Technical Specs

Video

Things to consider when submitting video content.

  • We prefer a high resolution, Quicktime MOV file.
  • Err on the side of high quality, full frame rate and 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9) or smaller video and you'll be OK.
  • Please do not provide us with any DV, MPG, MP4 or AVI formats.

When providing video content please provide in:

  • (Required) - Standard Definition - Upper Field First
  • (Optional) - Standard Definition - Web Video
  • See technical specifications below.

Standard Definition - Lower Field First

Format = QuickTime
Extension = .mov
Size = Depending on source. We accept 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios. Preferably 16:9 at 1280 x 720, non letterboxed
CODEC = h.264
Data rate: The higher, the better.
Audio = Uncompressed Stereo.
Key frame interval = Auto
Fast Start: off
Frame rate: Current.
Frame Controls: Off.
Multi-pass: On.
Frame reorder: On

Standard Definition - Web Video

Format = QuickTime (If you're on a PC, download the free QuickTime and then go "Pro" for about $30. On a Mac, use Final Cut Pro or the free iMovie, which uses QuickTime Pro to export).
Extension = .mov
Size = 640 pixels wide. Height depends on your favored aspect ratio. 16:9 = 640x360. 4:3=640x480. We recommend 16:9 if you can.
CODEC = h.264
Data rate: 1500 to 2000 (Mbps). The higher, the better.
Audio = AAC audio, 48kHz. Render settings = Best. Target bit rate = 128+. Mono or stereo depending on mic used to record.
Key frame interval = < 24 K.F., or auto. Lower is better. Key frames are frames per second that the CODEC uses as samples of the kind of video it is compressing.
Fast Start: On. If you don't select "Fast Start" QuickTime movies won't play until the entire file downloads.
Frame rate: Current.
Frame Controls: Off.
Multi-pass: On.
Frame reorder: On

Please provide us with the following data pertaining to your video.

Title:
Creator:
Date Created:
School:
Program:
Professor:
Description: Be as detailed as you can. What is your piece about? Who were your collaborators. Who provided the music or sound? etc...

Please provide us with the following data pertaining to the person who created or owns the video.

Name:
Address:
Phone:
Email: