Welcome to the new Community Forums at HiveWire 3D! Please note that for security purposes our store and forum are on two separate servers so you will require a separate login for each. The store will ask you for your Real Name (WILL NOT BE displayed to the public) and the forum will ask you for a User Name (WILL BE displayed to the public). You may use the same email address and password for both.
We are having some issues with our customized styles. The forum will be open with the default style until we can correct the issues. Thank you for your patience.
A good tool for re-encoding and changing file sizes, CoDec, bitrate, adding watermarks, simple filter effects, appending files is VirtualDub. I believe there is an animation resource thread with links to it and it's filters. It's tiny, it's free, but it is not an editor.
As Alisa said, the best option for animations is to use a video host service such as Youtube or Vimeo and then embed the file in your post in the forums.