The Vimeo panel in Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to upload a sequence directly to your Vimeo account with the click of a button. Collaboration is even more efficient for Vimeo PRO, Business, and Premium members, who can also instantly create a video review page from the Vimeo panel to share with reviewers and gather feedback.
✦ Getting started
To get started, download the Vimeo panel installer for Mac or Windows, and go through the installation steps. To open the Vimeo panel, re-launch Adobe Premiere (version 2015.3 or higher) and click Window > Extensions > Vimeo from the top navigation. The Vimeo panel can be moved or attached to any window within your project.
When you open the Vimeo panel for the first time, you’ll be prompted to sign in to your Vimeo account. Once you’ve successfully logged in, you’ll see an upload icon.
✦ Uploading your sequence
To start the process of sending your selected sequence to Vimeo, click the upload icon or the “Upload sequence to Vimeo” link in the Vimeo panel. If you are working in a project with multiple sequences, only the active sequence will be uploaded.
The first part of the process is choosing your upload settings. After you submit your upload settings, your video will begin the encoding process and a copy of your sequence will be rendered locally (if you select this option). These two steps can be done without an Internet connection.
After the encoding process is complete, your video will begin the uploading process to Vimeo. If an Internet connection is not detected, the upload process will pause and automatically resume when your computer is back online.
Once the upload is complete, PRO, Business, and Premium members can instantly create a review page and begin collaborating with their reviewers: simply click the ellipse in the Vimeo panel for more options, click “Create review page,” and share away.
✦ Customizing your video settings
You can also adjust many of your video’s upload settings with the Vimeo panel, just like you would on Vimeo.com.
After clicking the upload icon in the Vimeo panel, you’ll be asked to set:
- The video title (by default this is your sequence title)
- The section of your sequence to upload (in/out or entire sequence)
- The video quality
- The checkbox for 360 video (only select if the video was recorded in 360)
- The video’s privacy setting ("Anyone," "Only me," "Password" - please note that the Password option only works for Plus members and higher)
- The location on your desktop where you want to render a copy of your sequence
- The video description (optional)
Please note that if you select a quality higher than your current sequence setting, your sequence will be scaled up during the encoding process to match the quality you selected. We don't recommend doing this, as it may noticeably distort your video.
The following video settings are currently unavailable in the Vimeo panel:
- Certain privacy settings (Select from Only people I follow, Only people I choose, Private Link, and Hide from vimeo.com)
- Content Rating
After the upload completes, you can edit these settings on Vimeo.com by tapping the ellipse in the panel and selecting “Edit Settings” in the dropdown menu.
✦ Estimated file size
When you choose your video quality in your upload settings in the Vimeo panel, a file size will be visible next to each option. This is only an estimate of the file size. While we try our best to guess the file size before upload, the actual size will not be known until after the encoding process.
The final file size will be visible within the Vimeo panel after the encoding process is complete. You can also check the rendered copy of the local file on your computer if you chose to save it. If your upload quota is exceeded, an error message will be displayed before the upload process to Vimeo begins.
✦ Creating a Custom Encoding Preset
Have your own go-to encoding preset? The panel supports customized presets created within Media Encoder. To get started, follow these instructions to create and export your encoding preset (.epr) file - https://helpx.adobe.com/media-encoder/using/custom-encoding-presets.html
Once the preset file has been saved to your computer, open the panel, and then select your sequence for upload. Within the upload screen of the panel, select the “Preset” dropdown, and then choose "Custom Preset."
Next, locate your .EPR file and click open. The new preset will then appear as an option in the preset dropdown of the panel. (Note: it’s not possible to delete or modify custom presets in the panel)
✦ Uninstalling the Panel
To uninstall the Adobe panel on a Mac, please follow these instructions:
- Open Finder
- In the finder, Press command (⌘) + shift + G (Go > Go to folder in the menu bar)
- Paste /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions into the bar
- Drag the com.vimeo.adobe folder to the trash
- Empty the trash
To uninstall the Adobe panel on Windows, please follow these instructions:
- Open the "Run" command by simultaneously pressing Windows + R on your keyboard. You can also run a search of “Run” in your applications.
- In the new window that appears, paste C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\ and then select "OK"
- Delete the com.vimeo.adobe folder
- Empty the recycle bin
- Restart Premiere
✦ Removing Canceled/Failed Uploads
Currently, it's not possible to remove incomplete uploads from the panel. However, canceled or failed upload should not process or interfere with subsequent uploads.