Appendix C: Music Video Specifications

Due to the large file size and potentially long upload times of Music Video assets, it is strongly advised that you confirm the technical requirements for a video before you begin the upload process.  Central will identify any specifications that are not met, but only after upload of the video asset is completed.


Accepted Video:

File Type: .mov, .mxf
Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Avid DNxHD 175x, 185x or 220x
Codec ID (FourCC): apch (for ProRes), AVdn (for DNxHD)
Dimensions: 1920 x 1080
Dimension Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1:1 (square)
Framerate: 30 | 29.97 | 25 | 24 | 23.98 | 23.976 | 23.97
Bitrate: VBR ~220 Mbps
Closed Captioning: not supported

Accepted Audio:

File type: .wav, .aif, .aiff
Sample Rate: 48 KHz
Bit Depth: 24 bit
Channels: 2 (Stereo)

Never upconvert .mp4 or any lower quality video format to a higher quality format before upload.  You must submit the original high-quality masters, exported to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) or Avid DNxHD 175x, 185x or 220x with 48KHz / 24 bit audio.


Close Captioning

Closed captioning is not supported and will cause video asset validation to fail if uploaded.

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