Of all slideshow makers, Rocketium is the best Animoto alternative

Animoto

Animoto is an online platform that turns your photos and video clips into video slideshows for any occasion.

Rocketium

Rocketium is a DIY slideshow maker that lets you upload photos and video clips, add text, and convert them to video slideshows.


Media Library

Animoto has a stock collection of millions of images thanks to an integration between Animoto and Getty Images. Animoto also lets you pick a soundtrack from a pool of copyright free music tracks.
Rocketium partners up with Shutterstock, Pexel, Pixabay, and Storyblocks to deliver millions of royalty-free images and video clips. An integration with Audiohero ensures you can browse thousands of soundtracks for background music.

Styling Options

Animoto has a limited set of video templates to choose from. After selecting a style, you can replace the video content with your own and publish a professional looking slideshow.
Rocketium lets you explore over 500 design themes, video templates, layout styles, and animations. You can pick any template and add your images or video clips to make a video slideshow.

Customization

Animoto's video editor is heavily template-dependant and has very few customization options. You can access only a limited number of fonts and colors.
Rocketium lets you customize the fonts, background music, aspect ratio, timing, and color palette. This includes the colors of text, animations, and the scene background.

Multiple Languages

Animoto lets you add captions in most languages spoken all over the world. However, you can not create the same video in multiple languages.
On Rocketium, you can make video slideshows in over 200 languages. The built-in translate option lets you translate a video into multiple languages.


Article-to-video Maker

To make a video from an existing article, you need to individually copy-paste the content of the blog post into each scene as captions in Animoto's video editor.
Rocketium has a built-in article-to-video converter. With a single click, your article is automatically imported and converted to a video slideshow.

Branding Options

On Animoto, you can upload your brand's logo as a video watermark. You can also change the colors of the text and pick a palette that matches your brand.
Rocketium lets you make branded videos by uploading your own brand assets – logo, colors, intros, outros, animations, and graphics.

Social Sharing

Through Animoto, you can share your videos to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
After you make a video on Rocketium, you can directly upload it to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

Teams

Animoto does not allow you to collaborate and work together on projects. Each subscription is limited to one user only.
On Rocketium, you can collaborate in teams by inviting colleagues via emails or Slack to view, edit, and comment on your videos.

Customer Support

If you run into any issues while using Animoto, you can check out their online docs, or write an email to the customer support.
While using Rocketium, you can have a live chat with a dedicated support team or reach out to the team via email and phone.


Pricing Tiers

Animoto has a 14 day free trial with limited features. However, once your trial ends, you HAVE to upgrade to the monthly or annual subscription. The tiers are $9, $65, and $94 per month.
Rocketium is free forever. To make more videos, and remove the watermark, you can choose to opt for a monthly or an annual subscription.

Video Templates

$9: Only 12 preset templates
$65: Only 50 templates
$94: Only 50 templates
You can use all the 300+ templates, themes, and design layouts, irrespective of the plan you're on.

Font Collection

$9: Only 3 font choices
$65: Only 40 font choices
$94: Only 40 font choices
Rocketium lets you select any font from the collection of 150+ fonts, irrespective of the plan you're on.


Pricing

Animoto does not offer any video automation or API services.
Rocketium's video automation solution starts at $3/video, and then the price per video reduces as you scale the number of videos created.

White-label Options

Animoto does not offer any white-label solutions.
Rocketium's video editor can be integrated inside your product, allowing your users to make videos without leaving your platform. Read more about Rocketium's white-label solution.

Form to Video

Animoto does not offer any form-to-video solutions.
Rocketium's video APIs are built in a way where you can make videos based on the responses of forms and surveys. Read more about form to video.

Spreadsheet to Video

Animoto does not offer any spreadsheet-to-video solutions.
Rocketium gives you custom-made scripts and macros that can be used to make videos from a spreadsheet. Read more about spreadsheet to video.