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28 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ensemble Video ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Video Marketing, Video Platform Integrations, Video Security, Video Player, Video Analytics, Video Hosting, Management & Storage, Video Engagement

Video Marketing

9.5

Ensemble Video

95%
7.6

Kaltura

76%
Kaltura ranks higher in 6/6 features

Video personalization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Support for advertisements

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Lead generation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

eCommerce

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Video SEO

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Integration to Marketing Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Video Platform Integrations

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
7.3

Kaltura

73%
Kaltura ranks higher in 4/4 features

Integration to LMS

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Integration to Salesforce.com

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Integration to Marketo

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Integration to Eloqua

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video Security

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
8.4

Kaltura

84%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 5/5 features

Video access controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

User management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Video link sharing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Internal video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

External video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
7 Ratings

Video Player

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
8.1

Kaltura

81%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/4 features

Player customization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
5 Ratings

Embedded videos

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
6 Ratings

Video quality / Bandwidth controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Mobile compatibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
6 Ratings

Video Analytics

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
6.9

Kaltura

69%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/5 features

Streaming quality reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Per viewer tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Per video tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Video analytics dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
5 Ratings

A/B testing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
8.2

Kaltura

82%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 6/6 features

On-Demand video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Live streaming

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Impact of streaming on network

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Video upload & format support

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
7 Ratings

Video library / File management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Video portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
6 Ratings

Video Engagement

9.0

Ensemble Video

90%
7.5

Kaltura

75%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 2/3 features

Audience polling

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Video comments

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Audience Q&A / Live chat

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ensemble Video is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
11 Ratings
8.0

Kaltura

80%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Ensemble Video

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Kaltura

63%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
2 Ratings
5.0

Kaltura

50%
2 Ratings

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

Kaltura

Kaltura is an excellent tool IF you have a large library of content. It can be pretty pricey so if you are early in launching an online program you may be better off waiting a few years until you've amassed a large enough catalog to warrant the investment in such a tool.The tool is best purchased by a University or company-wide vs having a single department try to find the budget for it. The unlimited plan pays for itself in most cases if you go this route. Secondly, you must be willing to invest time and resources into on-going training for your faculty and staff, especially for those who wish to create their own media and use the quizzing features.
Mark Nowowiejski | 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

Kaltura

  • Very easy to use interface for uploading videos or capturing a screen recording. There are very few clicks required to get the media up and running. The video conversion process that happens on the back-end is fast and provides videos in device agnostic formats.
  • Integrates well with other systems, such as our Moodle LMS. This extends the capabilities of the LMS and also allows us to keep video/multimedia content organized in a central location (the KMC).
  • Kaltura can be connected to various processes within your organization. For example, we have a system in place that allows a video lecture in a classroom to be uploaded to Kaltura in a very easy manner.
  • User/role management is very important as some people on campus have more privileges to publish content than do others. We have Kaltura connected to our Single Sign-On solution for authentication and we can assign roles to specific people within the Kaltura software.
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

Kaltura

  • As it relates to the LMS integration, we would like to see improved workflow. But that may be just as much a Canvas issue as a Kaltura issue.
  • I would like to see the ability to add inline, anchored comments to the video timeline.
  • We are seeing issues with compatibility with certain browsers - especially Chrome. The faster Kaltura can move away from Flash the better.
  • The capture appliance (CaptureSpace Lite) needs to be reconsidered. It's not intutive enough.
Robert Gibson MS, MBA, EdD | 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

Kaltura

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaltura

Kaltura 6.3
Based on 3 answers
The choice to renew our subscription does not belong to us, though we are able to provide input. We are aware of competitive products who have matured in the past three years, and we are aware now of alternatives to conventional plugin usage (LTI).
Steve Covello | 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

Kaltura

Kaltura 5.0
Based on 2 answers
The first line support agents seldom are able to diagnose or troubleshoot any problems that we have. These agents simply open support tickets in their system which are escalated to a foreign level 2 support agent which creates at least a day delay between reporting a problem and getting initial feedback. Any back-and-forth questions add at least another day delay.
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

Kaltura

Kaltura was the best option given the sheer volume of people we needed to support digitally. Others were better in their own regard, but due to limitations in number of attendees or sessions, Kaltura was the best option
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

Kaltura

  • Managing video content with the KMC has greatly reduced the amount of hours previously needed to manage.
  • User issues ie: uploading video, viewing video has been greatly reduced.
  • Increased user engagement with using video in LMS courses. We currently have 6,929 videos on our system. Last month , 2/1/14, 17,623 videos were viewed at least 75% of the way through.
Kirk Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

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