Mark Staff 4 years ago Hey Vimeans! We have a challenge for you: A lot of folks post in the forums looking for assistance with compressing their videos properly for Vimeo. The existing thread that Eugenia Loli-Queru has so lovingly put together (vimeo.com/forums/topic:36422) is getting a bit dated and we’d love to create a great updated resource for all editors. Rather than explain the steps via screenshots and text, we thought it would be cool to have screencasts created for each editor so people can follow along with the steps while watching the video. And we want YOU guys to help in creating these screencasts! You will also be rewarded handsomely for your efforts! So here’s the deal, we need video tutorials for the following video editors/compression programs: We currently have tutorials for all the programs we've requested. If there is a tutorial you think we should have that we do not have already, please suggest it below. We'll then let you know whether we'd like a tutorial or not. If you're not sure how to go about it, take a look at the ones that have been done already for some inspiration! Pinnacle Studio 14 & 15 vimeo.com/35413962 Avid Media Composer vimeo.com/24064111 VisualHub vimeo.com/24036652 iMovie ’08 & ’09 vimeo.com/24043764 Sony Vegas 10 vimeo.com/24105837 Compressor vimeo.com/24014623 Quicktime vimeo.com/24009988 Handbrake vimeo.com/24008730 Final Cut Pro 6 & 7 vimeo.com/23979457 Adobe Premiere CS5 vimeo.com/23974566 Adobe After Effects CS5 vimeo.com/24027726 Adobe Media Encoder CS4 & 5 vimeo.com/24052279 Adobe Premiere Elements vimeo.com/33320845 FFMpeg vimeo.com/24111703 MPEG Streamclip vimeo.com/24009555, vimeo.com/24010817 Sorenson Squeeze 5, 6 & 7 vimeo.com/24177520, vimeo.com/24162078 Here are the requirements that each tutorial must abide by: 1) Each screencast should be 1 to 2 minutes in length and should only cover the exporting process. 2) You should narrate along with the process so people can both listen to and see exactly what it is that needs to be done. For now, we are asking that these videos be in English only. 3) No need to add any background music, but if you do make sure you have the rights to use it! 4) Your tutorial must show the user how to export their video as MP4/H.264, 1280x720, 5000kbps, a constant frame rate (equivalent to the frame rate the video was shot at and no higher than 30fps), square pixels, with AAC or PCM audio, 320kbps, 44.1kHz. Also mention that if you're shooting above 30FPS you should export at half of your original framerate. For our complete recommended compression settings: vimeo.com/help/compression Are you up for the challenge? If your video gets the Vimeo stamp of approval (we will review all videos), you will receive a free Plus account! If you already have one, you can either give it away to a friend or we’ll give you an extra 5 GBs of upload space! You can make as many screencasts as you want, but you can only receive one prize. We will periodically be adding and removing apps from the list, depending on what is still needed. Once you’ve uploaded your video, add a link to the comments below and we’ll review it! This is an ongoing project and there is no time limit to complete this. Lastly, we weren't sure which screen capture software to recommend, so if you have a suggestion (preferably something inexpensive or free), please post below! Good Luck!