Magisto vs. PowerDirector

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Magisto
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Magisto in Menlo Park offers their video editing application to marketing teams, featuring an A.I. powered workflow with professional class effects, distribution and native video player.N/A
PowerDirector
Score 7.4 out of 10
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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
MagistoPowerDirector
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MagistoPowerDirector
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
MagistoPowerDirector
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
MagistoPowerDirector
Small Businesses
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X
Score 9.1 out of 10
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Adobe Presenter
Adobe Presenter
Score 9.0 out of 10
Adobe Presenter
Adobe Presenter
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
MagistoPowerDirector
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
MagistoPowerDirector
Likelihood to Recommend
Magisto
I think Magisto is well-suited for individuals, businesses, and brands that want to create marketing videos that are on the shorter side. I don't think Magisto is a good match for someone seeking to create long, informative videos, streaming videos, etc. It is also good for someone who is working to brand every aspect of their business. Magisto helps with that.
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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
Magisto
  • The ease to upload, sort and edit videos.
  • The many options to add themes, music, and styles.
  • The ability to host, download and share all from within the same platform.
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CyberLink Corp.
  • Quick and easy video and audio editing.
  • Great transition options.
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Cons
Magisto
  • It would be great if Magisto would allow significantly longer videos—20 to 30 minutes. I've often wondered why Magisto focuses on shorter videos and only recently began allowing videos that are 10 minutes maximum.
  • I would love for Magisto to offer an affiliate program. I publish a lot of videos that I create in Magisto and refer it to many people in the education and dance industries. I would love to be able to do that as a paid affiliate and I'm sure others would as well.
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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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Support Rating
Magisto
I don't believe I've ever contacted Magisto for support, so I can't really say. The app has only frozen on me a couple of times (recently), and I usually log out and log back in and the error is fixed.
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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
Magisto
The user experience via Magisto is cleaner and fresher. The professional plan for Animoto started at $29 per month in comparison to $9.99 per month at Magisto.
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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
Magisto
  • Our clients have reported an increase in their fundraising from using videos created in Magisto.
  • We have gained clients due to our customers sharing the videos made by us on their platforms.
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CyberLink Corp.
  • Fast turn around on editing.
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