Kaltura

Kaltura Video Platform

4 / 5 7 reviews


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Kaltura
  • www.kaltura.com

About Kaltura Video Platform

Open Source Video Platform that allows your users to import content or upload original video content.


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Kaltura Video Platform Features

  • Analytics
  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Privacy Options
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Streaming

Kaltura Video Platform Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Kaltura - Great Experience for the End User - Horrible Experience for a Systems Admin

Nov 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great product for end users, especially the integration with Canvas LMS.

Cons: Customer Support is the absolute worst. And the KMC is Flash based.

Overall: Kaltura is a valuable tool that integrates wonderfully with Canvas LMS. We have it set up for Teachers and Students to upload and publish videos. Kaltura has also launched In-Video Quizzing, so students watch a portion of a video, and then are prompted to answer a quiz question before they're able to continue watching. This interaction is awesome.

Kaltura's customer service, however, is horrendous! Out of all of the technologies I manage for Utah Valley University, Kaltura is by far the worst at responding to emails and fulfilling customer requests. For example, I sent an email to their customer support account and cc'd our customer success manager and technical rep over a month ago, using the instructions provided on their site, and have yet to receive any response.

Also, the Kaltura Management Console (KMC) is all Flash based. It's 2016. Seriously. Update the KMC.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you're considering purchasing this product, think very hard about the complete lack of support you'll receive after signing the contract.

Great for making presentations

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Allows for ease when organizing and developing a prenarrated presentation. Lets you upload images and take screenshots.

Cons: Short recording time so you have to make sure your narrations are well organized ahead of time and the initial software download takes a while.

Overall: free

We ran a trial of Kaltura to see how it would perform in classroom use

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I loved the ease of use compared to the old system we used that required login, the proper Java files, and a lot of patience. The video quality was excellent and the ability to set up pages in Canvas was a plus

Cons: I didn't not like anything about Kaltura. Our college decided to go with Ilos, and I never could figure out why. I liked them the same, and didn't find any problems with Kaltura.

Overall: Ease of use, good video quality, and more participation from my students watching the films for class.

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Video hosting with Kaltura

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Open source video platform provider.
Another solution to host videos like Youtube, Vimeo.
Easy interface.

Cons: Katura lacks in providing a good customer support.
To play Kaltura videos you need have Flash on your system.

Working with Kaltura

Jan 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Kaltura is a good option for companies looking to host videos but is not comfortable using Vimeo or YouTube. Kaltura gives control of many aspects important to hosting videos. The web interface and upload process are straightforward and easy to implement into any organization.

Easy to use video creator

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent tool for educators who need to create videos for online students. The ability to record both a PowerPoint presentation and webcam on the same screen is awesome. The option for each student to change the playback function is very helpful to their individual learning style.

Cons: Could be competitively priced as some other video creation products which offer a free version or a longer trial period. However, the education discount is nice.

Overall: Easy to setup and use, helpful video tutorials, ability for users to changes playback modes with videos with slide presentations and webcam lectures.

Feb 16, 2018
3/5
Overall