ENCODING FOR VIMEO + UPLOADING



VIMEO EXPORT/UPLOAD:

In compressor, I usually get the best results just exporting it with the following folder structure/settings:

  1. “Other Workflows” –>
  2. “Web” –>
  3. “Download” –>
  4. “QuickTime 7 compatible” –>
  5. H.264 LAN

If you need it smaller still, do the H.264 LAN Streaming (“Streaming” –> “Web” –> “QuickTime 7 compatible”).

Or if you want to get crazy technical and have the highest res you can get, follow VIMEO’s steps for uploading things to their site. 

Here’s a guide from VIMEO for uploading your file to their site. There is a video at the right explaining how to do so from Final Cut Pro. I’m also outlining the steps below, but you can follow that if you need a visual guide):



EXPORTING YOUR STOP-MOTION PROJECT for me (to put on a DVD):

  1. Because these are short pieces, you’ll want to do a full-res export. We’ll load all the projects onto the main drive at the front (at the instructor’s station), so that you can play them full-resolution.

  2. To do so, just export directly from FCP: “Export” –> “Quicktime Movie” and if it’s not HD (this will depend on the timeline you’re in), you’ll export at one of the Apple Pro Res settings.

  3. You’ll also want to upload one version for VIMEO using the steps above, so that you can have it linked from your blog.

  4. Make sure you export sound and video, if you’re using both.