Bluescape vs. Yamdu

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluescape
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA, that provides a digital whiteboard of the same name.
$10
per month
Yamdu
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Short description: Yamdu is a production management software for visual content. It offers tools for all departments and stages of a film, television or commercial production.N/A
Pricing
BluescapeYamdu
Editions & Modules
Team
$10
per user, per month (10-50 licenses)
Business
$20
per user, per month (10+ licenses)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
10+ licenses
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BluescapeYamdu
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
BluescapeYamdu
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
Yamdu
6.4
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings5.53 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings2.53 Ratings
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User Ratings
BluescapeYamdu
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(5 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BluescapeYamdu
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluescape
This digital version of a pin-up space is absolutely an improvement to my workflow. The input is so robust. What you do with it is where the magic happens. This program is best suited for team collaboration. It helps to discuss how/where the team will contribute information to it--whether that is discussing the templates or a plan of action. Otherwise, the workspace can tend to get messy. I like the idea of having a presentation mode, where some of the markups could be hidden. The idea of a working session with consultants or clients sounds appealing, but at the same time, there is a desire for a cleaned up, clear shareout.
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Yamdu
Even for a small business like mine, Yamdu really felt like a one-stop shop for everything. It's hard to find a comprehensive software for film/video productions, but Yamdu has everything we need. The only thing that really held us back was the cost, ultimately. If anything, I would love a storyboarding feature that let you set the time per shot and build out a sequence in pre-production. I used Storyboarder for this currently and it's very helpful, especially for music videos, to be able to build out a storyboard, set a music/audio track to it, then play it back in real time and see the pacing of the shoot.
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Pros
Bluescape
  • Allows for a high volume of images and sketches to be put into the canvas
  • Lets you drop in text, freehand sketching, and shapes quick and easy
  • Can connect images and texts together using connectors, which can be customized
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Yamdu
  • Crewlists
  • Callsheets
  • Breakdowns
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Cons
Bluescape
  • You can use Zoom with Bluescape but it requires solid bandwidth and memory by users.
  • A breadcrumb trail would be nice to watch students performance.
  • I would like individual user analytics for each of my students to see where they’ve been and what contributions each has made.
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Yamdu
  • More specific financial management reports.
  • Creation of some instant messaging software for the team.
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Support Rating
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Yamdu
This is one of Yamdu's strongest points.
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Alternatives Considered
Bluescape
We have Workware installed on different computers in our office that were supposed to be great for presentation but we had issues after a user connected their laptop then they no longer had access to our server. If they had files they needed for the presentation they had to save them to their desktop to make sure they were accessible.
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Yamdu
At the time, there really wasn't anything else like Yamdu. Especially as, in Celtx's case, at that time they weren't doing Excel/CSV exports of shot lists in the A/V format, something we required for what we were shooting. I understand that StudioBinder has increased its featureset the past few years, but Yamdu always felt like the most robust option and more familiar with the film/tv world.
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Return on Investment
Bluescape
  • Especially in a remote work environment, Bluescape helps us continue collaborating without missing a beat
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Yamdu
  • Positive impact, centralized place with some good tools for film productions
  • Negative impact, not that flexible and as expected and strict pricing policy with little flexibility
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ScreenShots

Bluescape Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluescape Collaborative Workspace

Yamdu Screenshots

Screenshot of Crew ManagementScreenshot of Script TaggingScreenshot of Production SchedulingScreenshot of File Management