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Video Specs

Video Specs

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AnOther Magazine A/W09Photography by Horst Diekgerdes, Styling by Cathy Edwards

Master Quicktime

Your final master should be as high-res as you've shot and edited, up to 1080p. If you shot at 720p, there's no need to up-convert. If your aspect ratio is anything besides 16:9, it should not be baked into your master. That goes for both letterboxing and pillarboxing — your master should not have any vertical or horizontal black borders (even 4:3).

Video

– ProRes 422
– 1920x1080 (or 1280x720)
– 24, 25 or 30fps
– Progressive only. For example, if you shot 1080i60, you should deliver a de-interlaced 1080p30 file.

Audio

– Linear PCM (Uncompressed) 
– 24-bit 
– 48kHz

 

H.264 Compressed

Video

– H.264
– 1920x1080 or 1280x720, same as Master
– 10,000 kbit/s or 5,000 kbit/s for 1280x720
– Progressive: no interlacing, same as master

Audio

– AAC-LC (Low Complexity)
– 320 kbit/s
– 48 kHz

 

Video nitty gritty

– High Profile (not Main Profile) 
– Closed GOP 
– CABAC 
– Constant framerate (not variable) 
– Variable bitrate 
– Keyframes at same interval as framerate

 

Stills

We’ll need a selection of 6 great stills. These will be used for video thumbnails as well as all sorts of promotion to get your films out there, so make sure they’re at least as high-res as your master Quicktime and are a good representation of your film.

Don’t be afraid to use stills that ‘give the story away’ or are pulled from that ‘money shot’ you spent a lot of time and effort on. They’ll have the opposite effect than you think; people will be more likely to watch your film with a compelling still, even if it ‘gives the punchline away’.

PNG

– Compression off 
– Interlace off 
– Millions of colours 
– Same resolution of master Quicktime (can exceed 1920x1080 if shooting format was larger, like 2k)

Film title design

Please let us know if the opening title design is an integral part of your film's visual direction. Otherwise all films made for AnOther have the same film title card. This will be made for you and supplied. It can either be used white text on black, or white text on a transparent background. Please let us know what you'd prefer.

All films made for AnOther will have a 2 second sting added to the start. We will supply this to you.


Example of a film title (black background option) we will supply these for you


Example of a film title (transparent background option) we will supply these for you

 

Interstitial cards and overlays

If you need interstital cards to indicate different sections of your film, or if you need overlays (e.g. to introduce a person with their job title etc) then we will supply these to you. Please just send a list of the cards you need.


Example of an interstitial card (we will provide these for you)


Example of an overlay card (we will provide these for you)

End credits

End credits must always be supplied by AnOther. Please send us your credits as a word document, with the team listed in the order below, and we'll send end credit cards back to you for inclusion in your final file. Please write titles in lower case and names in UPPER CASE. Eg: Director MATTHEW STONE.

Fashion Film

– Director– Producer– DOP– Stylist
– Models
– Hair
– Make-up– Set-design– Casting
– Camera Dept. 
– Prod. Assistant 
– Editor
– Music
– Commissioner– Supported By... Production Company
– Supported By... Brand etc

Short film/doc

– Director
– Writer
– Producer 
– Cast
– Other cast
– DOP
– Editor
– Commissioner
– Music
– Prod. Assistant
– Costume Designer
– Stunts
– Cam Dept and gaffers etc

Example of an end credit card (we will provide these for you)

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