Video editing API FAQ
Can you automate video editing?
Automating video editing can be achieved through video editing APIs such as Plainly. These AI-powered tools offer video templates, batch processing, and dynamic changing of video elements such as text, images, videos, audio and similar.
Is there any open-source video editor?
There are several open-source video editors available, including OpenShot, Shotcut, Kdenlive, and Olive Video Editor. These software options provide features such as timeline-based editing, transitions, effects, and support for various video and audio formats. They offer flexibility and customization options while being constantly improved by their respective communities.
Is Plainly a free video editing API?
No it's not, but our subscriptions offer a wide range of price points that allow anybody to get started.
Is Plainly a Shotstack alternative?
Yes it is. The main difference is that Shotstack is based on JSON video templates that have limitations, while Plainly utilizes Adobe After Effects which means that you can create & automate complex videos.
What is the best video editing API?
Determining what's the best video API would depend on your use case. There are open source options that are free, but also paid (cloud-based) options such as Plainly that offer easier set up and a wide range of functionality.