Video & Audio Requirements

Video and Audio Requirements for Passing QC (Quality Control)

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Written by Amelia Schaetzke
Updated over a week ago

Submit your video in the highest quality available. Our file size limit is 600GB, so go ahead and send us the best quality video you have. For file sizes over 600GB, reach out to [email protected]. Learn more.

Video Codec


  • 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.

  • H.265, min. 2 MBit/s for SD, 15 MBit/s for HD, 50 MBit/s for UHD/4k

  • MPEG-2,

  • DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and variants

The title must meet Filmhub’s Compression Requirements. Learn More.

File Format

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


  • Max. 2 sec before the program starts and 2 sec after the program ends. No color bars, slate, MPAA/FBI cards, test-tone, pre-roll, or post-roll.

  • The video must start and end on at least 1 black frame.

  • No burned-in subtitles throughout (Exception: Trailer - see below). Partial burned-in subtitles are acceptable for mixed-language or inaudible dialogue. See Caption Requirements.

  • Not interlaced. Learn more.

  • No blended frames, ghosting. Learn more.

  • No watermark or logo burned-in throughout

  • No URLs or promos (e.g. websites, Facebook, coming soon dates, available to download)

  • Square pixels. Learn more.


While we accept a wide variety of video resolutions, the minimum width we accept is 640 pixels. Always upload the original source resolution. Do not upscale or downscale.

Frame rates

Original framerate: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 or 30. Do not convert framerate unless the source is not a supported one, for example, do convert 59.97/60 fps to 29.97/30 fps.

Avoid duplicated frames and blended frames.




  • PCM: minimum 48 kHz 16 Bit

  • AAC, or MP3: minimum 128 kbps (stereo)

  • AC-3: minimum 192 kbps (stereo)

Channel layout

Stereo (Lt Rt) is required. We also support any additional audio stream and channel configuration including all surround formats. With surround audio, discrete Lt Rt audio is required in addition.

If the title is or was ever available in surround, we require surround plus Lt Rt tracks.


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

  • Only 1 trailer

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