Showing posts with label Typito. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Typito. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Stupeflix is Closing - Try These Alternatives

Stupeflix, one of my go-to video creation tools for the last eight years, is shutting down in 2018. In a message posted on their website, the Stupeflix team explains that the service is now closed to new users. Current Stupeflix users who have created accounts on the site will have until August 2018 to use the service. I wouldn't wait that long to start looking at other options.

Alternatives to Stupeflix
Sharalike is one option to consider when you want to create an audio slideshow. The concept behind Sharalike is much like the one behind Stupeflix. To create an audio slideshow on Sharalike simply import some images from your computer, your Android device or from your iPad, drag them into the sequence in which you want them to appear, and then add some music. Sharalike offers a small collection of stock music that you can use or you can upload your own music.



Adobe Spark's video creation tool seems to get more popular by the day. Some key features of Adobe Spark's web app include an integrated Creative Commons image search tool, the option to download images as JPEGs, and the option to download your videos as MP4 files. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create images, web pages, and videos with Adobe Spark in your web browser.




Animoto has stood the test of time and continues to be a fan favorite for making audio slideshow videos. Animoto offers a web app, an Android app, and an iOS app. All three apps let you quickly add music to a selection of your favorite pictures. You can upload pictures or import them from a number of social networks including Instagram.

Typito is a good tool for creating simple videos. Typito is designed for making audio slideshows like those you might have made in the old YouTube photo slideshow tool or with Animoto. Typito offers a bit more control over the editing process than Animoto does. Watch the video below to see a demonstration of Typito.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Typito - Simple, But Not Too Simple, Video Editing

Typito is a good tool for creating simple videos. Typito is designed for making audio slideshows like those you might have made in the old YouTube photo slideshow tool or with Animoto. Typito offers a bit more control over the editing process than Animoto does.

To get started on Typito you upload a picture or a video clip and then add a title for your project. After the initial file is uploaded you can upload more images and video clips. You can control how long each item is displayed in your video. Typito provides many options for placement of text over your images and videos as well as the style of the text that you use in your video. Finally, you can upload your own audio or use some of the music provided in the Typito library. Finished Typito videos can be downloaded to your computer, uploaded directly to your YouTube account, or shared via social media.

Applications for Education
Typito falls somewhere between the simplicity of Animoto and the complexity of a full-fledged video production tool. It could be a good tool for students to use for quick video projects like making book trailers or promotional videos for school events.

Typito is free to use. During your first week of use your videos will not have the Typito branding on them. After that you do have to pay to remove the Typito watermark.