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How to Upload iMovie Video to Vimeo

Oct 21, 2020• Proven solutions

Many users would like to share their videos from iMovie on their social networks, such as YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. iMovie's "Share" option makes it easy to upload your new video straight to your social networks account from iMovie. In this article we’ll teach you how to upload iMovie videos to Vimeo easily and smoothly.

How to upload iMovie video to Vimeo

In order to upload iMovie videos to Vimeo, you must have to set up an account with Vimeo before uploading videos. Watch this video below to upload iMovie video to Vimeo.

Here’s the steps:

Step 1: Click the export button which can be located at the bottom of your screen


Step 2: Select Vimeo

Then all you need to do is enter the email address you use to log into Vimeo, your password as well as a title, description and tags for the video. You can also select which size you’d like your video to be. Then all you need to do is read the Vimeo terms of service and click Publish.


Step 3: Wait for pop up to appear indicating your upload is complete

How to Compress the video

When trying to upload iMovie videos to Vimeo many people with bigger files get a pop up telling them the file is too big. Don’t dismay as compressing the video will allow you to upload without additional problems.

Step 1: Find the export settings in your program, generally under “File – Export”, “File – Share”, or “Save As”

Step 2: Select “File” and save the video to Mac

Step 3: Compress the video

An alternative to the aforementioned compression method is to use Compressor. Before you can do anything you will first need to set up an account or use an existing Facebook or Google account to do so.

One of the most popular tools that can significantly shrink the file size without losing quality is ClipChamp .

Follow this instruction to compress your videos without sacrificing the quality.

  1. Upload your video and set it to compress
  2.  clipchamp-setting

  3. Press start to begin compressing
  4. Then share the video directly to Vimeo


As you can see using Clipchamp Compressor to compress before you upload iMovie videos to Vimeo is a simpler, faster way to do so. This makes it great for people who are new to video making, editing and uploading. For those with more skill reducing the steps is an excellent way to save time and get videos up faster.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.