Comparison – YouTube HD vs. Vimeo HD

I continue to be very impressed with the GoPro HD HERO2 camera, but have struggled to post high quality videos online that sufficiently demonstrate its quality. That is, until now.

YouTube offers a high-definition video mode. I’ve uploaded from my iPad on several occasions but have been disappointed in the visible artifacts present in the HD-quality mode.

Vimeo also offers an HD mode. My test this weekend of a short clip captured on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad leads me to conclude Vimeo’s quality is far superior. While it doesn’t quite match the original footage, motion artifacts are minimal when compared to the YouTube video.

Check out these clips for yourself and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Royal Gorge Route Railroad on YouTube:

Royal Gorge Route Railroad on Vimeo:

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