Creating a Startup Video Presentation that Rocks and Doesn't Cost a Fortune

March 29th, 2016

Marketing / Wiki // Zee

Video presentations are becoming a standard way for startups to promote their business and to explain how their ideas work. However, a professional video might cost an arm and a leg, so we have assembled a list of applications that are affordable even on a shoe-string budget. 

PowToon

"Bring awesomeness to your presentations" is their slogan. PowToon is an easy-to-use presentation-like video creation platform that helps to describe your idea. 

Price: Basic edition is free, pro goes for $89/month, and the business edition is $197/month.

Visit the website: www.powtoon.com

Animoto

To create your video, pick a style and song from available on the website. Customize the video using photos, videos, and text, and show it to the world to stimulate brand awareness or whatever else you're wanting to share with everyone! 

Price: starts at $8/month (if paid annually) for the basic edition. 

Visit the website: animoto.com

Vidra

Add art and record your own voice to tell the story. Vidra gives you the ability to choose from thousands of pictograms and upload your own SVGs (in case you didn't find what you need). You can also add drawings and annotations to your presentation and upload it to YouTube within a very short time due to the easiness of creation and tools available. 

Price: the standard app is free, but offers in-app purchases ($5.99). 

Get the app: itunes.apple.com/app/vidra/id879072229

Adobe Voice

Similar to Vidra, Adobe Voice allows to create your own presentation using your iPhone or iPad. Pick from 25,000+ iconic images, tell the story in your own voice and words, and enjoy the end product in mere minutes!

Price: the standard app is free, but offers in-app purchases ($1.99 for creative cloud storage). 

Get the app: itunes.apple.com/app/id852555131

Shakr

All you need for Shakr Video Editor is your web browser. Choose a video design, drag and drop your photos and video clips, and customize the text. Once you're done, you get the e-mail notification when your video is ready (which is in a few minutes). 

Price: get your first video for free if you access the website from Product Hunt. Otherwise, the price is no more than $100.

Visit the website: www.shakr.com

Vee

This app has been featured in the App Store Best of 2015. Easy to use, able to create 4K videos as well as slow-mo and time-lapse ones. Other useful options include soundtrack (pick a song from your iTunes library, AudioCopy, AudioShare or other third party services), stabilizer (that helps to shoot a video that makes sure your viewers don't get dizzy), and many other.

Price: $1.99 (additional in-app purchases include Cinema Pack and Cities Pack for $.99 each)

Get the app: itunes.apple.com/us/app/vee-for-video/id994113588

RawShorts

Simple as 1-2-3. Select a video template, upload your media and customize, and export your video to share. A truly DIY platform. 

Price: free for the basic plan and the premiums start at $60. 

Visit the website:  www.rawshorts.com

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Author: Zee

Zee is in charge of the Marketing at the APP Solutions/Grossum. Her areas of interest include quantum physics, astronomy, new trends in the web & mobile development (especially in the areas of AI and machine learning) and digital marketing instruments.

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