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Animoto

3 Ratings

ilos

2 Ratings

Animoto

3 Ratings
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Score 9.8 out of 101

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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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ilos

ilos is great for a larger group looking for an easy to learn capture system and platform all combined together. Because it lets you record, edit, and share there is no reason to learn one or two software for capture and editing, and another for sharing. ilos is not targeted at intermediate or advanced users, so the ability to manipulate your content - specifically when editing, is very limiting to more experienced users.
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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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  • Desktop capture is simple even for first-time users
  • Editing capabilities and focused on only the most common features, avoiding overwhelm or confusion
  • Sharing inside Canvas is simple and intuitive
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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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  • Features are often rolled out before they are fully baked
  • Communication of changes can be limited and frustrating
  • Not all changes feel like improvements, much less necessary
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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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It was a tough call to choose ilos over Kaltura, but the more limited features made ilos seem more approachable for novice users. Price was also far lower because of the limited focus of ilos. Kaltura did offer more tools for marketing/public purposes - such as streaming, capture integration, and video portals - but none of those are necessary for us.
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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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  • Makes sharing content with students easier for faculty - so they actually make and share videos more than before
  • Students don't have issues viewing, even on limited bandwidth
  • Because you can make a video wherever and whenever you want, creation has increased
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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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ilos

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