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Likelihood to Recommend

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

I think Vimeo is well-used by organizations or people interested in placing the videos within another platform (within an app, embedded in a website, etc.) rather than someone looking for a video platform for social media purposes. I would say Vimeo is a wonderful business solution rather than a personal outlet.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.3
Lead generation
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.4
Video personalization
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.9
eCommerce
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
6.0
Support for advertisements
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
6.9
Video SEO
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.8
Integration to Marketing Automation
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.6

Video Platform Integrations

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
6.2
Integration to Salesforce.com
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
5.3
Integration to Marketo
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
5.8
Integration to HubSpot
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
6.2
Integration to Eloqua
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
5.9
Integration to LMS
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.7

Video Security

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.3
Video access controls
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.2
User management
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.1
Video link sharing
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.7
Internal video
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.4
External video
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.3

Video Player

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.9
Player customization
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.5
Embedded videos
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.6
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.7
Mobile compatibility
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.8

Video Analytics

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.1
A/B testing
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
6.6
Streaming quality reports
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.7
Per viewer tracking
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.3
Per video tracking
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.3
Video analytics dashboard
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.8

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.0
On-Demand video
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.7
Live streaming
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.4
Impact of streaming on network
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.2
Video upload & format support
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
7.9
Video library / File management
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.6
Video portal
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.0

Video Engagement

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
6.9
Audience polling
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
5.2
Audience Q&A / Live chat
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
6.6
Video comments
CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.9

Pros

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

  • Image and Branding - Vimeo has always had an edge on design and branding versus its competitors like YouTube. Using Vimeo as a content delivery platform gives the appearance of being luxurious and having a high-end product.
  • Video Configuration - I've used YouTube through multiple iterations of their video management and configuration options, and Vimeo has continued to beat it hands down, both in ease of use and robustness. I can easily organize my Vimeo videos into tags and playlists while I still struggle with YouTube, where it is quite laborious.
  • User Interaction - Vimeo allows you to capture user email addresses for email lists with ease, something its competitors have not figured out yet. You can easily split your video into chapters and hyperlink from within the video to other areas, features which competitors like YouTube have in some form but not nearly as easy to use or well-implemented as Vimeo.
  • Video Analytics - Vimeo has a full-featured analytics suite that helps content creators understand user interaction and engagement with their videos.
  • Versioning and Collaboration - Vimeo has workflows for video history and for collaboration where you can have a content creator upload a video which enters a pipeline for an editor to approve. I have not used these workflows, but it's pretty cool that they have implemented features like this.
  • Custom Micro-Sites - I have only ever embedded Vimeo videos in websites that I've created, or sent them as links to clients, but I have seen well-designed micro-sites for content creators built using Vimeo. Overall, Vimeo does design and branding very well. Their micro-sites look much better, visually speaking, than competitors like YouTube whose equivalent feature, the YouTube Channel, just seems dry in comparison.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

  • The Vimeo videos do not appear on search engine results, it would be better if search engines can find them.
  • The search option can be made better. Looking up for old videos are a hassle sometimes.
  • Can have CC autogeneration option, it would be better.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

CrazyTalk Animator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vimeo

Vimeo 8.3
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

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

In higher ed we have a couple of options that integrate directly with our LMS (Blackboard/Canvas) that are comparable. Kaltura is outstanding but it's very expensive whereas I've found Viddler(and YouTube) to be much more simplistic. I've worked with other tools that want to charge based on the number of views or how much bandwidth you demand but I have always found that to be erratic. For budgeting purposes, I prefer to you just a sent annual fee like Vimeo.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

  • We have seen a very good ROI on all of our weekly videos as it provides really good analytics.
  • Because Vimeo is reliable there has been very little to no troubleshooting or issues with video playback. That means our customers don't leave the video when
  • Our website is a destination for people to view our videos, so on the negative side, Vimeo doesn't have the user base to have our content organically discovered.
Jon Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CrazyTalk Animator

General

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

Vimeo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrazyTalk Animator
9.1
Vimeo
8.1

Usability

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
9.0

Support Rating

CrazyTalk Animator
Vimeo
8.3

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