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Vimeo says that it received more than 70,000 video uploads during the month of March. Of those, 9,200 were HD (that’s just a hair over 13 percent). While standard def uploads definitely hold the lion’s share, Vimeo’s first quarter has seen a steady increase in the […]

Vimeo says that it received more than 70,000 video uploads during the month of March. Of those, 9,200 were HD (that’s just a hair over 13 percent). While standard def uploads definitely hold the lion’s share, Vimeo’s first quarter has seen a steady increase in the amount of HD uploaded to the site.


Sure, Vimeo isn’t pulling in ten hours of video a minute like YouTube, but the company’s 720p uploads are definitely tapping into a growing audience. YouTube doesn’t offer HD, just “higher quality,” and more video sharing sites are jumping into the HD pool to fill that void. Cruddy-looking video, your days are numbered.

Coincidentally, the handy Flip Video camera now has 13 percent of the camcorder market. Just think of what will happen once the company comes out with true HD version of the easy-to-use device. Comcast will have to throttle everyone’s traffic.

And Vimeo needs to send DivX a thank you card. Though there are no hard stats, it looks like after DivX shut down its Stage 6, a ton of users flocked to Vimeo. Score one for market consolidation!

  1. Vimeo is a beautiful and useful site. They are doing a great job with their HD support.

    A large number of the HD clips on Vimeo are from the Canon HV20. There is a growing community of indie and no-budget filmmakers using this cam now and they are looking for destinations that accept the HD quality this little cam can produce.

    HungryFlix can also accept HD files due to our recent upgrade to allow media files up to 1GB in size.

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  2. [...] is also bucking the HD trend and just offers a “high-quality” video experience. Unfortunately, if you toggle between [...]

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  3. [...] cada vez mais, sites estão fornecendo suporte a vídeos em High Definition. Nesta segunda-feira, o NewTeeVee publicou alguns números interessantes sobre o uso de vídeos em High Definition no [...]

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  4. Ouch! I can hear bandwidth budgets bursting all over the world.

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  5. [...] cada vez mais, sites estão fornecendo suporte a vídeos em High Definition. Nesta segunda-feira, o NewTeeVee publicou alguns números interessantes sobre o uso de vídeos em HD no [...]

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  6. [...] Stage6 was shut down earlier this year as the video sharing site had grown too expensive to maintain and was facing potential legal action. The official Stage6 site currently suggests Veoh for people to upload and share video (though many jumped ship to Vimeo). [...]

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  7. [...] some perspective, back in March Vimeo had a total of 70,000 videos uploaded (average of 2,258 a day) for the month, and 13 percent [...]

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  8. [...] cater to filmmakers known (like Jason Reitman) and unknown: 13 percent of the site’s uploads were in HD in 2008 (months before YouTube even had the option available) and they also recently integrated Creative [...]

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