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Member Since 30 Nov 2010
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Vimeo Vs Youtube in 2017

08 November 2016 - 06:38 AM

Short version:


Is a Vimeo plus account worthwile over a Youtube account?


Long story:


I'm a Vimeo Plus user since 2008 and during the years I have been trough countless unsolicited changes. 

Of course technology advances but frankly speaking I cannot call them "improvements". I think that all these updates were more focused on their business model that on user side. Of course their narrative is different.


Their latest "improvement" was the so called "Adaptive Streaming". Without going into detail, it's something Youtube has from years and it was the main reason I chose Vimeo over

YT years ago (except ads): as creator I'm in control of the streaming quality of my videos.


The backlash from among pro and plus Vimeo users that’s arisen after the launch of this feature was unprecedented. A lot of pro and plus users menaced to not renew their subscriptions. Vimeo went over as usual. Actually the same during all these years. I felt more upset from their behavior than technical reason in itself. Being a paying customer and counting zero. Anyway their business seems in healthy condition hence they are right.


IMHO at the moment I feel that the only difference between the two services are advertisements, 50 bucks/year and an amazing users community.


I'm seriously thinking to copy all my content to my nearly abandoned YT channel leaving my Vimeo downgrading to a basic account. It's a shame because during all these years around my account I created a network of friends.


What are your thoughts?

Which is better and why?

Do yo still think as today Vimeo has a better streaming quality over Youtube?



I'm not able to judge a pro account because is out of my scope as budget and features.



Deep Macro

31 October 2016 - 03:46 AM

I would like to get some moderate macro shots of two deep sea pen species. I already have some wide and medium shots of them.

I never filmed macro (please don't shoot on the piano player). I have a Panasonic GH3 in Nauticam housing and the pana-leica 45mm. I should borrow a proper port for it.

These two species are Veretillum cynomorium and Funiculina quadrangularis. Veretillum colonies lies at about 65/70m while Funiculina lies at 100/104m hence you understand that I haven't too much time to get the shot and diving gear will be my main PITA.


Could you give me some suggestion on how get the job done as quick as possible?

Light position and number? 

Should I carry a small tripod?

The Funiculina is 1,5 meter tall so I should posistion my camera tall enough to frame its polyps.


Last but not the least I should avoid to be killed by my diving buddies for this :)


Thank you in advance



Sony and its frequent camera releases: is it positive or negative?

31 October 2016 - 02:53 AM

Sadly all of us know how our gear value approaches zero jsut one minute after we swept the card... Being the forum in musings mood, I liked this article:









Marine Ecotourism - Natural Numbers

27 October 2016 - 04:51 AM

It's not mine nor I know the authors but I liked this video so much that i have to share it!


Message couldn't be louder and clearer... Enjoy:


Oceans have always been a source of wealth and numerous civilizations prospered thanks to them, gradually leaving their footprint on the shores. Our ability to extract resources and dump waste has reached unthinkable levels, causing severe impacts. Some communities found an opportunity to use the ocean’s resources in a different way: marine ecotourism. What started as a local economic alternative is today a global industry that generates 50 billion dollars each year, serving more than 120 million tourists. Marine ecotourism is a key piece to ensure that the conservation of natural capital contributes as much or more to human well-being than fisheries. Could the true richness of the oceans lie in something beyond resource extraction?



There's a Spanish language version too.

Laowa 7.5mm F2.0 lens for MFT

15 September 2016 - 07:20 AM

I hope it could be adapted in an existing  nauticam port/gear:




DOF should not be a problem with a 110 degree FOV