Uploading and distributing video content has transformed the way businesses work. Gone are the days when video production was a unique asset only a few people had access to.
In this era of rapid technological advancement, there are countless video-hosting solutions developed specifically for the needs of professionals. Some providers like YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia have been on the market for a long time, providing numerous useful features that make B2B video creation easier. Others, like Kinescope, have dedicated themselves to providing a new level of affordability for professional solutions, including a revolutionary pricing model and “no plans and limitations” approach.
For some industries, having a reliable and secure video-hosting provider is crucial. One example is the education sector following a massive shift towards e-learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Which approach should you use to ensure you choose the best video-hosting solution for your business? In this article, we outline three key aspects that distinguish Kinescope from one of the most widely used platforms globally, Vimeo.
When it comes to protecting your content against unauthorized downloading, a digital rights management (DRM) feature is vital. This set of control technologies restricts the entry and distribution of digital content.
Kinescope has developed the most secure hosting solution on the market and uses the highest standard of DRM video encryption available.
What does this mean? Kinescope uses protection management systems like Apple Fairplay and ClearKey to provide the highest standard against unwanted video downloading. Additionally, Kinescope can even prevent screen recording or screenshots on Apple's iOS for mobile and Safari on macOS.
By comparison, Vimeo and Vimeo Enterprise still do not offer DRM support or file encryption. While domain privacy features are not a way to prevent unauthorized access.
Video collections are growing dramatically while online video platform interfaces are not evolving fast enough. Kinescope designed a video dashboard from scratch as a unified hub to manage all things about video.
Everyone loves customizable, easy-to-use solutions. With Kinescope's dashboard, you won't find countless tabs that are difficult to navigate; we keep our features simple and organized.
User experience is finally similar to file navigation on your desktop with instant response and bulk actions to manage collections of 10 or 10 thousand videos. Collaborating with teammates, bringing content from outside with file request features and many more makes Kinescope stand apart as an all-in-one video tool for growing business.
Flexibility is a killer part when scaling, maybe you want to keep a backup content delivery network from another provider or bring your own player. With Kinescope, you can accomplish these things and more because of the “no vendor lock” architecture approach we follow. We make our API publicly accessible to our customers. As a result, many of our customers offer their own white-label video hosting solution to their clients, which runs on our API.
Price is another significant point to consider when researching a video hosting solution. Most online video platforms (OVPs) like Vimeo run on third-party public clouds such as AWS or GoogleCloud, inflicting huge infrastructure costs on their customers.
Kinescope, by contrast, runs on a private infrastructure. We don't lease hosting and service our own server equipment, racks, commutation, directly peer with internet service providers. Focusing on our own video infrastructure we optimize every part of video processing and delivery, which allows us to provide more affordable services than Vimeo or even a public cloud provider.
Moreover, many OVPs charge per feature or have fixed subscription plans. With Kinescope, you start experience with a bonus balance and unlimited access to platform features.
You can expect only straightforward rates from Kinescope based on fundamental values like traffic and file size, no commitments and post-payment system. The more viewers you have, the cheaper it gets. While at Vimeo when you grow and cross the so called “1% traffic fair usage” border you are required to switch to enterprise plan where traffic is billed at $0.08 per GB with an annual commitment or your account gets frozen.
Conclusion: Choosing the right online video platform
Keep content security, scalability, and affordability in mind the next time you are looking for the perfect video hosting solution. Remember that the best provider for you is the one covering your businesses’ specific needs.
Interested in trying Kinescope but currently use another platform and want to avoid unnecessary fees? No problem! We offer an auto-migration feature free of charge. All we need is your API token with reading permissions. Contact us today to discuss the best video solution for you.
What’s a Rich Text element?
The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.
Static and dynamic content editing
A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
How to customize formatting for each rich text
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.