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Are there any web apps offer the ability to author Kinetic Typography presentations (panning, rotating, zooming text animations).

zoomy text thing

Here's an example of what I want to achieve using the web (contains a few swear words):

NSFW: youtube.com/watch?v=Asvtgj6wANw

I had a look at Prezi however it doens't support displaying text with time, everything has to be rendered before.

I am aware you can use post-effects video editors like After Effects however I was wondering if there is a simple web application that can achieve this?

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It seriously doesn't look like there is anything web based. I ended up using Flash to make one (since I didn't have AE) vimeo.com/22832508. Question is still open if anyone does find something :) –  jay May 1 '11 at 6:34
    
Nice video, jay! You may be the wrong person to ask, but do you think coding this in flash was easier, more difficult, more time-consuming that using After Effects might be? I'm guessing growing the "amazing just the way you are" tree took some time... –  Charles Lindsay Jun 14 '11 at 23:41
    
@charles: having seen the AE tutorials, I'd say go with AE. Flash is horrible for this kind of stuff. Not all my effects were transferred over, converting to video format was a nightmare, and the entire ordeal heavily time consuming. In summary DO NOT use Flash. My next vid is going to be AE (when I have the time) –  jay Jun 17 '11 at 5:10

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In a nutshell, No.

Time based text transformation is a processor hungry task. (Just ask anyone how much time does AE take to 'render' their videos and you'll know what I mean.)

Though I'm making an HTML5 based Javascript based Kinetic Typography. If I find it easy enough, it can be made into an app to allow basic transformations.

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