Best Formats for Program Submission

Technical Requirements for Submitted Video

We can accept VHS tapes, playable DVDs, or MPEG2 files on CD or DVD. Program media should be of good technical quality. Files on a camera with internal storage may be submitted, but should be transferred to other media for editing or upload. Burn DVDs at 8x or slower for best success:

Audio level should be similar to commercial tapes or DVDs, with reasonable clarity.

For maximum compatibility, MPEG files and DVD-VIDEO disks should have the following characteristics:

  • file names no larger than 20 characters, with no spaces or special characters
  • elementary MPEG-2 Program stream (not Transport stream) container format
  • 29.97 pictures per second frame rate
  • video bit rate: Variable, maximum 7 Mb/sec, minimum 1.5 Mb/sec
  • aspect ratio: NTSC 4:3 (16:9 will display tall and skinny on most TV sets)
  • video resolution: Full (720 horizontal x 480 vertical) or half (352 x 480)
  • sampling format: 4:2:0
  • structure: IBBP group of pictures (GOP) 30 frame max size
  • Audio encoding: audio layer II (only, not linear PCM or AAC)
  • audio sample frequency (rate): 44.1 KHz (48 optional)
  • audio bit rate: 224 Kb/sec (192 optional)

Programming may be dropped off in the basket in the lobby of the Bryan Center; or mailed to Village of Yellow Springs, 100 Dayton St., Yellow Springs OH 45387 Attn: Yellow Springs Community Access. Videotapes or disks must be submitted in an case and accompanied with a Program Release form.

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100 Dayton St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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