FORA.tv is dedicated to providing an exceptional user experience, and we ask that your video meet certain quality standards.
MPEG-4(.mp4) Videos need to be put in a format that can be compressed and watched on the web. MPEG-4 is a broad term used to define a standard video format that is used to deliver high-quality videos.
Video CODEC: H.264 This is a fancy term that refers to how your video will be encoded. There are a variety of codecs out there. They have different features and produce different qualities. FORA.tv uses H.264 Baseline 3000kbps for SD, 8000kbps for HD.
Bitrate This determines both the size of the video file and the quality. The higher the bitrate the larger the video file and the better the quality. Please submit videos with 3000kbps per second (kbits/sec or kbps). For HD please submit videos with 8000kbps per second.
Video Aspect Ratio Aspect Ratio is the dimensions of your video. All videos must have an aspect ratio of 16:9 (854x480) or 4:3 (640x480). For HD video, please submit 1280x720 for 720p video or 1920x1080 for 1080p.
Deinterlace Make sure you select this option if you have it. If you are shooting in DV format, this is very important. Otherwise, your video might be full of lines.
Audio Settings Please choose AAC for the audio codec. Select a bit rate of 320 kbps. The sample rate should be 44.100 kHz.
Frame Rate This refers to how quickly unique consecutive images are produced by your video camera. The frame rate should be set to "original" or "current." Thirty frames per second is standard in the USA, Canada and Japan. In Europe and the rest of the world, it's 25 frames per second.