Prepare your media before uploading it!

What do I want to upload?

1) Video

Think about slow internet connections! You should ensure that your video is compressed to the maximum without giving up on quality. Information below will walk you through the steps needed to compress your video.

a. Download Handbrake for free and open it

b. Upload your video in Handbrake (HB1 – 1)

c. Select compression options:

  • Format: MP4 File (HB1 – 2)
  • Tick ‘Web-optimised’ (HB1 – 3)
  • Video Codec: H.264 (HB1 – 4)
  • Video Quality: Average Bitrate (kbps): 450 (HB1 – 5)
  • Click on ‘Picture Settings’ on top (HB2 – a)
  • Select ‘Anamorphic’: None (HB2 – b)
  • Tick ‘Keep aspect ratio’ (HB2 – c)
  • Select width: 320 (HB2 – d)

d. Push Start (HB3)

More information on how to compress a video (http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/26/web-video-compression)

2) Photostory

All photostories can be uploaded in .ppt, .pdf, .mp4

3) Audio

Formats prefered are .aac and .mp3

4) Publication

All publications should be converted to .pdf before being uploaded on the website (No MS Word documents!)

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