Movie Format and Asset Requirements
What we need from you:
• QuickTime Master of Film
• QuickTime Master of Film's Preview - (A preview can be a trailer or clip. Please do not send us timecode as a substitute.)
• Non-Hardcoded Subtitles - [Click here to view our Subtitle Documentation and Tutorial page]
• Movie Poster - [Download Specs and Usage]
• Landscape Title Card - [Download Specs and Usage] [Download Template]
• Director Headshot - [Download Specs and Usage]
• DVD Copy of Your Film - (We do not stream content from DVDs.)
See below for more detailed specifications.
Supply us your highest resolution and quality master (1080, 720p or 480 [NTSC or PAL]) in QuickTime format.
To send us your movie assets, please refer to our Google Drive and Dropbox Tutorials.
IMPORTANT: Please do not include any URLs to your websites where viewers can watch your movie for free. This is highly inadviseable due to the inability to make any royalties from your film streaming on our site.
• Please remove any URLs from the trailer or clip before submitting them.
• Please send as progressive, NO interlacing on your video masters.
• Please remove bars and tones, countdowns, and slates from your video masters.
• Please reset your Sequence Timecode for 00:00:00:00 instead of 01:00:00:00.
• Only the following compressions are accepted on all video masters.
• ProRes 422 (HQ)
• Avid DNxHD
Was your film designed in 5.1 Stereo Surround? Did you create Multi-Language audio tracks?
If your film was designed in 5.1 Stereo Surround, include the 5.1 SURROUND audio track and a STEREO audio track (8 total tracks) within your QuickTime master. Download and view a tutorial on how to configure and export Surround and Stereo tracks from FCP 7 HERE. Also, please download and view the Audio Guidelines and Specs in the Asset Requirement Packet PDF.
Subtitles and Captions:
View our more in-depth subtitle documentation resource and video tutorial on exporting and converting subtitles at our subtitles page HERE. We prefer not to have movies streaming with hardcoded subtitles. This means that if the video has subtitles embedded into the video track, we may not accept your film. We want to stream content worldwide and hardcoded subtitles are a nuisance for viewers when the film is in their native language. Also, we are moving to dynamic streaming and when the bitrate changes, the quality of the subtitles change if they are hardcoded. Please send us all your subtitles or captions of all your languages in SRT format. You do not have to submit us subtitles of all languages, just the languages you have created. If you are not sure how to create SRT or XML subtitle files, we can make exceptions and except hardcoded films, however, we may need to request SRT files in the future. View our more indepth subtitle documentation resource and video tutorial on exporting and converting subtitles at our subtitles page HERE.
Electronic Press Kit: (Think of this as the packaging of your product. It gives your film a unique identity. Without it, your audience will be less likely to find and watch your film.)
Send us all your promotional content including but not limited to:
• Movie Poster
• Production Stills
• Directors Bios/Notes/Statements
Please send us all your special features in QuickTime format (see details above for format requirements) including but not limited to:
• Behind the Scenes
• Making Of
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions relating to the technical requirements above.