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.


Music Video Content Requirements

Please visit section 22 of the Ingrooves Style Guide for Music Video Content rules and requirements.

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