Kaltura vs. Loom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kaltura
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Kaltura, headquartered in New York, offers enterprise or large scale video storage, streaming, and distribution supporting a variety of purposes such as streaming, enterprise video portal, interactive video and virtual classroom, or podcasting.N/A
Loom
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Loom is a screen recorder for Chrome, Mac, Windows, and iOS from the company of the same name in San Francisco, presented as quick to install, easy to use, and boasting a functional free edition.
$8
per month
Pricing
KalturaLoom
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Business
$10
per creator/per month
Starter
Free
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KalturaLoom
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
KalturaLoom
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
7.5
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Loom
-
Ratings
Lead generation5.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Video personalization10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce5.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for advertisements9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video SEO7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
7.3
4 Ratings
14% above category average
Loom
-
Ratings
Integration to Salesforce.com5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Marketo5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to LMS10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
8.3
7 Ratings
5% below category average
Loom
-
Ratings
Video access controls8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
User management8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Video link sharing8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal video8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
External video8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
7.8
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Loom
-
Ratings
Player customization8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded videos8.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile compatibility5.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
6.4
5 Ratings
16% below category average
Loom
-
Ratings
A/B testing6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Streaming quality reports6.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Per viewer tracking6.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Per video tracking6.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
8.1
7 Ratings
5% below category average
Loom
-
Ratings
On-Demand video8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Live streaming7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Video upload & format support8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Video library / File management8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Video portal8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
7.0
3 Ratings
14% below category average
Loom
-
Ratings
Audience polling6.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video comments8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
KalturaLoom
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(11 ratings)
9.6
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
KalturaLoom
Likelihood to Recommend
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.
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Loom, Inc
Loom is a must, I am not sure how many other tools like this one there are but Loom really becomes a key player in a team collaboration, specially if that team collaborates remotely or internationally. You can use the video links to embedded these in other places or downloadthem for editing
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Pros
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.
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Loom, Inc
  • Loom is valuable for creating video tutorials and onboarding materials.
  • It allows trainers to record step-by-step instructions, share best practices, and provide visual demonstrations, facilitating the learning process for new employees or team members.
  • Sales teams can create personalized video pitches or product demonstrations to engage prospects effectively.
  • Collaborating between timezones and replacing meetings/ emails with quick videos.
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Cons
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.
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Loom, Inc
  • The still screenshot feature should let us edit/mark up the images.
  • I work on 3 X monitors and the desktop version of Loom still can't seem to know that I always want to record on the screen from which I open the app. Short of that, it should ask us what screen we want to record on instead of making us catch the fact that it's set to record on some other screen. This causes me to have to stop the recording and restart because it was recording the wrong screen.
  • You can't yet transfer a video seamlessly between workspaces. This causes you to have to download and then re-upload to the other workspace if you happen to work for numerous companies using Loom.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kaltura
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).
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Loom, Inc
No answers on this topic
Usability
Kaltura
No answers on this topic
Loom, Inc
It's dirt easy for the one thing it does exceptionally well. If you think, "hmmm, I should make a quick screen capture of this thing on screen, you can start recording in seconds with almost no additional effort." Once you're done, the recording is automatically uploaded to your account site, and automatically creates a URL you can copy and share with your target audience. From IDEA to EXECUTION to DISTRIBUTION is literally seconds.
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Performance
Kaltura
No answers on this topic
Loom, Inc
Loom is one of my favorite solutions and I've been a raving fan since they first launched. The value of quickly sharing videos in seconds is amazing. Our customers love it so much that they have even downloaded the Loom Chrome extension for their own use with their clients! It's so simple, and nothing else compares or competes.
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Support Rating
Kaltura
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.
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Loom, Inc
I use Loom for simple tasks. Never used customer support really. It's so simple to use. I haven't had any real issue with Loom which would require customer support to help me out. So I just put 5 because I don't know if the customer support is good or bad since I never used, so I'm kind of neutral.
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Alternatives Considered
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
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Loom, Inc
When we evaluated the alternatives, Loom was by far the most advanced tool, with multiple types of integrations. Additionally, Loom also provided a Free plan, which made it easy to consider as an alternative. Vidyard and similar tools integrated better with certain other tools (Vidyard + HubSpot), but Loom had better overall integrations with most tools we use.
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Return on Investment
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.
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Loom, Inc
  • Loom has increased my efficiency and value to clients so much. I save a ton of time by being able to send them video recordings walking through their website rough drafts and final tutorials.
  • Loom is incredibly affordable. I am satisfied with their subscription cost.
  • Loom has helped me communicate clearly to clients, so there's less room for error/misunderstanding (especially when talking about design decisions).
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