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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

This is a difficult question to answer. This software can be used for a hobbyist or professionals alike. On one hand, you can make fun, simple animations for things like YouTube or Facebook. However, on the other hand, you can use this tool for professional looking animations that can be used in marketing, presentations, etc.I am someone who uses the program for both - as a hobbyist and also professionally. The first time I took it upon myself to make an animation for something job-related, it impressed my colleagues so much that they bought the company their own copy of the software and encouraged me to make more. There have been numerous times where I have used the program to entice new clients. I would even take it a step further by using a potential client's logo or CEO as a character in the animation.In 2015, CrazyTalk Animator (CTA) has even helped me land a new job. I had been laid off and was out of work for a few months. I saw a job opening I was interested but had learned that the position had literally hundreds of potential applicants. Basically, I created a video using CTA of me performing the job as if I already had been offered it. I even included the company logo. In the video, I made an animation explaining why it was a good idea to hire the company. Once I finished the video I included it along with my resume. To make a long story short, I got the job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

If you're a small company with one or two employees, I'm sure that Vimeo is great. When it comes to larger organizations and teams, they clearly are treating such customers stepmotherly. You need a basic account in order to be an admin on a Pro-plan team, but you only get basic support (3 days wait). The teams function is riddled with bugs and affects the whole experience. In this case, I would not recommend Vimeo at all.
Michael Kazarnowicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.1
Lead generation
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.6
Video personalization
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.1
eCommerce
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
4.4
Support for advertisements
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
4.9
Video SEO
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.8
Integration to Marketing Automation
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
5.8

Video Platform Integrations

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.1
Integration to Salesforce.com
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
5.5
Integration to Marketo
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
5.8
Integration to HubSpot
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.1
Integration to Eloqua
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.0
Integration to LMS
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.2

Video Security

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.1
Video access controls
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.4
User management
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.3
Video link sharing
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.8
Internal video
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.7
External video
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.1

Video Player

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.1
Player customization
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.5
Embedded videos
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.8
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.9
Mobile compatibility
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.1

Video Analytics

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
5.5
A/B testing
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
2.4
Streaming quality reports
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
3.9
Per viewer tracking
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.5
Per video tracking
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.0
Video analytics dashboard
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.8

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.0
On-Demand video
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.8
Live streaming
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.5
Impact of streaming on network
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.4
Video upload & format support
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.8
Video library / File management
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
6.8
Video portal
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.5

Video Engagement

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
4.3
Audience polling
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
1.6
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
3.9
Video comments
Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
7.3

Pros

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

  • The main pro of the entire program is that it makes animation incredibly simple. You are not required to even know how to draw. Once you grasp the gist of the software it is extremely simple to use.
  • Another great aspect of CTA is the online community. There are a vast amount of online tutorials and an online forum for anyone who has questions. They even provide a content store in which users can sell their own content to other users.
  • A recent update has allowed Photoshop integration. This allows even more customization of aspects of the animation you are working with.
  • A characters mouth movements are automatically synced with voiceover audio. I felt this gave me one less thing to animate and has saved me time on more than one occasion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone.
  • Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding.
  • As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

  • Other products made by this company (Namely their 3D animation software) have a character creator. I would love to see something like this with CTA.
  • I would like to see a bigger integration with social media. Having the ability to live broadcast a CTA character in real-time (like mo-cap) would be amazing. If this were a possibility you could live stream a video chat or Facebook live portrayed as your CTA character.
  • Allow more in-depth settings for exporting media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service.
  • "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo.
  • Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
Jeannette Saysomvang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vimeo

Vimeo 8.0
Based on 15 answers
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

CTA was a program that got me interested in 2D animation. After about a year of using the software, I began looking for other similar products. I had come across a program called Toon Boom. This was another 2D software somewhat similar to CTA. Toon Boom is a fantastic program however the price was higher than CTA. Aside from that, learning how to use Toon Boom had a much higher learning curve. Eventually, I purchased Toon Boom and learned the program. It is definitely a powerful 2D animation platform however I always seemed to bring myself back to CTA. I felt CTA was much more simple to use. It was also easy enough for other people to contribute to my animation projects. Having to reteach my coworkers another program was not going to work for us. Not being solely responsible for animations is a huge relief.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

  • Since my company discovered that I was an animator, they are constantly wanting me to make videos. If the company were to outsource someone to create animations like the ones I am creating, they would be extremely pricey. CTA was only a one-time purchase. I have even trained several other employees of the company how to use the software. That way, if I ever exit the company they can continue to create marketing animations without me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth.
  • The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing.
  • The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster.
  • NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

General

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

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Vimeo

General

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

Vimeo Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$121
Pro$201
Business$501
Premium$751
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
9.1
Vimeo
6.5

Usability

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
9.0

Support Rating

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)
Vimeo
8.0

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