Tech Spec

In order for your work to look its best, we recommend these compression settings. As a rule of thumb, the settings below should yield a file size of about 3-9 GB for a feature film depending on the Res. We do not require you stay under 9 gigs, some higher res yields a larger size file.


Codec refers to the format in which your video is encoded. We accept most major codecs, but for best results, we recommend using one of the following:

  • H.264
  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • ProRes 422
  • ProRes422 HQ

Frame rate

When preparing your video for upload, it’s best to maintain the video’s native frame rate when compressing your video. If your footage exceeds 60 FPS, we will automatically reduce the frame rate. We recommend a constant frame rate throughout your entire video. Always choose “constant” frame rate instead of “variable” frame rate.

While we accept many frame rates, these are the most commonly used:

  • 23.98
  • 24
  • 25
  • 29.97
  • 30
  • 50
  • 59.94
  • 60

Color Primaries and Matrix Coefficients

We support all color primaries and matrices, but we recommend BT.2020 (Rec. 2020) or BT.709 (Rec. 709). You can use the same value for both color primary and matrix coefficients.

Bit Depth

We support various bit depths, but we recommend a bit depth of 10 or greater for the highest quality results. For high dynamic range (HDR) videos, your file needs to have a bit depth of 10 or greater in order to be considered HDR.


We support most standard containers such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc.

***Note: Make sure your files do NOT contain any leaders, color bars, or tones.

The files will be presented to users exactly as they are delivered. Additionally, Film Highway OTT CANNOT accept videos with rectangular pixel aspect ratio, Apple Intermediate Codec, or HDV 720p60.

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