Kaltura vs. Panopto

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
Panopto
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Panopto is a video management platform for businesses and universities from the company of the same name in Seattle, supporting the recording, sharing, live streaming, and (after recording) sharing via LMS or internal video site, video search, and virtual classroom.
$14.99
per month
Pricing
KalturaPanopto
Editions & Modules
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Pro
$14.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KalturaPanopto
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
KalturaPanopto
Considered Both Products
Kaltura
Chose Kaltura
Panopto is a much cheaper option (based on a pay per view model) but the user experience is not nearly as good. The video portal UI is difficult to navigate and the recording feature requires downloading separate desktop software that differs greatly from PC to MAC. Inline …
Panopto
Chose Panopto
Cost wise, unless you have a huge audience, Panopto is better.

Both Zoom Meeting and Kaltura and for more expensive and a smaller program/company may not have the demand to justify them.
Chose Panopto
Kaltura is sleeker and more polished, both on the user-facing and backend. Panopto has been doing in-class lecture capture for longer, but Kaltura's new(er) offering is catching up. Kaltura was easier and more intuitive for faculty and instructors in many ways. Panopto is still …
Chose 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 …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
7.5
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Panopto
7.0
6 Ratings
3% below category average
Lead generation5.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Video personalization10.04 Ratings7.06 Ratings
eCommerce5.72 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for advertisements9.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Video SEO7.33 Ratings8.02 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
Panopto
9.4
7 Ratings
39% above category average
Integration to Salesforce.com5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Marketo5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to LMS10.03 Ratings9.47 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
8.3
7 Ratings
5% below category average
Panopto
8.8
10 Ratings
1% above category average
Video access controls8.57 Ratings9.09 Ratings
User management8.07 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Video link sharing8.07 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Internal video8.76 Ratings8.010 Ratings
External video8.37 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
7.8
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Panopto
8.4
10 Ratings
0% below category average
Player customization8.35 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Embedded videos8.36 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls8.76 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Mobile compatibility5.76 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
6.4
5 Ratings
16% below category average
Panopto
7.5
10 Ratings
0% below category average
A/B testing6.02 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Streaming quality reports6.43 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Per viewer tracking6.45 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Per video tracking6.45 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard6.75 Ratings6.38 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
Panopto
8.1
9 Ratings
5% below category average
On-Demand video8.05 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Live streaming7.73 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network8.33 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Video upload & format support8.37 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Video library / File management8.07 Ratings9.29 Ratings
Video portal8.56 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Kaltura
7.0
3 Ratings
14% below category average
Panopto
8.8
7 Ratings
9% above category average
Audience polling6.42 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat6.02 Ratings7.25 Ratings
Video comments8.73 Ratings9.27 Ratings
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User Ratings
KalturaPanopto
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(11 ratings)
8.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.3
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
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(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
KalturaPanopto
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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Panopto
Panopto is great if you have a lot of video content that you need to put in a central repository. It makes it easy to manage who sees it and how it is categorized. The captioning features are also really good too. For folks to view the video, they don't need a Panopto account. You can send them a direct link. If you want to upload videos, however, they will need a Panopto account. If you only have a few videos or care less about usage statistics, SharePoint may be a better file repository option
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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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Panopto
  • Simple to use - It really is a click-and-go system. Log in, click on record, and you're set.
  • Flexible - It allows multiple information-rich inputs to be recorded simultaneously (for example, the screen, webcams, microphones, etc.). For some demonstrations, having multiple perspectives/views can be beneficial. The ability to add multiple webcams enhanced the value of some of my recordings.
  • Reliable - This is critical when an unforeseen opportunity arises and you want to capture it visually and with audio. I had multiple experiences where a unique person was available briefly and due to Panopto's reliability, I was able to capture content that would otherwise have been seen by only those physically present at the time.
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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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Panopto
  • Panopto doesn't fully support Ultra courses in Blackboard - we can do quizzing, which is very helpful, but we can't do video submissions like an Original course.
  • There is no built-in certificate option for completing a video and its quiz questions, which requires us to use additional systems for tracking and awarding.
  • Analytics are mediocre. The reporting tools are challenging to use and to get clear information on a consistent basis.
  • Quizzing is limited to multiple choice or T/F -- there is no reflection point or open-ended question format.
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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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Panopto
No answers on this topic
Usability
Kaltura
No answers on this topic
Panopto
Needs some work, but I'm sure improvements will come over time
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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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Panopto
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.
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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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Panopto
Cost wise, unless you have a huge audience, Panopto is better. Both Zoom Meeting and Kaltura and for more expensive and a smaller program/company may not have the demand to justify them. Kaltura - is a far superior tool, the UI is much more modern and easier for a novice user to understand, and it makes sharing videos amongst faculty much easier. The LMS integration if far smoother and the recording is much easier and faster (from within the LMS). The analytics are also present in a much cleaner and digestible way. Lastly, the quizzing feature is far more robust. Zoom - Smoother at streaming and live interactions. Stronger chat feature and supports larger audiences, it can handle over 100 HD webcams at once if needed. It does basic desktop capture and supporting audio-only formats that can easily be converted to Podcast or Soundcloud. Google Loom - This one is not listed above as it's rather new but its a FREE tool for fast video/desktop/PPT recordings and it's extremely fast and easy to share. That said it's pretty basic as far as any additional features are concerned. Post-production editing is limited to basic timeline trimming.
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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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Panopto
  • Panopto integrates with our LMS, D2L quite well. It makes the process very simple for our instructors and students to record and watch videos.
  • It does not require any plugins or software to watch videos, as they load up in a web browser.
  • The videos work on mobile and embed easily in courses or on websites.
  • We also enjoy the easy sharing of videos and simplified management in the web portal.
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