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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:28 AM

For those of you who upload your stuff to YouTube for exhibition or just to show as an online reel, is it worth getting  Red Tube account, or do you stick a regular YouTube account?


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:41 AM

George,

 

Google shows Red Tube to be a porn site, so it's hard to say how useful it would be for demo reel purposes...

 

:)


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:58 AM

Yes, there seems to be a big difference between RedTube and YouTube Red!
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#4 Shawn Sagady

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 01:29 PM

I personally prefer Vimeo for my demo content.  I like their streaming services better and if you pay for the basic membership they allow full HD and you can get some pretty good quality.  Of course YouTube will allow up to 4K but their compression algorithms are still pretty brutal.  Probably splitting hairs.


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#5 JD Hartman

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:28 PM

George,

 

Google shows Red Tube to be a porn site, so it's hard to say how useful it would be for demo reel purposes...

 

:)

 

Would really depend on the type of work you are trying to showcase. 


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#6 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:00 PM

No offense, George, but that's probably going to wind up being the typo of the year. :D


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Posted 12 June 2016 - 02:05 PM

This reminds me that I need to graffiti my RED One MX to read as

"RED tube

Mysterium-SEX"

 

Also Youtube RED might be cool if it's one of those under the table "you can never get banned" agreements that Deviantart or Forumotion do.


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#8 George Ebersole

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 05:12 PM

No offense, George, but that's probably going to wind up being the typo of the year. :D

 

Pardon me while I go crawl into a cave for a few decades  :wub:

 

On my YouTube account there was a YouTubeRed ad for something like $.03 a month or something, and I couldn't see the benefit of it unless it gave you free editing tools or something, or if they were promising a built in audience for exhibition.

 

Linky; https://www.youtube....mKeBU_yyt_QkItQ

 

:P

 

p.s. just for the record, I honestly did not know there was an "adult site" called Red Tube.  That'll teach me to double check my references!


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#9 Tim Tyler

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:49 PM

I've changed the topic title for you, George. :)


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#10 Landon D. Parks

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:58 AM

I have a Youtube red account I got because they kept plastering me with ads to subscribe to their ad-free service (go figure). Plus it was only 99 cents for three months promo.

Im not impressed. Main difference is no ads on videos I watch - but then I used adblock prior anyway. From a content provider standpoint I see no difference. Red is basically an end-user tool rather than a tool for content creators, since it provides no real benefits to them over a free youtube acount.

As for RedTube... :/ No comment.

Edited by Landon D. Parks, 14 June 2016 - 08:02 AM.

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#11 George Ebersole

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:48 AM

Many thanks, Tim!  :D

 

Landon, that's interesting.  I guess it was just something else I mis-interpreted.  YouTube did some kind of changeover last year (I think around this time, actually) where they altered basic YouTube accounts, and it felt like they had created the YouTube-Red accounts for "serious users" or "serious content providers".  At least that was my impression.

 

Many thanks for the clarifications ... on all fronts!  :lol:


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#12 Chris Burke

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 02:15 PM

Go with Vimeo, much better. All the TV shows I have worked on in the past 6 or so years use Vimeo for viewing of dailies and such. Simply put Vimeo looks better and you being a visual artist, don't you want your material to look it's best?


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