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17 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Kaltura ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Video Marketing, Video Hosting, Management & Storage
  • Panopto ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Video Platform Integrations, Video Security, Video Player, Video Analytics, Video Engagement

Video Marketing

7.6

Kaltura

76%
7.0

Panopto

70%
Kaltura ranks higher in 5/6 features

Lead generation

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video personalization

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

eCommerce

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Support for advertisements

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Video SEO

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Integration to Marketing Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Video Platform Integrations

7.3

Kaltura

73%
9.1

Panopto

91%
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
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

Video Security

8.4

Kaltura

84%
9.1

Panopto

91%
Panopto ranks higher in 5/5 features

Video access controls

8.7
87%
7 Ratings
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

User management

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Video link sharing

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
9.4
94%
9 Ratings

Internal video

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

External video

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
9.4
94%
8 Ratings

Video Player

8.1

Kaltura

81%
8.2

Panopto

82%
Kaltura ranks higher in 3/4 features

Player customization

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
7.6
76%
7 Ratings

Embedded videos

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
7.4
74%
7 Ratings

Video quality / Bandwidth controls

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
9 Ratings

Mobile compatibility

6.5
65%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Video Analytics

6.9

Kaltura

69%
7.5

Panopto

75%
Panopto ranks higher in 3/5 features

A/B testing

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Streaming quality reports

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Per viewer tracking

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
9 Ratings

Per video tracking

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
8.4
84%
9 Ratings

Video analytics dashboard

7.4
74%
5 Ratings
6.4
64%
8 Ratings

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

8.2

Kaltura

82%
8.1

Panopto

81%
Kaltura ranks higher in 4/6 features

On-Demand video

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Live streaming

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
8 Ratings

Impact of streaming on network

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Video upload & format support

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Video library / File management

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Video portal

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Video Engagement

7.5

Kaltura

75%
8.6

Panopto

86%
Panopto ranks higher in 2/3 features

Audience polling

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Audience Q&A / Live chat

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Video comments

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Kaltura

80%
11 Ratings
9.3

Panopto

93%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.3

Kaltura

63%
3 Ratings

Panopto

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

Kaltura

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Panopto

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

5.0

Kaltura

50%
2 Ratings
7.0

Panopto

70%
4 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

Panopto

The more I used it, the more I appreciated its ease of use. If I ever ran into a situation that I felt might be a learning opportunity at some point in the future, I would simply log in, record a session, and only allow access if/when it was appropriate later. Since the more recent versions also work on mobile phones, there really wasn't a time when I couldn't record something to review or present later.During covid, teachers didn't have access to their normal equipment, and students weren't always able to get access to a robust recording setup to do their recordings. Some students actually did recordings of presentations in their cars, or in the stairwells. Portability is powerful.I think that we all run into situations where our presentation didn't go quite as well as we had intended. As Panopto grew, they focused more on allowing the user to control their content and perform some basic (I would argue more than basic) editing, which made actions like awkward pauses easy to "fix" as you could create smooth, blended transitions easily.
Frank J. Fedel | 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

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

  • 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

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.
Mariann Hawken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kaltura

General

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

Starting Price

Kaltura Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Panopto

General

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

Starting Price

$14.99 per month

Panopto Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$14.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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