Powtoon vs. Renderforest Video

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Powtoon
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Powtoon is an online video creation platform for making engaging short videos and presentations, from the company of the same name in London.
$89
per month
Renderforest Video
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Renderforest Video is an online video production platform that promises to allow individuals and businesses to create “broadcast quality” videos for private or business use. It is free to use and anyone can register as a user in a few simple steps. Renderforest features paid upgrades or subscription plans. Main features of Renderforest include: - HQ videos - Large Gallery of Video Production and Animation Templates and stories - 195,000+…
$14
month/billed annually
Pricing
PowtoonRenderforest Video
Editions & Modules
Pro
$89
per month
Pro+
$197.00
per month
Amateur
$14.00
month/billed annually
Pro
$29.00
month/billed annually
Popular
$39.00
month/billed annually
Agency
$49.00
month/billed annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PowtoonRenderforest Video
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$49 Per 10 HD 720 exports
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
PowtoonRenderforest Video
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(12 ratings)
7.1
(43 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowtoonRenderforest Video
Likelihood to Recommend
Powtoon
Powtoon is a very capable suite of tools that help a developer create training videos that look way better than they should. I've used it to create fun, attention-getting commercials for new topics, I've used it to enhance what would otherwise be boring step-by-step tutorials, and I've used it to create all manner of "Explainer videos" for all kinds of topics - this is where it EXCELS! In my opinion, its biggest limitations are limits on imported video (max of 90 seconds), which mean that you have to do a lot of extra work to break up and import anything of substantive length. And because it presents your personal library of imported images and audio ONLY sequentially, it's VERY LIMITED in the re-usability of those assets - it's way faster to just import a new instance of an image and audio than to try to find it in your library.
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Renderforest
  • Well Suited
    • Conveying company growth and progress to employees
    • Explaining how products work
    • Explaining how to use products (as a users manual)
    • Introducing employees to new workflows and IT systems
    • Pitching ideas to investors
    • Creating visual portfolio maps and growth paths for departments
  • Less Appropriate
    • Presenting financial figures to shareholders
    • For content that requires a lot of focus on specific details for extended periods of time
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Pros
Powtoon
  • Powtoon is very easy to use; no previous experience is needed.
  • It has a lot of features (images, backgrounds, videos, sounds, etc.)
  • It automatically saves your work
  • After you have created your video, you can download it to your computer in different resolutions
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Renderforest
  • It's a great place for anyone who wants to improve their business by appearing very professional.
  • Easy to use and to create astonishing vibes with your clients.
  • Communication is very professional and really, really short response period.
  • For those who are more professional but have no time or ideas about what to make for their own business, inspiration is a place called Renderforest
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Cons
Powtoon
  • Comparing it to Vyond, it is more time consuming to make videos. The timeline could be easier to understand.
  • They recently started upcharging to use some scenes. This has made updating some of my videos challenging as the scenes that were included as part of my plan are now an upgrade to use.
  • They don't have a voice over option. I have actually taken some of the videos out of the platform over to Vyond to add voiceover.
  • Some items they have introduced, like turning a powerpoint into a video really don't work.
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Renderforest
  • Uploading video is slow, processing time and rendering video are often jammed.
  • Some templates have more restrictions, such as the number of words in the title, the number of pictures, the size of pictures and so on.
  • Prices for individual users are not very friendly.
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Usability
Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Renderforest
It was very easy. They have a nice help video to guide you along the way that you can turn off if you chose. But It was a quick process and everything tied together very well. I am very pleased with the final product. I will definitely use them again.
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Performance
Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Renderforest
Renderforest Video has great performance. In all the time I have used it, I haven't ever really had to wait for anything to be done, except for the rendering time. The reason for not giving the product a full 10 out of 10 is that the page load times in the wizard have left me frustrated at times. This, though, is most likely the result of internet service in a 3rd world country, as opposed to a slow server.
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Support Rating
Powtoon
I have never needed the support feature. As I mentioned, everything was intuitive to me however I have taught myself Adobe, Final Cut and iMovie so most of these programs became intuitive.
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Renderforest
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Powtoon
Powtoon has the advantage over traditional video editing software in terms of the library of characters and elements that can be easily dragged and dropped onto the canvas. Powtoon is easier to use and has a more intuitive user interface than Vyond.
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Renderforest
Renderforest is far superior. More intuitive and has a bunch of helpful templates. I've found that iMovie lacked in any direction and though there is a lot of freedom, for people who need to make quick and effective media, Renderforest is the better choice. I have really enjoyed my use of it.
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Return on Investment
Powtoon
  • We don't have to spend money on traveling to a location to do an actual live shoot.
  • I'm spending less time on hand animating videos.
  • We used these to create teaser videos for our professional development offerings. I believe because of the captivating graphics, we had a lot more people driven to our site.
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Renderforest
  • More time can be spent on interviewing clients and researching and development instead of creating quality graphics.
  • The subscription payment option saves money since we know we need them constantly in the future.
  • The quality of the content is superior to the ability of our on-site graphic design team at less than half the cost.
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ScreenShots

Renderforest Video Screenshots

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