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.