With a showcase, you can organize videos together to share publicly or privately. A showcase is a great way to distribute a collection of videos to any audience. And with password-protection, you can control exactly who gets to see each one.
There are even more ways to customize what your audience sees. Pro-level Vimeo members and above can create an unlimited amount of customized Vimeo-hosted showcases, and then share those showcases publicly, or password-protect them to share with a specific client, team, or whoever else they choose. To personalize your design, you can choose your own layout, add a custom logo, and select your accent color to display your work, just the way you want to.
Basic members can create up to three showcases. Upgrading to Vimeo Plus, Pro, Business, or Premium will let you create unlimited showcases. You can navigate to and manage your showcases in the left navigation panel of your Video Manager, below your projects.
You’ll also be able to find your showcases by hovering over your profile image, clicking the “Showcases” tab and selecting the appropriate page from the accompanying window.
Creating a showcase
Your Video Manager is the hub for everything you’re working on, including showcases. To create a new showcase, head to your Video Manager, hover over your profile image in the top navigation bar and click “Videos,” and then “Showcase” in the left sidebar. In the new window, click the plus sign (+) next to the "Showcase" header to start building a new showcase. You’ll be taken to a new page where you can input the name and description of your showcase, as well as set its privacy level.
You’ll also be able to edit any showcase you create from your Video Manager.
To create a showcase from the homepage, scroll down to showcases and click the “+” sign.
From there you’ll be taken to a page where you can input the showcase’s title and description, choose the privacy setting, and add in the videos you’d like to include in your showcase. While your videos can’t appear in more than one project, you can add videos to more than one showcase.
To add a video to a showcase, head to the Video Manager, then click on Showcase in the left navigation panel. Open the showcase you would like to start with then press the grey “+ Add Video” button and select the content you would like to add to the showcase from the lightbox. Then press the blue “Add” button to save your changes.
You can also add videos to your showcase from your Video Manager. To do so, click on “All videos” then select the videos you would like to add to a showcase. Click on “Add to showcases” and choose the specific showcase in the pop-up lightbox window.
You can arrange your showcases from your Video Manager. Just hover over your profile picture, click “Showcases” then open the showcase you’d like to arrange. In the drop-down menu above your videos, select the drag and drop option to arrange the videos in the order of your choosing.
You can also arrange your videos in the settings page of your showcase under the "Assets" tab.
If you decide you don’t want a video in your showcase, go to your “Showcases” tab from the Video Manager and select the showcase you would like to remove videos from. Under the "Assets" tab, click on the three dots to the right of the video you would like to remove and select “Remove” from the dropdown menu.
💡Removing a video from a showcase won’t remove the video from your Video Manager.
Customizing your showcase
Vimeo PRO, Business, and Premium members will also be able to customize their showcases to reflect the identity of their brand, project, or presentation.
Once you’ve created your showcase, you’ll be able to choose from two layout templates, add or remove Vimeo branding, upload a custom logo, choose an accent color, select from a light or dark theme, and allow or disable downloads, among other options.
Just go to your showcase then click on the “Web” tab below “Destinations” in the left hand panel to make your changes. To the right of the settings menu, you'll see a preview of your showcase.
⚠️Please note that video interaction tools (such as end screens, cards, and email capture) are not currently supported for showcases. If you enabled interaction tools for your videos, they will not appear once your video is played within a showcase.
By default, the cover of a showcase will consist of the video thumbnails from the three first videos inside that showcase. You can edit the thumbnail shown by clicking on “Assets” in the left panel then “Edit Thumbnail.” From here, you can manually select a frame from a video in your showcase, generate a thumbnail at random, or upload a custom image file.
You can designate a showcase’s privacy under the “Info & Privacy” tab by choosing “Password” when creating your showcase. If you’d like to change a showcase’s privacy later, just go to your Video Manager, click Showcases in the left-hand sidebar, select the showcase you want to edit, then visit the “Info & Privacy” tab and open the dropdown menu that appears below the privacy header. All videos within this showcase can now be shared securely.
When you’re looking at your showcases in your Video Manager, the showcases’ privacy will be denoted with a little lock icon next to the showcase name. Please note that private showcases will not display the grid of three video thumbnails cover to ensure the security of the videos within.
If you add a private video to a showcase, what happens with that video depends on the privacy settings of your showcase. Putting a private video in a public showcase does not make the video public. Only you will be able to see the video within the showcase.
If you add a private video to a password-protected showcase, anyone with the password to the showcase will be able to watch any private videos within it, without having to enter any additional passwords. This method is great if you want to share groups of private videos to a specific audience.
Sharing a showcase
Go to your Video Manager and click "Showcases" on the left sidebar then select the showcase you would like to share. On the right hand side of the page, above the videos that appear in the showcase, you’ll see a Share button. Click on the button to open the dropdown menu, then select “Share”. A lightbox will appear with options to get a link to share on social media, or input email addresses and send to recipients that way.
As a Vimeo Pro, Business, or Premium member, you can use a custom HTTP domain for your Showcase. Please note that secure HTTPS domains are not currently supported.
You can use a domain that you already own (http://my-rad-site.com), set up a subdomain on your existing website (http://showcase.my-rad-site.com), or purchase a new domain to use (http://my-new-site.com).
- Set up your domain – Purchase a domain from a registrar such as DreamHost.com, name.com, or 1and1.com. Alternately, you can set up a subdomain on your existing site. (Contact your registrar or hosting service for instructions.)
- Update your CNAME Record or A Record – If you want your showcase to live on a subdomain (http://showcase.my-rad-site.com), you will need to follow your registrar's instructions for updating your CNAME Record so that it points to vimeopro.com. If you want your showcase to live on your main domain (http://my-rad-site.com), follow your domain registrar’s instructions to set the domain’s A-Record to 22.214.171.124. Note: It may take up to 72 hours for these changes to take effect across the Interwebs.
- Update your showcase settings – In your Showcase Settings, enter your domain or subdomain by visiting the “Web” tab under destinations.
- Test your new showcase domain – Open a new browser window and navigate to the domain or subdomain you just set up. You should now see your Showcase! If you don't see it, and it has been more than 72 hours since you updated your CNAME or A-Record, contact your domain registrar for further assistance.
Watching a showcase
When a viewer opens your showcase page, they can click any video inside the showcase to watch it. Clicking a video’s title will bring them to a page inside the showcase where they can view the video by itself in a larger player.
When viewing a video, there is an option on the right side of the page to "Autoplay next video" with a list of the following videos in the showcase below it. Leaving this switch toggled on will play the next video in the showcase as soon as the current video concludes.
There is currently no way to automatically loop from the end of the showcase to the first video in the showcase, so you may want to advise your viewers to start at the beginning of the showcase.
iOS and Android apps
You can also view and share showcases from the Vimeo app for Android and iOS. Within each app, visit the home tab (“Home” on Android and the Vimeo logo on iOS) and scroll all the way down to view the showcases on your account. From the app, you’ll be able to view and share any showcase; however, you will not be able to create a new showcase or edit existing ones.
Showcases cannot be viewed or shared to the Vimeo app found on TV devices (Apple TV, Roku, SamsungTV, etc). However, Vimeo members who are Pro and above can insert Showcases into custom-created Roku channels and Amazon Fire TV apps. For more information on setting up a custom app or channel, please visit this article.