If you are a Vimeo Plus user, 2011 starts off with great news. Vimeo now allows uploads up to 5 gigabytes in size. This is great news for churches who would like to upload their service in HD. The previous limit was 1 GB, unless you used the Desktop Uploader which allowed you to upload 2 GB files.
Vimeo is a video site, similar to youtube, but much more customizable. They offer their basic service for free, and a plus version for $59.95 per year. I highly recommend using Vimeo for church sermons. The videos look great and with this increase in file size, you can now upload entire sermons in HD. At Cornerstone, we use Vimeo Plus with Media Fusion for all our sermon video and audio.
Check out the Vimeo Blog for all the details on the update.
Now, we’re proud to say that we’ve made a big breakthrough, and 5 GB uploads per file are here! This update is great for many reasons: it means filmmakers can upload full-feature films in HD, parents can upload an entire soccer game, and your Aunt Martha can upload 2.5 hours of HD video of her cat taking a nap! Also, people who don’t want to waste time compressing videos before uploading them can finally skip that step if they wish and upload videos directly from the camera. This should increase video quality on the site even further and give Plus members the flexibility they need.