Is there a way to access a direct URL to a video uploaded to Ensemble (i.e. something similar to:http://www.youtube.com/v/toiLy3R-38M)?
Yes, there are a number of ways to do this. You can use a quick publish URL, you can generate URLs with the API or use URLs that have the HTML Plugin embedded in it.
Yes, we have Ensemble Video has a video dropbox tool that allows an Ensemble Video users to capture videos from a group of users and place those videos in an Ensemble Video library.
Yes, Ensemble Video organization administrators can set a maximum upload size limit for media sources.
Yes, Ensemble Video has a managed service model. Our managed service partners host the Ensemble Video on-premise software in their data-centers, and provide access to Ensemble Video for multiple organizations across the consortium for a fee.
Yes, depending on the system and version there are a variety of ways to ingest video content from video conferencing units. We have customers using Polycom RSS 4000, Tandberg Content Server and Cisco Telepresence Server.
The Ensemble Video Dropbox allows Ensemble Video users to easily harvest video and audio content from users without an Ensemble Video account. For example, many teachers and faculty members will use the dropbox for video assignments.
Yes, Ensemble Video can manage and deliver .swf files.
Yes. if you have an enterprise LDAP (or Active Directory) repository, you can add it as an authentication source for Ensemble Video. Then, when an Organization Administrator creates a user account, he or she can simply enter a username and specify the LDAP source for authentication.
In an on-premise deployment, you can easily create live video streams on your media server of choice, and then catalog and publish them to any Web site with Ensemble Video. In the hosted (SaaS) cloud deployment, you can catalog and publish live video streams (from 3rd Party) using Ensemble Video, but you cannot create live video streams.
Download the Ensemble Video Open Source Blackboard Building Block here.
Can you lock down and secure video content and libraries to portals, learning management systems and content management systems?
Yes, please view the How to Secure a Playlist article.
The Ensemble Video Platform simplifies video management and distribution for any organization. Ensemble Video customers use our Video Platform to manage and deliver their video content to a variety of audiences to a variety of devices. This video includes captions.
Yes, there’s an open source Blackboard Building Block for Ensemble Video Version 3.2. This new capability enables instructors to easily embed searchable libraries in Blackboard based on their Ensemble Video Playlists, or to search for individual videos and easily embed those videos in Blackboard. Instructors can also search for and insert items from Ensemble-managed institutional content repositories that are available to all Blackboard instructors.
Yes, every media entry in Ensemble Video has fields for title, description, keywords, credits and annotations (and more).
Yes, Ensemble Video can manage a variety of image files, specifically Ensemble users can upload .jpg, .gif, .png, .svg, .tif and .psd.
Yes. The Ensemble Video Image Gallery supports .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .svg, and .psd files. Galleries display a featured image and a set of thumbnail images. The navigator includes a slider for browsing the gallery, a link to view all the images, a link to start (and stop) a slideshow of the images, and links to download and/or view the image at full resolution.
Yes, you can create iTunes feeds in Ensemble Video and then your users/audience can subscribe to the iTunes feed using iTunes.
Ensemble Video has a Google Analytics Integration and provides Internal Audit Logs.
The Google Analytics configurator lets you set a Google Analytics ID which is used for all video views through the embedded Flash-based Flowplayer. If you set it at the Organization level, ALL videos within the Organization that are viewed with the Flowplayer will be tracked. Use your Google Analytics ID to capture visit and event detail for your videos.
With the Audit Logging feature you can get detailed information on who edits, adds, deletes, and views content through the Ensemble Video user interface — this is provided as an option for HIPPA compliance in health care applications where there is NO external publishing. Some customer’s use log analysis programs such as Sawmill to analyze content.
Yes, you can either move the files into a shared folder or FTP the files. Additionally, you can setup batch transcode and stream workflow or you can simply place files on the media server for streaming.
Ensemble Video video plug-in pages, publishing API and template layouts are fully customizable. Ensemble Video administrators and users can edit a cascading style sheet to modify the colors, fonts and styles of their video pages. Ensemble Video’s HTML Plug-in has several customizable layouts and options. Additionally, our Simple Publishing API you can easily tap into the Ensemble Video database and have complete control of your layout.
Does Ensemble Video support streaming and downloading to mobile devices including iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Droid?
Yes. Your users will be able to watch your video content on iPads, iPhones, Droids, and more. With Ensemble Video you get a built in HTML5 player and you also have the ability to create custom mobile compression settings simplifying mobile video for your organization.
Yes, there are 5 users roles in Ensemble Video designed to meet the needs of your diverse organization.
The roles are:
- System Administrators: The super user account for creating organizations and managing system-wide settings
- Organization Administrators: Account used to manage departments, users, and media server integration
- Content Contributor: These users manage, catalog, and publish video content using Ensemble Video
- Content Editor: These users can edit and publish videos, but cannot add or delete videos.
- Viewer: Can view “viewable” or “published” items in the Media Library and Shared Library.
Yes, please contact us for details. You can purchase the self-hosted pilot here.
Yes, you can upload a DFXP time-text caption file to enable caption on top of the videos or you can use our integration with Automatic Sync Technologies.
Yes, you can use Ensemble Video to embed videos in HTML pages.
Yes, the Ensemble Video default Flash-based player is called the Flowplayer, and there is a commercial version of this that you can use with Ensemble Video to brand your video content with your institution’s logo.
Yes, Ensemble Video integrates with Rhozet ProMedia Carbon to offer a diverse set of transcoding options and workflows.
Can you embed multiple videos in a learning management system (LMS) like Blackboard, Moodle, Angel or Sakai?
Yes, you can use Ensemble Video to embed videos in a variety of learning management systems.
Here are some related tutorials:
Embed Video(s) in Angel LMS
Embed Videos in Blackboard using Embed Codes
Using the Blackboard Building Block
Embed a Single Video in Moodle 1.9
Embed a Playlist in Moodle 1.9
Using the Moodle Activity Block
Embed Video in Sakai
The cost of Ensemble Video depends on the Ensemble Video deployment option you choose. If you would like a quick quote or a demo contact us.
On-Premise: If you choose the “On-Premise Deployment” the minimum price for Ensemble Video is $2,000 per year. Most on-premise customers choose to install a media server and enterprise transcoder which will can change the price. If you would like a quick quote or a demo contact us.
Cloud SaaS: The cloud pricing is based on storage. Level 1 membership is $5,000 for 200GB of storage, Level 2 is $9,000 for 500GB of storage and Level 3 is $12,000 for 1TB of storage. We do offer additional storage above 1TB. If you would like a quick quote or a demo contact us.
Managed Service: If you are purchasing Ensemble Video from a “Managed Service Provider” please consult your Managed Service Provider. If you would like a quick demo contact us.