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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Frame.io

By far Frame is the best video review service out there mainly due to how easy it is to introduce to new users, including on the client side. There is not much instruction required in order to share and edit with a client and ask them to start providing feedback - the system is designed to invite users to give notes and that alone is worth the money.
Joel McAfee | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Frame.io
8.5
PowerDirector
Task Management
Frame.io
8.4
PowerDirector
Mobile Access
Frame.io
7.9
PowerDirector
Search
Frame.io
9.1
PowerDirector
Visual planning tools
Frame.io
8.7
PowerDirector

Communication

Frame.io
9.6
PowerDirector
Chat
Frame.io
9.5
PowerDirector
Notifications
Frame.io
9.8
PowerDirector
Discussions
Frame.io
9.3
PowerDirector
Internal knowledgebase
Frame.io
10.0
PowerDirector

File Sharing & Management

Frame.io
9.5
PowerDirector
Versioning
Frame.io
9.7
PowerDirector
Video files
Frame.io
9.8
PowerDirector
Audio files
Frame.io
9.7
PowerDirector
Document collaboration
Frame.io
10.0
PowerDirector
Access control
Frame.io
9.3
PowerDirector
Advanced security features
Frame.io
9.3
PowerDirector
Integrates with Google Drive
Frame.io
9.0
PowerDirector
Device sync
Frame.io
9.5
PowerDirector

Pros

Frame.io

  • Frame.io provides an intuitive interface for clients to leave detailed feedback on videos they've hired us to produce. Users can leave public or private comments and start and stop on whichever video frames they choose. Users can draw on a frame using a non-destructive marker to make specific feedback (e.g. I don't like that this window is overexposed and is distracting me from looking at the interview). This allows for making nuanced critiques that are otherwise difficult to convey without using screengrabs or long email threads.
  • Frame.io is easy to learn. If a user is new to the application, the software determines this and a short tutorial video pops up and teaches the new user how to interact with the application. It does this without taking the user to a new page and risk confusing a client. The software is simple to use and I never have issues with uninformed or flustered clients because of it.
  • Frame.io makes sharing simple. Producers can send review links within the application or copy and paste the link into an email, whichever their preference. Users can also create live presentations to walk clients through a video as well. I've not used this feature extensively, so I'm unsure of how well it works, but the option is available.
  • Frame.io interacts with video editing software (i.e. After Effects, Premiere Pro) using a plug-in. Before applications like Frame.io, we had to reference emails with timecodes and then decipher what the client is asking to have changed. It was cryptic, and feels archaic in hindsight. Now, the integration between the application and our software is seamless. I can revisit feedback by clicking on a comment in the review window, and it takes me to the exact point of criticism in the timeline. It's so easy to use and saves so much time.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

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

Cons

Frame.io

  • Frame.io's permissions aren't great. Each individual project has its own permissions and there is no way to set a general admin permissions to team members thus allowing them to be added to every project.
  • Frame.io sometimes has issues for our clients where they cannot add edits or where their film does not load.
Anonymous | 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

Usability

Frame.io

Frame.io 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used other video review systems, Frame was the only one I didn't question how they allowed you to review - I just started reviewing. It's that simple. It's easy to set up projects, invite collaborators, and then provide a final cut for download. It's naturally built for the kind of work that TV/Film & video production companies do.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Frame.io

Frame.io 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I've only reached out to Frame.io a few times but they responded quickly and offered achievable solutions. The fact that I haven't had to reach out to them more is proof that the platform is easy to use, reliable, and can run on its own. The only issues we have had were related to uploading issues on our end.
Anonymous | 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

Frame.io

Frame.io is better when being compared to the Google Drive as a platform just because of the usability. Frame.io has a more simple design format, that makes organizing projects and file structures much more readily available when doing a quick search. The ability to review and comment on the different projects is also better in Frame.io as it shows who said what and at what timecode they are referring to.
Alyssa Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

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

Return on Investment

Frame.io

  • Frame.io has allowed the team to collaborate on our own schedules
  • Frame.io has allowed the team to collaborate remotely
  • Frame.io has allowed us to share content with clients for feedback before publishing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

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

Pricing Details

Frame.io

General

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

Frame.io Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree1
Pro$152
Team$252
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. For up to 2 users
  2. per user/per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

PowerDirector

General

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

PowerDirector Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Frame.io
9.2
PowerDirector
8.0

Usability

Frame.io
10.0
PowerDirector

Support Rating

Frame.io
8.9
PowerDirector
8.0

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