Powtoon is Awesome...with Some Outside Help
August 03, 2021

Powtoon is Awesome...with Some Outside Help

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Powtoon

We use Powtoon to create training videos, both within the organization and for customers as well.

It allows us to fairly easily create captivating videos. The only other option would be to film live, which has been challenging, especially in the past year. Before using Powtoon, we used vector graphics and had to manipulate them by hand in Photoshop or Illustrator, then animate them in a video editor.
  • Offers a wide variety of preset but customizable templates
  • Provides a fairly intuitive process for editing
  • At certain price points, characters are now customizable
  • Only one timeline to edit from which sometimes makes it difficult to select objects.
  • Animations can only be set to ½ seconds. Sometimes more precise amounts of time are needed.
  • Although there are a bunch of different actions you can place on a character, it's almost impossible to create a custom action within the program.
  • 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.
I don't know of any other products that are available that do what Powtoon does.

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There are a lot of customizable templates that look good with just some minor tinkering. These are eye-catching and fairly easy to manipulate. The variety of characters and poses for those characters have grown a lot throughout the years. However, if you have a specific goal in mind, most of the time I create short snippets in Powtoon, then I take these clips and do further editing in Premiere or Camtasia.

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