Loom vs. Panopto

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Loom
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Loom is a screen recorder for Chrome, Mac, Windows, and iOS from the company of the same name in San Francisco, presented as quick to install, easy to use, and boasting a functional free edition.
$8
per month
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
LoomPanopto
Editions & Modules
Business
$10
per creator/per month
Starter
Free
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Pro
$14.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LoomPanopto
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
LoomPanopto
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Loom
-
Ratings
Panopto
7.0
6 Ratings
3% below category average
Video personalization00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
eCommerce00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for advertisements00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Loom
-
Ratings
Panopto
9.4
7 Ratings
39% above category average
Integration to LMS00 Ratings9.47 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Loom
-
Ratings
Panopto
8.8
10 Ratings
1% above category average
Video access controls00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
User management00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Video link sharing00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Internal video00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
External video00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Loom
-
Ratings
Panopto
8.4
10 Ratings
0% below category average
Player customization00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Embedded videos00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Mobile compatibility00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Loom
-
Ratings
Panopto
7.5
10 Ratings
0% below category average
A/B testing00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Streaming quality reports00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Per viewer tracking00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Per video tracking00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard00 Ratings6.38 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Loom
-
Ratings
Panopto
8.1
9 Ratings
5% below category average
On-Demand video00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Live streaming00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Video upload & format support00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Video library / File management00 Ratings9.29 Ratings
Video portal00 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Loom
-
Ratings
Panopto
8.8
7 Ratings
9% above category average
Audience polling00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat00 Ratings7.25 Ratings
Video comments00 Ratings9.27 Ratings
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User Ratings
LoomPanopto
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(36 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(7 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.1
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LoomPanopto
Likelihood to Recommend
Loom, Inc
Loom is a must, I am not sure how many other tools like this one there are but Loom really becomes a key player in a team collaboration, specially if that team collaborates remotely or internationally. You can use the video links to embedded these in other places or downloadthem for editing
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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
Loom, Inc
  • Loom is valuable for creating video tutorials and onboarding materials.
  • It allows trainers to record step-by-step instructions, share best practices, and provide visual demonstrations, facilitating the learning process for new employees or team members.
  • Sales teams can create personalized video pitches or product demonstrations to engage prospects effectively.
  • Collaborating between timezones and replacing meetings/ emails with quick videos.
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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
Loom, Inc
  • The still screenshot feature should let us edit/mark up the images.
  • I work on 3 X monitors and the desktop version of Loom still can't seem to know that I always want to record on the screen from which I open the app. Short of that, it should ask us what screen we want to record on instead of making us catch the fact that it's set to record on some other screen. This causes me to have to stop the recording and restart because it was recording the wrong screen.
  • You can't yet transfer a video seamlessly between workspaces. This causes you to have to download and then re-upload to the other workspace if you happen to work for numerous companies using Loom.
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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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Usability
Loom, Inc
It's dirt easy for the one thing it does exceptionally well. If you think, "hmmm, I should make a quick screen capture of this thing on screen, you can start recording in seconds with almost no additional effort." Once you're done, the recording is automatically uploaded to your account site, and automatically creates a URL you can copy and share with your target audience. From IDEA to EXECUTION to DISTRIBUTION is literally seconds.
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Panopto
Needs some work, but I'm sure improvements will come over time
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Performance
Loom, Inc
Loom is one of my favorite solutions and I've been a raving fan since they first launched. The value of quickly sharing videos in seconds is amazing. Our customers love it so much that they have even downloaded the Loom Chrome extension for their own use with their clients! It's so simple, and nothing else compares or competes.
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Panopto
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Loom, Inc
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.
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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
Loom, Inc
When we evaluated the alternatives, Loom was by far the most advanced tool, with multiple types of integrations. Additionally, Loom also provided a Free plan, which made it easy to consider as an alternative. Vidyard and similar tools integrated better with certain other tools (Vidyard + HubSpot), but Loom had better overall integrations with most tools we use.
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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
Loom, Inc
  • Loom has increased my efficiency and value to clients so much. I save a ton of time by being able to send them video recordings walking through their website rough drafts and final tutorials.
  • Loom is incredibly affordable. I am satisfied with their subscription cost.
  • Loom has helped me communicate clearly to clients, so there's less room for error/misunderstanding (especially when talking about design decisions).
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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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ScreenShots

Loom Screenshots

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