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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

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

Renderforest Video

  • Well Suited
    • Conveying company growth and progress to employees
    • Explaining how products work
    • Explaining how to use products (as a users manual)
    • Introducing employees to new workflows and IT systems
    • Pitching ideas to investors
    • Creating visual portfolio maps and growth paths for departments
  • Less Appropriate
    • Presenting financial figures to shareholders
    • For content that requires a lot of focus on specific details for extended periods of time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
8.2
Renderforest Video
Lead generation
Kaltura
7.0
Renderforest Video
Video personalization
Kaltura
10.0
Renderforest Video
eCommerce
Kaltura
7.0
Renderforest Video
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
Video SEO
Kaltura
8.0
Renderforest Video

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
9.5
Renderforest Video
Integration to Eloqua
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
Renderforest Video

Video Security

Kaltura
8.9
Renderforest Video
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
User management
Kaltura
8.2
Renderforest Video
Video link sharing
Kaltura
8.3
Renderforest Video
Internal video
Kaltura
10.0
Renderforest Video
External video
Kaltura
8.8
Renderforest Video

Video Player

Kaltura
9.3
Renderforest Video
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.3
Renderforest Video
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
10.0
Renderforest Video
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video

Video Analytics

Kaltura
8.9
Renderforest Video
A/B testing
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
Streaming quality reports
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
Per viewer tracking
Kaltura
8.7
Renderforest Video
Per video tracking
Kaltura
8.7
Renderforest Video
Video analytics dashboard
Kaltura
9.1
Renderforest Video

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Kaltura
8.4
Renderforest Video
On-Demand video
Kaltura
8.8
Renderforest Video
Live streaming
Kaltura
7.3
Renderforest Video
Impact of streaming on network
Kaltura
8.4
Renderforest Video
Video upload & format support
Kaltura
8.8
Renderforest Video
Video library / File management
Kaltura
8.2
Renderforest Video
Video portal
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video

Video Engagement

Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
Audience polling
Kaltura
9.0
Renderforest Video
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Kaltura
8.0
Renderforest Video
Video comments
Kaltura
10.0
Renderforest Video

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

Renderforest Video

  • It's a great place for anyone who wants to improve their business by appearing very professional.
  • Easy to use and to create astonishing vibes with your clients.
  • Communication is very professional and really, really short response period.
  • For those who are more professional but have no time or ideas about what to make for their own business, inspiration is a place called Renderforest
Nezir Kopcic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kaltura

  • Tech Support takes a bit longer to reply
  • Better audio support
  • Could improve the basic editor
  • Better analytics from Kaltura Classroom
Rubén Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renderforest Video

  • Uploading video is slow, processing time and rendering video are often jammed.
  • Some templates have more restrictions, such as the number of words in the title, the number of pictures, the size of pictures and so on.
  • Prices for individual users are not very friendly.
Anonymous | 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

Renderforest Video

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
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Renderforest Video

Renderforest Video 9.5
Based on 3 answers
It was very easy. They have a nice help video to guide you along the way that you can turn off if you chose. But It was a quick process and everything tied together very well. I am very pleased with the final product. I will definitely use them again.
Cody Bondra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renderforest Video

Renderforest Video 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Renderforest Video has great performance. In all the time I have used it, I haven't ever really had to wait for anything to be done, except for the rendering time. The reason for not giving the product a full 10 out of 10 is that the page load times in the wizard have left me frustrated at times. This, though, is most likely the result of internet service in a 3rd world country, as opposed to a slow server.
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

Renderforest Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Renderforest Video

Renderforest is far superior. More intuitive and has a bunch of helpful templates. I've found that iMovie lacked in any direction and though there is a lot of freedom, for people who need to make quick and effective media, Renderforest is the better choice. I have really enjoyed my use of it.
Cameron McClusky | 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

Renderforest Video

  • More time can be spent on interviewing clients and researching and development instead of creating quality graphics.
  • The subscription payment option saves money since we know we need them constantly in the future.
  • The quality of the content is superior to the ability of our on-site graphic design team at less than half the cost.
Trevor Vant | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Renderforest Video

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$49.00*

* Per 10 HD 720 exports

Renderforest Video Editions & Modules

Edition
Amateur$14.001
Popular$39.001
Pro$29.001
Agency$49.001
  1. month/billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaltura
8.4
Renderforest Video
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Kaltura
6.3
Renderforest Video

Usability

Kaltura
Renderforest Video
9.5

Performance

Kaltura
Renderforest Video
8.3

Support Rating

Kaltura
5.0
Renderforest Video

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