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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.
Joseph Axenroth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is well suited to be used in classrooms where students are able to record themselves independently. Students can use Flipgrid to review a book or an activity. Students can also use Flipgrid to reteach a concept. The teacher can then post the video to their website or classroom. This promotes student buy-in and raises motivation for having your video posted. I think this also gets students excited to showcase a skill they are good at.Flipgrid is more difficult to use with adults. Most adults are self-conscious recording themselves and can even be suspicious of the person wanting a recorded answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Ensemble Video
9.5
Flipgrid
9.7
Video personalization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.5
Support for advertisements
Ensemble Video
9.0
Flipgrid
Lead generation
Ensemble Video
Flipgrid
10.0

Video Platform Integrations

Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.8
Integration to LMS
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.8

Video Security

Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.3
Video access controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
8.9
User management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.1
Video link sharing
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.8
Internal video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.2
External video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.3

Video Player

Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.6
Player customization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.8
Embedded videos
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
8.9
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
10.0
Mobile compatibility
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.9

Video Analytics

Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.7
Streaming quality reports
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
Per viewer tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
10.0
Per video tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.0
Video analytics dashboard
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
10.0

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.9
On-Demand video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
Live streaming
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
Impact of streaming on network
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
Video upload & format support
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.8
Video library / File management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.8
Video portal
Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
10.0

Video Engagement

Ensemble Video
9.0
Flipgrid
9.9
Audience polling
Ensemble Video
9.0
Flipgrid
10.0
Video comments
Ensemble Video
9.0
Flipgrid
9.8
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Ensemble Video
Flipgrid
10.0

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.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flipgrid

  • Student voice is a primary focus and enhanced through the use of Flipgrid.
  • Flipgrid is a fun tool that the students enjoy using, simply through the "selfie" and social-media feel.
  • It is easy and simple to use by both staff and students.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Carlos Astorga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flipgrid

  • Students can get carried away with stickers and filters with their recordings.
  • Issues arise if students have to use older devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ensemble Video

No score
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Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Flipgrid is the most user-friendly platform that exists.
Leticia Citizen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ensemble Video

No score
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Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have never had issues with the Flipgrid platform being unavailable during the school day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ensemble Video

No score
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Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Flipgrid has been easy for both our students and staff to use. When there is an issue with the program, we can easily reach support, and the trouble is resolved in an extremely quick and timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The team at Ensemble Video is dedicated to supporting us and they offer prompt and reliable services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Flipgrip is great for supporting educators. They provide opportunities for teachers to learn the program and become ambassadors for the program. They are also responsive to questions and concerns through many different modes. That includes online communities, email, and Facebook communities. They are eager to meet and troubleshoot with you and are also eager to meet educators at conferences and meetings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Derek Hardaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a game changer, working in a similar fashion to these other applications, but offering much more in terms of teacher control and implementation inside the classroom. Teachers can create lesson plans that incorporate options for Flipgrid to be utilized as a formative assessment tool to better gauge student comprehension and understanding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This product is straightforward to implement and share across our building and district. As a large district, it was not difficult to train staff and have them feel at ease implementing the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flipgrid

  • For a student who may not voice their opinion in class, Flipgrid provides a safe way for a student to be confident with their voice.
  • When collecting evidence that students achieved goals, I can share this to administrators for feedback on observations.
  • Flipgrid has been a positive experience that allows me to create multiple topics within a unit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ensemble Video

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Flipgrid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
9.5

Usability

Ensemble Video
Flipgrid
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Ensemble Video
Flipgrid
10.0

Performance

Ensemble Video
Flipgrid
10.0

Support Rating

Ensemble Video
10.0
Flipgrid
10.0

Scalability

Ensemble Video
Flipgrid
10.0

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