VIDEO UPLOAD PAGE
While every video editing software is slightly unique, you should be able to select “Export” from a menu inside the application. When prompted on what setting to export the file there are couple of things to keep in mind:
- FILE NAME – please name the file with your contest name, underscore, school name, underscore, and version (USE: “Aroll”, “Broll”, “Final”, “Final_v1”, “Final_v2”). For example: LV_WashingtonMS_Aroll or CHDE_MountainViewMS_FINAL
- FILE TYPE – for uploading you will want to export as a QuickTime movie (.mov) or an Mpeg (.mp4) using a “CODEC” called H.264 – In general the “CoDec” is what makes the movie file a smaller file size while maintaining the quality of the video. Many applications default to h.264 anticipating you are going to upload to the web.
- Resolution (or Dimensions) – whenever possible export in so the movie is 1920x1080. If your program sets limitations on resolution size please make it at least 1280x720.
Save your exported file where it accessible to you on your computer – such as your computer’s desktop or external hard drive.