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Animotica Review

  • Windows
  • Free
  • age 5+

About Animotica - Video Editor & Movie Maker

Animotica Video Editor is an easy to use kids video editor, movie maker and slideshow video maker for Windows 10. Animotica is free to download for Windows and available as a desktop app. It is best suited for children 5+.

This video editing for kids app encompasses all the traditional tools you would expect from a high-quality piece of Video Editing software such as video trim, split, combine video and photos, add music, add voiceovers, scale, rotate, colour adjustment and so much more. Animotica is free but has some restrictions on the video content and presentation. A full purchase gives the user access to all of the features the software has to offer.  Animotica is free from in-app adverts and is suitable for all age groups with a PEGI 3 rating (3 and upwards). This video editing app is available in several different languages and available to download for Windows devices. Animotica is one of the best animation apps recommended by the Educational App Store.

Teacher Review

At the time of this Animotica review once the app has been downloaded user is shown a delightful, exciting opening screen that gives a welcome tour of the software. This can be skipped, but as a first time user, we recommend that you watch this informative slideshow.

What we love about Animotica  

  • A grid system for accuracy
  • The ability to change the videos resolution and aspect whilst editing
  • Colour effects; There is a stunning range of effects that can be added to the video/Photo such as greyscale, sepia, mirror effects, glitch effects, collages effects and more. There are over 40 special effects and transitions.
  • Stickers: There are several sticker sets to choose from to further enhance your videos.

Once a video has been created, edited and fining tuned it can be saved or uploaded to your chosen platform within minutes.

What is Animotica?

After completing an Animotica review we found this video editing for kids app has a lot of great features. The ‘Home’ dashboard displays several options including ‘Settings’ in the top left providing support along with Privacy Settings. Other options include:

  • Video file conversion for software compatibility.
  • Effect and Adjustments
  • Mute Video
  • Add text, stickers or a logo
  • Convert a video to MP3
  • Video trimming
  • Video Stabilization
  • Adding Background Music
  • Changing the speed of the video

How much does Animotica cost?

Animotica is free but has some restrictions on the video content and presentation. A full purchase gives the user access to all of the features the software has to offer. There is a one-time cost for the full version of $6.99 per-user. Animotica does not offer a free trial. 

How do you use Animotica?

After finishing our Animotica review we found that yes, this video editing for kids app is easy to use. To create a new video press the ‘New Project’ button. Here the user has the option of starting with a fresh project, editing a video, creating a slideshow or rotating a video. We love the simple layout of the interface and how easy it is to navigate with clear and colour buttons. Because of the ease of use, Animotica is one of the best movie making apps for kids and a great video editor for schools and school use. 

Once a project title has been entered the user is given various options for the video aspect ratio such as widescreen for YouTube and the like and reduced aspects for other social media outputs such as Instagram Stories, Snapchat, Facebook etc. A chosen area can be designated to where the file is saved.

From here the user can add videos or photo clips. Once again the selection is vast. Users can choose a video or photo form their library, a colour screen insert, an animation GIF or take a video/photo live (please note that the software will require access to your devise camera).

Once the chosen media has been uploaded/created the media is shown on a timeline with the video displayed in real-time at the top. Each piece of content can be edited, deleted or moved along the timeline. Further options can be seen at the bottom of the dashboard, these include:

  • Splitting the video/Photo
  • Editing the duration
  • Editing the video/Photo to fit
  • Rotating the video/Photo
  • Transforming the video/Photo
  • Setting a background
  • Adding motion to the video/Photo
  • Adding an effect to the video/Photo
  • Adjusting the video/Photo
  • Duplicating the video/Photo
  • Deleting the video/Photo

All of these features are incredibly easy to use and the interface is uncluttered and smooth making it an ideal video maker app for kids.

Describing all of the features would take some time so we will focus on two:

Adding motion to the video/Photo: Here the user can add a number of wonderful motions to the video/Photo to enhance its presentation. These can be from a starting point to a finishing point, such as a small rotating photo enlarging as it gets closer to the screen. Often software this is very complicated for the user to use but the simple menu systems make it a pleasure to use. Splitting the video/Photo allows the users to separate the video/Photo into sections where another video/Photo can be added in between. If you are looking for videos for kids, YouTube Kids cover their entertainment till age 10.

Our overall Animotica rating

After doing a full Animotica review we believe it is a stunning piece of video/photo editing software that is very easy to use with endless features and options and one of the best video apps for kids. A video can be created within minutes for use with advertising, social media campaigns, short movies, business promotions and just pure fun! Our overall impression after doing an Animotica review was that we were impressed by the number of different video formats that software offered along with an array of wonderful filters and effects.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Windows

Price

Free

Skills

Communication Skills
Creative Development
Tech Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Mixilab‬

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Publisher's Description

Just to try this Video Editor to understand how to easily create own video clip, movie or slideshow for YouTube or Instagram. Animotica is an easiest and best video editor for beginner YouTube and Instagram vloggers. Create marvelous videos, share personal moments and explore the video world. Make your ideas stand out on social media. Operate with various options not only for YouTube and Instagram but other Social networking websites.

Animotica is an Easy-To-Use Video Editor, Movie Maker and Slideshow Video Maker for Windows 10. With this app you can easily join, split, trim and combine video and photo, add music, add voiceover, add transitions, scale, rotate video, adjust color and image, apply Chroma Key effect, add animated titles and captions, stickers, custom logo with amazing animations, apply Blur Background for video, make slow or fast video, make square video for Instagram or vertical video for Instagram Stories and IGTV and more.

 

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