just used as storage, and we had to have a separate email(s) with all of the edits coming from different departments. With Frame.io, the upload takes less time, people can add comments directly on the videos, AND the fact that you can upload new versions and literally use the same link is a total game-changer.
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Animoto

  • Hundreds of thousands of views for our brand clients on social..
  • Great attention-grabber and ambiance setter when played on large screens at expos/tradeshows.
  • Generated increased sales for a number of snack clients.
Mitchell Terpstra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

  • Frame.io has cut review time in half for us. When compared to the olden days of email threads for video review, I'll never want to go back. This is a huge time saver.
  • Frame.io gives a high sense of professionalism. I've had multiple clients express their delight with the application. It helps our feedback process, but also keeps our clients happy.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Animoto

General

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

Animoto Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Professional$29.001
Team$79.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Frame.io

General

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

Frame.io Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree1
Pro$152
Team$252
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. For up to 2 users
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Animoto
9.0
Frame.io
8.4

Usability

Animoto
Frame.io
10.0

Support Rating

Animoto
9.0
Frame.io
8.7

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