The past year has been a big one for us here at Magisto.  We launched our web, iPhone, Android and Google Chrome apps, took home an award at the CSI Mobile Apps Showdown, and were recently named by WIRED as one of Europe’s Hottest Startups.  Today we’ve got another big announcement—we’ve released an API for developers looking for a quick and easy way to automatically edit any collection of video clips in real time.

Through our API, companies of all sizes can leverage the creative power of Magisto to promote their apps, services, events, promotions and more through video.  The API is available for a limited time at $1 per standard quality movie or $2 per HD movie.  Larger companies can contact us for custom package deals, determined by the number of video sessions.  Find out more on our API site and contact us today to receive the API key, along with 50 free editing sessions to test the service out.

“We have worked to build an exceptional user experience for people’s personal videos and are now broadening that to the business and general developer community,” said Oren Boiman, co-founder and CEO of Magisto.  “Small business professionals in particular have been asking when Magisto would be available for commercial use.  Now that our API is open, anyone from real-estate agents to content producers can find new ways to incorporate high-quality, edited videos for all their promotional needs.”

In addition to the release of our API, today we’re also announcing a partnership with Forever—the largest European video digitalization service.  Forever has digitized millions of legacy media, including 8mm, VHS, slides and more for consumers.  We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with Forever to turn rare pieces of 8mm film into edited movies, complete with music and special effects.

“Our customers have millions of personal videos and they asked for an edited version in addition to the digital source video,” said Nicolas Lebreton, CEO of Forever.  “Magisto and Forever provide for the first time a solution from the physical legacy media to a shareworthy, edited video.”

Check out the video below, created from amazing 8mm footage from a 1960 wedding, for a taste of what Forever and Magisto will offer.