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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Video Marketing

    9.5

    Ensemble Video

    95%

    Wistia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ensemble Video ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Video personalization

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for advertisements

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Platform Integrations

    10.0

    Ensemble Video

    100%

    Wistia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ensemble Video ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Integration to LMS

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Security

    10.0

    Ensemble Video

    100%

    Wistia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ensemble Video ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Video access controls

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video link sharing

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal video

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    External video

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Player

    10.0

    Ensemble Video

    100%

    Wistia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Player customization

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Embedded videos

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video quality / Bandwidth controls

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile compatibility

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Analytics

    10.0

    Ensemble Video

    100%

    Wistia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Streaming quality reports

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Per viewer tracking

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Per video tracking

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video analytics dashboard

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Hosting, Management & Storage

    10.0

    Ensemble Video

    100%

    Wistia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video library / File management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video portal

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Engagement

    9.0

    Ensemble Video

    90%

    Wistia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ensemble Video ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Audience polling

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video comments

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 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
    9.1

    Wistia

    91%
    70 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Ensemble Video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wistia

    100%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Ensemble Video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wistia

    100%
    13 Ratings

    Availability

    Ensemble Video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wistia

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    Ensemble Video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wistia

    100%
    21 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Ensemble Video

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.9

    Wistia

    99%
    21 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Ensemble Video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wistia

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Ensemble Video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wistia

    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

    Wistia

    It's so awesome to see my videos come up on Google Search. A click brings viewers right to my website!!! Incredibly powerful. If I were just posting on YouTube, visitors would end up there and then off to the next best cat video instead of taking action with me on my website.
    Rebecca Pierce Murray | 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

    Wistia

    • Wistia enables a lot of customization in the video player, making it personalized to your business.
    • The user experience is pretty intuitive and easy to use without too much training.
    • Wistia's help articles, blog and instructional videos were very helpful as we began investing more resources into video production.
    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

    Wistia

    • Obtaining embed codes for a significantly large number of videos can be very time consuming as there is no way to automatically pull a report.
    • Within a project, there is no way to set the list to show a specific number of videos and you may only have a certain number of videos shown unless you click to expand the list and continue to do so.
    • Once the list is expanded and you click in to a video, when clicking back, the list reloads and you must expand the entire list again which can become very time consuming.
    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

    Ensemble Video Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Wistia

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $25 per month

    Wistia Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Free Account$0
    Pro Plan$99.002
    Advanced Plan$399.002
    Premium Plan$999.002
    1. none
    2. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Please see wistia.com/pricing for plan features.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Ensemble Video

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wistia

    Wistia 10.0
    Based on 10 answers
    Wistia is super easy to use and very reliable, anytime a video needs to be updated, the existing media can be replaced, but the url remains the same so anywhere this media is shared or embedded, it is immediately updated. Their support is extremely helpful, and there is very rarely any issues with this product.
    Jolynn Marcum | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Ensemble Video

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wistia

    Wistia 10.0
    Based on 13 answers
    Great, simple, usable product. Would have given it higher marks, but sometimes the folders and permissions aren't the most intuitive. Interface for uploading, tagging, describing videos is simple. Sharing is also relatively intuitive. Overall, a clean and simple interface and most of our marketing team had no issues using it. I think it was easier than using Vimeo.
    Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Ensemble Video

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wistia

    Wistia 10.0
    Based on 3 answers
    After several years, we have not come across a situation for which Wistia was not available when needed.
    Jonathan Eichorst | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Ensemble Video

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wistia

    Wistia 10.0
    Based on 21 answers
    I have never had any technical issues with Wistia. The service is fast and reliable. video play back begins as soon as a few seconds of video have buffered. The stats are accurate and available within a few hours of current use. I have integrated it with Marketo and found that the integration is clean and is easily incorporated into the campaign logic flow. (ex. If the user played more than 50% of the video, do Action-A, otherwise do Action-B.
    T. Blane McMichen | 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

    Wistia

    Wistia 9.9
    Based on 21 answers
    We have only had to reach out to Wistia support a handful of times in the 4 years we have been using Wistia. They have always been quick to respond and help us solve the problem. The system is self-service so there should be very little to no need to reach out to support on a regular basis.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Ensemble Video

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wistia

    Wistia 10.0
    Based on 3 answers
    We were in the process of changing our website so that took some time to get Wistia implemented in to our website.
    Tammye Michau | 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

    Wistia

    I found Vidyard to be a tad clunky, at least when I tried to use it. Vimeo's design features didn't seem as modern to me and didn't integrate as well with other apps/website platforms, at least when I was investigating a video hosting platform. Wistia is more expensive than Vidyard and Vimeo, but the small differences I have found to be worth the additional cost.
    Justin Chidester | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Ensemble Video

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wistia

    Wistia 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use many platforms and Wistia has been a standout in terms of reliability and scaleability.
    Jonathan Eichorst | 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

    Wistia

    • There is not a day that goes by that we don't generate leads and subscribers through a Wistia form on a video - often from deep in the archives.
    • Wistia lead generation has really allowed us to maximize and monetize our video collection. This morning we got a new customer who began as a lead from a video that, quite frankly, I had forgotten about.
    Mike Wolpert | TrustRadius Reviewer

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