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Ensemble Video

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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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Ensemble Video is a versatile and reliable tool that has found widespread use across various industries and user groups. In the …
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Ensemble Video

10 out of 10
September 19, 2016
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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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Product Details

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

Screenshot of 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.Screenshot of 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.Screenshot of Display and search your captions to your viewers in your learning management systems, HTML pages, blogs, portals and other content management systems.Screenshot of Use our built-in viewing analytics that provide you with the information and insight you need to successfully manage your content.Screenshot of Ensemble Studio, our room capture solution, provides easy, automated recording in classrooms, meeting rooms, labs, courtrooms, and medical training rooms.Screenshot of 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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Kaltura and Vimeo are common alternatives for Ensemble Video.

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

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%
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Reviews and Ratings

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Ensemble Video is a versatile and reliable tool that has found widespread use across various industries and user groups. In the educational sector, faculty members have found value in using Ensemble Video to host videos for their online courses, making it easy to upload and share different formats such as VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, and digital files. This feature has streamlined the process of delivering course content to students in a convenient manner. Additionally, Ensemble Video has been instrumental in supporting students with special needs by providing ADA compliance features such as hosting transcribed videos, Kurzweil files, annotated PDF documents, and more.

Ensemble Video is not limited to the academic setting and has proven to be useful in business departments as well. It enables the creation of media libraries for instructional purposes, linking videos to educational programs and staff training sessions. Users from various backgrounds have also embraced Ensemble Video for personal libraries and research purposes. As an enterprise software deployed across organizations, it has significantly reduced workload and improved user satisfaction.

One of the key strengths of Ensemble Video is its seamless integration with popular learning management systems like Blackboard LMS and Moodle. This integration allows faculty members to easily link Ensemble Video directly into these platforms, providing easy access to videos for students. Furthermore, Ensemble Video's capability as a replacement for YouTube within an in-house portal showcases its versatility in meeting diverse needs.

Ensemble Video caters not only to educational institutions but also to government ministries and service providers. It serves as a front end for a broadcast recording system, enabling seamless video streaming capabilities in government settings. Service providers leverage the multi-tenant architecture of Ensemble Video for video hosting solutions that cater to multiple clients.

From K-12 classrooms to higher education lecture halls, Ensemble Video proves beneficial for capturing lectures, technique classes, and even live events. The platform's tools empower educators to create and share video content that reinforces learning outcomes. With the Ensemble Video mobile app, instructors and students can conveniently create and upload video content on the go.

Ensemble Video's value extends beyond academia and government. It also serves as a video-on-demand service, managing and publishing faculty and student video content across campuses. Furthermore, Ensemble Video acts as a reliable repository for various campus-related video projects.

In summary, Ensemble Video has found widespread use in the educational sector, supporting faculty members in hosting videos for online courses and ensuring ADA compliance. Its versatile features enable the creation of media libraries, linking videos to educational programs, staff training, personal libraries, and even research purposes. This enterprise software has significantly reduced workload and improved user satisfaction across organizations. Integration with popular learning management systems enhances its usability for educational institutions. Ensemble Video caters to a wide range of users, including faculty members, students, government ministries, service providers, and individual users, making it a valuable tool for various industries.

Streamlined Workflow: Users appreciate that Ensemble Video has helped them establish a seamless process for hosting videos in various formats, allowing them to maintain a campus-wide standard and cater to students requiring special accommodations.

Stability and Support: The stability of Ensemble Video receives high praise from users, as they rarely need assistance from the support team. However, when help is required, users find the support team knowledgeable and responsive. They have received prompt and accurate responses for even the most obscure issues without further clarification.

Constant Improvement: Users highly value the continuous enhancements introduced by Ensemble Video through new releases. These updates are anticipated to further improve their workflows. Users also commend Ensemble Video's responsiveness to client needs and suggestions, implementing effective features based on customer requests to enhance the service.

Missing 'Add' button: Some users have experienced a recurring issue where the 'Add' button to add new media disappears once per week, requiring the server to be restarted as a workaround. This has caused frustration and inconvenience for multiple reviewers.

Lack of user management features: Several reviewers have found the user management feature lacking in Ensemble Video. They have mentioned that some features are unique to the entire deployment and they would prefer the ability to use multiple authentication options across different institutions. This limitation has been a source of dissatisfaction for these users.

Difficulties with installation and upgrades: Users have expressed their dissatisfaction with the manual installation process of Ensemble Video and would like more control over performing their own upgrades and patches when needed. Multiple reviewers have mentioned this as an area that needs improvement to enhance their experience with the software.

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Incentivized
  • 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.
September 19, 2016

Video Capture Excellance

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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