Start here if you're new to working with video

We recommend you start with videos using the green settings below

Video Bitrate 
Audio Bitrate
 SD (Standard Definition)
 1,000 kbps
 128 kbps (stereo)
 HD (High Definition)
 2,200 kbps
 192 kbps (stereo)
 FHD (Full High Definition) 
 5,000 kbps
 192 kbps (stereo)

  • SD (Standard Definition) - RECOMMENDED - For videos for all types of desktop, tablet and smartphone online learning
  • HD (High Definition) - Only use this if you are creating videos with very high levels of visual detail like CAD drawings (such as floorplans)
  • FHD (Full High Definition) - Only use this if you are creating videos contain the above high detail AND you expect your Learners to all have high speed internet and high resolution PC monitors

Advanced concepts for professional video editors and production agencies


Video - H.264 recommended. Also supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VP6, H.264, H.263, WMV/WMA, and MJPEG accepted.

Audio - AAC recommended. Also supports Uncompressed, MP3, WMA, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WAV, and ADPCM accepted.

Container Formats - MP4 recommended. Also supports Mpeg, MOV, MPEG-2 Transport Stream, OGG, FLV, AVI, ASF, Material Exchange Format (MXF), General Exchange Format (GXF), Matroska
Frame Rate
We recommend shooting or encoding at 24 (23.98) fps. If the frame rate is greater than 24 fps, reduce it to 24 fps.
Bit Rate
Double the highest bit rate that you intend to display to viewers (e.g., use a 2,000 kbps (kilobits per second) source video if your highest bit rate is 1,000 kbps).
If your video is interlaced, deinterlace it before uploading to avoid jagged lines during playback. If the video was recorded as progressive, upload it as is.
Set to automatic.
Encode using isomorphic (square) pixels (1 x 1). Although, this is usually the default video software setting, adjusting to 16:9 might unknowingly change the encoding to (rectangular) anamorphic pixels.
As you are targeting computers and mobile devices only, upload at the target embed size (360p unless otherwise requested).

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