How do I record video for uploading to my
own video site on vive.ly?
Our goal is to let you upload any digital video from any camcorder or video editing software, and have it look great.
No really, it just works
We've already tested and verified video from many of the most popular digital camcorders. If you're using a Email KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera, for example, you can drop video from it right into your Vive.ly videos folder. You don't need to go through any other software.
Consumer video cameras we've used include all the most popular models. In general, anything we've tested from 2008 or newer, we accept the video from it. For older devices or unsupported devices, you can try using the software that came with it to export a more standard format, or use video editing software such as iMovie or Windows Movie Maker, output from that, and upload to us.
Tech specs for videophiles
If you're making your own videos, or having a studio produce video for you, we recommend using high definition files in 1280x720 for 16x9 HD. We use that to publish your HD videos in 720p. If you don't have HD video to upload, give us 640x480 resolution for 4:3 SD. We prefer H.264, MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 files, with a bit rate of at least 2 mbits.
In general the higher resolution the better, and we definitely want you to upload HD so your videos look their best!
Supported video file formats
(S)VCD (Super Video CD); CDRwin's .bin image file; DVD, including encrypted DVD; MPEG-1/2 (ES/PS/PES/VOB); AVI file format; ASF/WMV/WMA format; QT/MOV/MP4 format; RealAudio/RealVideo format; Ogg/OGM files; Matroska; NUT; FLI format; yuv4mpeg format; FILM (.cpk) format; RoQ format; PVA format; various others.
Supported video file codecs
MPEG-1 (VCD) and MPEG-2 (SVCD/DVD/DVB) video; MPEG-4 ASP including DivX and Xvid; MPEG-4 AVC aka H.264; Windows Media Video 7/8 (WMV1/2); Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3); RealVideo 1.0, 2.0 (G2); RealVideo 3.0 (RP8); Sorenson v1/v3 (SVQ1/SVQ3), Cinepak, RPZA and other QuickTime codecs; DV video; 3ivx; Intel Indeo3 (3.1, 3.2); MJPEG, AVID, VCR2, ASV2 and other hardware formats; FLI/FLC; HuffYUV; various old simple RLE-like formats.