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 and Business 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 and Business 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 video’s privacy setting ("Anybody," "Only me," "Only people with the password," "Only people with the private link")
- The location on your desktop where you want to render a copy of your sequence
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:
- The video description
- Certain privacy settings (Select from Only people I follow, Only people I choose, 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 “Video 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.