Vimeo Pro members and higher have the ability to access video review pages, making it easy to gather feedback and securely share rough cuts. These pages are semi-private, unlisted, and mobile-compatible, so you can easily share them with reviewers — even if they don’t have Vimeo accounts.
Your reviewers can also add time-coded notes, right in the video, to streamline your video review process. If you’re an Enterprise user, review tools, such as time-coded notes and note resolution, are also available in the comments panel on the new simplified video settings and video clip pages. To make collaboration even easier and keep everyone on the same page, each team member will receive notifications on the activity on the review page (unless they choose to opt out).
If you are a Basic or Plus member, you can see a demo version of the video review page but you'll need to upgrade to Pro or higher to access the full functionality of review pages for your videos.
This video gives a brief overview of review pages:
You can access your video review page link via the Review button on the right side of the video edit page, or in your video's Advanced settings under the Collaboration tab, Review tools section. This button is only visible to you, the video owner. To share your review page, you’ll need to copy the private link and send it to your reviewers directly.
Review pages can be shared in two different settings: review and presentation. The review setting allows for collaboration — anyone that you’ve shared the page with can leave and respond to time-coded notes. The presentation mode allows you to share a view-only version of your video with no comments or distractions.
To switch the settings of your review page, select the dropdown in the upper righthand corner of your review page (note: you must be logged into your Vimeo account). From here, you'll be able to choose between review or presentation mode. Please note that only one mode can be activated at any given time.
Your videos' review pages are enabled by default. To disable a review page, click the Advanced button next to the player on your video edit page, navigate to the Collaboration tab, Review tools section, toggle the box next to Enable private review page off, then click Save.
In review mode, time-coded notes help you seamlessly gather feedback on your video review page from reviewers.
Enabling time-coded notes
If you want reviewers to be able to leave time-coded notes on your review page, make sure you have "Review" enabled in your sharing settings. Near the top right corner of your review page, activate "Review" in the dropdown. You will then receive an email notification whenever a note is left on one of your review pages.
Leaving a time-coded note
Anyone with access to your review page can click anywhere on the video to leave a time-coded note. Each note is associated with a blue dot in the frame of the video and a white marker in the play bar.
If the reviewer is logged in to Vimeo, their name and profile picture will be associated with their notes. If the person leaving feedback doesn’t have a Vimeo account, all they have to do is provide a name when they leave a note on your review page.
Finding your feedback
All notes appear in a feed on the right side of the page, organized by time-code. Clicking on a note in the feed takes you to that exact spot in the video. When you click on a white marker in the play bar, the associated note will become highlighted, and you’ll be taken to that specific place in the video as well.
Replying to, editing, and deleting notes
You and other reviewers can respond to feedback by hitting “Reply” on a time-coded note. Only reviewers which are logged into a Vimeo account can edit or delete their own notes. As the video owner, you can delete or reply to a note on your review page and download a CSV that contains all notes and replies.
Time-coded notes double as “to-dos.” As you incorporate the feedback into your video edits, click the gray check mark at the top of a time-coded note to resolve it. Resolving a note will strike out its text and the text of any of its replies. You can un-resolve a note by simply clicking the checkmark again.
If there is a ton of existing feedback on your review page, reviewers can click the “Hide Notes” button to hide the feed and focus solely on your video. They can still leave time-coded notes when the feed is hidden, and clicking the “Show Notes” button will bring back the feed.
If you want to save a local copy of all the notes left in your review page, you can download a CSV of all the notes left by clicking the ••• menu above the notes and selecting Download CSV. The CSV file will contain:
- Video version the note was left on
- Note number (order of parent notes, followed by order of that note's replies)
- Time code where the note was left
- User name of the commenter
- The original note
- A reply to the original note (if applicable)
- The date and time the note was added
- Whether or not the note has been resolved ("yes" or "no")
Managing your review page settings
Email notifications: On team accounts, you can enable or disable email notifications for any review page you have been given access to. Using this feature, team members can collaborate effectively and stay updated on new notes added to a review page. All team members with access to a video will be opted into the notifications by default. You can manage this setting through individual review pages or through your account notification settings if you want to turn this notification off for all review pages. This feature is exclusive to team accounts.
Copy Link: The Copy Link button near the top right corner allows you to copy the video link, review link, download link and embed code.
Downloads: You can enable or disable the ability to download your video in the General tab, Privacy section in your video settings. If downloads are enabled, anyone with access to your review page will be able to download your video by clicking the down arrow under the video player. Viewers can choose to download the video in any resolution, or download your source file if you have source file storage enabled.
Privacy: If your video is password-protected, then that same password will be required to view the review page. For all other privacy settings, the review page will be viewable to anyone with the direct link, including if your account is in Private mode.
Send Files: The Send File button allows you to share a private page link to download your video files in multiple resolutions.
Sharing settings: Review mode allows time-coded notes to appear on your review page. Presentation mode allows you to share a view-only version of your video with no comments.
Vimeo logo: By default, the Vimeo logo appears in the top left corner of your review page. To remove it, click the sharing settings in the top right corner, deactivate the “Display Vimeo Logo” setting, and hit "Save." You can also display your team logo on this page by using the team switcher at the top of the video manager page. Select Team settings and add a logo to your account (regardless if you have team members or not).
Analytics for your review page
If you are interested in the impressions, plays, finishes and downloads from your review page, go to your Source URL report, expand the vimeo.com row in the Source URL column, and look for your review page link.
Review page for 360 video
Vimeo PRO, Business, and Premium members can use the video review page to share their 360 video quickly and securely. However, the review page’s in-video notes are not currently supported for 360 video and will be disabled automatically.
Vimeo Pro, Business, and Premium level users can share a link to all of the review pages of videos located in a folder. To do so, click the Share button at the top of the folder page (located below your profile picture, to the left of the folder settings icon).
You can also find a share icon on your folders when viewing the “All videos” page in grid view.
At the bottom of the modal window that opens, click “Enable” to access the shareable link. You can then copy the link to your folder and share it manually with other viewers.
When you visit the shareable link, you’ll end up on a landing page where you can view the thumbnails of all of the videos contained in your folder. You can click on one of the thumbnails to open the review page. As the account owner, you will see the top navigation panel where you can return to the previous landing page, copy a link to the review page being viewed, send the video file, and switch between review and presentation mode.
If you are viewing another member’s review page, you’ll be able to leave time-coded notes on the video. To see another video from the folder, click on the folder icon in the lower right hand corner of the page in order to open the video tray from which you will be able to make your selection.
In order to revoke access to the group of review pages, go back to the folder that you shared, click the Share button to open the modal window, and then click “Disable” above the shareable link. Once you’ve done so, be sure to confirm your changes to rescind viewing access.