Greetings, fellow Vimeans!

Mondays have such a bad rap, what with being the official destroyer of weekends and all, but over here in Vimeo Town, they are cause for interwebular celebration. A new week means a fresh batch of videos to watch, techniques to learn, and gear to salivate over. Don't believe me? Ready some confetti and prepare to have your doubts blown asunder.

Let's kick things off with a recent Staff Pick by Knate Myers:

Using stitched-together images taken from the International Space Station, Knate created this stunning nocturnal time-lapse of an illuminated Earth.

Speaking of space, Vimeo Video School is, to our knowledge, the coolest educational facility in the Milky Way. Have you checked out our latest lessons yet?

+ Optical vs. Digital Zoom
Zooms are great. Just ask Stanley Kubrick. If he's not returning your calls, head to our lesson instead — it's just as good and doesn't require a séance.

+ J-Cuts & L-Cuts
You've probably seen J-cuts and L-cuts in all sorts of videos and movies — they're used to juxtapose images and sound in strangely wonderful ways. Learn how to identify them and impress your pals.

+ Exploring Hard Drives
Hard drives may not be the sexiest pieces of equipment, but they will keep your footage safe and sound. Which, if you think about it, is actually kinda sexy. We did some research to help you pick the best drive for your needs.

+ Aspect Ratios Explained
4:3, 16:9, 2.39:1?! We can make help you make sense of the numbers.

In other news, the Internets are abuzz today with talk of Canon's EOS M. This small camera packs a huge image sensor and is the latest addition to the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) category. Want more on MILCs? We've got you covered.

A full rundown of this shiny new toy is available from our friends at B&H. And tell us what you think — is the EOS M worth the hype?

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Neil Elliott

Neil Elliott

Wish I was there! Or here! Totally inspiring!


y4tv Plus

Brilliant ! ... Puts my teeny weeny Monday issues in perspective :)

Galyna Shevchenko

Galyna Shevchenko

Sorry I am writing here I tried to find "Contact Us" but failed.
I heard good things about Vimeo but to tell the truth- I am dissapointed. My slide show's been downloading for 11 hours already. While on Picasa it took only an hour! And "advising" me to buy more space is very annoying. it's evrywhere. I cannot afford, on the one hand, and I don't need more than I am getting for free, on the other. I am very dissapointed. At first I liked your "Love. Vimeo" but NOW it's all I like.

Hatred 4 Nothing

Hatred 4 Nothing

New Canon seems to be announced simply too late and, moreover, it does not seem to offer any unique functionality and has certain drawbacks - it does not have a viewfinder, an articulated screen, there aren't any buttons for instant shutter/aperture control (and sensor display isn't always that handy for adjustments). Despite its APS-C sensor, Canon EOS M, contrary to Panasonics and Sonys, is very point-and-shoot-like and will probably do as an entry-level DSLR (though I personally think that something like Canon T2/3/4i is much more handier for the same price). Last of all, Canon EOS M as many other mirrorless cameras, seems to be very compact, but on the other hand, will not be very easy to use with good big (zoom) lens.



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