Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video

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Ensemble Video

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Ensemble Video

10 out of 10
September 19, 2016
Our organization supports the use of Ensemble Video in the K-12 classrooms in Westchester, Putnam & Rockland Counties. We also use …
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What is Ensemble Video?

Ensemble Video is an online video platform that simplifies video management and delivers content any time, over a variety of networks.

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What is Ensemble Video?

Ensemble Video is a turnkey online video platform that streamlines video capture, video management and video publishing. Ensemble Video aims to enable hundreds of organizations across the globe to deliver accessible media content any time, over a variety of networks. 

Ensemble Video Features

  • Supported: Upload diverse format support
  • Supported: Organize video and audio
  • Supported: Secure media content
  • Supported: Analytics
  • Supported: Identity Provider Support: LDAP / Shibboleth / CAS
  • Supported: Screencasts software
  • Supported: Lecture Capture software
  • Supported: Webcam capture
  • Supported: Live Streaming
  • Supported: Audio capture
  • Supported: Multi-device delivery
  • Supported: Publish to ANY website
  • Supported: Automatic Closed Captioning
  • Supported: Search inside video
  • Supported: LMS & CMS Integrations
  • Supported: Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR)
  • Supported: Quotas and permissioning
  • Supported: Automatic video conversion
  • Supported: Bulk operations
  • Supported: Ingest Directories

Ensemble Video Screenshots

Ensemble Video works in concert with users and systems across your organization to enable collaborative sharing and management of an ever-increasing flow of video content.The Ensemble Video player is lightweight, customizable and brandable, and video streaming is seamless - no matter which device your viewers are using. Our Adaptive Bit Rate encoding tools ensure viewers will see great looking and consistently reliable video streams.Display and search your captions to your viewers in your learning management systems, HTML pages, blogs, portals and other content management systems.Use our built-in viewing analytics that provide you with the information and insight you need to successfully manage your content.Ensemble Studio, our room capture solution, provides easy, automated recording in classrooms, meeting rooms, labs, courtrooms, and medical training rooms.Ensemble Anthem, our screen capture solution, allows you to create screen, webcam and audio recordings wherever and whenever you want.

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Ensemble Video Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)5%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)20%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)75%

Ensemble Video Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web

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What is Ensemble Video?

Ensemble Video is an online video platform that simplifies video management and delivers content any time, over a variety of networks.

What are Ensemble Video's top competitors?

Kaltura and Vimeo are common alternatives for Ensemble Video.

Who uses Ensemble Video?

The most common users of Ensemble Video are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Higher Education industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Screen capture tools are excellent.
  • Video Streaming is simple and reliable.
  • Video Quiz results integrate into the LMS gradebook.
  • Mobile App is great for instructors and students.
  • Viewing Reports inside the LMS.
  • Custom video analytics.
  • Artificial intelligence.
Joseph Axenroth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Faculty bring in a variety of different formats for videos, including VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, MP4, and more. Those at Ensemble Video have helped us to develop a good streamlined workflow to get these varying formats hosted in a central location and develop a campus-wide standard.
  • Ensemble Video has greatly helped us provide better services to our students needing special accommodations.
  • Ensemble is a stable product, where needing help from their support team is very rare. However, on those very rare occasions, their support team is very knowledgeable. We had an issue once that I thought was so obscure, but the team quickly replied with the right answer to resolve our issue, without so much as a clarification on my support ticket.
  • If self hosting the Ensemble Video product, their team will take care of upgrades for you as part of the licensing.
  • There is one issue where sometimes the 'Add' button to add new media disappears, typically once per week. The workaround is to restart the physical server. While restarting the server each week can be a good thing, it would be nice not to have to keep a reminder on my calendar.
Derek Hardaway | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Ensemble Video delivers an easy and fast solution to upload media for educational purposes.
  • Ensemble Video has succeeded for us where other solutions have failed.
  • Include additional training and development sessions.
  • Introduce additional analytical features for reports.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Adapting to user needs. Ensemble Video seems to always be listening to their clients needs and suggestions by implementing effective features in every system update. Communication seems to always indicate that these features are driven by requests that their customers have made to improve the service.
  • Client Support - I have an IT/support background and have had to deal with many vendors and external support. Ensemble is easily the most responsive and effective vendor when it comes to support. When needing certain solutions, they have sent code that was in development and not officially released so I could achieve my goals with project videos. Support is always personal, prompt and effective.
  • Customization. New templates, video players, account management, and embed options have allowed us to use Ensemble Video in a much more personalized way. Early versions of the service had an "Ensemble feel" but color schemes and logos are now able to be changed for a better organization feel.
  • Sometimes the wait time to convert videos can take awhile. It's not a huge concern but it is something we usually have to point out to students that are uploading their own videos.
  • Better file management options would also be nice. Functionality to copy or move video files to different libraries does exist but it can sometimes be a time consuming and tedious process.
Bill Claxton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Ensemble is a really excellent video content management solution for organisations that want to deploy onsite, enjoy a perpetual license and all the features found in competitive products costing many times more.
  • Ensemble does not try to be a monolithic application. Instead it leverages Sorenson Squeeze transcoder for ingest and Wowza's streaming media engine for playout. So it's pretty lightweight and is focused on content management tasks.
  • The portal feature is not a very good replacement for YouTube. It does a basic job of publishing content outside of the VCMS, but the layout is not too attractive.
  • There is no ability to search across content collections.
  • Getting started with Ensemble is not very intuitive.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Customer Service is excellent. I always my questions and issues are taken care of in a prompt and friendly manner.
  • The quality of the service is superb! After using other services similar to Ensemble and finding them quite lacking in many areas, Ensemble is a breath of fresh air.
  • The price is actually quite affordable compared to the quality of service we receive. Alternative services were much more expensive and provided a lot less in many areas.
  • The online documentation needs to be upgraded. Often we look for information and can't find anything current.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Ensemble Video is very easy to use. Videos are uploaded quickly, and ready to share within minutes.
  • It is easy to create libraries, and assign permissions.
  • It works well will a variety of web browsers. Our previous video-on-demand system would not work in the most common web browsers; Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.
  • It would be nice if you could sort listings by title, instead of having to do a title search.
September 19, 2016

Ensemble Video

Carla Stoeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Ensemble provides a secure ad-free environment that is critical in the K12 classroom.
  • Content organization is simple - with Libraries/Playlists/Categories.
  • Many display options/choices depending on your purpose/context/etc. Portals, Playlists, Custom plug-ins, embedding, single links meet any target need I may have in a simple fashion.
  • Honing in on purpose in the K12 Classroom & Ensemble vs. YouTube
Carlos Astorga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Customer support. One of the best experiences I have had in this respect. Always helpful and timely.
  • The system design and features is properly implemented. Enough flexibility with only the right amount of options.
  • Constant product improvement. Ensemble Video continues to evolve, adding better and more powerful features. We are always excited about new releases and how they will improve our processes.
  • User management. Some features are unique to the entire deployment (like authentication sources). It would be great if multiple authentication options could be used across different Ensemble institutions.
  • Upgrade processes. Though new versions of Ensemble Video are always better, the installation process is very manual and Ensemble Video must be involved directly. Not a weakness, but it would be nice to be able to perform our own upgrades/patches when needed.