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Long-Form Video Requirements


Please provide the following instructions to staff or production house:

File Formats: Video should be MPEG

Codec: M2V
Dimensions: 720x480 (SD), 1920x1080 or 1280x720 (HD)
Pixel aspect ratio: NTSC CCIR 601/DV (SD); Square (HD)
FPS: *29.97 (for 720x480 & 1920x1080); *59.94 (for 1280x720 only)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 for SD; 16:9 for HD
Average Bit Rate: 8 Mbps (SD); 20 to 40 Mbps (HD)
Closed GOP Size: 15, Structure: IBBP

*Please note: 720 X 480 is not HD.

Audio Encoder:

Format: MPEG
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Channels: 2
Bits Per Sample: 16
Audio Bit Rate: 16 bit depth

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For each video file, we require the following information:

Thumbnail image in the form of a Bitmap (BMP) file

◦ 330x230
◦ RGB mode
◦ 8 bits / channel

• Two separate descriptions / summaries of each video

◦ Long version: 250 words
◦ Short version: 120 words

• Start and end flight dates for the video

• All files may be delivered by any of the following means:

◦ Data Disc (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM)
◦ USB Flash Drive
◦ Internet cloud storage website (Hightail®, Dropbox®, etc.)

If you have any questions, please contact David Ferraro (757) 321-7863 or

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