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If you have contracted live production, you can provide us with pre-recorded videos that we can play during your live stream, such as:
- Pre-roll and post-roll videos.
- Short video clips that we play during transitions.
- Fully pre-recorded presentations for simulive events.
General requirements for video files
- Video size limit is 4 GB.
- Recommended resolution is 1280x720p, or 1920×1080p (for highest quality).
- Only use MP4 files. Other formats are not supported.
- Do not use files where you have manually changed the extension of non MP4 format files to .mp4, as they will not be supported.
- Do not use videos that were rotated using basic tools (such as Preview on Mac), as this will prevent the video from working properly when playing it in the live session.
- If you are trimming videos, we recommend that you do not use the QuickTime video player, due to known compatibility issues with other video processing software.
- Duration: No limit, however:
- For pre-recorded individual presentations we recommend having 1 video per presentation, instead of a long video file containing multiple presentations.
- Transition videos should be short (up to 5 minutes) and pre-roll and post rolls video lengths are dependant on how you wish to use them at your event.
Tools you can use to pre-record
To record your videos, we recommend you use either of the following tools:
- MS Teams.
- SpotMe Studio.
Editing can then be done using your favourite video editing software (Camtasia or iMovie, for example). If you are trimming pre-recorded videos, we recommend that you do not use the QuickTime video player, due to known compatibility issues with other video processing software.
Note: These are tools that can be used to record the video to be streamed.
Some of these tools are not recommended for streaming pre-recorded videos.
For example, while StreamYard can be used for recording, it should not be used
for streaming pre-recorded videos through SpotMe platform for performance
reasons. More information on the tools used for streaming pre-recorded videos is available in the Choosing your live streaming option article.