Brightcove vs. Loom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brightcove
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Brightcove Video is a video hosting and publishing solution. The company also provides a cloud media processing product called Zencoder.N/A
Loom
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Loom is a screen recorder for Chrome, Mac, Windows, and iOS from the company of the same name in San Francisco, presented as quick to install, easy to use, and boasting a functional free edition.
$8
per month
Pricing
BrightcoveLoom
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Business
$10
per creator/per month
Starter
Free
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightcoveLoom
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
User Ratings
BrightcoveLoom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(16 ratings)
9.8
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
4.0
(4 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightcoveLoom
Likelihood to Recommend
Brightcove
It works very nicely for our company site because it can easily and seamlessly embed into the site and email HTML pages. It also has picture in picture, sharing, closed captioning (CC) as basic functions. It will also show the time of the video. Because these are short-term-use videos or might get updated frequently and also are just targeting a specific audience, being able to hide or not able to show the number of views or date published (unlike YouTube) actually helps us.
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Loom, Inc
Any communication that needs to be executed can be done via Loom. Loom simplifies communication by providing video and audio inputs, which minimizes the amount of time it takes to communicate something and reduces any potential misunderstandings for us. We use Loom quite extensively in our day to day operations - 1. We have Software for which bugs, feature explanations, and design walkthroughs for our internal team are communicated through Loom videos. 2. We also service clients' development requirements, for which we use Loom to communicate development feedback and bugs using Loom. 3. We also teach the service clients how to use certain tools/elements online, which we use Loom to document. 4. We have recently started using Loom for product walk-throughs as well.
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Pros
Brightcove
  • Ability to easily output a JSON response for requested video data. This makes it easy to work with Brightcove as partner.
  • The read APIs are very flexible and can the output can be easily customized using cgi args. This provides great customization of the output and sorting and filtering mechanisms to find the videos you're looking for.
  • The ability to add captions to videos is good, especially with the regulations requiring video captioning. DFXP support works great as long as the player is given the exact XML format it is looking for.
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Loom, Inc
  • They're constantly improving the app, adding features and fixing bugs.
  • The agility to go from screen recording to share is insane.
  • It's free for the basic version and very affordable for the premium.
  • They've got great foldering system that lets us create shareable folders for client videos, team videos, and more.
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Cons
Brightcove
  • The code for customizing the video player can be made easier, I think it still uses BEML code.
  • Easily accessible ready made code will help users like me to implement a cool looking player.
  • I would love to implement Brightcove video cloud on most of the projects that I work on and I see we could use it in so many different ways but pricing is not easily available on the website.
  • Again if I could work with someone to price for small, medium and large businesses that would be great.
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Loom, Inc
  • The video trim feature has improved a lot recently, but it's still not perfect. Sometimes when I trim a video clip, it distorts other parts of the video.
  • It would be nice if they had a referral/affiliate program. I would get all my friends to sign up!
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Likelihood to Renew
Brightcove
It took quite some time to upload and organize our video library. The amount of time it would require to relocate all this information outweighs any negative aspect I personally have with the experience. They have been pretty good to work with and from speaking with my Brightcove rep, I know some of the issues I have listed are currently being addressed and tested for future releases.
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Loom, Inc
No answers on this topic
Usability
Brightcove
Very usable! I don't see any major flaws
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Loom, Inc
It's dirt easy for the one thing it does exceptionally well. If you think, "hmmm, I should make a quick screen capture of this thing on screen, you can start recording in seconds with almost no additional effort." Once you're done, the recording is automatically uploaded to your account site, and automatically creates a URL you can copy and share with your target audience. From IDEA to EXECUTION to DISTRIBUTION is literally seconds.
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Performance
Brightcove
No answers on this topic
Loom, Inc
Loom is one of my favorite solutions and I've been a raving fan since they first launched. The value of quickly sharing videos in seconds is amazing. Our customers love it so much that they have even downloaded the Loom Chrome extension for their own use with their clients! It's so simple, and nothing else compares or competes.
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Support Rating
Brightcove
We are notified often of downtime, and I have not heard from a support rep for over a year. It really makes it hard to learn what new things are coming out and how we can take our video to the next level when there is no contact from the team on a regular cadence.
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Loom, Inc
I use Loom for simple tasks. Never used customer support really. It's so simple to use. I haven't had any real issue with Loom which would require customer support to help me out. So I just put 5 because I don't know if the customer support is good or bad since I never used, so I'm kind of neutral.
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Alternatives Considered
Brightcove
Marketing department favors it because EVERYONE uses YouTube. Overall, YouTube offers decent features and functionality. But Brightcove offers the ability to brand and style players, and control what our users see (and so much more) and YouTube does not. For instance, on YouTube, users are presented with other videos (which could contain competitor videos).
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Loom, Inc
I selected Loom because of product superiority and intuitiveness. Loom has high quality videos compared to others, the Freemium tier is very exciting in Loom. Loom is a multipurpose tool that comes to our help in many areas- whereas other tools are more focused on a specific vertical like sales/ marketing/ learning.
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Return on Investment
Brightcove
  • Again, there has been a huge cost savings which significantly improved our ROI
  • There has also been less time spent on learning new technologies and training additional staff on maintaining a video server.
  • Less time spent on the previous two points has allowed me to focus on other areas within the department that needed improvement.
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Loom, Inc
  • Loom has saved us a lot of time because we can record videos for our customers instead of walking them through something one-on-one.
  • Loom has helped us have better tools for our customers who often request video trainings.
  • Loom has helped us easily communicate with each other as a team about how new software works, how to replicate bugs we see, and other messages that work best with visuals.
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