Top 9 Video Creation Tools to Consider
by Julie Weishaar
March 5, 2023
Top 9 Video Creation Tools to Consider

Video creation is currently one of the essential content practices across every industry.

And you can easily attribute this popularity to the fact that even a two-minute video speaks more value than several blocks of text.

That’s why numerous platforms exist to help you create intuitive animations, presentations, and other multimedia content, even with zero technical understanding.

Below are nine video creation platforms to explore while fulfilling your video marketing goals.

Powtoon

Powtoon is a powerful web-based drag-and-drop video creation platform with extensive features such as direct integration with video hosting sites like YouTube and excellent character lip-sync for voiceovers.

This video creator is cloud-based and can only be accessed online.

But that doesn’t sideline the fact that it is very easy to use and has a smooth learning curve for new users.

It has a free plan with limited functionalities and storage. On the other hand, you can explore more features for $15 per month. Other pro-options are as high as $125 per month.

The video below was made using Powtoon.

Animaker

Also cloud-based, Animaker makes a list as one of the most awesome video creation platforms.

Like Powtoon, you can use the voiceover option and import new sounds to your animation, presentation, or whiteboard video.

One interesting aspect of Animaker is that users can download it as mobile software on iOS and Android.

Other features include priority rendering, API and custom reports, BG removal tool, and live animation mix.

The plans are relatively cheaper, starting from free pricing with limited functionalities and watermarks.

Paid plans start from as low as $10 to $49 per month, depending on your choice. The enterprise plan is negotiable.

I personally prefer Powtoons, and as the platforms I similar, I have not opted to purchase this platform.

Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)

Vyond is a top-video creation tool with advanced lip-syncing during voiceovers.

That means your lip movements are easily typed in and interpreted correctly, requiring few or no edits.

Other features include the ability to assign multiple roles to a single character and give inanimate objects motion.

You can also negotiate different pricing based on your needs.

The high-tier plans start from $92 monthly. Vyond’s pricing starts from $54 per month with limited functionalities.

Renderforest

Renderforest is a super advanced platform that allows you to generate awesome videos using its AI feature automatically.

Other interesting additions include a built-in logo animation maker, a music visualizer for using audio input to control characters, and mock-up video creation tools for product presentation.

Renderforest Banner Video Creator

Renderforest offers a free plan with a 3-minute video limit. Basic and pro plans start from $14.99 to $29.99 per month, while the Business plan is as high as $49.99 per month.

Below is an example of a video created with Renderforest.

Renderforest video maker

Biteable

If you’re looking for a video editing platform with various innovative, customizable templates and a large stock of royalty props, Biteable is here to the rescue.

Other features include 3D animation – unlike most other platforms that provide only 2D functionalities – and text animation to give your words a different realistic feel.

Users can directly integrate their dashboard with other video hosting sites and upload multimedia content with a single click.

Biteable’s free plan comes with limited functionality and customization access.

Paid plans start at $49 per month. The expensive $99 monthly plan comes with unlimited access and downloads.

Animatron Studio

Animatron is another professional video editing cloud-based platform with a simple-to-navigate interface.

It has a rich library of prebuilt characters, videos, and easily customizable graphics.

One nifty feature of animatron is that it offers collaboration tools that allow multiple users to work on the same project simultaneously or in real-time.

There is also the non-complex timeline editor for controlling the timing and movements of characters.

Animatron offers a free trial for new users, although it has limited editing access.

The basic plan starts from $15 monthly, while other high-tier plans range from $30 to $60 monthly.

Wideo

Wideo is a popular video creation and editing platform with over 1.5 million globally registered users.

This dev offers real-time collaboration features and a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to grab the basics even without editing knowledge.

Other functionalities to look for include HD video export quality, the drag and drug feature, and a large box of customization options.

Wideo offers a free trial with several restrictions like others on the list.

The paid plans start roughly from $59 to $199 per month. The business plan can be negotiated based on your requirements.

Animiz

If you’re looking for something much more advanced for your complex videos, then Animiz has all it takes.

This platform has several built-in assets to help you create interactive and realistic animations.

Its intriguing features include multi-track timelines, hand-drawn animations, customizable characters, dynamic camera effects including flexible rotation, and multiple file formats for export.

Animiz starts with a free plan of limited storage, around 10GB on the cloud, and SD video quality.

Paid plans are from $29 per month or $299 yearly, depending on your choice. The enterprise plan is a one-time payment of $999.

Toonly

Toonly is a video animation software embedded with voiceover features, high color contrast scheme, and a drag-and-drop option.

You can use this platform to easily create explainer videos and whiteboard animations without sketching a single character.

Although Toonly barely has any special feature, its payment model is one-time, and you don’t need to keep renewing your subscription.

The standard plan is a $ 39 lifetime payment for one user, 30 background scenes, and limited characters.

They also offer an enterprise plan with unlimited props and access for just $69.

RawShorts

Rawshorts is an AI-powered video creation platform with exciting features such as automatic scene and voiceover generation.

It also comes with collaboration tools that allow multiple users on the same project.

This platform offers basic functionalities like drag-and-drop, third-party content transfer rights, customization options, and a library of predesigned templates. However, it can only be accessed via the web.

The essential plan is $20 monthly with limited storage and 50 premium monthly exports. The Business plan starts from $30 per month.

The video below is an example of what you can create using RawShorts

Conclusion

Video creation tools make it easy for marketing, YouTubers, and even educational experts to generate and edit ready-to-use video content.

Especially with the rollout of AI features, you only need a few commands to create and export your videos directly to different sites.

When you’re ready to start your career as a video marketer, you can explore the options above and choose based on the available features, pricing and support.

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8 Comments

  1. Ryan Biddulph

    Each seems like a pretty darn powerful video maker to me. Video continues to become more important especially with the rise of ai. I feel as if more readers, clients and customers want to know that you are a human being creating the content, answering questions and doing the online work….BEFORE these folks decide to follow your blog, to hire you or to buy your products and services. I upload at least one fresh video daily across a wide range of channels online, from Tik Tok, to Twitter, to Facebook and LinkedIn and YouTube for people to see me, to gauge my take and to prove that I am a meat suit.

    Keep up the good blogging work Julie.

    Ryan

    Reply
    • Julie Weishaar

      Hi Ryan,

      For the most part, they are all powerful tools. I also agree that they can’t replace the human touch, either via blog content or “talking head” videos where readers can get an idea of who you are and know that you are human.

      Reply
    • Lisa Sicard

      Hi Julie, Wow I didn’t know they were so many. I’ve tried a view and keep going back to Canva to make my videos. I’ll have to check these out as the video content is really cranking this year! Thank you for the reviews.

      Reply
      • Julie Weishaar

        Hi Lisa,

        There are actually even more! Many of them share common features and are even similar in pricing, so it’s just a matter of choosing the one or two (or three) that work best for you.

        Reply
  2. sergio

    These are all great since most are easy to use and plenty use already AI to make things easier. Personally, I don’t have experience with these, but I have tested before Invideo. I think this one is also great for long video form creators.

    Reply
    • Julie Weishaar

      Hi Sergio,

      As you said, there are so many tools available that we have to test out different ones and choose what works best for our needs. Many of them overlap in their capabilities so it’s our job to choose which one(s) to use. We can’t use them all, right?

      Reply
  3. Anmol

    Hello there, it’s great to read your article on video creation tools. The variety of options you’ve presented in your article is impressive, and I’m sure your readers will appreciate the thorough breakdown of each tool’s features.

    Reply
    • Julie Weishaar

      Hi Anmol,

      There is no shortage of available tools for users to choose from, even more than I have outlined in this post. I have and will be posting a few more. It’s important to know the pros/cons/features/pricing/ease of use, as well as trying out the platforms before deciding which to purchase.

      Reply

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