As post-production workflows get further streamlined by advances in editing software, the demand for a more fluid process of finishing a video and uploading it to a platform is high. Vimeo has addressed this need with a new extension panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allowing for a faster upload process and review pages for PRO and Business members.
Waiting for a sequence to encode, then uploading it to Vimeo and waiting for conversion is a pain, especially if you’ve got clients waiting to see previews of work or a deadline to meet. For Adobe users who enjoy the flexibility of Dynamic Link between apps, this new integration is a sigh of relief to further simplify the post production workflow.
For Vimeo free and Plus members, you get the functionality of uploading videos directly from within of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, with a choice of resolutions and codecs, and privacy options for the video to be made public immediately, or private for further reviewing.
PRO and Business members get an additional tool for reviewing videos within a video review page, which allows for timecode based comments from other users, similar to Wipster. This is very useful for the sometimes lengthy back and forth with clients wanting edits, so including this feature should speed up the reviewing and finishing time in post.
This is great news for Premiere Pro CC users who have missed out on Vimeo’s integration (and YouTube as well) that has been present in FCPX for a number of years. In the past, the desktop Vimeo app for Windows was not as useful as users wished it to be, and although there are export format choices built into Premiere Pro CC and Media Encoder CC, a direct link to Vimeo for Adobe apps never existed.
To download the plug-in panel, follow this Vimeo link.
Have you needed this tool from Vimeo to speed up your workflow? Also, if you’ve been using the panel already, let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Andrew Reid from EOSHD has conducted a very nice and honest review about one of the currently most interesting video capable DSLRs: The Sony NEX 7 (body currently $1199)
Reid expresses mixed feelings about video quality:
“The NEX 7 is a real mixed bag. At times it has wowed me with a dynamic range and colour that seemed to be the best on any DSLR video mode including the 5D Mark II. Other times I felt the GH2 and 5D Mark II would have produced nicer results.”
The cinema5D forum has evolved: I present to you the cinema5Dreviews page that we’ve been working on.
This is not a new forum page, this is a whole new section of cinema5D, uniquely programmed and embedded into the cinema5D platform.
What is it?
cinema5Dreviews is a growing database of reviews for filmmaking equipment.
It is in Beta right now.
What can it do for me?
It has a lot of very valuable information on each filmmaking product all put in one place by fellow filmmakers. You save time surfing the web and you might find information you could have missed somewhere else. No more endless forum searching for reviews and opinions on products. It is all gathered in one place.
➔ Opinions by fellow filmmakers (which you can trace back because they’re forum members)
➔ the best video reviews gathered by you from YouTube and Vimeo, or add your own.
➔ collection of product highlights
➔ currently sortable by star rating, price or name
Who is filling the database?
You. And any other cinema5D forum member can add to the database. If you have tried or own the product you can add your opinion and give a rating for the product. You can also add new products and can add details to existing products.
Not only HDSLR
HDSLRs are great, they’ve upgraded our clips, films, productions, but we’re also embracing all other low budget large sensor cameras and their accessories.
More categories to come, please post your preferred categories in the comments to this article.
It needs to be filled
This database has just been born and it will become more powerful the more you feed it.
Since we’ve written this software on our own and with an extremely tight budget we need some time and your feedback to work out all the glitches. It’s beta, so if something doesn’t work please be patient and let us know.
That’s it. The more you use it the better and faster we can improve the platform to your benefit.
Now go check it out and add a product or two: