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Shotstack vs The Competition

We get it, you're doing your research and evaluating the best video editing API for your next project. You might even find our competitors piggy backing off the back of the Shotstack brand with their own comparison page. Luckily you found this page, so let us help you make an informed decision.


Our competitors perspective is going to be completely biased towards their own product. Of course they will tell you they are "the best", and Shotstack is "hard to use", "expensive" and "missing features".


Comparison pages go out of date, fast. What was true two years ago, might not be the case any more. Adding and improving missing features is a continuous process so it's likely that the information you'll read is no longer valid.


Our competitors will deliberately leave out the features that they don't have. The things they know they can't beat us on, the things that make us different and unique.

What does make us different?

The Original Cloud Video Editing API

A pioneer in cloud video editing

We invented the cloud video editing API in May 2017, our first web site went live in July 2018 and we incorporated in April 2019. We've been around for a while. We've had the time to build and refine a robust, scaleable and mature product ready to handle the most demanding video editing tasks for some of the worlds leading brands.

Industry leading render speeds

7.4x faster than the competition

It doesn't matter what our competitors claim. We benchmarked our rendering speeds against the competition and we are 7.4x faster than the closest competitor. That's a fact. We can render a 1 minute, 1080p video in 20 seconds. The same video took our closest competitor 3 minutes.

Unique and exclusive

Features that make us stand out

Our competitors lack several capabilities that we offer, such as supporting a wide range of video formats and codecs, including After Effects exports, QuickTime mov files, and alpha transparency. We excel in high-resolution, concurrent rendering at high speeds, and we can scale to support thousands of concurrent video renders in seconds.

A complete video developer platform

More than just a video editing API

Shotstack is more than just a video editing API. We've grown to become a complete video developer platform that includes an online video editor, an ingest service to upload and transform assets, a media distribution and hosting service, generative AI unified API and a no-code media workflow tool.

Trusted by the worlds biggest brand

Over 10,000 Developers from 119 Countries Trust Shotstack

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This application is the perfect example of a well executed and documented API. In less than 10 mins, set up, web hook done, and first render! Mike Maberry,
There are a couple of other options out there that attempt to provide the same or similar solution, but none of them come close in terms of quality, ease of use, and speed. Adam Chubbuck, Software Engineer
Shotstack was EXACTLY what I was looking for, and incredibly easy to get started with. You guys are killing it. Colin Plamondon,

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