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Audio/Video Content Preparation

Quick Start Summary

If your project includes videos

In order of preference, please deliver your video files in one of the following formats:

  • MPEG-4 (.mp4 ONLY)
  • Quicktime (.mov)
  • AVI (.avi) formats

Video files should not exceed 2 GB each
Resolution: 1280x720 (720p)
Framerate: 30 fps
Video bitrate: 1500 kbps, Audio bitrate: 125 kbps
Video codec: H264, Audio codex: AAC

Please note that all video files must be logged on your Final Manuscript Submission Log. If you have questions about how to complete this document, please contact your acquisitions editor.

In addition to submitting your video files with your final manuscript, you will also need to create (or work with someone else to create) and submit the following materials:

  • Captions in WebVTT format
  • Visual Description in WebVTT format

Details about how to create captions and visual description in WebVTT format are covered in the Audio/ Video Guidelines for U-M Press Authors document.


If your project includes audio files

In order of preference, please deliver the highest quality version of your audio in:

  • Wave (.wav)
  • MPEG 3 (.mp3)

Aim to have audio files less than 2 GB.

Please note that all audio files must be logged on your Final Manuscript Submission Log. If you have questions about how to complete this document, please contact your acquisitions editor.

In addition to submitting your audio files with your final manuscript, you will also need to create (or work with someone else to create) and submit the following materials:

  • Captions in WebVTT format

Details about how to create captions in WebVTT format are covered in the Audio/ Video Guidelines for U-M Press Authors document.


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