Overview

  • Please submit in the highest quality available for both main video and trailer. File size does not matter. Our system loves 4K video files. For help uploading large files see this article.
  • Video assets must not contain bars, slate, test-tone, pre-roll, post-roll (maximum 1 sec of black before film starts or after credits end).
  • No interlaced video assets.
  • Avoid having URLs or promo links (e.g. film website, Facebook page, available to download, etc.) anywhere in the film or trailer, including end credits.
  • Avoid having burned-in subtitles. For foreign language titles, English subtitles should be provided as separate SRT or SCC files. (Exceptions)
  • We prefer interleaved stereo audio (1 audio stream, 2 channels: Left and Right). For multi-channel audio, stereo mix (Lt/Rt) must be included, and channel configuration should be specified.
  • Additional audio tracks such as silent tracks, M&E (music & effects) and commentary should be excluded.

Codecs and File Formats

We accept a wide range of codecs and file formats. Below are the ones we recommend.

Apple ProRes

  • Supported Container: .mov
  • Codec Details: 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ (not 422 LT, not 422 Proxy)
  • File Size: Unlimited

Avid DNxHD

  • Supported Container: .mov
  • Codec Details: 220, 145 (8 Bit only, not 220x, not 36)
  • File Size: Unlimited

AVC/H.264

  • Supported Containers: .mp4, .mov
  • Profile: High
  • File Size: Unlimited
  • Recommended bitrate: 50 Mbps for 1080p; 30 Mbps for 720p; 15 Mbps for SD

Audio Codec

  • Accepted audio formats: PCM, AC-3 or AAC, MPEG Layer II
  • Recommended sample rate and bit depth: 48 kHz, 24 bit
  • Recommended bitrate for lossy codecs: 320 Kbps (stereo, 48 kHz)

Frame rates

Please always export your videos in their original frame rates. Below are the frame rates we accept:

  • 23.976
  • 24
  • 25
  • 29.97
  • 30

Resolutions

As long as the pixels are square (1:1 Pixel Aspect Ratio, no anamorphic pixels) and the picture is not stretched or squeezed, we accept almost all resolutions. No need to upscale/downscale or add black bars.

Aspect Ratios

Here are some of the most common aspect ratios that we accept.

HD 1080p "style"

  • 2.35, 1920x818
  • 1.85, 1920x1038
  • 16:9, 1920x1080
  • 4:3, 1440x1080

HD 720p "style"

  • 2.35, 1280x544
  • 1.85, 1280x688
  • 16:9, 1280x720
  • 4:3, 960x720

SD

  • 2.35, 1128x480
  • 16:9, 854x480
  • 4:3, 640x480

2k, 4k, 6k & beyond

All supported - let us know if you are not sure.

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