upload to Vimeo - Camtasia Mac 3

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It appears to me that Camtasia Mac 3 does not have the capability to directly upload to a Vimeo account - am I wrong about that?
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davemillman

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Don't know the answer, but I just uploaded a Camtasia 3 mp4 video to Vimeo manually, and it went smoothly. No messages about low bitrate, because I boosted bitrate to the maximum in the settings. I'm really starting to like Version 3!
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Hi Keith,

You are correct, there is no AUTO upload or specific output to Vimeo in Camtasia for Mac. You have to do that upload manually.

At this time, that is a Camtasia for Windows option.

We could turn this into a feature request and see if others would like to have that capability.

Kelly
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Keith Kendrick

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Thanks for the quick reply, Kelly!  I'm sorry - and surprised - to hear that ... the request was made quite a while ago in community discussion threads.  I actually switched to ScreenFlow mostly because of that convenience.  I was thinking of switching back to Camtasia, but the Vimeo upload was at, or very near, the top of my wish list.

   Keith
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Turn it into a Feature Request? I thought all these post about over the past two or three years was a request. I have ScreenFlow, Screenium, and Voila as well and all have Vimeo upload as a Choice for video. Screencast is fuzzy and video die after 90 days even with subscription Screencast. YouTube is fuzzy because they still use Flash and haven't moved over to HTML5 yet (which Vimeo uses). Users of Vimeo playback items are so sharp you can swear can touch and feel them. I use Camtasia because it is not as complex to use.
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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Vimeo is part of the standard Mac sharing framework, and even though Camtasia does not directly support upload to Vimeo, it can tap into the sharing options provided by the operating system.  Just do a Local share, and at the end, select an option from the share drop down.



-Stephen
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Keith Kendrick

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Thanks, Stephen!  Given that I've gotten in the habit of using the built-in ScreenFlow-to-Vimeo capability, I'll have to see if I feel motivated to try this Camtasia-to-Vimeo workaround.  But thanks a lot for pointing it out!

   Keith
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In February 2016 I did start using TechSmith Camtasia as well as Snagit, both for MAC.  Vimeo was part of the standard Mac sharing framework and this was a important buying decision factor. Unfortunately TechSmith decided no longer to include this functionality in the following versions. I am missig it very much. Hope they recognize the importance of offering this functionality  and do it again in the next version of Camtasia for MAC (3.0.X)
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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There was no support for Vimeo in Camtasia for Mac 2.10, which is what was available in February 2016.  In Camtasia for Mac 3.0, we added support to use the standard Mac sharing framework, which includes sharing to Vimeo.  In order to use the standard Mac sharing framework, you have to first produce your project as an mp4 or mov using the Share -> Local File menu option.   Please refer to my post just above this one.  
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Speaking as a long-time Vimeo and Camtasia user (both platforms), I never use presets for Vimeo upload even on other packages that provide them. Many (most?) Vimeo users care deeply about their video quality, so we output the largest possible file (maximum data rates, maximum size, minimum compression), then let Vimeo compress and resize. Yes, that means I upload huge files to Vimeo, and YouTube too for that matter. So although some users may want this feature, I would never use it.

BTW, years ago it was recommended to pre-compress to specific file sizes for YouTube, but those days ended shortly after the Google money arrived. Now their compression technology is excellent for streaming.
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Can you share your presets that you use to export from camtasia an import to vimeo?
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Video dimensions 1920x1080.
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Keith Kendrick

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I get the sense that I'm supposed to feel bad for not being among the many (most?) Vimeo users who wouldn't stoop to use the direct upload feature.  Maybe it's my poor upbringing ... or a foolish disregard for video quality ... or, simply, video-producer naiveté ... but I do, unashamedly, like that feature.  We are talking about screencasting software ... right?
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davemillman

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Keith,

Sorry for the unnecessary "many (most?)" judgement!
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Keith Kendrick

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Thanks for saying that, Dave - no hard feelings!   :)

   Keith
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jim

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Need the Vimeo upload feature in sharing for Camtasia for Mac edition Mar 2017   Thank you!
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Walter Bril

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Actually, I'm missing the Vimeo feature as well; any chance sharing on Vimeo will be available soon?
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I don't know why its so complicated to add Vimeo Like set for YouTube. I am finding even with my Brand new MacBook Pro The video's uploaded to YouTube is lousy out of focus. Today I someone answered a question on Microsoft Answers and used a video created and uploaded to YouTube. Boy was it awful looking.

So I used another Video application that does similar to Camtasia but allows direct file sharing to Vimeo. I uploaded the finished Video to Vimeo. When I clicked on the link created I couldn't believe the difference, The quality up there with professional video created by commercial TV stations. Sharp easy to read. I think issue is that YouTube still uses old technology that was state of the art 10 years ago. And Vimeo use today's technology including HTML-5. The comparison between YouTube and Vimeo is Like 1950 color tv for YouTube and OLED TV for Vimeo. 

The problem with the other software is that its more complex to use and all the different annotations types that are in Camtasia is not there. I'd rather be using Camtasia.
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davemillman

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Pjones,

Please take a look at these videos. All were created with Camtasia 3 (topmost video) or Camtasia 2 (all the rest) and are hosted on Vimeo:

http://betterdemo.com/better-demo-gallery/

Also, YouTube probably has the very best compression algorithms in the industry right now. They have Google-sized budgets and use them well. The problem is when YouTube compresses a video that has already been compressed by your software.

Here's how to get the best quality on either Vimeo or YouTube: ignore any presets in your video editing software (Camtasia or other). Instead export the largest file you can convince the software to create (100%, no compression, animation setting if there is one, 30 keyframes per second, etc.) For a 5 minute video, this file may be larger than a Gigabyte. If you upload this enormous file to YouTube or Vimeo, they will compress it on their end (instead of recompressing your already-compressed video), automatically create multiple sizes, and the results will look great.
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The only thing Camtasia Mac I can find as far as compression is FPS and I have set at 30.  Unless there are setting in export to mpeg-4. I guess the rest you are using Camtasia studio or PC which probably zillions more adjustment you can make.  I see whether I can export to  Vimeo. See if I can make a difference.
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davemillman

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MP4 settings like these work well for me:
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I tried the local  share which saved as MP4 that open in QuickTime. I was able to share through Vimeo.  I customized the MP4 changing the bit-rate from 256 to 512 for video and audio from 128 to 256  after shared Vimeo opened up and play the video I tried. It made world of difference it played with quality as good as video I made with the other video clip program and shared directly.

The disadvantage is that I had go into Vimeo and change permission to allow sharing, and having to use another application (QuickTime) as a go between which slowed down  creating a video to use on Microsoft  answers. And creating a another file another file to waste Hard Drive space.  I'll use this when making videos. Except when I need scripted audio.
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You do not have to open up QuickTime to share to Vimeo.  Camtasia can access the exact same sharing mechanism that QuickTime uses.  Please see my first post in this conversation.  It includes a screenshot of sharing to Vimeo from Camtasia.
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I tried to get it to do that and it automatically opened QuickTime. At least know I can use vimeo with Camtasia.  So we will call it figured out.
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Hello Stephen, We've got Camtasia 3 on Mac but when trying to share the video as a local file, we get no Vimeo option. Has this been changed in the last 4-5 months?
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The option shows up after you have exported your video.  Hit the Export button, and when the export is complete, the option to share to Vimeo, or to any destination supported by Apple's built in sharing, will be available.

-Stephen
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We've got it. Yes, available for Vimeo. But we had to export as .mov then to be able to get the Vimeo option.
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Jay Larson

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I would SOOO love the Vimeo output for Mac.    Would save so much time.
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Is Vimeo mpeg-dash format?  If so, I too vote for that capability to be added.
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Yes, I'm a new user and a bit puzzled why export to Vimeo is a feature in the Windows versions of Camtasia but not on the Mac. It's a clearly requested feature, is there some technical issue that is holding this back?
- Update. I followed the instructions above, and can see that it's really easy to export to Vimeo on a Mac, using the built-in OSX support. I guess I was fooled by the absence of a big export button labelled 'Vimeo'!
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hey there :-)

is direct upload to vimeo from mac camtasia available now?

re quality: why not just have the direct upload use specified settings?

in a lot of cases, my videos just need to "get out there," and i am not that interested in taxing my computer w really big files and super-high video quality. i just want a reasonably not fuzzy video, and i want to get it out there ASAP --without delays. that's why a "direct share" feature would be useful for me -- also, i just don't want to use several GB of my hard drive. Camtasia can figure it out and conserve as much space on my local HD as possible -- while getting the video uploaded to vimeo...

that would be my suggested approach.

best,
dainis
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@dainis wants "reasonably not fuzzy video" ASAP. I want the highest possible quality regardless of file size or rendering time. We are both correct, for our own work. This is what makes presets challenging-unless they allow for both @dainis and myself to get what we want, one of us will be unhappy. Or we will just use the manual render-upload path.
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