Tasty Edits and Video Husky are two of the biggest video editing services for creators. If you’re looking to hire a video editor to level up your content, you’ll inevitably end up comparing the two.
That’s where things get tricky.
Because even after comparing service offers and customer reviews, it’s impossible to tell what the actual video editing experience with either company is like.
We’ve got your back.
To help you with your decision, we’ve run an in-depth comparison of Tasty Edits vs. Video Husky.
We asked both the team at Tasty Edits and at Video Husky to edit a vlog of a hiking trip to a lake in the middle of nowhere. Both editors got the same set of instructions and the same source footage. Anonymously.
Here’s the full run-down.
Navigating the Websites
To begin with, we rated how easy it is to navigate Tasty Edits’ and Video Husky’s websites before you hire your editor.
Tasty Edits’ website is a dedicated company site. All the information you need on pricing and services, as well as a portfolio of past projects and reviews by clients, appears on the main homepage. In addition, they have separate pages with details for services like editing vertical video and thumbnail design.
Apart from that, Tasty Edits’ website also features a handy Creators’ Blog, with tons of useful information for video creators. There are also free resources such as a YouTube Starter’s Guide and a Channel Growth Email Series.
Once you’ve scouted out pricing options and testimonials, all you need to do to hire an editor is to hit “Get Started”.
Video Husky’s website is a little more tricky to navigate. Their homepage includes a lot of information about their “unlimited” video editing service (Spoiler: Terms and conditions apply!), their team, and various testimonials.
But no pricing information.
To find out how much you’ll actually shell out every month to get your videos edited, you need to shoulder through several annoying pop-ups (Join our email list! Talk to our chatbot!) and navigate to the “Package” tab.
Here, you still won’t get a straightforward comparison between Video Husky’s main packages – Pom, Eskimo, Siberian, and St. Bernard. To see pricing, you actually have to click on each package and scroll waaaaayyy down, past testimonials, more testimonials, a service comparison, and yet more service lists to get to the gist of things.
Let’s see what’s actually on offer.
Related: See our video editing services overview page for all our reviews and comparisons!
Pricing and Services
The next aspect we compared in depth was the pricing options offered by both companies.
Tasty Edits’ pricing is project-based. You pay a flat rate for a video to be edited. The basic rate for a single horizontal video is $240 and for a vertical short video (YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, or TikTok) $50.
There are certain add-ons, like custom-made thumbnails, or vertical exports on horizontal orders (in which case they’re $25, not $50).
Plus, if you purchase a multi-video package, the per-video price goes down significantly, as low as $190 for a horizontal and $40 for a vertical video.
Tasty Edits’ video editing package is comprehensive, including:
- unlimited effects and SFX,
- overlays, titles and burned-in captions,
- motion graphics, including animations, and
- free licensed assets such as music, sound effects, and stock footage.
Video Husky Subscription Packages
Video Husky has a different pricing model – they offer unlimited editing services. That means you pay a monthly subscription and in return you get a dedicated video editor who’ll handle as many edits as you want.
Sounds too good to be true?
That’s because it is.
Because the “unlimited” video editing comes with a couple of big fat caveats.
The biggest of which is that you can only have one project being processed at a time. Only once a video is done and edited, revisions and all, will your next order be edited.
That puts a major cap on the number of videos you can produce every month.
The only way around that, according to Video Husky, is to purchase multiple subscriptions every month, in order to have videos edited in parallel.
As for pricing, here’s the full run-down of their four main offers. (So you can avoid all the scrolling we mentioned above. Seriously. So much scrolling.)
|Max. runtime||10 mins||20 mins||30 mins|
|Max. footage||20 mins
The ‘St. Bernard’ plan, by the way, is intended for agencies. Pricing for that is on request.
Submitting Your Order
To submit your order, you create an account and enter your contact and payment info. Then, you get access to your VOMA dashboard. This is your personal video editing hub, where you can purchase editing credits, submit orders, message your editors, review drafts, and download finished videos.
Once you’ve purchased the editing credits necessary for your video, submitting an order is easy. All you have to do is create a new order and fill in a form.
You’ll be asked the basic specs of your video, such as:
- its length and format,
- the date you want to publish it,
- creative details like the style and tone,
- and any other instructions.
You can provide your source files either via a direct upload or a Google Drive link.
Video Ordering, Video Husky Style
At Video Husky, things are more complicated and involve more platforms. Take a deep breath before diving in.
First, you have to purchase a subscription on Video Husky’s website, entering your contact information and payment details.
Then, you’re asked to go through an onboarding call. In our case, the link to schedule that call was broken, so we skipped that. (And anyways, we just want our video edited fast – there shouldn’t be any chatting involved.)
Next, you’ll get a few onboarding mails in your inbox. One of them asks you to sign up for Wrike, the platform that Video Husky uses for their video editing workflows. You’ll get an invite and have to create a separate account from the one on Video Husky’s homepage.
Figuring out the submission workflow on Wrike takes a little rooting around, and quite a lot of reading.
You have to click the + symbol in the top right menu, then choose the subscription you bought. Then fill out a very detailed form with quite a lot of fine print. It took us about 40 minutes. (At one point, later on, we got follow-up emails about our missed onboarding call and requests to fill out another onboarding form, with a lot of duplicate information.)
Finally, we got an automatic confirmation in the Wrike chat that the order was submitted and that editors are working on it.
With that out of the way, let’s see what happens next at either company.
Communicating With Editors
At Tasty Edits, all communication with your editors happens in VOMA. You can message your editors in the main chat on each of your projects. Plus, you’ll get an email notification if one of your editors messages you, either for more information or to let you know their status on your project.
Soon after we submitted our project, we got a message that an editor, John, had been assigned. And a confirmation from John himself that he’d started work on the project.
At Video Husky, most communication happens via the Wrike chat. We did get a couple of separate emails about admin stuff, but all video-editing related information was sent through the chat.
Video Husky’s editors actually send a lot of messages, comparatively. Tasty Edits’ editors let you know when they’ve started a project, if they need more info, and when drafts are available.
In contrast, Video Husky’s editors update you every day, sending you a checklist of the things they’ve already completed and things they’re still working on.
Whether that’s informative or annoying is up to your individual taste and the volume of messages you’re used to in your inbox.
One of the most delicate steps in handling a video editing order is to review drafts and give feedback to your editors.
Even the best video editor can’t see inside your head and divine exactly what you want out of a finished product. They’ll do their best to hit the tone and style you want. After that, it’s up to you to let them know what they can improve to match your creative vision.
How you submit that feedback varies.
At Tasty Edits, you’ll get a message when a draft is ready for you to review. On your dashboard, you’ll see the status of your project has changed to “Draft”. Then, you can scroll down to the deliverables section of your VOMA dashboard and leave feedback directly.
The video will open in a new Frame.io window. This is an environment that allows you to comment on different parts of a video. If there’s a sequence at 2:32 that you don’t like, you can easily leave a timestamped note for your editor to change it.
Once you finish your notes, you can shoot your editor a quick message and update the status of your project on VOMA to “Revision Needed”.
How Revisions Work at Video Husky
Video Husky has a similar, slightly less intuitive system. Here, you’ll get notified when a draft is ready via the Wrike chat. You’ll get a link to Wrike’s internal proofing tool, where you can add notes and even highlight parts of every frame in the video, if you want to point out particular elements that you want changed.
One word of warning: You can’t download any drafts, just view them online and copy them.
There’s a possible workaround for that, though. In order to use Wrike’s review tool, Video Husky’s editors upload the video drafts to YouTube as unlisted videos. If you click on the source link of the draft in Wrike, you’ll get forwarded to YouTube. You could then download your video from there using a YouTube downloader tool.
Once you’ve approved the final draft of the video, you’ll get a regular Google Drive link for the end result.
At Tasty Edits, the guaranteed turnaround time is 48 hours for the first draft of your video and 24 hours for revisions. Since their team is spread out across the globe, there is always a video editor ready to jump on your edits.
Plus, since you can pick your target publication date from a calendar during order submission, you’ll know exactly when your video will be good to upload.
In the case of our trial video, everything went smoothly. We submitted our order on Sunday and picked the following Wednesday as our target delivery date. By Monday evening, we had a first draft. By Tuesday evening, all revisions we requested were done. Shipshape and Bristol fashion.
Video Husky Turnaround
At Video Husky, the standard turnaround time until your first draft is also 48 hours. However, there are several caveats to that.
First, for more complex edits, turnaround time is three days, not two. (Video Husky doesn’t specify what counts as complex.)
Second, turnaround times are in business days. Video Husky’s editors don’t work weekends or on holidays. Only Monday-Friday, 9 am – 6 pm PHT.
PHT, you ask?
Well, third, all editors are based in the Philippines. That means there are time zone troubles – they’re GMT+8, so 12 hours ahead of Eastern Time and 15 hours ahead of Pacific Time (ignoring any daylight savings shenanigans).
Overall, that can cause serious delays. We submitted our order early on Friday morning ET. However, it was already evening in the Philippines, past Video Husky’s work hours. That means that nobody would even start editing our video until three days later on Monday morning.
And even then, nobody was assigned to our project. Why?
We hadn’t done the onboarding call. (Broken link, remember?)
That took days to sort out.
Eventually, editing began the following Friday and a first draft was ready – you guessed it – after the obligatory weekend break, on Tuesday. 11 days after we’d submitted our original order.
By that time, we were traveling because we’d been sure that the work would be done by then, so we couldn’t submit our feedback until four days later. A Friday, again.
Another weekend break. Another draft delivered on a Tuesday. That one accompanied by the announcement that the entirety of Video Husky would be going on a holiday break. (Oh, and our editor is going on vacation, too).
That’s the point at which we decided to call it quits. We had a sort-of final product, 17 days after we submitted our order.
A little too late for that 14-day money-back guarantee, by the way.
Overall Editing Quality
Comparing the videos, it’s fairly evident that the editing quality at Tasty Edits is superior.
The video is short and snappy, has an eye-catching opening sequence, and makes use of diverse transitions, overlays, VFX, animations, and pop-ups. It’s funny, upbeat, and keeps the viewer engaged during its entire six-minute run.
In contrast, the Video Husky edit is uninspired.
Even after a round of comments, the intro remains lackluster, with an awkward paper animation and an odd font. Some parts of the video – like around 1:00 – look overexposed, due to a poor attempt at color grading.
Plus, the transitions are still too simple, mostly wipes. And there are too many long stretches of the video where nothing happens except talk, barely alleviated by background music.
The only thing that is dotted throughout the video aplenty are emoji overlays. To the point of being nauseating.
Comparing the Video Edits
Our shorter, snappier edit.
Video Husky’s edit is long and uninspired.
Tasty Edits vs. Video Husky: The Verdict
At the end of the day, the video editing experience at Tasty Edits wins hands-down in our comparison.
Not only was the editing quality far superior. The entire video editing process was way smoother and not fraught with delays and administrative problems.
Instead of having to sign up for two separate platforms, navigate a never-ending form, and apparently scheduling a mandatory onboarding call, all you need to do is create a VOMA account, pay, and submit your order.
Plus, Tasty Edits’ calendar makes it easy to set a to-publish date for your videos. You don’t have to factor in time zones, business hours, weekend breaks, and holidays to estimate when, approximately, you’ll get a first draft.
At Tasty Edits, our Sunday morning order was ready by Tuesday evening – 3 days, revision included. At Video Husky, it took 17 days from signing up to a mediocre second draft.
And finally, that massive delay also negates Video Husky’s main selling point: “unlimited” video editing.
Remember, you can only have one project being processed at the same time.
At the speed our editors went, that means we could get a maximum of two videos edited that month. Since we went for the Eskimo subscription – at $749 per month – that breaks down to a whopping $375 per video.
And that’s not counting the nerves it cost us.
After submitting an anonymous order to each and running a thorough comparison, Tasty Edits undoubtedly comes out on top. Not only is the overall editing quality light-years ahead of Video Husky, the total editing time was only three days – as opposed to Videohusky’s 17.
Tasty Edits offers the best overall balance of video editing quality, turnaround time, customer service, and pricing.