Automated Video Editing Site Makes Movie Magic Out of Raw Footage.
The two opening shots are earlier videos that were on my camera whilst all the footage of Oscar wearing his walking harness I filmed for this test.
To create the video, I uploaded 12 clips of footage, direct from my camera, each between 20-40 seconds long. Magisto has a limit of 16 clips or 600mb. My footage was all HD footage and totaled roughly 486MB all up.
Next I entered a title - 'Oscar'.
Finally I chose a music track. There are plenty of contemporary tracks, classic tunes and older hits to choose from, which I liked.
Once you've chosen your music, you just sit back and wait for your clips to finish uploading then wait for an email saying your video is ready (the time this takes varies depending on your clip length).
From there it's a simple case of clicking on the links for Facebook, Youtube, twitter or email to share your video.
Overall I thought the site does it's job rather well. It's a little hit and miss and quite ruthless with how much it leaves out - my raw footage totaled about 6 minutes in length and was reduced to just over a minute - but the end result is still very satisfactory.
If you can't be bothered editing and you film a lot of random family moments or experiences then this just might be the tool that turns your footage into something far more watchable for your family and friends.