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Interactive Video-Making Tools

Looking for software to help you build an interactive video experience? Check out the list of tools below to get started on your new project.

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Tool/Software Projects/Examples Cost Description
3WDOCFree / €99+/mo.3WDOC aims to help as many people around the world to create interactive stories on the web. These stories can take any type of multimedia format and integrate text, photo, video, audio, maps, etc.
AdventrFree/CustomAdventr is the simple platform for creating and sharing interactive, web-native video experiences. Just drag & drop your clips to create seamless, personalized HD videos in which viewers can interact and choose their own paths - in real time. Share your adventrs on Adventr.tv, your website, video networks or social media - for free!
AtavistN/A (platform is not self-serve)Atavist software enables you to quickly and easily tell your story through digital apps, ebooks, and magazines. It seamlessly integrates multimedia across mobile devices and the Web. Atavist lets you publish anything, everywhere.
Conductrr$500/yrAs a pervasive entertainment platform, Conducttr is in a class of its own. It fuses many product types into a single cloud-based service: a content management system, an audience relationship manager and a storytelling & gaming engine.
Creativist$10/mo / $250/moCreate a reading experience that engages your audience. Creatavist empowers you to tell beautiful stories composed of text, images, video, maps, and more. You are not limited to a given format or platform. Produce a story, e-book, magazine, video narrative, stunning report - and publish it to the web, e-readers, the Creatavist app, or your own app. Creatavist takes you to the forefront of digital storytelling, so that you can focus on publishing what you want, how you want.
DjehoutiN/A (platform in beta)Your interactive story, without a single line of code. Djehouti is a cross platform tool which allows people with no technical knowledge to have a chance to create a dynamic interactive project using HTML5.
iBooks AuthorFreeAvailable free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks -- and just about any other kind of book -- for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.
KlyntFree / €150 / €500Klynt is an editing & publishing application dedicated to interactive storytellers. It was designed originally for Honkytonk Films in-house productions to create an affordable and easy-to-use solution to explore new narrative formats on the Internet.
KorsakowFree (small productions) / Contact for costsThe Korsakow System (pronounced 'KOR-SA-KOV') is an easy-to-use computer program for the creation of database films. It was invented by Florian Thalhofer, a Berlin-based media artist. Korsakow Films are films with a twist: They are interactive - the viewer has influence on the K-Film. They are rule-based - the author decides on the rules by which the scenes relate to each other, but s/he does not create fixed paths. K-Films are generative - the order of the scenes is calculated while viewing. And, as Florian likes to say, Korsakow is not a religion.
MarqueeCustom - $500-$5,000/mo. For a project fully designed & developed by Marquee, $5-$10,000/week.Marquee is an easy to use, flexible platform that's perfect for telling stories.
MeographContact for costsMeograph is the easiest way to create multimedia stories. With no training you can quickly create stories about the news, history, travels, life events, and more by combining video, audio, pictures, text, links, maps, and timelines. Then share by embedding anywhere on the web, or through your favorite social network.
MultipopFree/Custom PRO subscriptionMultipop transforms your video with interactive content. Within minutes, add e-commerce, new advertising opportunities, in-depth information and voting, all without disrupting the show!
OdysseyOpen SourceOdyssey.js is an open-source tool that allows you to combine maps, narratives, and other multimedia into a beautiful story. Creating new stories is simple, requiring nothing more than a modern web-browser and an idea. You enhance the narrative and multimedia of your stories using Actions (e.g. map movements, video and sound control, or the display or new content) that will let you tell your story in an exciting new way. Use our Templates to control the overall look and feel of your story in beautifully designed layouts.
Pageflow€8.50-€99/moInspired by the pioneers of multimedia storytelling Codevise has developed together with the WDR own tool: Page Flow. While there, however, is usually among existing stories to consuming individual productions that are not reproducible, page flow is a reusable tool. This journalists have the opportunity to focus on the preparation of such reports to the content. Page Flow works while merge into a narrative flow like a "mini-CMS", which is specifically designed to fill the screen images or videos with text elements.
Popcorn MakerFreePopcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web -- from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.
RacontrN/A (in Beta)With Racontr, we want to provide interactive storytellers with everything they need. An interactive storytelling software to easily build their stories, a publishing platform to showcase and share their creations and a community to strengthen our whole ecosystem.
Rapt Media$7,200/yr / CustomRapt Media is the fastest and easiest way to create world-class Interactive Videos and is fundamentally changing how companies engage with their customers online. With its suite of powerful, browser-based solutions and team of digital media experts, Rapt Media makes possible the creation of highly engaging, Interactive Video experiences at scale.
Touch PressN/A (platform is not self-serve)Books are one of the defining inventions of civilisation. Today publishing is being transformed by digital technologies. The aim of Touch Press is to create new kinds of books that re-invent the reading experience by offering information that is enhanced with rich media and that adapts dynamically to the interests and experience of the reader.
Treehouse by InterludeFree/$250/mo/CustomInterlude is a digital media company that designs, develops and markets technologies and platforms to enable interactive video creation and distribution across multiple markets and devices. Interlude's self-serve authoring suite, Treehouse, enables all video creators - from enthusiasts to musicians to cinematographers to leading brands - to create interactive videos.
Tumult Hype$29.99Create. Animate. HTML5. Using Tumult Hype, you can create beautiful HTML5 web content. Interactive content and animations made with Tumult Hype work on desktops, smartphones and iPads. No coding required.

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Last Updated: 12/19/2014