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Score 9.6 out of 100
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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.
Saumirah McWoodson | 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

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.
John Whelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

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

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.
Saumirah McWoodson | 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

Support Rating

Magisto

Magisto 5.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Saumirah McWoodson | 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

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.
John Whelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

Although I do have Premiere Pro and PowerDirector AND use them BOTH. I find that I do go back to PowerDirector when I need to get something done in a hurry or for a smaller project. That's not to say that PowerDirector is insignificant or small, but more along the lines of efficient and affordable. Premiere Pro is great too but can be daunting for some.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
John Whelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerDirector

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

Pricing Details

Magisto

General

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

PowerDirector

General

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

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