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To create or edit the first video using Animotica you don't need special skills. If you have a question most likely you will find an answering bellow.

  • What’s Animotica?

    Animotica is the go-to movie maker for Windows 10. Edit, cut, trim and add effects to your videos, photos, and presentations for social media, YouTube, work, and life in a snap.  

  • What’s your edge?

    Not to brag, but Animotica is among the top video editing apps on the Microsoft Store for a reason – crafting unforgettable content with us is just that easy. Drag, drop, cut, and ad flair – all in but several clicks of your mouse.

  • Who should use our editing software?

    It’s never about “should” with us. We’ve made Animotica with the intention of making professional video editing simple, engaging and intuitive. Our product is literally for everyone looking to make an awesome video from a professional photographer, to an aspiring YouTuber, to a mom willing to make an amazing prom video for her kids without investing an entire fortune.

  • What I can and can’t do with Animotica?

    Let’s start with what you can do:

    • Create visually stunning content

    • Edit the ratio of the video to fit your favored social media (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram)

    • Add and edit clips at will

    • Split and trim clips and videos

    • Adjust the color and lighting of the video

    • Add effects, stickers, and transitions between the clips

    • Add titles and text to your videos

    • Add background music and voice overs to your photos and videos

    • Create professional, sharp, crisp video content

    As for what you can’t do:

    • You can’t make a baby seal sad

    • You won’t have the option to undo season 8 of Game of Thrones. You could edit your own version though…

    • You will not be able to conquer the world (Although that one’s uncertain. We haven’t thoroughly tested the possibilities. Yet.)


  • Are there any software or hardware requirements?

    Nope. All you’ll need to run Animotica is to download the app from the Windows store. It works on basically any hardware.

    That said, Animotica only runs on Windows 10.

  • How do I set up Animotica?

    Proceed to the Windows store and type in Animotica in the search bar. Or you can simply use this link to download our movie maker for free.

  • Where can I find my saved video?

    If you are yet to temper with the default settings, then Animotica will save your works to **C:\Users\{your PC name}\Videos\Animotica** in mp4 format by default.

  • The rendering process froze at XX%, what should I do?

    The rendering process only stops in 2 cases:

    1. Your computer doesn’t have enough RAM memory to process the rendering. In this case, please close any additional applications that may be overloading the system.

    2. If the rendering has stopped at the 0-100% mark for a considerable amount of time, please check if you have enough disk space available.

  • How to turn off motion/zooming in effect on photos?

    If you would like to turn off the photo motion effect (Ken Burns) for all of your clips, go to ‘Project Settings’ -> click on the ‘Photo’ tab -> switch off the ‘Use photo motion effect’ switcher.

    Also, you can do it for each photo/clip separately. Simply select your photo clip to edit -> click on the ‘Motion’ tab  -> switch the ‘Motion Effect’ off.

  • I can't save my video project, how to fix?

    Please use this tips on how you can try to solve the current problem.

    1. Update Windows to the latest version:
      • Launch the Settings App;
      • Select Update & Security;
      • Press the Check for Updates button;
      • Install any outstanding updates and restart your machine;
      • Repeat this process until the message “Your computer is Up to date is displayed.
    2. Move all your videos and photos for a project to next folder: **C:\Users\{your PC name}\Videos\** or **C:\Users\{your PC name}\Pictures\**;
    3. If you have an error it can be a problem with some your clips, can you please find problem clip in your project and replace or delete them, if you find them, please provide me the video or photo to analyze if it possible;
    4. Please try to save video project using different combinations of switchers 'CPU render' and 'Hardware Transform' and 'Accelerate Rendering' on 'Save dialog';
    5. Please try to save a video in different resolutions and different video aspect ratio;
    6. If you have a rendering process 100% long time, please close the program, check free space on your disk, re-start PC, open app and try again, sometimes it helps;
    7. Please try to use 'Save' not 'Save As' button;
    8. If you have overlays, please delete them and try to save video without overlays;
    9. In during rendering process please do not close or minimize window of Animotica.
  • I paid for Pro version but still has a watermark on video, how to fix it?

    If you have paid version but still see watermark does it mean that you need to clear Windows Store cache or Update your PC, please follow the instruction below on how to fix it.

    1. Re-Install application:
      1. Uninstall application;
      2. Sign out from Windows Store;
      3. Sign in to Windows Store again using your live id;
      4. Reboot PC;
      5. Install application again.
    2. Update Windows:
      1. Launch the Settings App;
      2. Select Update & Security;
      3. Press the Check for Updates button;
      4. Install any outstanding updates and restart your machine;
      5. Repeat this process until the message “Your computer is Up to date" is displayed.
    3. Restart Microsoft Store:
      1. Try a simple restart of Windows first. Go to “Start” > “Power” > “Restart“;
      2. Try logging into your Microsoft account again;
      3. Open the “Store” app, then right-click or tap and hold anywhere on the screen;
      4. Select the “Your Account” option;
      5. Select “Change user“;
      6. Type your Microsoft account credentials, then select “Save“.
    4. Reset the Microsoft Store Cache:
      1. Select Start;
      2. Search “wsreset“;
      3. Run the “wsreset” command;
      4. The Store app will then open where you can see if you can download your apps again. More info see the link:

    If this steps did not help you, please contact developer.

  • I can’t pay for the Pro version of Animotica in my region. Does this mean that I am locked out from using the app?

    No, not necessarily. A quick little hack you can do is to change the region setting on your PC. Then update the timezone.

    Feel free to follow this link for more detailed guidelines:

    If this step did not help, feel free to contact our dev team for additional support.

  • Is Animotica a free application?

    Yes, Animotica is essentially a free application. You can access all of its functionality from downloading the app from the Windows store.

    That said, your videos will have our watermark on them. You will need to upgrade to the premium version in order to remove it.

  • Why is there a watermark on my videos?

    While Animotica is a free application and anyone can benefit from its functionality removing the watermark takes upgrading to the premium version of the app.

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