Eugenia Loli Plus 9 years ago [[ NOTE 1: The following tutorials are for HD source footage. For miniDV/SD footage, check the tutorial here vimeo.com/forums/topic:4038 . Alternatively, use the same tutorials as below, but at bitrate of 2.5 mbps, with the source footage's resolution (e.g. 854x480 for widescreen, 640x480 for NTSC or 768x576 PAL for 4:3 -- it's up to you to know your footage's correct resolution after applying 1.0 aspect ratio). The rest of the tutorial remain the same for both SD and HD footage. NOTE 2: If you want to export at 1080p instead, use the exact same tutorials as below, but at resolution 1920x1080, and with 12 mbps bitrate (VBR preferably). The rest remain the same as the suggestions below.]] I spent the whole day today installing NLEs and tools and trying them around in order to write a big guide on how to export with these popular tools for Vimeo's 720p HD service. Using these guides you will be able to achieve de-interlaced 720p footage (no jaggies) at around 5mbps and with a preferred frame rate. - Sony Vegas Platinum and Pro: eugenia.queru.com/2007/11/09/exporting-with-vegas-for-vimeo-hd/ - Adobe Premiere Pro, Elements and After Effects eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/08/exporting-with-adobe-premiere-in-720p/ - Apple iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Studio and Quicktime Pro eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/08/exporting-with-quicktime-in-720p/ - Apple Compressor Ed McNichol shows us here vimeo.com/2051588 how to encode for Vimeo HD with Apple's Compressor. You can use his suggestion in the form of a "droplet" too, downloaded from here: mcnichol.com/vimeo.htm - Windows Movie Maker HD (Vista-only) eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/08/exporting-with-windows-movie-maker-hd-in-720p/ - Ulead VideoStudio Plus and MediaStudio Pro eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/08/exporting-with-ulead-in-720p/ - Magix Movie Edit Pro eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/08/exporting-with-magix-movie-edit-pro-in-720p/ - Handbrake v0.9.3+ (multi-platform) eugenia.queru.com/images/handbrake.png - KDEnLive (Linux/BSD) eugenia.queru.com/2009/07/06/exporting-with-kdenlive/ - Freeware tools for Win/OSX/Linux: Avidemux2, ffmpeg, Mediacoder, SUPER, Mencoder eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/08/exporting-in-720p-using-freeware-utilities/ - Pinnacle Studio Plus/Ultimate eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/09/exporting-with-pinnacle-studio-in-720p/ - Avid Liquid eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/10/exporting-with-avid-liquid-in-720p/ - Avid Xpress eugenia.queru.com/2007/12/13/exporting-with-avid-xpress-in-720p/ - Canopus Edius Neo/Pro eugenia.queru.com/2008/04/19/exporting-with-canopus-edius-in-720p/ - CyberLink PowerDirector eugenia.queru.com/2008/05/31/from-cyberlink-powerdirector-to-vimeo-720p-hd/ - AVCHD to h.264 (use this if you don't own any video editor) eugenia.queru.com/2008/05/04/avchd-transcoding-using-free-tools/ - PiTiVi 0.13.x (Linux) eugenia.queru.com/images2/pitivi.png If you are using a different NLE/utility you can send step-by-step screenshots to me to update the post. The exporting panels should show how to export in *either* h.264, WMV or XViD, have de-interlacing, bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio/size options etc. In other words, the exporting options suggested should accept as source an HDV/HD/AVCHD file and create a valid 1280x720 progressive video file.