Music Video Tips
Tips for filming and editing your music Video!
Your video must not exceed 90 seconds in total duration.
- Set your camera to the PAL TV system
- 25 frames per second, interlaced - if you can.
- If your camera can only do the NTSC TV system - 30 fps send it in anyway!
- If you have a High Definition (HD) camera - see if it can be set to 25 fps or the setting "50i".
- Be aware that HD shot at 30 fps will look a bit "jumpy" when we
play it 'on-air'
- Quicktime (MOV), AVI, MPG, WMV, DV, DiVX, XviD or MPEG-4 files (mp4 or m4v) are all fine.
- Use AVC (H.264), DV, M-JPEG (AMV), Photo JPEG, or Apple Intermediate CODECs if possible.
- Sound should be PCM (WAV or AIFF), AAC, MPEG or MP3, or AC3 (A52).
- Send us the file on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM in Windows (Joilet) or Mac (HFS) or UDF formats.
- If making a video DVD on your computer - make sure the DVD authoring program matches your camera. i.e. If the camera is NTSC, make sure the software is also NTSC. ( *HINT* Most computer programs default to NTSC so double check your Preferences if your camera is PAL)
- Don't try and convert NTSC or HD to PAL. Leave that to us.
- Alternatively, upload your recording to You Tube and make sure you send us the right URL and video title!
- Do not "fade" the vision at the start and end of your video.
- Do not use captions - graphics and special effects are fine though.