Ensemble Video

Overview
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Ensemble Video
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Ensemble Video is an online video platform that simplifies video management and delivers content any time, over a variety of networks.N/A
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Ensemble Video
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Ensemble Video
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
No
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Community Pulse
Ensemble Video
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Ensemble Video
Chose Ensemble Video
Ensemble Video is easy to use, affordable and their support is far and above Kaltura, YouTube, and Vimeo.
Chose Ensemble Video
Our campus has been using Ensemble Video since 2008. At the time we were unaware of Panopto or Kaltura, or other services. That said, I'm glad we picked Ensemble Video. Their team has been very supportive of us every step of the way. I'm not saying the other services would not …
Chose Ensemble Video
Ensemble Video has succeeded for us where other solutions have failed. It came along exactly when we needed it, for our organization. At the time, we were caught between the push and pull of several different solutions, uploading our videos with the expectation that users would …
Chose Ensemble Video
  • Provides the best services at the most affordable pricing.
  • Great product at a great price.
Chose Ensemble Video
Panopto and Echo 360 are both focused on capture rather than content management. Kaltura is too expensive. Ensemble is a good VCMS without the cost of Kaltura.
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VBrick was honestly awful. The quality was disastrous, the cost was astronomical, and it didn't work on multiple browsers. Ensemble far outweighs this service on every level.
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We selected Ensemble Video for many reasons: support, local company, ease of use, and integration with other systems.
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Ensemble Video is a superior product. Student athletes can keep up with course assigned videos when traveling, professors can share videotaped presentations with their students, and students can create, and submit course related video projects.
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I select Ensemble Video as my vehicle for security purposes.
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Originally, Ensemble Video was chosen because it offered a good set of features (even if not as many as other systems) at a reasonable price. With time, the features have continued to improve and the pricing continues to be very competitive. Other products feel like an …
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Features
Ensemble Video
Video Marketing
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Ensemble Video
9.5
1 Ratings
Video personalization10.01 Ratings
Support for advertisements9.01 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
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Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
Integration to LMS10.01 Ratings
Video Security
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Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
Video access controls10.01 Ratings
User management10.01 Ratings
Video link sharing10.01 Ratings
Internal video10.01 Ratings
External video10.01 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
Player customization10.01 Ratings
Embedded videos10.01 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls10.01 Ratings
Mobile compatibility10.01 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
Streaming quality reports10.01 Ratings
Per viewer tracking10.01 Ratings
Per video tracking10.01 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard10.01 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
On-Demand video10.01 Ratings
Live streaming10.01 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network10.01 Ratings
Video upload & format support10.01 Ratings
Video library / File management10.01 Ratings
Video portal10.01 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
9.0
1 Ratings
Audience polling9.01 Ratings
Video comments9.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Ensemble Video
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ensemble Video
Likelihood to Recommend
Ensemble Video
I'm not sure where Ensemble Video would be less appropriate. We've found it to be very effective for our campus-specific use cases. However, the product is very customizable in how a campus could structure their Ensemble instance to match their organization, and how users may be managed.
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Pros
Ensemble Video
  • Adapting to user needs. Ensemble Video seems to always be listening to their clients needs and suggestions by implementing effective features in every system update. Communication seems to always indicate that these features are driven by requests that their customers have made to improve the service.
  • Client Support - I have an IT/support background and have had to deal with many vendors and external support. Ensemble is easily the most responsive and effective vendor when it comes to support. When needing certain solutions, they have sent code that was in development and not officially released so I could achieve my goals with project videos. Support is always personal, prompt and effective.
  • Customization. New templates, video players, account management, and embed options have allowed us to use Ensemble Video in a much more personalized way. Early versions of the service had an "Ensemble feel" but color schemes and logos are now able to be changed for a better organization feel.
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Cons
Ensemble Video
  • User management. Some features are unique to the entire deployment (like authentication sources). It would be great if multiple authentication options could be used across different Ensemble institutions.
  • Upgrade processes. Though new versions of Ensemble Video are always better, the installation process is very manual and Ensemble Video must be involved directly. Not a weakness, but it would be nice to be able to perform our own upgrades/patches when needed.
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Support Rating
Ensemble Video
The team at Ensemble Video is dedicated to supporting us and they offer prompt and reliable services.
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Alternatives Considered
Ensemble Video
Ensemble Video has succeeded for us where other solutions have failed. It came along exactly when we needed it, for our organization. At the time, we were caught between the push and pull of several different solutions, uploading our videos with the expectation that users would take the time to download and play them, using popular public video streaming services with few settings and options, and forgoing videos altogether. Ensemble Video has taken our myriad needs and provided a platform that addresses all of them.
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Return on Investment
Ensemble Video
  • Ease of user contributed content. The videos that users upload to the system can either be automatically published or they can be reviewed by staff before being added to websites and courses. Instead of all these videos living on different sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) we now have a centralized location that we have control over.
  • LMS Integration - A year ago YouTube changed their policy to not allow direct recording from webcams. This essentially broke the Blackboard Video Everywhere tool that allowed our instructors to post quick comments in class discussions and content areas. While they need to be pre-recorded, the Ensemble Building Block allows our instructors and students to once again upload and post videos, all from directly within the Blackboard content editor.
  • Flexibility - With the ease of creating user accounts and video libraries, Ensemble Video has become the go to option for Erikson courses, professional development content and project videos. Different departments can have their own account and have control over their libraries without the worry of them viewing or editing other institute content.
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