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Cloud based video is popular. Video Clouds are specifically designed to simplify video publishing and to ensure that your video content plays seamlessly on different devices and platforms regardless of resolution or connection speeds. How how can you make sure that the recorded video matches up to the expectations?

Here are some simple tips that can help you achieve the perfect recording:

  • Make sure that the frame size is least as large as the largest anticipated playback version. Are most people going to play this from an embedded player or do you need it full-screen? This will affect the frame size ratio, but remember, bigger is always better in this case.
  • Do not scale media to a frame size larger than the original.
  • If you are using H.264, remember that it requires that frame sizes in multiples of 4 and is optimized for multiples of 16. Pick your frame size as per this recommended setting.
  • Use a video editor that has the capability to remove interlacing as most video players cannot really handle interlaced content. Having said that, know that there can be quality loss when you remove interlacing.
  • Avoid recording anamorphic videos or videos with a non-square Pixel Aspect Ratio. Most players have trouble playing anamorphic videos.
  • Multi-channel audio (5.1 or 7.1) sounds fancy, but for better compatibility try to stay away from it.
  • Use sample rates less than 44.1 kHz.
  • Normalize the audio tracks to standard levels such that you avoid “clipping” while also avoiding a low volume.
  • Make sure that audio levels are consistent across media that might be viewed together.

With these simple tips, hope you are able to record the best possible video that can be ingested and served through video clouds.

Find out more about video in the cloud here.