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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

Wistia

Wistia is well suited if your company hosts videos in a variety of places currently and need one master place to host the content so that it can be accessed internally and also embedded on the web and shared externally. Wistia is less appropriate as a place to house training content as there is no tracking per external user and the holistic view of all the videos is only available to internal users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

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

Video Platform Integrations

Ensemble Video
10.0
Wistia
Integration to LMS
Ensemble Video
10.0
Wistia

Video Security

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

Video Player

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

Video Analytics

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

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

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

Video Engagement

Ensemble Video
9.0
Wistia
Audience polling
Ensemble Video
9.0
Wistia
Video comments
Ensemble Video
9.0
Wistia

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

  • First, their platform is super easy and intuitive to use. There are lots of customization options, which are not difficult to learn and use.
  • Their player is mobile responsive, so all I need to do is use the embed code on my site or landing page. Their player adapts to the viewport size.
  • They have very good statistical information that helps you to see where people drop off. This insight helps evaluate content or length of video.
  • Their turnstile feature allows you to put registration directly in your video, and can be used for gated content. (Register to see the rest of this video.) Also the turnstile registration date can be integrated with your marketing automation platform.
T. Blane McMichen | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 8 answers
There are other options out there that would work for my company. However the platform is superior to the others that we have used. I will most likely renew when the time comes. The idea that the product is still evolving and adding new options is intriguing to stay with Wistia.
Lexi Ryman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.5
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

Performance

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.1
Based on 12 answers
We've rarely had any trouble with Wistia, and if we have, their team is quick to respond and offer a fix. The software functions like it's supposed to, which is a breath of fresh air in a lot of ways. The HubSpot integration, especially, is really useful and has never caused any problems.
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

Wistia

Wistia 9.7
Based on 17 answers
Their response time is unbelievable! I would send an email and have a response in less than 15 minutes. It may not have always been the complete answer, but it was a response that let me know they were working on my request.
Tammye Michau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 didn't actually select Wistia from a list of alternatives - I first became aware of Wistia through their library of support materials for video making, then realized that they had a pretty nice hosting capability. I started by trying it out with a couple videos that I linked to, then grew from there. Been very pleased all the way.
Tim Griffith | 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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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

Wistia

General

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

Wistia Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Account$0
Pro Plan$99.002
Advanced Plan$399.002
Premium Plan$999.002
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please see wistia.com/pricing for plan features.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video
10.0
Wistia
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ensemble Video
Wistia
10.0

Usability

Ensemble Video
Wistia
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Ensemble Video
Wistia
9.0

Performance

Ensemble Video
Wistia
9.1

Support Rating

Ensemble Video
10.0
Wistia
9.7

Implementation Rating

Ensemble Video
Wistia
10.0

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