Uploading Supporting Videos

Broadcast Awards Entry aims to provide the best possible viewing experience for your content. In order to achieve this, we request that you provide a high quality version of your video. Our preferred video specification, along with alternative specifications we are able to accept, is shown below:

  • File format Preferred format: .mp4 / .mov. Supported alternatives: .wmv, .avi, .dv, .vob, .m2ts, .m4v, .mkv
  • Video codec H.264 (AVC
  • Audio codec Stereo, 48Khz audio is preferred, in formats: AAC (256k or higher), Linear PCM, or Apple Lossless
  • Bit rate 8–10 mbps
  • File size File sizes up to 40 Gigabytes are supported. See the table below (page 4) to estimate upload time for a variety of file sizes and networks
  • Frame rate Frames per second: 24, 25 or 30
  • Note Please do not add letter-box or pillar-box to your video. All videos will display correctly.

Please use our preferred specification where possible, however if your original best quality video is in another format, we would prefer to receive it with a minimum of trans-coding to preserve quality. Broadcast will not be held responsible for any video quality problems.

Please note that it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure video quality. Broadcast recommends that you check the video quality before the file is uploaded and watch once again when the upload and transcode is complete. If you are not happy with the video quality please recreate the file and, if the file has been uploaded, please email fran.rodrigues@mb-insight.com

If you have any problems with your video upload that are not covered in this guide please contact fran.rodrigues@mb-insight.com

Video Upload Process

  1. Go to the Video Management page in the Broadcast Awards entry site.
  2. Click on Create video record to be taken to the Create video record page.
  3. Enter a unique video title in the Title field so that the video record can be identified later and click Save changes.
  4. You may also decide to prevent members from downloading your video file. Broadcast offers this option to members who have slow internet connects as it provides a better viewing experience than streaming. To prevent members downloading the file select No from the dropdown menu.
  5. You will return to the Video Management screen and the video record will appear in the table. The upload status will be listed as Not started. When you are ready to upload a video select Upload from the Actions menu.
  6. The video uploader will pop-up in a new window. Select the video file you wish to upload by either using the Choose file link or dragging the file to the highlighted area.
  7. Click on the Start upload button to commence the upload.
  8. You can view the upload progress on the Video Management screen. Please note this information is not live and you will need to refresh the page to update the information.

Estimated Upload Times

This table shows roughly how long a file will take to upload, based on its size and the available bandwidth. Please note that if your computer goes into ‘sleep’ mode during this time, the upload will pause.

Video upload times
  1. Once the file has completed uploading it will automatically begin to transcode. Again you can view the progress on the Video Management screen and you will need to refresh the page to update the information.
  2. Once transcoding has completed the video record will appear as below. You can view the video by selecting Watch from the Actions menu.
  3. Video can only be associated with Submitted entries. To associate the video with an entry go to the Dashboard. Select Associate a video from the Actions menu next to your submitted entry
  4. This will take you to the Associate video with entry page. This step links the video with the entry. Select the relevant Award and Entry that you to link to this video. Then select the categories that you wish to associate with this video. Then click Save.
  5. The video association step can be repeated as many times as you wish. For example, if you have created a Broadcast Awards entry and a Broadcast Digital Awards entry for the same programme episode then you only need upload the video once and then associate it with both entries.
  6. Once a video had been uploaded Broadcast will review and accept the video. Once a video has been accepted you will no longer be able to edit it.

Replacing a Video File

  1. If you are not happy with the video quality then you have the opportunity to replace it at any time before the video is accepted by Broadcast. To upload a new video file go to the Video Management page in the Broadcast Awards entry site and find the relevant Video Record.
  2. Select Delete from the Actions menu.
  3. The video will be deleted and the video record will empty. You can then upload a new video by selecting Upload from the Actions menu.

If you have any problems with your video upload that are not covered in this guide please contact fran.rodrigues@mb-insight.com

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