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Score 7.9 out of 100

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

Vimeo

I think Vimeo is well-used by organizations or people interested in placing the videos within another platform (within an app, embedded in a website, etc.) rather than someone looking for a video platform for social media purposes. I would say Vimeo is a wonderful business solution rather than a personal outlet.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Ensemble Video
9.5
Vimeo
6.3
Video personalization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.2
Support for advertisements
Ensemble Video
9.0
Vimeo
5.2
Lead generation
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
7.6
eCommerce
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
4.7
Video SEO
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
7.0
Integration to Marketing Automation
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
6.1

Video Platform Integrations

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
6.1
Integration to LMS
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.3
Integration to Salesforce.com
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
5.5
Integration to Marketo
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
5.8
Integration to HubSpot
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
6.1
Integration to Eloqua
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
6.0

Video Security

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.6
Video access controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.5
User management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.1
Video link sharing
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
9.2
Internal video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.5
External video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.7

Video Player

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.2
Player customization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.7
Embedded videos
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.9
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.0
Mobile compatibility
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.3

Video Analytics

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
6.4
Streaming quality reports
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
4.8
Per viewer tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
6.9
Per video tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.3
Video analytics dashboard
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.8
A/B testing
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
4.0

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.3
On-Demand video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.0
Live streaming
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.4
Impact of streaming on network
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
6.7
Video upload & format support
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
6.9
Video library / File management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.9
Video portal
Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.8

Video Engagement

Ensemble Video
9.0
Vimeo
4.7
Audience polling
Ensemble Video
9.0
Vimeo
2.0
Video comments
Ensemble Video
9.0
Vimeo
8.1
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Ensemble Video
Vimeo
4.2

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

Vimeo

  • Image and Branding - Vimeo has always had an edge on design and branding versus its competitors like YouTube. Using Vimeo as a content delivery platform gives the appearance of being luxurious and having a high-end product.
  • Video Configuration - I've used YouTube through multiple iterations of their video management and configuration options, and Vimeo has continued to beat it hands down, both in ease of use and robustness. I can easily organize my Vimeo videos into tags and playlists while I still struggle with YouTube, where it is quite laborious.
  • User Interaction - Vimeo allows you to capture user email addresses for email lists with ease, something its competitors have not figured out yet. You can easily split your video into chapters and hyperlink from within the video to other areas, features which competitors like YouTube have in some form but not nearly as easy to use or well-implemented as Vimeo.
  • Video Analytics - Vimeo has a full-featured analytics suite that helps content creators understand user interaction and engagement with their videos.
  • Versioning and Collaboration - Vimeo has workflows for video history and for collaboration where you can have a content creator upload a video which enters a pipeline for an editor to approve. I have not used these workflows, but it's pretty cool that they have implemented features like this.
  • Custom Micro-Sites - I have only ever embedded Vimeo videos in websites that I've created, or sent them as links to clients, but I have seen well-designed micro-sites for content creators built using Vimeo. Overall, Vimeo does design and branding very well. Their micro-sites look much better, visually speaking, than competitors like YouTube whose equivalent feature, the YouTube Channel, just seems dry in comparison.
Jonah Dempcy | 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

Vimeo

  • The Vimeo videos do not appear on search engine results, it would be better if search engines can find them.
  • The search option can be made better. Looking up for old videos are a hassle sometimes.
  • Can have CC autogeneration option, it would be better.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ensemble Video

No score
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Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
Jeannette Saysomvang | 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

Vimeo

Vimeo 8.1
Based on 15 answers
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
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

Vimeo

In higher ed we have a couple of options that integrate directly with our LMS (Blackboard/Canvas) that are comparable. Kaltura is outstanding but it's very expensive whereas I've found Viddler(and YouTube) to be much more simplistic. I've worked with other tools that want to charge based on the number of views or how much bandwidth you demand but I have always found that to be erratic. For budgeting purposes, I prefer to you just a sent annual fee like Vimeo.
Mark Nowowiejski | 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

Vimeo

  • We have seen a very good ROI on all of our weekly videos as it provides really good analytics.
  • Because Vimeo is reliable there has been very little to no troubleshooting or issues with video playback. That means our customers don't leave the video when
  • Our website is a destination for people to view our videos, so on the negative side, Vimeo doesn't have the user base to have our content organically discovered.
Jon Ackerman | 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

Vimeo

General

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

Vimeo Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$121
Pro$201
Business$501
Premium$751
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
7.1

Usability

Ensemble Video
Vimeo
9.0

Support Rating

Ensemble Video
10.0
Vimeo
8.1

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