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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Loom

Loom is perfect if you do anything on a computer or phone and you need to document it. Rather than firing up another screen recording tool, recording your video, then downloading the file and uploading it to Youtube THEN sharing that link (my old workflow)—I can now just press one button, select the area of my screen I want to record, record my video, and send it within seconds. No extra software or steps.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

From simple streaming to bigger events, OBS has been able to handle all of it with full confidence from us. Have never questioned if it was going to be unreliable in a specific situation, even with minimal training. Software identified the external input source easily and had no issues setting that up (Blackmagic Mini Recorder), and great for pulling in separate audio from the computer input.
Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Loom

  • Integrated right into Chrome - If I want to make a screen-capture video of a particular window in Chrome, I just start the Loom extension from within that window. It automatically records the entire window, my audio, computer audio and/or my video camera. In other words, it makes recording a screen capture video fast and almost automatic.
  • I like that it automatically saves it to my Loom account profile and also provides a URL I can send to people. I think the utility of this feature is pretty obvious. The sequence is 1. Start loom 2. click the RECORD button 3. record 4. click the STOP button 5. copy and paste the URL which loom automatically generates.
  • The way they have chosen to provide online organizing of my videos is pretty well executed. I can create folders and move related videos into those folders. This becomes really important when you start creating a lot of videos.
Jack Edward Heald | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

  • Allows for custom backgrounds.
  • Scrolling and moving information.
  • Quick and efficient duplication of slides.
Charles Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Loom

  • Settings could be more configurable - I rarely want my face on the video. Every time I need to turn it off... ideally this could be a setting to have it disabled by default.
  • The UI while recording could be improved. I often forget the keyboard shortcuts, and a simpler red button floating on the screen or somethign would be great to stop the recording simply as needed.
  • The desktop app (in beta) overrides some standard keyboard shortcuts in OSX, which is frustrating.
Jeff Garon | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

  • Overwhelming layout
  • Sometimes the program continues to screen record even when it has been stopped, saving way too many videos.
Mandy Henriksen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Loom

Loom 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Loom is a very good product which has many different use cases that help us to keep our products supported, allow our products to be sold, and allow us to talk with one another in the company. There are not many glaring issues with Loom that would hold me back from continuing to use this service but the main question will be how they stack up with the other video products on the market and their direct competition.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

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Usability

Loom

Loom 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Loom is one of the easiest software solutions that I've used. Their Chrome extension is very intuitive and I hear that the desktop app is phenomenal. Once you've stopped the recording, the video is instantly available to share via the link that Loom provides you. The recipient only needs to click on the link and click 'play' on the Loom landing page. So easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

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Performance

Loom

Loom 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It is the best platform that I have come across that does exactly what I want it to do when I want it to do it. It is there when I need it (browser extension) and hidden when I don't. I have never had an issue with the service and find it to be one of the most convenient tools to use when an email or Slack won't suffice.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

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Support Rating

Loom

Loom 8.6
Based on 9 answers
I use Loom for simple tasks. Never used customer support really. It's so simple to use. I haven't had any real issue with Loom which would require customer support to help me out. So I just put 5 because I don't know if the customer support is good or bad since I never used, so I'm kind of neutral.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

OBS Studio 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We've never needed to contact support. Not sure if they have it since it's an open-source program.
Steven Shulmister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Loom

For desktop recordings, I've only used Quicktime. Loom is overall a nicer looking and functioning tool for recording videos, although there are a couple tools that Quicktime has (like splicing videos and selecting a specific recording size) that I wish Loom had
Andrea Cross | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

OBS takes a lot more work to get started with than Google Hangouts, but you get a much more high quality output from it. It even works better with YouTube than Hangout, which is odd since it is also owned by Google. You can not set a poser image on a YouTube live stream when you use Hangouts, but you can with external programs like OBS. You can do so much with layout, like having two video sources on the screen at the same time, any style lower thirds; it is much more powerful.
Seth Paine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Loom

  • We're able to keep hiring managers happier which typically can increase the number of hires we have. That, in turn, increases revenue. Happy hiring managers also mean more renewals of partnerships
  • We're able to get information to the hiring manager quicker, which can lead to quicker hiring times, which means more money to use faster.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

  • Great ROI! Can't imagine using a different software
  • Enables us to provide client with multiple options for a streaming presentation
Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Loom

General

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

OBS Studio

General

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

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