Uploading To Vimeo

The following instructions describe how to upload a video to Vimeo.

  • If you don't have an account already, create a free basic account by clicking on the "Join Vimeo" icon in the top right menu bar.
Join Vimeo.
  • Log in to Vimeo using the username and password that you chose when creating your account.
Log In.
  • Vimeo has a 500MB weekly upload limit so we need to compress our videos before uploading. It's important to start with the uncompressed quicktime movie that you exported from Final Cut for the best quality. If your feeling adventurous use these compression guidelineswith your favorite compression software. Or drag and drop your .mov file onto the appropriate compressor droplets that I have created.

If you shot with these cameras:

Flip Ultra

Panasonic PV-GS500

Panasonic DVX100 in Letterboxed Mode

Use this droplet:

VimeoSD Compressor Droplet

If you shot with this camera in this mode:

Panasonic DVX100 in Squeeze Mode

Use this droplet:

VimeoSD_Widescreen Compressor Droplet

Sony V1U

Oops, I haven't made one yet.

Sony EX1

VimeoHD Compressor Droplet

  • Launch the Batch Monitor application which can be found in Applications->Utilities->Batch Monitor. View "This Computer". Wait for the files to be converted.
Launch Batch Monitor
Wait for File Conversion
  • Locate the new file which should be much smaller in size than the original uncompressed .mov file. This new file is the one that we are going to upload.
Compressed Vimeo File
  • Go back to the vimeo website and select "Upload a Video" from the upload dropdown menu in the top menu bar. You can also use the vimeo desktop uploader which is installed in Axinn 105.
Original Media Folder
  • Select "Choose a File to Upload", please note the content restrictions. Browse to the compressed .mov file that you have created and select "Open".
Converted Media Folder
  • Wait for the file to upload. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT MAY TAKE A WHILE TO UPLOAD SO DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO UPLOAD. Create a "Middlebury College" and "Aesthetics of the Moving Image" tag and any other tags that you want to be associated with the video. Add a title and description as to your involvement.
Locate Media Files on Flip
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