9 Tools To Easily Create A Video And Animation

July 9th 2012

For the past few years, Youtube has been adding tools to help people create videos as easily as possible, and also make their videos as good as they can get. No wonder 72 hours worth of footage are now being uploaded to Youtube single minute!

And while a few years ago you had to download a bunch of software to use all of these, nowadays many of these tools live in the web and your browser, you don’t have to download anything to use them.

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of Youtube’s Create tools that will allow you to edit your videos and even create animations in a few minutes time. Here we go:

YouTube Video Editor

We will start with Youtube’s own Video Editor. It’s been in development for some time and has had some new features, and besides being available here it’s also there when you click Edit on your videos, in the Video Manager on your account.

The YouTube Video editor lets you make quick edits to your uploaded YouTube videos. You can combine multiple clips, incorporate Creative Commons footage, enhance your clips with effects, and more


WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing platform. Edit movies in your browser, with media files from any device. Combine clips with music, effects, titles, transitions, animation and more! With WeVideo, you can invite friends to co-create your story. Share movies on Social Media with one click.

We have another post coming soon about WeVideo, but in the meantime see what it can do on Youtube:

One True Media video creation and editing

This is another good video editor:

One True Media, simply powerful video creation. Robust, fast and easy video editing with real-time preview. Clip video and combine it with photos, transitions, effects, text, music and more. Edit as little or as much as you want.


Now so far it’s been mostly video editing. But there are tools too that let you create animations very quickly, with your text and all. Granted you’ll not get a Pixar movie out of it, but you get the point, it let’s you very easily and fast create an animation.

GoAnimate is a fun app that lets you make animated videos, for free, in just 10 minutes, without having to draw. You can even create your own cast of characters. There are millions of people using GoAnimate. Try it out now

Stupeflix Video Maker

Tell a story with your digital content. Mix photos, videos, maps, text, music and watch Stupeflix produce a stunning video in a few seconds. It’s easy and free to try: we give you a FREE HD 720p video when you sign up!

Xtranormal Movie Maker

Another one for making animations, a CG look this time and with some nice features like getting to choose the angle of the shot, and more.

Xtranormal lets you to turn anything you type into a fully-animated CG movie. Set up your scene, type in your script, and animate it instantly. Easily share something funny with friends, or create the next viral sensation. If you can type, you can make YouTube movies!


Vibop makes your videos shine with just a few clicks. Add an animated intro, a vintage filter, a cartoon look, a silent movie theme, and dozens of other effects. Brighten dark images and fix a shaky camera. Fun, fast, and easy, Vibop will take your memories to the next level!

Magisto – Video Editing In a Click!

We’ve blogged about this one before and it seems to come straight out of magic!

Magisto will analyze and understand your video, select the best parts and make it look amazing on YouTube!

Vlix – video effects and text

Create great videos by applying video effects and adding text. Select from a variety of effects – fix effects, time altering effects, artistic effects and fun video borders. Add opening and closing text. It’s easy and completely free.


And there you have it, no excuse whatsoever to make your own videos or animation!

Have you tried any of these? Which one is your favourite?

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