Riverside.fm vs OpenReel

See why teams choose Riverside.fm over OpenReel to record professional-quality audio and video remotely.

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What's the difference between Riverside.fm and OpenReel

Riverside.fm offers quality, reliability, and ease of use so that creators can focus on what's most important - making stunning content.

Riverside.fm - OpenReel comparison table

4K video recording

Supported Browsers

Chrome, Edge

Chrome, Edge

Supported OS

Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android

Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android

Number of people recorded simultaneously

Number of people recorded

8

8

Maximum resolution

4K

4K

Multiple frame rates

Constant frame rate file for each recording

Constant frame rate

Customizable Bit Rate

SOC 2 Type 2 Certified

Simple user interface - Platform can be used by non-technical user

Simple user interface

Change input/output sources of guests

Change input/output sources

Producer mode - present in the session and able to communicate with the talent, while not being recorded

Producer mode

Audience mode - “external monitor” function that allows guests to view the recording live while not being inside the session

Audience mode

Clips -  transform long form content into short highlight clips in seconds, and in different layouts (square, portrait, or landscape) for social media

Clips

Reusable URL for the recording session

Reusable URL for recording

Live streaming to any RTMP destination

Live streaming RTMP

Screen share recording (as an ISO file)

Screen share recording (ISO)

Media board - Preload audio & video content to showcase to talent

Media board

Automatic transcriptions of the recording

Automatic transcriptions

Works globally

Automatic transcoding to MP4 - have instant access to the MP4

Automatic transcoding to MP4

Shared production environments to streamline team collaboration

Shared production environment

Progressive (real time) uploads of local files to the dashboard

Progressive (real time) uploads

Unlimited recording time

Customizable roles and user permissions - give external vendor access to certain recordings

Customizable roles/ permissions

Not clear if the feature is operational or still in beta.

Why pay more than necessary?

Get everything OpenReel offers and more for a lower price. We offer simple, transparent pricing. You can commit monthly or annually. Extended trial periods are available upon request.

Riverside.fm offers a versatile platform to produce professional content online

Riverside.fm is perfect for short and long form interviews. The files upload progressively to the cloud, so they’re secure and readily available to download when you finish the interview. No need anymore to wait hours for them to become available.

Reliable, high-quality recordings

Platform reliability and audio-video recording quality will always remain our #1 feature.

Fast and secure uploading

We upload your & your guests' audio-video files while you are recording, so that the files are readily available when you end the session.

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Screen-share recordings

Easily share your screen during the interview and record it simultaneously. Ideal for powerpoint presentations, webinars, and keynote speakers.

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Bring your production team to the browser

Record up to 8 people per session. Additionaly, you can bring in an unlimited number of producers or audience members to attend the session without being recorded.

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Live Streaming

Simulcast and record your show at the same time. Audience members can even call in with video.

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Fast and secure uploading

We upload your & your guests' audio-video files while you are recording, so that the files are readily available when you end the session.

Learn More

Screen-share recordings

Easily share your screen during the interview and record it simultaneously. Ideal for powerpoint presentations, webinars, and keynote speakers.

Learn More

Bring your production team to the browser

Record up to 8 people per session. Additionaly, you can bring in an unlimited number of producers or audience members to attend the session without being recorded.

Learn More

Live Streaming

Simulcast and record your show at the same time. Audience members can even call in with video.

Learn More

See why teams love using Riverside.fm

Don't just take our word for it. Check out what customers say about Riverside.fm.

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Raden Sucalit

@brownmestizo

Apr 15

Used @RiversidedotFM after reviewing around eight other tools. I am so stoked I made the right choice. At no point I got confused. Perfect balance of getting the user to do what they want and how they want it. Most importantly, everyone in the episode found it easy.

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Michael Ionita

@mizi

Apr 14

I started using @RiversidedotFM to record online video interviews for my YouTube channel. AMAZING STUFF tbh. It records in 2160p and All Streams SeparatelyThat is perfect for post production. Love this tool: https://buff.ly/3mMHevV

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ECH is Sketch

@ECHisSketch

Apr 13

I have to say that Im not sponsored by @RiversidedotFM or asked to write this but I successfully recorded 3 podcasts today with this  and they literally came out professionally to the point where I am a lifelong consumer. PLEASE check them out! What amazing resource to have.

Eric Nordhoff

@ericnordhoff

Mar 30

I just recorded a session on https://riverside.fm via @riversidedotfm LOVE THIS PLATFORM!

The Podcast Pulse

@thepodcastpulse

Mar 28

@RiversidedotFM is top notch remote recording!

Peterrrrrrrrr Bell

@PeterNBell

Apr 5

Jeb @goldstocktrades please don't use ZOOM! Please use @RiversidedotFM

John Papa

@John_Papa

Apr 6

Very happy with Riverside since we switched for our podcast @web_rush !

Dark Corner Studios

@DarkCornerYT

Apr 6

@RiversidedotFM has changed the game when it comes to amazing quality audio for distance interviews.Gone are the gross sounding laptop mics and fuzzy video!This IS a game changer!!

richroll

@richroll

Apr 6

Concur. Best remote platform.

George Kuruvilla

@gkuruvilla

Apr 6

If you host podcasts or interviews and have not checked out @RiversidedotFM, you should!! Easy to use, high quality output and excellent customer service!

Daniel Alarcón V.

audiolarx

Apr 7

Hands down the best remote recording platform.

Christopher Coleman

@ccoleman

Apr 7

@RiversidedotFM Congrats on the iOS launch.  I've been super-pleased with the web-based app so far.  Hope an Android version is following close behind. :)

Matthew Weeks

@MWeeksDev

Apr 7

Pretty neat to see how quickly @RiversidedotFM is building out their product. I've only recently started using their web app for recording my podcast episodes, but the quality really is incredible.

Casey Helmick

@casey_helmick

Apr 7

@RiversidedotFM has completely revolutionized the way we conduct remote interviews. No more zoom. No more recording glitches. More confidence to produce amazing products.

Trevor Young

@trevoryoung

Apr 7

Lots of good things happening with @RiversidedotFM.This is the platform I use to record my podcast interviews, and have since branched out into video as well. This latest update is terrific news!

Ingmar Verheij

@IngmarVerheij

Apr 8

It’s an amazing platform. Very engaging while recording and it captures each participants individual audio and video stream locally, which is great for post-editing.

George Aliferis

@FintechOrama

Apr 9

Recording: @RiversidedotFM replaces a set up using zoom + local recording of separate tracks which I had to reconcile.It provides better quality, separate audio tracks and HD video.(If you're using a paying version of Zoom for 1x1 or 1x2 interviews - stop!)

Wayne Cheong

@aperfectcircle0

Apr 9

Screen share, separate audio/ video - yes.  Separate tracks for host / guest - coming soon. The founders announced it during the last Townhall. Been using it for PodFest Asia and loving it  , i’ll use it for upcoming Nirvana Tribute Virtual Event too!

Tom Harari

@tomharari

Apr 9

@riversidedotfm is a really, really good product. Excellent experience just now.

Brett Siegel

@basiegel68

Apr 10

Been using @RiversidedotFM for almost a month now and it is a dream! Now...iOS support! Hells to the the YES! If you have an iPhone and and want to guest on @DynastyDinerPod, the time has come!

John

@LifeAsJohn

Apr 10

Just used @RiversidedotFM for the first time. Sheesh, I'd hate to be in the audio tech space right now If you're doing virtual podcasting, I 12/10 recommend.

James Bryant

@jamesgbryant

Apr 12

I've been using @RiversidedotFM for a while now and their platform is genuinely amazing. I don't have an iOS device, but I imagine this is just as fantastic.

Anthony Garone

@atgarone

Apr 13

I think I'm in love with @RiversidedotFM. Signed up the other day, did my first interview today, and it was so easy. This is a game-changer for interviewing people online.

ECH is Sketch

@ECHisSketch

Apr 13

I have to say that Im not sponsored by @RiversidedotFM or asked to write this but I successfully recorded 3 podcasts today with this  and they literally came out professionally to the point where I am a lifelong consumer. PLEASE check them out! What amazing resource to have.

Huw James

@huwmjames

Apr 14

I can't tell you how much I've loved recording with @RiversidedotFM over the last year. It's been a priceless tool for me as a creator.

Michael Ionita

@mizi

Apr 14

I started using @RiversidedotFM to record online video interviews for my YouTube channel. AMAZING STUFF tbh. It records in 2160p and All Streams SeparatelyThat is perfect for post production. Love this tool: https://buff.ly/3mMHevV

Raden Sucalit

@brownmestizo

Apr 15

Used @RiversidedotFM after reviewing around eight other tools. I am so stoked I made the right choice. At no point I got confused. Perfect balance of getting the user to do what they want and how they want it. Most importantly, everyone in the episode found it easy.

Alexander Sloan

@butcallmealex

Apr 16

The winner by quite a bit: @RiversidedotFM. Great UI, includes video, easy to use, sound quality of the finished recording is , gives you WAV files, screensharing. And it's also cheap for hobbyists. I swear I could use Riverside for video calls.

Olivier1622 (He / Him)

@olivierbousette

Apr 16

Sign up and Started this week to use http://Riverside.FM and was very impressed.

Anthony Garone

@atgarone

Apr 16

I have recorded several interviews this week using @RiversidedotFM and I'm so impressed. Even when my client's internet connection is weak/flaky, I end up with a great recording afterward. It's a game-changer!

Chris Bemmerl

@chris_bemmerl

Apr 14

Best in class #Podcast Studio @RiversidedotFM

Streamlined process to create podcasts & video content from A-Z

Step 1

Record interviews with Riverside.fm for up to 8 participants. There is no max. file size or time limit. You can freely record short or long form content.

Step 2

Receive separate audio/video tracks that are perfectly in sync, to save editing time.

Step 3

Download the files or use our Magic Editor to automate post-production and instantly generate transcriptions.

Optional: Step 4

Select the tracks, choose the layout, add a custom background, and export your ready-to-publish podcast or video.

Step 1

Record your interview with Riverside.fm for up to 8 participants.

Step 2

Receive separate audio/video tracks that are perfectly in sync, to save editing time.

Step 3

Download the files or use our Magic Editor to automate post-production.

Step 4

Select the tracks, choose the layout, add a custom background, and export your ready-to-publish podcast or video.

Start recording with Riverside.fm

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