The Nuts & Bolts
Items about what we do and with what

We deliver to most UK video formats

Vimeo Pro is our preferred video server for our own video samples and for clients looking to host their video on other than their own server. There is better opportunity to update the original video upload at a later date. The platform appears to be more stable, a fairly quick support response is available, with a larger community of professional users.

For upload to the internet we would recommend the H.264 codec in a MP4 wrapper, preferable at 50fps keeping the original frame rate if possible, although some may prefer 25fps or 24fps. It's a matter of preference and dependent to a degree upon the content. To our mind there is little difference to be seen between 25/24fps although some believe it's 24fps that makes video look like film - we disagree. There are a number of elements that contribute to the cinematic style beyond it being simplistically a low frame rate. The following video is at 50fps but maintains a cinematic quality: Glider Mile High Flying

Depending upon the size of the video file (a 20 minute 1080p HD documentary using H.264 MP4, at 20Mbps sampling will be approximately 2GB) we often deliver on Flash Memory Stick. For a broadcast package using MXF 4:2:2 10-bit file formats we deliver on SSD hard drive. 

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