13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2014 8:37 PM by Chantus
Chantus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I'm trying to upload my videos to vimeo from the share button inside fcpx 10.0.7, but when I try to sign in, i get a "couldn't connect to the server" message. My vimeo account is working OK in Safari.

 

 

Any help appreciated,

Many thanks

 

 

 

 

Pablo


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), ATI Radeon
  • 1. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Are your other share options working? Try exportying a short section as a master file to your Desktop.

     

    Russ

  • 2. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Chantus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yep, I have been using all the others export options with no problem.

  • 3. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    If your export function is OK it sounds like a communications glitch between FCP and Vimeo. Lpts of similar You Tube reports, but I don't recall others like this about Vimeo. Perhaps it was a temporary problem. Try closing and reopening FCP and trying again. 

     

    If it continues to reject your sign-in you could of course output a master fle and manually upload it. (It's my workflow – although I also then bring it into Compressor.)

     

    Perhaps someone will chime in with something useful.

     

    Good luck.


    Russ

  • 4. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Chantus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Tks Russ.

    The problem comes (at least, before that I didn't try it) from 10.0.6 version. So, as you mentioned must be a communication glitch.

    For the moment I'm doing what you suggest, but compressor is tremendously slow and most of the time it gets stuck and have to redo the export. (I've tried several version of compressor, with same results even with 16gb RAM memory on a i7 macbook pro).

     

     

    Pablo

  • 5. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,195 points)

    Are you converting a master file in Compressor or using the send to Compressor function? Have you added a job action to the process?

  • 6. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,195 points)

    PS how long is the project? What format is it?

  • 7. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Compressor is not particularly fast – particularly with an encode to h.264 – but neither should it get "stuck".

    Perhpas the quickest way to get it in proper working order  would be to run Compressor Repair. Make sure the Trash Preference boxes are checked.

     

    Russ

  • 8. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Chantus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Tom, ref to compressor chunky performance, I've tried both ways, getting less problems through and action inside fcpx (cannot say is a scientific test). But overall, compressor is always buggy and slow. Specially compared to the others export options inside fcpx. Export to master file, or apple devices from fcpx is fast and reliable.

     

    But now I need to send several videos to my vimeo account in 640x365 format and there is no an option inside fcpx with this size, except from "send to vimeo" which is not connecting to server. So I need to do that via compressor, which I don't like too much, and then manually upload each video to vimeo.

     

    On this case I'm exporting to .h264 (mp4) because it's vimeo standard, but I had have this performance also with .movs (ProRes). The actual project is 2 minutes.

     

     

     

    Russ I'll give it a try to digital rebellion plugin.

     

    Tks to both

     

    Pablo

  • 9. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,195 points)

    getting less problems through and action inside fcpx (cannot say is a scientific test).

     

    I don't know what this means.

     

    But overall, compressor is always buggy and slow.

     

    It can be slow. I have not found it to be buggy in pretty extensive testing.

     

    If you're exporting a master file for use in Compressor, do not export a heavily compressed file like H.264 MPEG-4. Export a master file in ProRes in the same specs as the original.

     

    The other option you can use is to create a custom preset in Compressor and then from inside FCP export using Compressor settings.

     

    In my testing a two and a half minute project with titles and dissolves between each shot going to SD using Compressor settings took about real-time, slightly longer than two and a half minutes. If you're getting results substantially different from this it's either because you have very complex effects that need to be processed or you have a hardware problem in your system or drives.

  • 10. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Chantus wrote:

     

    On this case I'm exporting to .h264 (mp4) because it's vimeo standard, but I had have this performance also with .movs (ProRes). The actual project is 2 minutes.

     

    Hey Pabllo.

     

    Just so you know, Vimeo is perfecty happy with .mov files. I use several custom presets – primarily depending on video length and resolution – and they all are h.264 (not Pro Res) Quick Times.

     

    BTW, did you mean to type 640X360? If you are re-sizing (e.g., down converting from HD to SD) it will lengthen your encoding time. But a 2 minute mp4 shouldn't take longer than 3 minutes.

     

    Russ

  • 11. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Chantus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Tom Wolsky wrote:

     

     

    getting less problems through and action inside fcpx (cannot say is a scientific test).

     

     

    I don't know what this means.

     

     

     

    Ups, I'm sorry, I'm not an english speaker as you can see. I tried to say that exporting with a custom compressor preset from inside fcpx generally gives me better result than trying to export a master file and then convert it in compressor.

     

    I'll run some more tests and will be back with more reliable comments.

    Any way, what I would like to do is to send to vimeo from inside fcpx.

     

    Many thanks!

     

    Pablo

  • 12. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Chantus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

     

    Hey Pabllo.

     

    Just so you know, Vimeo is perfecty happy with .mov files. I use several custom presets – primarily depending on video length and resolution – and they all are h.264 (not Pro Res) Quick Times.

     

    BTW, did you mean to type 640X360? If you are re-sizing (e.g., down converting from HD to SD) it will lengthen your encoding time. But a 2 minute mp4 shouldn't take longer than 3 minutes.

     

    Russ

    Yes, you are right.

  • 13. Re: Cannot share to vimeo
    Chantus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    A Little Snitch rule was the problem.