Ensemble Video Reviews

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March 12, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 26, 2016
Joseph Axenroth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 21, 2016
Derek Hardaway | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 21, 2016
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 01, 2016
Carlos Astorga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 20, 2016
Zayac Lynn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use
  • Many options it affords the user
  • Affordability
  • Operability
  • Would like not to have to restart the server each week to get the add button to appear.
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September 20, 2016
Bill Claxton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 19, 2016
Kristi Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 19, 2016
Shane Showers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use. From an end user perspective there really isn't a lot of training needed.
  • Integration with our learning management system.
  • Customer support is fantastic.
  • A better way of customizing the interfaces.
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September 19, 2016
Carla Stoeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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September 19, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Video personalization (1)
10
Support for advertisements (1)
9
Integration to LMS (1)
10
Video access controls (1)
10
User management (1)
10
Video link sharing (1)
10
Internal video (1)
10
External video (1)
10
Player customization (1)
10
Embedded videos (1)
10
Video quality / Bandwidth controls (1)
10
Mobile compatibility (1)
10
Streaming quality reports (1)
10
Per viewer tracking (1)
10
Per video tracking (1)
10
Video analytics dashboard (1)
10
On-Demand video (1)
10
Live streaming (1)
10
Impact of streaming on network (1)
10
Video upload & format support (1)
10
Video library / File management (1)
10
Video portal (1)
10
Audience polling (1)
9
Video comments (1)
9

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. 
Categories:  Video

Ensemble Video Features

Has featureUpload diverse format support
Has featureOrganize video and audio
Has featureSecure media content
Has featureAnalytics
Has featureIdentity Provider Support: LDAP / Shibboleth / CAS
Has featureScreencasts software
Has featureLecture Capture software
Has featureWebcam capture
Has featureLive Streaming
Has featureAudio capture
Has featureMulti-device delivery
Has featurePublish to ANY website
Has featureAutomatic Closed Captioning
Has featureSearch inside video
Has featureLMS & CMS Integrations
Has featureAdaptive Bit Rate (ABR)
Has featureQuotas and permissioning
Has featureAutomatic video conversion
Has featureBulk operations
Has featureIngest Directories

Ensemble Video Screenshots

Ensemble Video Integrations

Blackboard Learn, Moodle, Canvas, Drupal, WordPress, Brightcove Zencoder, Brightspace, Wowza Media Systems, Sorenson Media, Matrox, Winnov, Polycom RSS 4000, Cisco Content Server, Caption Sync, 3Play Media, CaptionEx, Rev, VoiceBase, Mirror Image

Ensemble Video Competitors

Kaltura, Vimeo, ShareStream, YouTube

Ensemble Video Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Required

Ensemble Video Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
5%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
20%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
75%

Ensemble Video Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Email
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Web Conference

Ensemble Video Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web

Frequently Asked Questions

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, Vimeo, and Panopto are common alternatives for Ensemble Video.

Who uses Ensemble Video?

The most common users of Ensemble Video are from Mid-size Companies and the Higher Education industry.