Text and video by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro.
There are heaps of video sharing services, but for practical purposes it comes down to two, YouTube and Vimeo, and there’s a clear choice between them.
If you want access to bazillions of viewers and are willing to sacrifice resolution, uploading to YouTube is faster, easier, and unlimited. The down side? Even the site’s “high quality” mode seems fuzzy, and expect lots of mindless comments.
Vimeo, on the other hand, limits your free uploads to 500MB and one HD video a week, but your work appears brighter, sharper, and better. The site is cleaner, the videos slicker, the environment closer to indie film fest than the street brawl that is YouTube.
Read Casimiro's reviews of affordable new video cameras (Flip, Sony, Kodak) here.
Photograph by Joshua Scott