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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

uStudio

No answers on this topic

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
9.0
uStudio
Video personalization
Kaltura
7.0
uStudio
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
10.0
uStudio
Video SEO
Kaltura
10.0
uStudio

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
10.0
uStudio
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
uStudio

Video Security

Kaltura
9.5
uStudio
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
uStudio
User management
Kaltura
8.9
uStudio
Video link sharing
Kaltura
9.9
uStudio
Internal video
Kaltura
9.9
uStudio
External video
Kaltura
9.9
uStudio

Video Player

Kaltura
9.5
uStudio
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
uStudio
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.9
uStudio
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
9.9
uStudio
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
uStudio

Video Analytics

Kaltura
8.5
uStudio
A/B testing
Kaltura
9.0
uStudio
Streaming quality reports
Kaltura
10.0
uStudio
Per viewer tracking
Kaltura
8.1
uStudio
Per video tracking
Kaltura
8.1
uStudio
Video analytics dashboard
Kaltura
7.1
uStudio

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Kaltura
8.5
uStudio
On-Demand video
Kaltura
8.1
uStudio
Live streaming
Kaltura
8.0
uStudio
Impact of streaming on network
Kaltura
7.0
uStudio
Video upload & format support
Kaltura
9.9
uStudio
Video library / File management
Kaltura
9.0
uStudio
Video portal
Kaltura
9.0
uStudio

Video Engagement

Kaltura
6.0
uStudio
Video comments
Kaltura
6.0
uStudio

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

uStudio

No answers on this topic

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

uStudio

No answers on this topic

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

uStudio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

uStudio

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

uStudio

No answers on this topic

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

uStudio

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Kaltura

General

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

uStudio

General

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

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