What are your video specs?


Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD .mov, stereo audio.

No letterbox/interlaced/preroll/postroll/URLs.

IMPORTANT: we need the highest bitrate (quality) possible for both main video and trailer. Do not compress your video files before you upload to Kinonation. For HD that's usually at least 100 Mbps. Expect to upload roughly 1 GB for each minute of running time. e.g. a 90 minute film = 90 GB file size, a 20 minute film = 20 GB file size.  Don't worry, our upload software can handle any file size, whatever your connection speed.


Codec Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD
Codec Details

ProRes: 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ (not 422 LT, not 422 Proxy)

DNxHD: 220, 145 (8 Bit only, not 220x, not 36)

Frame Rate Any progressive, examples: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 30p, 29.97p
File Size Unlimited. The bigger the better. Typically around 100GB for an HD feature film, but we easily handle 4K and above.
File Format QuickTime .mov
Fast Start Enabled
Resolution Minimum SD (480 height). Preferred HD (1280 width or more), 2k, 4k.
Pixel Aspect Ratio Square pixels only. More info here
Letterbox No black bars around the picture
Pre/Post Roll None. No slate, slug, bars, tone, cards. Max 1 sec black before & after.
Audio PCM Stereo, single stream. No surround yet, sorry
Captions Separate SRT file. No burn-in. See our closed captions & subtitles section.

Not accepted:

  • No letterbox
  • No pillarbox
  • No interlaced
  • No burned in subtitles (except trailers)
  • No anamorphic (squeezed) pixels
  • No URLs or promo links (e.g. film website, Facebook page, available to download, etc.) anywhere in the film or trailer, including end credits
  • No real or bogus MPAA rating card
  • No bars, slate, test-tone, pre-roll, post-roll (max. 1 sec of black before film starts or after credits end)
  • No titles or captions outside title-safe area



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