Animoto: Turn your Images Into a Movie Trailer

Animoto is a new mashup tool that lets you create a video from your images and music. The service won’t open its public beta for another couple weeks, but we got a little sneak peek at what Animoto is all about.

The service overall could be likened to a slide show creator, but what animoto has done is incorporate a patent-pending artificial intelligence technology to offer something a bit more unique. Mimicking tools that are used by professional directors and editors, Animote will consider the images and music that you’ve submitted for the creation of a video mashup. The end result will be more like a movie trailer than a regular slideshow.

Founded by former MTV, Comedy Central and ABC studio producers, the traditional media approach to consumer applications is how the music revolution changed in recent years, and reflects how the video industry has been following suit. The main drawbacks so far include the omission of videos for its mashup service, and the lack of other editing tools, for adding captions, etc.

Others in this realm include Photobucket, Eyespot, which has recently launched a media platform for advertisers, and Fliptrack.

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