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Filmora to Filmora Pro: Should You Upgrade?

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Filmora vs. Filmora Pro - should you upgrade?

Are you planning on upgrading from Filmora to Filmora Pro? I have been using Filmora video editor since 2017, so I’m sure I can help guide you on this. I’m currently using Filmora X; which is a Filmora 9 successor, but I have also used Filmora Pro a while back. You’ll find out why I’m using Filmora X, but I’m also interested in Filmora Pro.

The premise of this blog post is whether or not you should upgrade from Filmora to Filmora Pro. As far as Filmora Pro is concerned, it’s a bit advanced version of the Filmora. However, it’s separate software, meaning it installs separately on your computer, and you can run both softwares simultaneously.

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I’ll shed some light on the key factors that will help you decide between Filmora and Filmora Pro. Not only would this blog post help the Filmora users, but also beginners who’re getting started with video editing.

So let me share my experience of switching from Filmora to Filmora Pro for a short period. Once you go through the four elements that I’m about to share, you’ll be able to make a better decision.

Should You Upgrade from Filmora to Filmora Pro?

I used Filmora Pro for a couple of weeks. I have a mixed opinion about Filmora Pro. So I’ll share the good and bad of this video editing software. Moreover, you’ll also find out why I stopped using Filmora Pro. It doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t use this software. So here are a few key elements to consider before upgrading to Filmora Pro:

Professional Editor

When I first installed the software and opened it, my first impression was that it looks similar to Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. The dashboard and timeline look just like any professional video editing software. So if you’re going to take video editing seriously, then it’s an excellent choice as it offers tools that any popular professional video editor would provide. Do you want to pursue video editing or YouTube as a career? If the answer is yes, then go ahead with Filmora Pro, but make sure to read the whole blog post.

Advanced Features

I used Filmora Pro for a while but couldn’t try all of the features and options. It indicates that there are so many features available in the software. Filmora didn’t have motion tracking and keyframing until Filmora X. Filmora Pro has had all these features all along. Plus, it comes with customizable effects and detailed color correction features that help the Filmora Pro software stand out.

I can promise you one thing, whenever I’ll get back to using Filmora Pro, I would have to watch so many video tutorials on Filmora Pro. It has a whole heap of features to check out.

Pricing

The pricing often plays a pivotal role in making a purchase decision for many customers. The Filmora X annual plan costs $40, and the Filmora Pro costs $90 per annum. The almost similar proportion applies to life-time plans. The Filmora X lifetime subscription is priced at $70, whereas the Filmora Pro life-time subscription has a price tag of $150. So I want to give you an idea of the pricing model.

System Requirements

You should pay close attention to this part: I have an i7 Dell Laptop with 12 GB RAM, but the machine doesn’t have a graphics card. So my machine doesn’t meet the system requirements to run this software smoothly.

As a result, the software was lagging and slowing down my laptop. It became difficult to finish editing a simple video. It’s important to understand that the software doesn’t have a problem, but instead, my computer wasn’t capable of running the software. If you have a Macbook or Mac computer, it may not be an issue, but check with the system requirements before purchasing it.

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Filmora X vs. Filmora Pro

As much as I hate to, I need to talk about Filmora X versus Filmora Pro, which isn’t entirely appropriate, especially when we’re discussing the editing software upgrade.

I think Filmora X doesn’t compete with Filmora Pro. Filmora X is an excellent video editor for beginners, whereas Filmora Pro is out of the beginners’ league. I won’t hesitate to compete Filmora Pro with DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro. However, I could compare Filmora X with Movavi Video Editor.

So let’s stick to whether or not you should keep using Filmora or switch to Filmora Pro for a better video editing experience.

Would You Switch from Filmora to Filmora Pro?

I’ve briefly explained what I experienced in the last two to three weeks. I’m thrilled to have a Filmora Pro subscription and can’t wait to use it in the future.

I’ve decided to stick with Filmora X for now, but I’m also thinking of upgrading my laptop. So once I get a better PC, I might install the Filmora Pro and explore the features in it. I haven’t enjoyed the Filmora Pro as my computer wasn’t strong enough to handle that kind of professional video editor.

One of the main reasons for sharing my experience and writing this blog post was to ask you guys about Filmora Pro. If you have used this software, feel free to share your experience.

I reckon most of you haven’t bought the Filmora Pro subscription yet, and maybe doing your survey before going ahead and buying it. If you have a better PC or a good MacBook, you’re all set because it won’t be an issue for you.

Feel free to download and use the trial version of Filmora Pro before purchasing it. Once you’ve tested it, answer the following question in the comments below:

Would you switch from Filmora to Filmora Pro?

5 Comments

  1. Excellent review as always Hassaan. I am slowly but surely learning a bit more about video editors. I am just so busy with networking and of course, guest blogging, blogging and engaging in genuine blog commenting that I have little time to do much with my videos. Such is life!

    Ryan

    1. Thanks, Ryan.
      I’m happy you’re showing interest in video editors. Since you’re so good with live streams and videos, you can surely milk the opportunities in that realm. Furthermore, I’d highly recommend getting into niche sites. You’re going to crush it with niche sites by putting out loads of content. Think about it!

  2. I don’t know why Filmora is so opaque. I couldn’t find one side-by-side, feature compairson of X vs. Pro. Even here, while I appreciate the diferences you called out (price, ‘lots of additional features’), I’m unclear on the functionality/capability differences of Pro…at 2x the price of X.

    1. Hello Steven,

      With Filmora Pro, I felt that they’re trying to compete with Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. The interface looks similar to those professional editing softwares, and so do the features. On the other hand, Filmora X is more of a beginner’s editing software.

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