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Sundra's best practice guide for videographers

If you are a videographer tasked with recording an event for Sundra then here are a few things to keep in mind to get the best results.

The camera

  • Sundra processes a recording from a single camera.
  • We recommend using the recording from the camera closest to the speaker.  
  • Position the camera so that it maintains the speaker in the centre of the screen, preferably capturing only the top half of them. This allows easy cropping to 9:16 aspect ratio if needed for social media or mobile platforms.
  • If the speaker moves on stage, make efforts to follow their movements and keep them centered. Use smooth camera movements to avoid abrupt transitions and maintain a professional look.

Video quality

  • Aim for a video quality of 1080p at 25 frames per second (1080p25). This resolution and frame rate provide a good balance between video quality and file size.
  • Encode the video in H.264 compression, and save it in any of the more common file formats such as .mp4 or .mov. 
  • Avoid using raw video formats like .RAW and .BRAW, as they result in large file sizes and require extensive post-processing, which can be time-consuming for our processing and system. 

Prioritise Audio

  • Audio quality is paramount for event recordings. Good audio ensures that the content remains clear and understandable.
  • Record the main audio directly within the same file as the video recording to maintain synchronisation and simplify post-production.

Uploading to Sundra

  • Before uploading make sure you have uploaded all of your assets such as intros, outros and logos.
  • Before uploading create the template for the event where you define how you want all your outcomes to look.
  • For best results we recommend cutting the event down to each speaker and then uploading each speaker's talk individually into the system.