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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

Panopto

Panopto is ideal for screencasting or lecture capture -- that is, recording your desktop lecture via PowerPoint or Google Slides. You can easily switch out applications for software demos, how-to videos, course tours, and more. Panopto has been successfully used for online/hybrid learning, faculty/staff training, knowledge base documentation, frequently asked questions, just-in-time support and tutorials, webinar archives, and more. Panopto is less suited for webcasting as there's a delay in the feed.
Mariann Hawken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
5.5
Video personalization
Kaltura
7.0
Panopto
7.6
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
7.0
Video SEO
Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
2.0

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
7.7
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
7.7

Video Security

Kaltura
9.6
Panopto
7.4
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
6.8
User management
Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
6.8
Video link sharing
Kaltura
9.9
Panopto
7.8
Internal video
Kaltura
9.9
Panopto
8.2
External video
Kaltura
9.9
Panopto
7.5

Video Player

Kaltura
9.5
Panopto
8.1
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
7.8
Embedded videos
Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
8.2
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
8.2
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
8.1

Video Analytics

Kaltura
8.4
Panopto
6.4
A/B testing
Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
6.5
Streaming quality reports
Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
5.6
Per viewer tracking
Kaltura
8.0
Panopto
7.0
Per video tracking
Kaltura
8.0
Panopto
7.2
Video analytics dashboard
Kaltura
7.1
Panopto
5.7

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Kaltura
8.5
Panopto
7.4
On-Demand video
Kaltura
8.0
Panopto
8.0
Live streaming
Kaltura
8.0
Panopto
6.6
Impact of streaming on network
Kaltura
7.0
Panopto
6.4
Video upload & format support
Kaltura
10.0
Panopto
9.1
Video library / File management
Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
7.7
Video portal
Kaltura
9.0
Panopto
6.5

Video Engagement

Kaltura
6.0
Panopto
5.6
Video comments
Kaltura
6.0
Panopto
6.0
Audience polling
Kaltura
Panopto
5.0
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Kaltura
Panopto
6.0

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

Panopto

  • It captures multiple streams simultaneous (video, desktop, audio only etc) and is pretty smart when it comes to working with imported PowerPoint Decks.
  • The end product can easily be shared in multiple formats and it has pretty rich content editing abilities for doing basic post-production clean up.
  • They have recently introduced an in-line quizzing feature which can integrate with your LMS's Gradebook.
  • The Analytics feature is very strong - we can get student level analytics when we integrate/embed the videos into our LMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kaltura

  • Admin interface is sometimes difficult to navigate.
  • Videos ingested sometimes are delayed by hours or days before being available.
  • Support services often have full-day delays before escalation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panopto

  • Captions are always a problem for us. We would like to caption all our videos and currently, the automatic captioning is not very good.
  • We would like integration with our VLE grade book to allow seamless submission and grading for students.
Elora Marston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kaltura

Kaltura 6.3
Based on 3 answers
Since we have many terabytes of data currently stored with Kaltura and the system and it works great, it would be very difficult to move to another system.
Kirk Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panopto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Panopto

Panopto 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Needs some work, but I'm sure improvements will come over time
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

Panopto

Panopto 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Panopto has been quick to answer any questions, but their rollouts and updates have caused issues where we felt a little blindsided by unexpected changes. Their development cycle is slow and often their promises for future updates have been extremely slow or never come.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kaltura

We considered a couple of options 2 years ago. One of those options has since been sold and dismantled. Kaltura was really the best product in this space. Now, Canvas is releasing its own video solution very soon and it has some nice workflow features. It remains to be seen if that solution will challenge Kaltura.
Robert Gibson MS, MBA, EdD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panopto

At the end of the day, it came down to affordability for us. Panopto is affordable for smaller institutions. It is also geared primarily at lecture capture compared to many of the others that are first a media library. Panopto's focus is also education, so they do understand our audience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kaltura

  • The ability to have such a robust solution for rich media content far outweighs the cost of service.
  • We have new projects which will push the limits and abilities of Kaltura in the future.
Leonardo Ferre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panopto

  • It's used for educational purposes and the ability to review and study material is the need fulfilled; enhancing our student experience.
Simon T | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kaltura

General

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

Kaltura Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Panopto

General

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

Panopto Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$14.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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