Another sign that the industry is seeing FCPX as a real heavyweight in the NLE battle is the proliferation of third-party apps for online services. Yesterday we had Pond5, today we have Vimeo.

Yes we know, we have been uploading content to Vimeo from the Final Cut Pro X timeline since its release. Today though, Vimeo has announced an app that sits in the menubar that gives you a lot more control than just an upload button.

With the rise of clever web based review services such as Frame.io, maybe this is their stab at catchup, as to be honest, we thought Vimeo was slowly dying off. (It would be a real shame to lose those Staff Picks).

So we welcome this new app which is available now on the Mac App Store. Here is the official information from Vimeo:

While you could already upload to Vimeo from Final Cut Pro, the new macOS app gives Final Cut Pro users more control over file formats and video codecs. We’ve also included the ability to upload multiple files at once, a handy status bar to track progress, and instant access to share links, review page links, and embed codes. For anyone working in post-production, this is a definite time-saver.

After you install the app, you’ll be prompted to connect to Final Cut Pro (which you can always do later from your settings, too).  After restarting Final Cut, you’ll see the app in your share destinations as Vimeo (advanced).

Here are all the awesome things you do with Vimeo for macOS:

  • Export as ProRes and other advanced codecs from Final Cut Pro
  • Upload directly to your Vimeo account
  • Add captions in Final Cut Pro, and get to settings from the app
  • Adjust the title, description, and privacy settings for your videos
  • Play videos from the app (without going into your browser)
  • Get instant access to video links, video review pages, and embed codes

And you can enjoy it all without going into your internet browser. Meaning you get the features you need most, right when and where you need them.