Submit your video in the highest quality available. Learn more.

Video Codec

Preferred:

  • Apple ProRes 422 & 422 HQ (not LT, Proxy, 4444, XQ or any other)
  • Avid DNxHR (SQ & up)
  • Avid DNxHD (min. 145 for 1080p, 80 for 720p, 60 for SD)

Potentially Acceptable:

  • H.264, min. 2 MBit/s for SD, 15 MBit/s for HD, 50 MBit/s for UHD/4k.
  • MPEG-2,
  • DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO and variants

Title must meet Filmhub’s Compression Requirements. Learn More.

File Format

mov, mp4, mpg/mpeg, ts, mkv, and ogg. Max 600GB file size.

Video

  • Max. 2 sec before/after program. No color bars, slate, MPAA/FBI cards, test-tone, pre-roll, post-roll.
  • No burnt-in subtitles. (Exception: Trailer - see below.)
  • Not interlaced. Learn more.
  • No blended frames, ghosting. Learn more.
  • No padding, letterboxing, pillarboxing.
  • No URLs or promos (e.g. websites, Facebook, coming soon dates, available to download)
  • Square pixels. Learn more.

Resolution

Width min. 640 pixels. Original resolution. Do not upscale or downscale.

Frame rates

Original framerate: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 or 30. Do not convert, only exception: do convert 59.97/60 fps to 29.97/30 fps.

Chapter & Ad Breaks

  • Chapter and Ad Breaks are required and only apply to the main video (not to trailers or other videos).
  • There are typically 10-12 chapters for a feature-length title (one chapter every ~10 minutes).
  • For Single Works - No ad breaks in the first or last 10 minutes.
  • For Series - No ad breaks in the first or last 5 minutes.

While editing your title:

  • Click the dropdown arrow next to the video file you want to add breaks to.
  • From here you should be able to add time codes for ad breaks under “Chapters & Ad Breaks”.
  • Chapter 1 always starts at timecode 00:00:00:00.
  • Then enter the hours, minutes, seconds, and frames of the timestamp. Ex: HR:MN:SC:FF
  • Label the breaks for easy understanding of where they happen in your film.
  • It is best to place an ad break after a scene's end or before a major lighting change.
  • Try to avoid placing ad breaks in the middle of a monologue, dialogue, or action sequence.

Each Chapter has three fields:

  • Name - name of the chapter.
  • Time - timecode of the start point of the chapter. It's also the time location where the advertisement break is inserted.
  • Thumbnail Time: timecode of the thumbnail. The frame at this exact time location is used as the thumbnail image for this chapter on some streaming services.

Audio

Codec

  • PCM: min. 48 kHz 16 Bit
  • AC-3, AAC or MP3: min. 128 kbps (stereo)

Channel layout

Single or multi-stream 2-Channel Stereo.

When you have more than 2 audio channels, stereo Lt Rt must be present and audio layout should be entered in the Description field of the video.

Trailer

In addition to the requirements above (Codec, Resolution, etc.):

  • Burned-in English subtitles for non-English dialog required
  • Max. 6 min, recommended 2:30 or less (you can also upload multiple trailers)

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