Video Formats

Why Video Formatting to Specification is So Important

Video formatting to specification involves adjusting your video to meet specific technical requirements set by different platforms and broadcasters. This ensures that your video is compatible, plays correctly, and maintains high quality across various devices and mediums. We’re experts at formatting videos for a wide range of specifications, ensuring your content is ready for any platform or broadcaster.

Common Video Formats

Understanding the different video formats for common ad media placements is essential for ensuring your content is correctly formatted for various platforms. Here are the general format types used across multiple platforms:

Landscape:

Resolution: Commonly 1920 x 1080 (HD) or 3840 x 2160 (4K)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Use Case: Ideal for YouTube, Television, LinkedIn, and BVOD

Vertical:

Resolution: Commonly 1080 x 1920

Aspect Ratio: 9:16

Use Case: Best for platforms like Instagram Stories, TikTok, and YouTube Shorts

Square:

Resolution: Commonly 1080 x 1080

Aspect Ratio: 1:1

Use Case: Suitable for Instagram feed posts and Facebook videos

Common Video Specifications for Popular Platforms:

Understanding the different video formats for common ad media placements is essential for ensuring your content is correctly formatted for various platforms:

Meta (Instagram and Facebook):

Resolution: 1080 x 1080 (Square), 1080 x 1350 (Portrait), 1080 x 1920 (Stories)

Format: MP4 or MOV

Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 4:5, 9:16

Max File Size: 4GB

Duration: Up to 60 seconds for feed, 15 seconds for stories

LinkedIn:

Resolution: 1080 x 1080 (Square), 1920 x 1080 (Landscape)

Format: MP4

Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 16:9

Max File Size: 5GB

Duration: Up to 10 minutes

TikTok:

Resolution: 1080 x 1920 (Vertical)

Format: MP4 or MOV

Aspect Ratio: 9:16

Max File Size: 287.6MB

Duration: Up to 3 minutes

YouTube:

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (HD), 3840 x 2160 (4K)

Format: MP4

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Max File Size: 128GB

Duration: Up to 12 hours

YouTube Shorts:

Resolution: 1080 x 1920 (Vertical)

Format: MP4

Aspect Ratio: 9:16

Max File Size: 2GB

Duration: Up to 60 seconds

Television:

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (HD), 3840 x 2160 (4K)

Format: MPEG-2, MP4

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Bit Rate: 25 Mbps for HD, 50 Mbps for 4K

Frame Rate: 25 or 30 fps

BVOD (Broadcast Video On Demand):

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (HD)

Format: MP4 or MOV

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Max File Size: Variable, typically up to 10GB

Duration: Up to 60 minutes, varies by platform

We’ve formatted thousands of videos

At Story Machine, we have extensive experience in formatting videos to meet various specifications. Whether your video is for television, online streaming, or social media, we ensure it meets all technical requirements and looks its best. Our team stays updated with the latest standards and technologies, providing seamless and professional video formatting services.

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Video production can be complicated, especially if you’re new to it. But don’t worry—we’re here to help! Our expert team at Story Machine will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your video is perfectly formatted and ready for any platform. Contact us today to bring your vision to life!

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