Likelihood to Recommend Well Suited Conveying company growth and progress to employees Explaining how products work Explaining how to use products (as a users manual) Introducing employees to new workflows and IT systems Pitching ideas to investors Creating visual portfolio maps and growth paths for departments Less Appropriate Presenting financial figures to shareholders For content that requires a lot of focus on specific details for extended periods of time Read full review
For an overall professional appearance of Vimeo, I think it looks fabulous for the clients we work with. I think it works extremely well to host videos for courses and training that can be paid training. The privacy feature is great for that. I've never used it for going LIVE and wonder if that might be a good option for businesses but since I haven't tried it, I'm not of the capabilities. And I'm not sure how the clients are able to get on the LIVES. It does have so many new features since I started 4 years ago, and that means that there is a higher learning curve if you want to make full use of this platform.
Read full review Pros It's a great place for anyone who wants to improve their business by appearing very professional. Easy to use and to create astonishing vibes with your clients. Communication is very professional and really, really short response period. For those who are more professional but have no time or ideas about what to make for their own business, inspiration is a place called Renderforest Read full review User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone. Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding. As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video. Read full review Cons Uploading video is slow, processing time and rendering video are often jammed. Some templates have more restrictions, such as the number of words in the title, the number of pictures, the size of pictures and so on. Prices for individual users are not very friendly. Read full review Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service. "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo. Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results. Read full review Usability
It was very easy. They have a nice help video to guide you along the way that you can turn off if you chose. But It was a quick process and everything tied together very well. I am very pleased with the final product. I will definitely use them again.
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The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
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Renderforest Video has great performance. In all the time I have used it, I haven't ever really had to wait for anything to be done, except for the rendering time. The reason for not giving the product a full 10 out of 10 is that the page load times in the wizard have left me frustrated at times. This, though, is most likely the result of internet service in a 3rd world country, as opposed to a slow server.
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Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
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Renderforest is far superior. More intuitive and has a bunch of helpful templates. I've found that
lacked in any direction and though there is a lot of freedom, for people who need to make quick and effective media, Renderforest is the better choice. I have really enjoyed my use of it.
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YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
Read full review Return on Investment More time can be spent on interviewing clients and researching and development instead of creating quality graphics. The subscription payment option saves money since we know we need them constantly in the future. The quality of the content is superior to the ability of our on-site graphic design team at less than half the cost. Read full review It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth. The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing. The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster. NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive. Read full review ScreenShots Renderforest Video Screenshots