Must Have Video App

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Magisto. I received a promotional code for premium features to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Recently I’ve been working on my photography skills especially as it applies to taking pictures of my children. I LOVE professional photos and like to get them done when I can but since I’m not made of money I do have to learn some things on my own so that I can take great pictures too. It’s still a work in progress but I’m getting there.

My next big “I need to get better at this” as it applies to the Media arts is videography and more importantly putting it together. I’m not the best at editing videos and putting it together in a way that works. This is a problem not only for my blog but also for my poor family. Sure they get to see pictures of Kyla but not as many videos because I just don’t like the way they come out. Certain bloggers have made it so that I feel like any time I post a video it needs to be AMAZING especially as far as editing the video, special effects, background music etc.

Thanks to MomCentral I recently came across Magisto.




Driven by artificial intelligence and simple user experience,Magisto is an ecosystem for creating and sharing professional quality personal movies.  It automatically selects the most compelling moments and, like an expert video editor, weaves them together to convey a story with customized styles and music. Magisto can be used across iOS, Android and the Web, and is the highest-rated video creation app in Google Play and iOS App stores.

Sounds a little to good to be true right? Until you use it.

I took a couple of videos of Mason and Kyla and added some pictures and this is what was given back to me

Pretty amazing right? And I didn’t have to do anything at all just take some pictures and videos of my kids, things I do often! The song I choose for the background music was  I Was Born to See You Through by Joan Osborne. Magisto also teamed up with Osborn for the First annual Mother’s Day Benefit Concert which was hosted by Osborne and benefits the charities Somaly Mam Foundation and Save the Children.

I just entered my Magisto video into the Magisto Mother’s Day Contest, the theme is “Why I love Being a Mom” or “Why I love my Mom”. I went with “Why I love Being a Mom” in case it’s not obvious from the video I love being a Mom because I love seeing my babies interact with each other and watching them grow every single day. It’s a privilege to raise these two little people.

Entering yourself into the Magisto Mother’s Day Contest is easy.

1) Download Magisto. Magisto is available as an iPhone app, Android app and on the web.

2) Make Your Movie by logging into Magisto recording videos and adding photos. You can also use videos and photos from your camera roll.

3) Once you’re done adding your videos and pictures, click next and select a theme and then a song.

4) Give your movie a title and make sure you hashtag it with #MagistoMoms

The contest ends May 17th so enter soon!

Prizes are:

  • Grand Prize: Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet
  • Second Place: Joan Osborne’s new CD + handwritten lyrics to ‘Born to See You Through’
  • Runners up: 50 runners up will receive 1-year MagistoPro upgrades

You win by getting likes so I would LOVE a “like” on my video and of course I’ll return the favor! Check out more videos entered into the contest here.

Magisto is FREE to download on iPhone appAndroid app and on the web.

Premium Features can be purchased for $4.99 per month or $17.99 for the year!


Use Code MomsRule for Three Free Downloads from Magisto

    Code is valid until the end of May

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  1. courtney b says

    looks like a great app!:) i’m more of taking pictures instead of videos, but i still wanna try this…

  2. says

    What a cool app! I take video and pics ALL the time with my phone, and I’m not good at editing either. This would be wonderful to help me out. 🙂

  3. Tamara says

    I really need to download this app! I loved your video – too cute! I love that it puts the best parts together for you; editing is one of my least favorite things to do.

  4. samantha s says

    I had no idea that they had an awesome video app like this. I just started doing videos on the computer and havent thought much about my iphone but I will definitely download this and try it. There are so many cute videos on my phone but I have no idea how to really give it pizzaz. Thanks for the wonderful review. The graphics look great.

  5. Jessica B. says

    Thank you for sharing this. I take a lot of videos and pictures of my son, so I’d love to try this out. It looks like something I could handle.

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