At Performa Sports our analysts use Any Video Converter, which is a free desktop application, to help format your videos to optimise them for uploading to the Performa Sports online cloud platform. Other desktop applications are available for encoding videos but please use this guide below as a reference to any video conversion software you are using. Below is our recommended video settings that you should follow::
Video format - Recommended to use MP4 (h.264 codec).
Video resolutions - Recommended to use 1080p which has 1920 x 1080 dimensions or 720p which has 1080 x 720 dimensions. Both video formats will produce HD video that will work on both our iPad App and online.
Video Codec - This is the software that compresses digital videos and produces a new video format. Compressing videos is required to create smaller file sizes, however, it means that some information from the original format is lost. To make this loss minimal, it is recommended that video codec H264 is used.
Frame Rate - Common frame rates include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50 & 60 frames per second. Videos should also be encoded and uploaded to the online platform using the frame rate that was used during recording.
Bitrate - This is the number of bits per second that your video is transmitted along a digital network. For the recommended 1080p resolutions, the bitrate of your video should be between 3500 - 5000kbps.
How to achieve these settings once you have your video added to Any Video Converter:
Step 1: Under profile select Custom Youtube H264 1080p.
Step 2: Then select the icon displaying the profile.
Step 3: Ensure your video settings are similar to the recommendations above and in the image below. Before selecting ‘OK’, you can also save your settings as a custom profile by selecting ‘Save to Custom Profile’ which means these settings will be saved to a profile without having to do this manual task over-and-over again.
Step 4: Your video will now be ready to be converted once you have chosen your videos Output Location.
An example of a good video that has followed the recommended settings:
An example of a video that has not followed the recommended settings, easily highlighted by the incorrect dimensions which is shown by the black parameter around the video: