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SmugMug and Animoto, sitting in a tree…

October 22, 2009

One of my all-time favorite services, Animoto, has teamed up with SmugMug to make truly epic professional quality videos from both your stills and your video clips.  I’ve wanted this partnership since 2007, but Animoto’s had their hands full dealing with explosive growth, so it took us a little longer to sit in that tree together than we thought.

We had my good friend, Robert Scoble, over last night to demo for him, and you can see the video below (or click here to view it on blip.tv):

The really great thing about this is that it’s totally full-circle and tightly integrated.  Find your favorite photos on SmugMug, send them over to Animoto right from SmugMug’s interface (look in the ‘Buy’ button), make a video on Animoto, and then export the video straight back to SmugMug.

It’s awesome, our customers love it, our customers’ customers love it, and I know you will to!

  1. October 22, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Nice, very nice. As an all access animoto user and Pro SM user I think this will really be a great marriage

  2. October 26, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    The watermark issue is a showstopper for me at the moment. When fixed, this could be awesome…

  3. October 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    OMG!!! I think this may be the killer app for me for the next decade…must research this week…

  4. November 15, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Hey wicked photos! Gotta love moden architecture sometimes.

  5. November 30, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Can't wait to try out animoto. It looks very interesting.

  6. December 3, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I played with it, but there's some stuff that keeps me from deploying it. One of the biggest factors is the video quality. There's a noticable quality drop when it is in SM vs Animoto. The other big factor for me is the ability to simply select photos from SM and send them to Animoto. My most recent gallery had 599 public photos/videos. The gallery actually contains 1300+. Imagine having to cull that all over again. Once these two areas are streamlined, I can start to make Animoto videos by the hundreds. Then SM will have to give me a way to sell them. :D

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