Animoto Photo Slideshows

Admittedly, without seeing the results of the new slideshow automation site animoto.com I had doubts. Check out the 30 second clip I generated above with a few shots from my Cambodia pics that I recently started editing. Impressive.

The site is well integrated with YouTube and other social networking site for both pulling source photos and sharing finished videos. In fact, everything about the user interface is very smooth.

It looks like they have some number of sophisticated photo effects that are randomly used to create intense presentations. Definitely a cut above the normal slideshow.

Couple thoughts. First, preview 30 second clips are free and full length videos cost $3 with no further restrictions. Well, maybe Google or Yahoo! will buy them someday and make it free, like it should be. Secondly, though not currently available the site is promising what I think are iPod and DVD resolutions. Thats good. The only way I would pay is if I can access DVD resolution. Can’t wait to see how this start up progresses.