Video has carved out an important and ever-expanding role in business.
Over 86% of marketers used video as part of their content strategy in 2021—and this number is only growing. But crafting videos that deliver results isn’t always easy. If you want to get the most out of video, you need the right tools.
In this article, Camily will be reviewing Loom—one of the most popular video solutions on the market. We'll also offer some insights into how Loom stacks up against alternatives like Camily.
So, if you’re considering using Loom for your business or are simply curious about what it can do, this article is for you.
Let’s get started!
Loom is a powerful video messaging tool that helps you get your message across quickly and clearly. With Loom, you can record yourself and your screen simultaneously—and then quickly share the video with team members, clients, or anyone else who needs to see it with a link.
Loom is ideal for situations where a picture is worth a thousand words—or when you just want to save yourself the time and hassle of typing out a long explanation. The app is also great for recording educational videos, product demonstrations, and even testimonial videos.
Now, let's take a look at some of Loom's key features.
With Loom, you can easily record your screen, your camera, or both simultaneously. This makes it easy to create educational videos, product demonstrations, or even just simple how-to guides.
If your setup supports it, Loom allows you to record you and your screen in Full HD and even 4K Ultra HD resolutions. So whether you're recording a video for work or for fun, your audience will be able to see every detail clearly.
Once you've recorded your video, Loom provides a suite of editing tools to help you get your message across more effectively. For example, you can add captions, trim unnecessary footage, and even stitch multiple Loom’s together.
Plus, if you're recording in a noisy environment, Loom can automatically suppress background noise by toggling an option in the settings.
Loom's Chrome extension makes it easy to record quick, spontaneous videos from your browser.
There's no need to open up a separate app. Just click the extension icon, select your recording options, and start recording. And when you're finished, just click the “Share” button to send your video via email, Slack, or any other messaging platform.
Loom can automatically transcribe your videos, so you can easily add captions or search for specific points in your video. This is a great way to make your videos more accessible—or just to save yourself the hassle of transcribing them yourself.
As with any AI transcription tool, there may be some inaccuracies. But overall, Loom does a good job of transcribing speech. The transcriptions can also be edited manually if needed.
Loom's Starter plan is totally free—and it's actually fairly generous. With it, you (and up to 50 lite users) get limited access to Loom's basic features. But if you want to record more than 25 videos per user or videos longer than 5 minutes, then you'll need to upgrade.
Loom has two paid plans—Business ($8/user/mo) and Enterprise (Custom). With the Business plan, you get unlimited video recording and storage, along with advanced features like password protection and video editing.
The Enterprise plan is tailored to the needs of larger businesses. It includes everything in the Business plan, plus a few extras like single sign-on (SSO) support and custom branding.
Here's a complete breakdown of Loom's pricing structure:
Camily is a user-generated video platform that's designed to make the process of recording, editing, and managing video testimonials from customers, employees, and communities.
Founded in 2022, Camily is new to the scene. But in spite of its youth, the company has managed to establish itself as a leading user-generated video platform.
Well-known companies like Slack, Spotify, Dropbox, and Zoom have used Camily to crowdsource and distribute video without outsourcing to a video agency or learning any new tools.
Camily's magic links make it easy for customers, employees, or community members to record testimonial videos from their web or mobile browser—no app downloads required.
The process is simple.
You create a video brief with questions and tips, and Camily generates a link that you can share with whomever you want to record a video. When they click the link, they'll be taken to a web page where they can record their HD video.
You can also customize the branding of your video page with your logo, colors, and fonts. This helps create a seamless experience for participants.
Camily provides a suite of video editing tools to help you create professional-looking videos without any prior experience.
You can trim footage, add subtitles and music, and even upload custom overlays. Plus, Camily's video editor makes it easy to string together multiple videos into a single, cohesive testimonial.
And if you need help, Camily's customer success team is always happy to lend a hand.
Camily's video library helps you organize and manage your videos. It's easy to search, filter, and add videos to collections, so you can find the ones you need quickly and easily.
Plus, you can give your team access to specific videos or collections, so they can start putting them to good use. This is especially helpful if you have a large video library.
Camily's embeddable video grids make it easy to showcase your videos on your website or blog—no coding experience required.
You can customize the look and feel of your video grid to match your brand, and you can even add a call-to-action (CTA) to encourage viewers to take action. Plus, Camily's video grids are completely responsive, so they'll look great on any device.
Camily is still in the process of finalizing its pricing plans. Don't worry, though—you can still request early access to the tool!
✖ Recording Link
✔ Recording Link
✔ Sharing Link
✔ Sharing Link
✔ HD Video Quality
✔ HD Video Quality
✔ Editing Capabilities
✔ Editing Capabilities
✖ Flexible Embed Options
✔ Flexible Embed Options
✔ Automatic Transcription
✖ Automatic Transcription
Camily's magic links make it easy for anyone to record videos from their web browser—no app download required. This is perfect if you need to capture video testimonials from customers, employees, or community members who are spread out across the globe.
Camily provides everything you need to create, edit, and manage your videos in one place. This is unlike Loom, which only provides video recording and edit tools, and doesn't have any built-in tools for managing your videos.
With Camily, you can customize the look and feel of your video capture page, trim and edit your videos, add subtitles and overlays, and even embed them on your website or blog. This gives you a lot more control over the final product than Loom does.
At the end of the day, Loom and Camily fulfil different needs when it comes to video.
Loom's is focused on using video to communicate more effectively—with coworkers, customers, or whomever. It's simple and straightforward, and it's perfect if you need to record and share quick videos.
Meanwhile, Camily is focused on creating and distributing high-quality video content that can be used as sales and marketing collateral. It's perfect for businesses that want to create professional-looking videos without spending a lot of money on video production.
Want to see Camily in action? Request early access to the tool today!