The Art & Technique of the American Commercial

Encoding Technical Specifications


HD Source Material:

Screen Size: 1280x720

Encoding Specs:

Video Compression Type/Codec: H264
Video Bitrate: 4800 kbits/sec
Frame Rate: Original Frame Rate
Audio Codec: AAC (aka MPEG-4 Audio) IMPORTANT - NOT Low Delay AAC
Audio Sample Rate: 48kHz
Audio Bitrate: 192 kbits/sec

Standard Definition Source:

Screen Size:

720x486 (If source material is 720x486)
720x480 (If source material is 720x480)
768x576 (If source material is 768x576)
Many formats are 720x480 including: MiniDV, DV50, DVCam, DVCPro and DVD

Encoding Specs:

Video Compression Type/Codec: H264
Video Bitrate: 4000 kbits/sec
Frame Rate: 29.97, 23.98, 25, 24 fps
Audio Codec: AAC (aka MPEG-4)
Audio Sample Rate: 48kHz
Audio Bitrate: 192 kbits/sec

Important Notes:



EntryBot


If you need help encoding your file, you can use EntryBot. EntryBot is an online system, available 24/7, that automatically formats videos to the proper specs for award show entry. Just upload your file(s), select the AICP Show and the file will immediately be processed.

Upload Fees


There is a flat $40 fee for each uploaded file. An uploaded file may be submitted to several categories without incurring additional upload fees. Please note that upload fees are in addition to any entry fees.