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Score 8.1 out of 100
35 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Video Marketing

    7.6

    Kaltura

    76%

    OBS Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kaltura ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Lead generation

    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video personalization

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    eCommerce

    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for advertisements

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video SEO

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration to Marketing Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Platform Integrations

    7.3

    Kaltura

    73%

    OBS Studio

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

    Integration to Salesforce.com

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration to Marketo

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration to Eloqua

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration to LMS

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Security

    8.4

    Kaltura

    84%

    OBS Studio

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

    Video access controls

    8.7
    87%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User management

    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video link sharing

    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal video

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    External video

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Player

    8.2

    Kaltura

    82%

    OBS Studio

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

    Player customization

    8.5
    85%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Embedded videos

    8.5
    85%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video quality / Bandwidth controls

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile compatibility

    6.5
    65%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Analytics

    6.9

    Kaltura

    69%

    OBS Studio

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

    A/B testing

    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Streaming quality reports

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Per viewer tracking

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Per video tracking

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video analytics dashboard

    7.5
    75%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Hosting, Management & Storage

    8.2

    Kaltura

    82%

    OBS Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kaltura ranks higher in 6/6 features

    On-Demand video

    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live streaming

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Impact of streaming on network

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video upload & format support

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video library / File management

    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video portal

    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Engagement

    7.5

    Kaltura

    75%

    OBS Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kaltura ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Audience polling

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audience Q&A / Live chat

    6.5
    65%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video comments

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • OBS Studio is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Kaltura

    80%
    11 Ratings
    9.3

    OBS Studio

    93%
    11 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.3

    Kaltura

    63%
    3 Ratings

    OBS Studio

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    Kaltura

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    OBS Studio

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    5.0

    Kaltura

    50%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    OBS Studio

    90%
    6 Ratings

    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.
    Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OBS Studio

    From simple streaming to bigger events, OBS has been able to handle all of it with full confidence from us. Have never questioned if it was going to be unreliable in a specific situation, even with minimal training. Software identified the external input source easily and had no issues setting that up (Blackmagic Mini Recorder), and great for pulling in separate audio from the computer input.
    Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OBS Studio

    • It is easy to start with a product that is free, there isn't the financial overhead to get started with it.
    • There are a lot of plugins that you can use to add lots of custom functionality. You can make your broadcasts whatever you want with it.
    • The quality of the videos that come out of OBS studio is very high, I am very happy with the results I get with it.
    Seth Paine | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Robert Gibson MS, MBA, EdD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OBS Studio

    • I would really love the option to select and “preview” the next scene in queue before switching to it - much like an old-school Television switcher.
    • An option to have customizable colour schemes for the interface would be helpful.
    • The ability to use multiple scene transitions - hard cuts, fades, wipes, etc, and being able to use them freely between takes.
    Bobby Matheson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Kaltura

    General

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

    Starting Price

    OBS Studio

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Kaltura

    Kaltura 6.3
    Based on 3 answers
    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).
    Steve Covello | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OBS Studio

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Kaltura

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    OBS Studio

    OBS Studio 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Very usable because it is free and has had a lot of people helping to suggest improvements and sponsors have allowed the product to grow in sophistication and suitability across a variety of situations and use needs. It is very logical to use once you get started, although the dashboard can seem intimidating at first.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Kaltura

    Kaltura 5.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OBS Studio

    OBS Studio 9.0
    Based on 6 answers
    OBS Studio has been so easy to use that I have not had a need to reach out for support with the program. Actually, I am unsure if the program even offers any sort of support for its use, though I am sure that it does in some way. I give them a thumbs up for creating a program that, thus far, has not needed support.
    Mandy Henriksen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OBS Studio

    I have also used TinyTake by Mango Apps and I prefer OBS studio because the video quality results are better and OBS allows you to record an unlimited length of the video. OBS also lets you record an entire screen instead of manually having to draw your parameters, which can create oddly sizes videos if you miss by a few pixels.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Kirk Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OBS Studio

    • People can watch our live meeting.
    • We can teach somebody to [review] our recordings. OBS Studio can be used to capture your computer's screen presentation and record it as a video. We can use those videos as instructions to the staff.
    • With in a short time we can edit our video.
    MD Rafsanjani | TrustRadius Reviewer

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