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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

Vidyard

I think it's most effective for marketing: this is because it takes some time to understand the features before using Vidyard and then some more time to go back and dig into the data. I feel that our sales team is likely to see this as too much of a list, whilst marketing would be more likely to spend more time there.
Suzanna Doran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Ensemble Video
9.5
Vidyard
Video personalization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Support for advertisements
Ensemble Video
9.0
Vidyard

Video Platform Integrations

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Integration to LMS
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard

Video Security

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Video access controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
User management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Video link sharing
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Internal video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
External video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard

Video Player

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Player customization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Embedded videos
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Mobile compatibility
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard

Video Analytics

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Streaming quality reports
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Per viewer tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Per video tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
Video analytics dashboard
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

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

Video Engagement

Ensemble Video
9.0
Vidyard
Audience polling
Ensemble Video
9.0
Vidyard
Video comments
Ensemble Video
9.0
Vidyard

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

Vidyard

  • Vidyard is the only service I've found that allows easy tagging so videos can be easily flagged and updated when a feature or part of our software is changed.
  • Vidyard allows for tracking of who has viewed the videos and what parts so videos can be revised if the desired outcome is not achieved.
  • Vidyard allows for playlists, which enables a clear path of training to be established.
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

Vidyard

  • We are quite demanding, so the things we'd like to see improved are more about the roadmap of things we are hoping will be possible soon rather than faults. The recent upgrade to the back end has solved any gripes we've had so far.
  • To get the cookie tracking right (so you can see who is watching and when) means you've got to follow the right steps for adding the video to outgoing emails. It's possible to get it wrong and mess up the tracking.
  • I once lost a video recording that I did in the mobile app which was infuriating. Simple fix, record the video using your phone's camera app, and then upload it in the mobile app.
Eric Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyard

Vidyard 8.0
Based on 5 answers
Vidyard has become an integral part of our software stack. I can't imagine us not using vidyard at this point. I am sure that as time goes on we will continue to evaluate vidyard as well as competitors out there to decide whether we should continue with vidyard or not, but it certainly seems like for the time being, vidyard isn't going anywhere for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyard

Vidyard 8.8
Based on 16 answers
We use Vidyard Enterprise and Vidyard GoVideo. We have found the usability to meet our needs and would say Vidyard Enterprise use takes someone with moderate knowledge to execute, Vidyard GoVideo works for new or intermediate skill sets to leverage video
Brad Banyas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyard

Vidyard 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's there when I need it 99% of the time
Jon Mazza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyard

Vidyard 9.1
Based on 22 answers
It performs very well. I have never had any bugs while recording, and none of the videos have been impaired or corrupted. I don't believe it integrates with any other software but you could contact the company to learn more. I am not sure if it is only available on Chrome.
Robert Foreman | 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

Vidyard

Vidyard 7.9
Based on 123 answers
I first heard of Vidyard at a marketing conference (INBOUND 2019). I was impressed with the team working at the booth. They were friendly, helpful, and they were able to really show me how Vidyard could help our specific company. I took all that information to the owners when I got back from the conference and it was an easy sell. Since the very beginning, I felt like we were in good hands. We had great people working with us and helping us get everything set up. When there was a new account manager, she reached out (via video message of course) and made it clear that she was happy to help us with whatever we needed.
Julia West | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyard

Vidyard 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Not much to it. Very simple setup
Jon Mazza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyard

Vidyard 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Now that they have fixed how Marketo can read the Vidyard data I would more likely give this a 10, but when I implemented the system the old issue was a bit annoying.
Mathew Kuehl | 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

Vidyard

I've never evaluated another product like Vidyard. I just used screen recordings with RingCentral before, and I remember the file size being very large and having to add the video as an attachment. So this was a major improvement to be able to shoot videos and easily share with my clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyard

Vidyard 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Almost never have an issue. It's had a couple bugs here and there but it's very reliable.
Jon Mazza | 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

Vidyard

  • Vidyard gives us visibility and control over our videos that free solutions don't offer.
  • We are able to trigger other marketing campaigns based on the results we see from Vidyard, which we weren't able to do before
  • Figuring out the exact value is not as easy as it should be because of the way you pull reports from Vidyard.
Rachel Thomas | 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

Ensemble Video Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Vidyard

General

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

Vidyard Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
EnterpriseCustom1
Pro$151
Teams$3001
Business$12501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Ensemble Video
Vidyard
8.0

Usability

Ensemble Video
Vidyard
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Ensemble Video
Vidyard
9.0

Performance

Ensemble Video
Vidyard
9.1

Support Rating

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vidyard
7.9

Online Training

Ensemble Video
Vidyard
10.0

Implementation Rating

Ensemble Video
Vidyard
10.0

Scalability

Ensemble Video
Vidyard
9.0

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