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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Corel VideoStudio Pro is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Corel VideoStudio Pro

93%
4 Ratings
8.0

PowerDirector

80%
5 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Corel VideoStudio Pro

90%
1 Rating

PowerDirector

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Corel VideoStudio Pro

90%
2 Ratings
8.0

PowerDirector

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Corel VideoStudio Pro

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

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.
Chad Von Dette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Corel VideoStudio Pro

  • Simple
  • Intuitive
  • Very good resources for learning to get the most out of it
Mario Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

  • Quick and easy video and audio editing.
  • Great transition options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Corel VideoStudio Pro

  • 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
Ed Romaine | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

  • 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.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Corel VideoStudio Pro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

PowerDirector

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

Corel VideoStudio Pro

Corel VideoStudio Pro 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ed Romaine | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Corel VideoStudio Pro

Corel VideoStudio Pro 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Updates are rare and it could be improved with a forum that addresses issues.
Richard Baroniunas | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

PowerDirector 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Corel VideoStudio Pro

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

I choose PD because it is user-friendly and easy to learn.
Neil Sipe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Corel VideoStudio Pro

  • 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
Mario Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

  • Fast turn around on editing.
Vijay Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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