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Old December 9th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #1
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Vimeo sizing issue

hi all,

I am keen to start using vimeo for some demo films that I want to put up rather than using my own website and wmv files as I currently do.

I know there are many that prefer hosting their own films but I do like the vimeo quality aspect (and the use of their bandwidth....not mine...)

I have rendered a film as .avi and .mpg2 and each time i try to upload to vimeo it resizes the movie to 4:3 rather than the 16:9 that I have started with...

I have read all through their guides but I cannot see where I am going wrong..

Anyone got any tips/simple guide to how you do it?

Thanks in advance!
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Old December 9th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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Same with me Vince, so I moved to another site, viddler.com
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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never had a problem myself: u def. are editing in HD right? what NLEs are you using...if it's PPro, i just used the guidelines on vimeo, as i'm sure you are...

u could try exposureroom too if the problem still persists (haha, i sound like a doctor!)
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #4
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have tried in both HD and SD, but spent more time playing in SD....

Using Vegas Pro for render, but using usual render settings that I use when outputing ready for DVD etc.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:28 AM   #5
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Two questions

1. What is the final video size you are rendering to?
2. How many times have you tried the upload? Vimeo only allows 1 HD upload per week unless you have a plus account.

I have never had any issue getting my footage into 16:9. I upload 1280x720p files to Vimeo several times a month. I also q
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #6
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Two questions

1. What is the final video size you are rendering to?
2. How many times have you tried the upload? Vimeo only allows 1 HD upload per week unless you have a plus account.

I have never had any issue getting my footage into 16:9. I upload 1280x720p files to Vimeo several times a month. I also question why you are rendering to AVI or MPG2, when mpeg4 would certainly give superior results with much smaller files.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #7
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Gotta render with square pixels. Your resolution should be 1280x720 with a PAR of 1:1. Vimeo has no idea what you set your PAR to in your NLE or transcoding engine.

16x9 video in both HD and SD will maintain if you render with a 1:1 PAR.

There's a whole description of the right settings in one of the Vimeo help files or FAQs. I don't have a link because I haven't been there in a long time.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #8
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Gotta render with square pixels. Your resolution should be 1280x720 with a PAR of 1:1. Vimeo has no idea what you set your PAR to in your NLE or transcoding engine.

16x9 video in both HD and SD will maintain if you render with a 1:1 PAR.

There's a whole description of the right settings in one of the Vimeo help files or FAQs. I don't have a link because I haven't been there in a long time.
I render my SD footage as 586x320 for faked widescreen small files and as 876x480 for SD footage at full res. then upload that. Seems to work.
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