5 software for kinetic typography to create animated text videos

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Kinetic typography can be found almost anywhere on the web. This handy way of presenting text is popular because it successfully catches your attention. Videos that include kinetic typography can help you present complicated ideas with simplicity, create immersive commercials for your products, whiteboard explained videos, etc.

Do you want to create videos with animated texts easily ? Then, read on. In this article we will explore some of the best options on the market that allow you to do just that. Even more, the options presented in this list cover other features of video editing/creation that you might find useful.

Top 5 software for text animation

1

Animaker

Animaker - kinetic typography

Animaker is a great web-based video creation tool that will give you all the features required to create a kinetic typography video. This program has 8 visual tools, features that allow you to collaborate with your team easily, and a very encompassing animated library.

Animaker’s user interface was designed to offer you a simple and yet effective video editing experience, making it a viable option for beginners and experienced users alike. You can easily create animated videos, video infographics and a range of animated presentations as well.

Because it is a web-based video creator, the data storage from Animaker is also based in the cloud. This allows you to access the entire range of features and personal data from anywhere in the world, and also prevents you from losing any data from hardware crashes, power outages, etc.

Some of the best features of Animaker include:

  • Animaker deck — includes record, multimove, curve features
  • Text to speech converter
  • 50+ background music tracks
  • Direct voice recording
  • Create Full HD videos and export them easily
  • Wide range of animations and transitions
  • Customizable templates
  • Social sharing

In order for you to choose the best option of Animaker to suit your needs, we will explore an overview of what each of the 4 versions provided has to offer :

Animaker Free :

  • 2 mins video length
  • 5 exports/month
  • SD quality
  • Unlimited number of videos
  • Animaker branded videos
  • No download
  • Few sound effects, music options, characters and props
  • No commercial rights

Animaker Personal :

  • 5 mins video length
  • 20 exports/month
  • SD quality
  • Ulimited videos
  • Unbranded videos
  • SD downloads
  • More music options, effects and characters
  • No commercial rights

Animaker Startup :

  • 15 mins video length
  • 40 exports/month
  • HD/SD quality
  • HD/SD downloads
  • Many music options,sound effects and characters
  • Ability to upload your own assets
  • Project version
  • No commercial rights

Animaker Business :

  • 30 mins video length
  • 100 exports/month
  • Full HD/HD/SD quality
  • Unlimited videos
  • Unbranded videos
  • Full HD/HD/SD downloads
  • Wide range of sound effects, music options and characters
  • Commercial rights

    –  Try Animaker for free

2

Moovly

moovly - kinetic typography

This web-based application is another great tool that allows you to easily create videos with kinetic typography for infographics, presentations, etc.

Moovly has a very big library full of pre-made objects and styles. This allows you to create the perfect video that suits your needs without the need of special skills or experience. Moovly has a wide range of images, sounds and pre-made videos that can be used easily in your own creation.

Because it is cloud based, there is no download needed and you can access your creations from anywhere. You just need a stable internet connection.

Best features include:

  • Large stock media library
  • Drag-and-drop customization
  • Easy to use user interface
  • Wide range of templates — videos, audio, animations, fonts.
  • Ability to export/share your creation with just a few clicks

Moovly comes with a 30 day free trial. You will be able to use almost all the features of the paid version in the trial but with some limitations. With the trial version you can not share or download your videos in HD quality, and it also has a watermark on the screen.

Now, let’s explore the features of the paid versions.

Moovly Unlimited — this version of the program gives you unlimited access to :

  • Moovly Studio editor
  • Over 500k digital assets
  • Downloads in HD
  • Unlimited video length
  • Social sharing
  • Removed watermark
  • Remove outro
  • 1 GB personal library storage
  • Batch select

Moovly Business — this version includes all the features of ‘Unlimited’ plus some more :

  • 5GB personal library storage
  • Priority access, rendering and support
  • Commercial rights
  • Custom objects, libraries, fonts, skins, etc.

Try Moovly

3

Kinetic Typography Maker - Renderforest

Renderforest kinetic typography

This web-based platform is a very powerful and simple to use tool that can be used to create kinetic typography videos. The Kinetic Typography Maker from Renderforest can be used by beginners and experienced users alike. It is absolutely free.

With the wide range of customizable templates offered by this software, creating your kinetic text videos will come easily. Each of the templates has a wide range of pre-created scenes, and you can customize them even more by adding photos, videos and music. You can add your own music or choose from the wide range of music options that the library provides. You can then easily and directly publish your work on YouTube or Facebook accounts.

You can find a full list of templates, check out this guide.

Because this kinetic typography maker is entirely web-based, you get all the benefits of not having to worry about losing your work, and this means it can also be accessed from any PC with a stable internet connection from anywhere in the world.

If you need help regarding how to use this platform, you can find more information on the official site .

Try Kinetic Typography Maker from Renderforest

4

Adobe After Effects CC

Adobe after effects - kinetic typography

This motion graphics software from Adobe is a great tool that allows you to create kinetic typography. Adobe After Effects is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud pack.

Compared to the other options presented in this article, this software is more complicated to use and requires you to have extensive training before diving in. Forunately there are a lot of tutorials online that provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to get started.

If you are a beginner and want to learn how to use Adobe After Effects, you can find a wide range of specific topics on the Adobe official site.

You can also use this specific guide on how to create animated text in After Effects.

Key features include:

  • Use keyboard shortcuts
  • Access to mask and shape points
  • Wide range of motion graphics
  • Data-driven animation tools — you can easily animate charts, graphs,etc.
  • Great range of optimization tools
  • Professional editing features
  • 3D pipeline with Cinema 4D Lite R19
  • Multiple effects

Download Adobe After Effects CC

5

Adobe Animate CC

Adobe Animate CC - typography kinetic

Animate CC is another great animation tool that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Compared to After Effects, this software is simpler, allowing you to experience a shorter learning curve.

You can find a wide range of tutorials regarding how to use Animate on the official Adobe site.

Try Adobe Animate CC 

Conclusion

In this article, we explored some of the best software options that allow you to create animated text videos. The options covered in this list give you the opportunity to choose the best option for your needs, depending on your skills.

If you are new to kinetic typography, the best tool to use is clearly Animaker. Moovly is another easy to use option. If you are a professional or if you don’t mind the steep learning curve, you can always try professional tools like Adobe’s After Effects or Animate CC.

We would love to find out what you chose from this list. Please let us know in the comment section below, if you have any other software suggestions for creating kinetic text.

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