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23 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
23 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ensemble Video ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Video Marketing, Video Security, Video Player, Video Analytics, Video Hosting, Management & Storage
  • Flipgrid ranks higher in 1 feature set: Video Engagement
  • Ensemble Video and Flipgrid are tied in 1 feature set: Video Platform Integrations

Video Marketing

9.5

Ensemble Video

95%
9.0

Flipgrid

90%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 2/3 features

Video personalization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Support for advertisements

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead generation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Video Platform Integrations

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
10.0

Flipgrid

100%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 1/1 features

Integration to LMS

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Video Security

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
8.2

Flipgrid

82%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 5/5 features

Video access controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

User management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Video link sharing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Internal video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

External video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Video Player

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
7.6

Flipgrid

76%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/4 features

Player customization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Embedded videos

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Video quality / Bandwidth controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
6 Ratings

Mobile compatibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Video Analytics

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
9.5

Flipgrid

95%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/4 features

Streaming quality reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Per viewer tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Per video tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Video analytics dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
9.3

Flipgrid

93%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 6/6 features

On-Demand video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Live streaming

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Impact of streaming on network

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Video upload & format support

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Video library / File management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
5 Ratings

Video portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Video Engagement

9.0

Ensemble Video

90%
10.0

Flipgrid

100%
Flipgrid ranks higher in 3/3 features

Audience polling

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Video comments

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Audience Q&A / Live chat

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ensemble Video is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Ensemble Video and Flipgrid are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
11 Ratings
9.0

Flipgrid

90%
9 Ratings

Usability

Ensemble Video

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Flipgrid

100%
1 Rating

Availability

Ensemble Video

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Flipgrid

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

Ensemble Video

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Flipgrid

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
2 Ratings
10.0

Flipgrid

100%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

Ensemble Video

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Flipgrid

100%
1 Rating

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

I use Flipgrid to allow students to share their work with each other. For example, my students created some artwork based on a prompt. Then, they used Flipgrid to record their work and explain their choices. I also required them to comment on each other’s work to make sure they watched the videos
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • Engage students in Speaking activities
  • Provides a wide variety of methods to share the activity (Google Classroom, Teams, etc)
  • Design of activities is made easier, because you are able to add images, videos, documents, etc.
Mcgenesis Nuñez | 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

  • Fligrid can improve using mixed tapes. I feel if it's not pointed out, teachers don't necessarily know it can be done.
  • When setting up the topic, some of the personalization choices are hard to find or down the page. It would be easier to choose the most used settings and making them the default - like the privacy settings.
  • I also believe the word Grid should be substituted with class. Teachers are always confused about what the Grid and topic are.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ensemble Video

General

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

Starting Price

Flipgrid

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have never had issues with the Flipgrid platform being unavailable during the school day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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 4 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

  • Flipgrid allows students who may not raise their hand or have a voice in class to participate and share their ideas, thoughts and views
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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