Corel VideoStudio Pro vs. PowerDirector

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Corel VideoStudio Pro
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Corel Corporation offers VideoStudio Pro for video editing and VideoStudio Ultimate supporting video editing and movie making.N/A
PowerDirector
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
CyberLink in Taiwan offers PowerDirector as a consumer-grade video editing platform with a wide array of features and capability of publishing to social media sites.N/A
Pricing
Corel VideoStudio ProPowerDirector
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Corel VideoStudio ProPowerDirector
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Corel VideoStudio ProPowerDirector
Top Pros
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Corel VideoStudio ProPowerDirector
Small Businesses
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Descript
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
iMovie
iMovie
Score 9.1 out of 10
iMovie
iMovie
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
Score 9.0 out of 10
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Corel VideoStudio ProPowerDirector
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Corel VideoStudio ProPowerDirector
Likelihood to Recommend
Alludo
I really can't think of a video editing scenario that would NOT be suited for. It's quite robust and intuitive. It's quite appropriate for all levels of video editing that I have any need for - and you can really make it just about as complex or simple as you'd like.
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CyberLink Corp.
Definitely suited for a business that has a presence on the internet. It is a relatively easy program to use and will make your video quality look professional. It doesn't matter what business you are into, if video is something that will take your company to another level than this is a good program to get the job done.
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Pros
Alludo
  • Simple
  • Intuitive
  • Very good resources for learning to get the most out of it
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CyberLink Corp.
  • Quick and easy video and audio editing.
  • Great transition options.
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Cons
Alludo
  • I would like a library of additional resources such as transitions
  • I would like to see available work and templates that can be downloaded to speed up processing
  • More video demonstrations/teaching would be nice
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CyberLink Corp.
  • The advertisements to upgrade need to go. I understand you guys gotta make money but I already paid for the product I have and I don't need a popup every time I open the program telling me there is an upgrade available for $xx.99.
  • Better documentation on how to use certain plugins.
  • DirectorZone is pointless.
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Usability
Alludo
It keeps simplicity and power in one program at a very fair retail price. Features are clearly marked and I feel spending about an hour with the program will make it a valuable asset to most organizations. Great for creating videos based on templates and a need for quantity. I can't imagine anything easier or better.
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CyberLink Corp.
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Support Rating
Alludo
Updates are rare and it could be improved with a forum that addresses issues.
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CyberLink Corp.
Again, I haven't tried a whole lot of different video editing software over the years, but of the ones I tried, PowerDirector seemed to be the right fit for me and the team I worked with. It helped solve the need for tutorial videos and it allowed us to create a bunch of videos in a very small time frame. I recommend it especially for people without a lot of video editing experience
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Alternatives Considered
Alludo
I haven't reviewed any other products, as I've been using [Corel] VideoStudio for 10 years now. I really don't have a need to switch.
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CyberLink Corp.
I choose PD because it is user-friendly and easy to learn.
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Return on Investment
Alludo
  • Clearly stated goals and presentations
  • A fun, anti-boring way to present new ideas and/or past success
  • Has effectively shown an important opinion; it gets the message across in a sharp, exciting way in a space where many struggle to capture attention
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CyberLink Corp.
  • Fast turn around on editing.
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