In creating the videos that feature the areas covered by West Hull FM, I have looked at websites to host the final video output.
I have looked at the pros and cons of both sites, so that I can make a final decision between them to host my videos.
Vimeo is a smaller site in terms of content, but, in my opinion, this means that there is less competition for the video.
With Vimeo, I am only able to upload 500 Mb of data per week, but this will not cause an issue at the moment, with the average size of my short videos being around 80 Mb.
Once edited in Premiere Pro, the software allows for exporting into a range of file qualities specifically tailored for Vimeo, and the upload process is straightforward once the file is created.
YouTube is much larger than Vimeo in terms of numbers of users and videos, but still gives the same options than it’s smaller competitor.
YouTube does allow for live video streaming, which could be an option to take the project forward after this is completed.
Each individual upload is restricted to a maximum length of 15 minutes, or 128GB whichever occurs first, but as the videos I will be creating are well within these parameters, this will not be a problem to overcome.
Both sites allow for uploading of MP4 files which I will be using in this project.
As with Vimeo, the software I am using allows for exporting to a file that is optimised for use on the YouTube platform.
There are limitations to each of the platforms but given the size and length of the individual videos, these would only be encountered if the video output was greater. Vimeo has the combined maximum file upload of 500 MB per week, but that does allow for uploading 5-6 videos per week for this project.
I have made the decision to use both platforms to maximise their potential, and give the client the opportunity to use whichever one they feel sits best with their corporate image.