Vimeo is a social platform that allows users to upload videos while providing seamless tools with which they can share these videos. It doesn’t stop there, with Vimeo you can also discover other videos on the internet while also, inspiring your thoughts and imaginations with these discoveries.
The platform was created in 2004 by 2 filmmakers as a medium with which they can share their creativity and inspirations from their personal lives. But today, Vimeo is a community of like-minds with same interest and passion. So if you find yourself being passionate about creativity and uniqueness, Vimeo could be the right place for you.
Its name was coined from the words “video” and “me” and is also a scrabble of the word “movie” and this still aligns it to the basis of its production. Through history, this is the first video sharing site that created a credible support for high-definition (HD) videos from October 2007 with download options.
How Vimeo Works
Before using this video sharing site, it is better to understand how it works. Basic steps to using Vimeo includes uploading a video, receiving comments and likes under your upload, and commenting/liking other videos uploaded by another user.
So as a brand owner, you have the opportunity to reach out to a professional audience. Also, it has a payment option for active users, this allows them access to more features that enhances their content creation options.
The payment plans from Vimeo includes the following:
- Vimeo Basic: Is the free version and it offers limited features with a 500MB storage space for upload. This storage is allocated to new users every week, but who needs an entire week to give out new creative ideas? This is a low space for serious content creators; you can always upgrade to the other two packages and uphill your chances.
- Vimeo Plus: Goes on a $10 per month membership subscription. Offers at most 5GB storage space for each week and unlimited uploads of HD files. Banner ads are removed from your content, as an upgrade from the basic package.
- Vimeo Pro: The professionals’ package with a 50GB storage space. Goes for $200 a year and has the best content creation qualities for your videos. Including statistics reports and unlimited bandwidth for usage.
Features of Vimeo
This is a list of what Vimeo offers its users as an enhancement to their content creation skills. These features when understood, allows you to have the best experience there is on Vimeo.
Enhancer: Allows for the addition of music track from a catalog during video edits.
Creation Tutorial: Is a segment dedicated with “how to” tutorials.
Music Library: Works with the Enhancer tool as the library that holds the list of music tracks.
Creative Commons Videos: Uploads by other users are found here with rules on how to use them legally.
Tip Jar: an option that allows for cash payments from viewers as an appreciation to your work.
The Vimeo App is available for both Android and iOS devices and can easily be download from their various App stores.
In conclusion, while all these features are accessible, watching videos on Vimeo also has its own feature tricks. They are associated with the platform so to enhance user experience. Vimeo has with time, made users and consumers stay on top of its relevance as opposed to YouTube. But unlike YouTube and other video sharing platforms, Vimeo is the place for professionals.