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Which video hosting platform? Vimeo Pro?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Draeger, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Draeger


    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,525

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Folks, what do you use for hosting videos? I've been using a YT account but I'm now looking at going for a Vimeo Pro account, the 'Plus' version to start with and see how it goes which is only £6 per month when paid upfront. Vimeo just seems a cleaner, less fussy hosting platform and to me it also seems to result in higher quality visuals of uploaded movies. Thoughts? This will be mostly used for aerial footage from my DJI Mavic. I'm not PfCO qualified as yet but plan on obtaining this next Spring.

    Any alternatives to Vimeo worth considering?

    Cheers. :cool:
  2. Russinating


    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

    Posts: 14,904

    Location: Bristol

    What's wrong with YouTube? I run a video production company and we dropped Vimeo years ago.
  3. Spleen Sauce


    Joined: Jan 16, 2005

    Posts: 923

    Location: UK

    Self hosted solution? Depends what you're using it for. If you want to easily reach people, there's little better than YouTube.
  4. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,155

    Location: Some where in England

    Vimeo looks better but I have found it takes ages to view the Video's especially when they are 4K Quality so seems a little pointless and You can't inbed them in Facebook! most people use Social media these days so it makes sense to upload the Videos to that platform!

    So always upload 4K videos to Facebook directly and YouTube
  5. Columbo


    Joined: Mar 26, 2007

    Posts: 8,171

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    What are you doing with the video and what will be the primary way they will be viewed?