Adobe After Effects vs. Plot Storyboard Creator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe After Effects
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Adobe After Effects allows users to create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions, remove an object from a clip, start a fire or make it rain, or animate a logo or character. The vendor states that with After Effects, users can apply motion-graphics and animation to any digital object.
$20.99
Per User Per Month
Plot
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Plot from Modio is online tool used to create storyboards for video. Users can write a script, add visuals and collaborate with a team on the platform.
$9.99
per month
Pricing
Adobe After EffectsPlot Storyboard Creator
Editions & Modules
Annual Plan (Paid Monthly)
$20.99
Per User Per Month
Monthly Plan
$31.49
Per User Per Month
Annual Plan (Prepaid)
$239.88
Per User Per Year
Solo
$9.99
per month
Pro
$14.99
per month
Business
$19.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe After EffectsPlot
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe After EffectsPlot Storyboard Creator
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(34 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe After EffectsPlot Storyboard Creator
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
Adobe After Effects is well suited for creating short video projects that require intricate animation, like 5 minute or 1-minute countdowns, credit roll-ins, outros, and video bumpers. It is also useful for creating animated elements that can be incorporated into video projects, like animated key titles. For longer videos, I would recommend using Adobe Premiere Pro instead.
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Modio LLC
The software is user-friendly in my opinion. The first project I supported was complicated and none of us had the technical experience to make a video. How we communicated about the project was also challenging since we did not live in the same place and could not meet easily. All that changed with the discovery of The Plot. The software makes it easy to share ideas, get input and keep track of the production.
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Pros
Adobe
  • After Effects is great for creating motion content once and easily exporting it to various formats such as web, broadcast, GIF, etc.
  • After Effects is the industry standard for motion graphics. While I’m an Apple user and have used Motion in the past it is not as feature rich and most clients will expect you to use After Effects.
  • After Effects is great for complex UI animation. Tools like principle and Flinto are great but are quite cumbersome for complex UI animations.
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Modio LLC
  • Simple to use.
  • Clean interface.
  • Easy to share with collaborators.
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Cons
Adobe
  • I would like the Re-Link file structure to mimic Premiere.
  • I would like to see native .obj importing and manipulation.
  • I would like to see better audio editing available within Adobe After Effects. if it could be given a separate layer/panel.
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Modio LLC
  • More customization options.
  • More integrations with other creative software (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud products).
  • Different pricing structures.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
I will renew my use of After Effects since it's affordable and always has been reliable. They also always continue to update new features and add new things to compete with other software out there. I also like all the 3rd party plugins out there that keep my interest for the future and new toolsets and creative solutions.
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Modio LLC
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Usability
Adobe
If you have a good computer setup then the program gives you no issues whatsoever. Only if you decide to run multiple tasks on a lower end unit will you then get bottlenecking which really isn't Adobe's fault to begin with. I used to have problems in the past but with newer technology, it has since been a smooth ride.
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Modio LLC
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Support Rating
Adobe
Adobe customer support is wonderful. They genuinely care about their product and the end user experience. The products they create have always been innovative and continue to improve. They have a huge chunk of the user market in their field and still strive to improve. This is such a big deal for me and other small business/organizations that need their products and don't have a large voice on our own.
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Modio LLC
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
I find Adobe After Effects to be superior to iMovie and Final Cut Pro in that I am able to do much more with the software. It isn't as limiting as the other two. I also like that it isn't an Apple product. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Apple. There is a bigger learning curve with After Effects, but once you get the hang of it, there's really no comparison.
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Modio LLC
Plotagon is easy to use but the characters and animation need enhancement. Plot Generator produces great ideas and scripts but they are not unique to individual projects. With The Plot Storyboard, you have control to create an organic project with better-animated characters
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • Adobe After Effects has a great impact on business as maximum work can be done in one software
  • To run this software you need to have good configuration system
  • Motion Graphics, 2d Animation and video editing can be done in one software
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Modio LLC
  • Creative team is able to share project briefs with clients faster.
  • Non-creative collaborators are not intimidated by a complex interface.
  • Pricing is affordable.
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