By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)
YouTube may get all the lion’s share of teenage eyeballs watching cat videos and let’s play video game clips, as an independent filmmaker, you really need to have a Vimeo account. That’s where your sizzle reel should live if you want to have a professional resume. Consequently, if you’re a Mac User, Vimeo has made it a lot easier to upload your content, thanks to a new macOS app.
We’re here to help you focus, with an all-new (totally free!) app. Vimeo for macOS brings some of our core functionality to your desktop, giving you more control over the video workflow— especially if you’re working in Final Cut Pro. – Vimeo Blog
Designed to streamline the workflow for publishing videos to Vimeo, the new app provides direct upload of videos, plus some basic editing features. There’s also the capability to set video settings, sharing options (including pay features) and other options that Vimeo offers to content creators. There’s also a plugin that integrates directly into Apple’s Final Cut Pro with support for multiple file formats, including ProRes. Moreover, Adobe Premiere Pro users aren’t left out either, as there is a Vimeo extension for Creative Cloud as part of their pro platform.
Other features include:
- Export as ProRes and other advanced codecs from Final Cut Pro
- Upload directly to your Vimeo account
- Add captions in Final Cut Pro, and get to settings from the app
- Adjust the title, description, and privacy settings for your videos
- Play videos from the app (without going into your browser)
- Get instant access to video links, video review pages, and embed codes
The plugin also supports 4K Ultra HD, with HDR support, and has video management tools to stay organized. You can even privately collaborate with teams on projects, and track your video project analytics.
And users won’t have to switch back and forth between encoding and outputting your video and then going into the browser to upload. You can skip all of that and just encode and upload directly from your NLE.
“It’s our mission to help people share what they make, whether they’re grizzled old pros or have never heard of a camera before. We do it by nurturing the world’s most vibrant, constructive, respectful community of creators. For anyone working in post-production, this is a definite time-saver,” Vimeo says. macOS users can download the Vimeo plugin from the iTunes app store. Once installed, you connect to Final Cut Pro and then restart. The plugin should then appear in your share destinations as Vimeo (advanced).