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Video is a great way to engage and catch people's attention. You don’t need a degree and expensive editing software to get started - the internet is full of online tools and apps that make videos a snap! Here I’ve listed some of my the best that are available on desktop and/or mobile device - all with free plans. If you are looking for additional resources I’ve got listings for free stock photos or clips to add to your videos.
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Here are some of the best free tools for creating video for your #socialmedia or #marketing needs
Note: I am evaluating the FREE versions of these tools, so just because some feature isn’t included doesn’t mean it’s not available on a paid plan. I will do my best to keep this post up-to-date with new tools and changes to existing tools, so if you find something here that doesn’t match up to what the software company is offering please let me know!
Ever seen people promote or share their podcast with a “video” that is an image with audio and a waveform on it? Headliner is the app that does that! It also has an article to video feature similar to Lumen5.
Another great thing to note: if you are a non-profit organization, you can apply to get Headliner Pro for free!
Download 1080p videos even on the free plan
Create 10 un-watermarked videos per month
Automatic transcription for any audio that you include in your video
Complimentary 1:1 30min training sessions for new users
Integrates with Google Drive and Dropbox
Video editor functions like a traditional editing suite, so video newbies might find this confusing
Animoto is one of the best online video creation tools I’ve ever used, mainly for it’s easy user interface and variety of video templates. If you need access to the paid features you can get a free trial for 14 days, so make sure you have your videos planned out and dedicated time to make them before the trial runs out!
Has a mobile app
Download 1080p resolution
Record audio directly in the video editor
Add logo intro/outro with a custom message
Add CTA button at the end of the video (only works when you embed from Animoto)
Can embed or download videos, or share to all major social media & blogging sites
The free trial puts an Animoto watermark in the top left corner and bottom right corner
No 9:16 template options for vertical story videos
What it looks like in action:
Note: this was made with the paid version of Lumen5 so watermark is missing.
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