Who Uses This Software?

Small and medium business owners Marketing and digital agencies


Average Ratings

33 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Slidely
  • slide.ly
  • Founded 2012
  • Israel

About Promo by Slidely

Promo enables advertisers to easily create videos for their Ads or even organic posts on any social media channel. Businesses simply choose from over 12 million premium video clips (or upload their own), add quality music from thousands of per-licensed tracks, then personalize with their text and logo all in a matter of minutes. Promo Videos are optimized for both mobile and desktop video advertising on social media.


Promo by Slidely Features

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization

Promo by Slidely Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra-loader

Excellent application to create social media videos in minutes and without complications.

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Although we are a video company, we are not all geniuses creating videos. That's why this tool worked very well for our sales and marketing team, since it allowed any employee to create interesting pieces and engaging, without needing to have editing notions (it only takes a little creativity!)

They have an impressive and very large library of music and video clips that you can use in your videos. The editor is very simple and easy to use. If you need it, they have enough support material for you to learn how to use the tool.

In general, they have many interesting things that will make creating videos for networks much more effective and eye-catching.

Cons: It has certain limitations, which depending on your needs, objectives and experience, can be frustrating.

For example, I only managed to edit videos that are on the platform. I did not find a way to upload my own video from my computer. Likewise, the "free" version is not really free, since you can not download the videos you make, which by the way, have a maximum duration of 15 sec (in the free version).

While it works properly, the relation between the price and not being able to upload own videos made us keep looking for other options.

Capterra-loader

Promo by Slidely is the Perfect Tool for Creating Facebook Ad Videos

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about Promo by Slidely is that it makes perfect videos for my Facebook Ads. I don't have to worry about format or file size, they just work. Promo is simple to use, too. In minutes someone can go from a complete novice to a seasoned pro using this application.

I like that it handles both rectangular and square video. This way I can use it on both Facebook and Instagram with ease. The audio library is impressive. The selection is vast and the clips are easily sortable so I can find what I want. They're also available in various lengths and are easily edited for the perfect duration.

The biggest reason why I use Promo is the video clip library. They have a huge library of top quality video clips to use in your videos. This is the main thing that sets Promo apart from services like Animoto.

Cons: What I like least about Promo is that I cannot use more than one clip in a video and I can't make long videos. I have to use their stock format and length. This works for a lot of things, but it really limits my creativity.

Overall: Promo by Slidely allows me to make quality videos for my Facebook Ads auickly and easily.

Capterra-loader

Great (and easy) to deliver a single, short concept or message.

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This tool allows you to basically use existing stock video, add your text messaging and music, to make a short video. THe obvious point is that it is really-really easy. Click on a video, type two to four short messages, and they are displayed in an overlay, and pick your soundtrack.

The entire process 'might' take 5 minutes. (If you're indecisive you could spend far longer selecting your video and soundtrack.)

Cons: Don't look for multi-layered messages or complexity. These are short videos, intended to punch a point home with a metaphoric video and a soundtrack that supports (or at least doesn't detract) from the message. You can use this for 'awareness' or advertising -- but its far from being an explainer video. The subscription is also pricey for what you get. But there are a lot of videos and soundtrack to choose from. I just wish more of them were directly applicable to B2B selling.

Overall: My experience with the tool is positive -- mostly because the overall design is simple and single-minded...almost a templated use-case. Hard to go wrong. The customer service was helpful and capable when I had inadvertently created two accounts and needed them merged. Also, when I was behind schedule they allowed me to suspend my account (and payments!) for three months while I caught up. Very nice of them.

Pricey and not enough options

May 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the idea of throwing together a video for our customers, quickly. Also love the calendar suggestions for Promos to run. A lovely place to start coming up with ideas!

Cons: I know their pricing is comparable for others like them, but whew! That's more than we pay Shopify each month. And not all of our ads would be video.

So a slow month, where we only needed one video, would be a waste of capital.

I did ask their customer service for a pay as you download option (and it Too way to many tries to get a direct answer, which is why I gave them 3 stars for customer service) but you can only download if you have a subscription. So the try for free is not true. You can play with the editor for free. But as most said, it's nothing fancy. Instagram videos Perhaps some options for small businesses would be a good idea here. Love the convenience but hate the price, when we have so many other things we need to spend money on.

Overall: We got some good ideas but could not implement them.

Idea is ok but their claimed flexibility is not what it seems

Mar 02, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Decent inventory of clips but that's about all I can say that I like.

Cons: According to their claim, you can do anything you want with their videos... but later on, after you dig through the site and ask numerous questions to their customer support, you get the reality. You can only edit the clips on their platform (useless if you have any editing skills in ordinary software), you can't edit anything you bought later, it can't be more than 15 seconds, etc etc.

For novices maybe it's an option. For anyone needing anything halfway professional, it's pretty much useless.

Don't Choose Promo!!!

Aug 03, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Decent video selection

Chat response time was ok, but no phone available

Cons: -Unable to save and make changes to video project after an update

- 4 days and still no correction or resolution for the issue (Unacceptable)

-Very, very limited editing options

Overall: Extremely disappointed.

I spent a lot on the subscription because the videos look professional, but I'm definitely regretting this purchase! Very limited editing options and unresolved technical support for their video software malfunction. Never imagined I couldn't finish a project because the software isn't working... It's going on 4 days and customer service has done nothing (except give me a few video credits that the second time I asked when I told them I was concerned and going to write a review).

I have several editing subscriptions. I would not recommend Promo!!! Their software and editing capabilities are over priced and are not guaranteed to work.

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Great tool hope it gets better!

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like promo. Our little business has received a lot more attention when we promote with video. Adding witty copy is fun and engaging, I really like doing marketing with this program!

Cons: On the downside, their music selection is still not great, especially the soothing, Spa-like stuff that we sometimes need, but I anticipate their music library will grow over time.

Overall: More attention to our posts

These "promotional videos" are nothing more than stock footage with text overlays

Feb 11, 2018
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The design of the website is very intuitive. The editor is also relatively easy to use. Perhaps the best part of Promo is that it has great customer support, with an easy-to-use chat feature.

Cons: First of all, the company claims to specialize in creating promotional videos for small businesses. It has a huge library of video templates, but when you look closer at the videos, they all look basically the same. Every video in the template library is simply stock footage with a simple text or graphics overlay. There is no animation except simple fading text. You could easily create better animation with Powerpoint.

Overall: Create generic stock footage videos with text overlays. That's pretty much all you can do with this program.

Vendor Response

by Slidely on February 13, 2018

Hello,

I woud like to thank you for your feedback and rating our product. We currently provide close to 4 million licensed videos and an easy to use editor with many great new features coming out in next few months. One of our exciting new features will be fully flexible and comprehensive text animations. Stay tuned for future updates!

We would also appreciate if you can email promosupport@slidely.com so we can further understand exact requirements you would need.

Thanks

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Create your videos for your networks!

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It is an extremely useful software! It allows you to create different videos in a few seconds and it works perfect for the different ads that you want to run. They have a bank of images and videos that can get you out of the mud when you have little creativity.

Cons: There are several things that I do not like about this software. The first is that its free version is not really free. In order to download or publish the video you need to pay an amount of money, the only thing really free is to play with the application.

On the other hand, its price may be a bit high for what the software is. If you look good, you can get other software that works similar to this and is cheaper

Smooth process

Nov 02, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The variety of video options and the ease of use. It's intuitive to use and makes sense. Downloaded adding the videos from my stored videos is nice.

Cons: That I will lose the video credits on my account if I stop my subscription. I can't keep up when I don't have the client need for it.

Promo by Slidely has come in handy when it comes to making videos for FB advertising.

Oct 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: My favorite thing about Promo by Slidely is how easy it is to use. They already have videos and music you can select from without having to worry about copyright.

Cons: My least favorite thing about Promo by Slidely is that the customization of the slides/screens is a little limited.

Great way to create unique videos

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Promo is super simple and efficient at letting you create videos for advertisements. You choose a video, pick a music track and add calls to action if needed. You can then edit the video length to suit your needs.

Cons: Pricing isn't very expensive, but there are a few features that are missing. Also, despite having millions of videos to choose from, many of them are generic and are best suited for "B-roll" type content.

I'm a bit dense and had trouble setting up my video. This was many months ago perhaps before any rec

Jul 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Your video and music libraries are extensive and I doubt it took me 10 minutes to find something that was perfect. However, I was unable to complete the video, but your customer support in the Ukraine was incredible each time. They went above and beyond to help me complete the video

Cons: I'm sorry I won't be much help here. All I remember was I could not complete the video and your customer support basically did it for me. Two thumbs way up!!!!! I'll be joining again as I prepare to build my online presence. I know you base the 15 second length of the videos on certain studies but I'd like to see them be a tad longer.

Promo by Slidely is easy to use and I end up with a quality video in just a few minutes! I love it.

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The videos and music help me get my imagination going to produce a really nice promo video. I love how easy it is to use!

Cons: I would like to see more selections of videos. I would like to see the videos sub-categorized in minutes. For example, let's say I want a video with a horse. Then, I would like to see all the horse videos categorized in 15-sec videos, 30-sec videos, 60-sec videos, etc. That way, I know if I am creating a 30-sec video, I do not have to waste my time looking through videos that are not the right timing that I need. It would be a real time-saver!

easy to create videos

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Found it easy to create a video quickly. Lots of content to choose from. Enough customization options to have flexibility, without being too overwhelming. When I forgot to cancel my subscription renewal, support was very courteous and easy to work with.

Cons: I find it hard to find certain videos -- if you are looking for a specific one you happened to see once upon a time, it's like a needle in a haystack. There are just so many ... you can sort by category but would also be good if you could filter it down by theme, etc. It's also hard to sort through the audio tracks.

Overall: promo video quick and easy

This tool was attractive to our members. It helped us standout.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The promo tool was quick and easy to use. It made us look professional at a very reasonable expense.

Cons: The labeling of music made it difficult to find the right track for the feel of the video. This is one area to improve.

Ripoff

Jul 07, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Fun to put together a video, various templates to see. More affordable than creating same content yourself. Various graphics to use and tryout

Cons: Cannot contact company for support. Continuously bill you. I tried blocking the charges because I couldn't cancel and I was billed for 4 months. I never logged into their site used it at all. Work with them at your risk.

Vendor Response

by Slidely on July 09, 2018

Hi Mary,

Thanks for your review and we would be happy to look into this and help you out. Can you provide us your email address that the account was registered under and email that to adam@slidely.com.
Our support team is available 24/7 via chat or by emailing promosupport@slidely.com so I would also like to look into this for you.
Sorry about any misunderstanding and I am sure we can get to the bottom of this and help on the account status.

Thank You

Love! As a small business owner I wish there was a less expensive option. If only I were RICH!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the ease. Great imagery. Fantastic service... great experience. Anyone can use it! Great for social media...

Cons: Would like a few more options for text. A bit more flexibility or some text effects. Maybe sound effects?

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Fabulous for people who are not experienced in marketing but need a great solution

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ready made offers, using your own tune, funny pre-built everything, terrific for an on-going campaign reminders

Cons: Biggest fear is the market will get flooded with all the pre-built offers and it will be hard to distinguish who's brand is who's if they use the same videos. Also not a great solution for detail explainer videos

Overall: Actual beautiful videos that make me look like a pro. I need to really use the offer I purchased but am moving slow and still figuring out a game plan.

I needed a commercial that was spunky and affordable and easy.

Oct 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really love the quality of the videos provided and the ease of using the program. Adding and selecting the music and titles was so easy and fun, too! I did not even have to get my son to help me, it was easy for a grown up, like me! The direction are easy to follow and I was very pleased at how simple and fun this was! The price is perfect, too, high quality for a reasonable and affordable price.

Cons: An improvement would be to allow more text and maybe a little longer than 30 sec., perhaps 45 seconds.

Overall: My video was created in an hour and I was able to edit with ease. The commercial I created was posted on YouTube and on my website. The benefit is being able to produce a quality video in a short period of time, without spending hours and hours of my time trying to create something that looks professional. Saving time is saving money. I love PROMO!

Easier than expected!

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use and value for the dollar. I can drag and drop text overlays in a variety of ways, there is a vast library of video content to choose from, and really great music.

Cons: I wish that I could add buttons to track conversion to my website separate from other traffic, and also that I could do voice overlays in addition to text.

The best program like it on the market.

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Huge selection of videos. Easy to use and edit. New features keep being added. The price is great. Customer support is also great.

Cons: Billing is difficult because it's in the Netherlands. We've been unable to use company CC to pay for it. Would be helpful if they accepted Discover.

A very nice platform to utilize premade videos.

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use is very appealing. You just need to add text to the video and that is it. Additionally you can export to other software for additional editing like iMovie.

Cons: Videos are very short so not that much flexibility there. would also be nice to have more fonts available.

Capterra-loader

Easy success in creating my first three Facebook video ads for my product sold on Amazon.

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I was surprised with the quality and the extensive variety of video content offering me multiple options for stock footage already edited to fit the theme I had in mind.

Cons: I do not have very much to offer in terms of cons, or things that I least like about the software. It works very well and provided me great flexibility in terms of editing the video, including trimming and stretching the length to fit m message.

Overall: I have found the quality and the extensive variety of the video content to exceed my expectations. I have also been delighted with the ease of editing the content to meet my Facebook ad objectives.

It's been great.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really love how professional it looks, and how easy it is to set it up. The choices in topics are great.

Cons: It's not long enough. I would love for it to be a little longer and be able to put the logo on each slide.

Love this software!

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The user-friendly interface makes creating a promotional video a piece of cake. I am not technologically savvy at all but was able to make an amazing promo video within 10 minutes. I also love how big the database of videos to choose from is.

Cons: The only con I have is I wish there was a little more variety in being able to customize font & placement of font over the ads. There are only a few options for text placements and you aren't able to edit them.

Super easy to use and extremely professional looking!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to create videos and customize the audio. The selection of audio is also very comprehensive!

Cons: I wish there was some sort of warning about editing text sizes. My first promo was rejected by Facebook because the font was too large (since I increased the size from the default). Might be good to have a warning to users to keep the default size.

Overall: Allowed me to create professional looking marketing materials for each season.

Great tool!

Jul 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Well done videos, great selection and tons of options for music. It would cost a lot more to hire someone to produce your own video.

Cons: The main issue is that all videos are horizontal so you can't really use it for Instagram

Second is the fact that it doesn't make any change to ratio when you download the FB cover version, there are tweaks that need to be done.

The text/design of text is very limited

to have more videos that we can share on Instagram (horizontal videos)

Vendor Response

by Slidely on July 19, 2018

Hi there,

Thanks for your feedback and happy to read you think Promo is a great tool!
Promo actually offers various versions of each video that adjusts automatically so you can download as vertical, square, and horizontal for example. Can you email us at promosupport@slidely.com so we can show you how that works. The videos are also formatted for FB covers and our support team can help if the video is not appearing as you would have wished.
All content should look great on instagram, and terrific that you will use the square format!

Thank You

I love it!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I find this VERY easy to use and intuitive. It's a great way to put together short videos that are to the point, without spending forever creating them myself.

Cons: I wish we had more font opportunities to match our branding. Please add Verdana or Cachet to the options or allow us to bring fonts from our PC.

Overall: Easy to use, great results!

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I love the personal twist on each video I make!

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I loved the availability to manipulate any video to give my take on it whether through the music or the content.

Cons: I wished there were more ideas on verbiage to use for my field. I don't want to continue to say the same things in each video.

Overall: I post my videos to Facebook and I love the fact that people recognize it and comment on it.

I had a lot of fun making videos for our product.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very easy to use, the high quality videos are fun to watch, and the music is varied.

Cons: The promotional price was great, the subscription price was acceptable. But the automatically billed price went up without any warning, so I had to cancel.

Overall: It provides a low cost way to create an appealing promotional video.

Great experience use it for social media

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The different choices you can make with sound as well. The way I have full control on what is shown and the music.

Cons: Applying the text. It takes me about 20 minutes to get the text into the box. I would like to see more graphics for Accounting/Bookkeeping.

Overall: Friends on Facebook like the design and music.

Easy to use with great new text features.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and quality of music & images. It is a serious bit of software for small business online marketing.

Overall: The benefits are that I don't have to hire another company to make promotional videos. Gives me total control over the process but easy to use and high quality.