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Pet Competition Video Tips

Tips for filming and editing your pet Video!

  • Film and edit your one minute clip to show off your pet's trick to the best of its ability.
  • On a separate track, please provide some wide shots and close ups of your pet
  • On the second track, you can a send up to three minutes (including a variety of shots) of the pet doing the particular trick, or a medley of tricks.
  • Provide some wide shots and some closeup shots.
  • If your pet can perform the trick more than once, set up and record it from different angles.
  • Make sure your camera is orientated landscape as opposed to portrait!
  • 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.