Instructions for submissions

Music Video Technical specifications

As a broadcaster we need to ensure the highest possible quality of content for our viewers. So when supplying your music video you need to ensure that both the imagery and audio are clear of any issues, disortion or glitches.

Capture settings


The setting for your camera will always vary depending on lighting conditions and movement to be captured. The underlying element to take note is that the camera will need to be set to the highest bitrate 1080p setting to achieve the best quality.


Always capture the audio through the mixing desk when possible in the least compressed format. Audio captured through the camera should also be set to the lowest compression. 

Settings examples:

Blackmagic Design Preset

Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 1080p25

Canon 5D MKiii DSLR Preset

DSLR 1920x1080 progressive 25fps IPB

Blackmagic Design Preset


Export settings

Note* - Always set your timeline to the same frame rate as your camera unless you are planning on undercranking or over cranking the footage.


The setting for your timeline and export should be set to ProRes 422 1080p to achieve the best quality.

  • 1920x1080 (1080p)
  • Progressive
  • 25fps (if source imagery was shot in 25fps, if it was shot at a different frame rate use that setting)
  • Ideally ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT),  MP4 H.264 (High Bitrate), AVCHD 1080p,  


The audio setting for your timeline should also be set to the same rate as the capture or as high bitrate as possible. 

  • 48khz
  • 256kbps or higher
  • 16bit

FCP 7 Preset

Apple ProRes 422 1080p 25fps

Premier Pro Preset 

DSLR 1080p 24fps 

MPEG Streamclip Preset

Apple ProRes 422 1080p 



Once you have exported and checked your video for any issues you will need to it to us. You can do by choosing one of the options below:

  • Contact for direct ftp access