Compress a Video
You've made it! You've completed a video and it is awesome! Some might even say, pure genius? The process to enter iVIE is super simple. First, however, I'm assuming that you already have read the iVIE Categories, iVIE Rules and maybe have even used some of our resources in the process of making your video. Now you should know about a few important dates and requirements...
iVIE Important Dates
March 15, 2013 @ 5pm - Submission deadline
April 5, 2013 - Nominees Announced
April 20, 2013 - Festival location TBD
May 14, 2013 - Awards
iVIE Movie Requirements
We are only accepting MPEG4 format.
Your video must have either a .MP4 or .M4V extension.
Your video must be formatted to 640 x 480.
(If your video is 16:9, this will letter box it.)
Your video must be less than 200 Megabytes.
Do NOT upload.
Windows Media player .wmv
Audio Video Interleave .avi
Guidelines for Specific Editing Software
If you have version 8.0 or later: choose share; and select the High setting and 640 x 480.
If you have an older version, when you export look for the 640 x 480 format and/or MPEG4; use High setting.
Apple Final Cut Pro
Choose Export - Quick Time Conversion (not Quick Time movie). Make File Format MP4 (not MP4 (ISMA)). Choose Basic or improved MPEG4. Choose 640 x 480 VGA.
Export from Flash to a Quick Time movie; choose MPEG4 format.
You must have Quicktime installed on the computer your rendering your video with. To render in Vegas, select File -> Render on the Vegas Menu Bad. Then select file type "MainConcept AVC/AAC" and then next to the "Default Template" drop down menu, select the "Custom" button. Then select the video rendering quality on the "Project" tab as "Best." Then under the "Video" tab, on "Frame Size" select "NTSC Square Pixel (640x480)." Afterwards, check the check box saying "Allow source to adjust frame size" as well as the check box below that saying "Allow source to adjust frame rate." Ensure that all settings are correct and then render video. You might want to save the "Custom Template" you've just created if you are entering more than one video to iVIE.
If you have Premier 2 you export your movie to Quick time. Choose MPEG4 and enter the 640 x 480 settings.
Adobe Premiere Elements
Export your movie to Quick time. Choose MPEG4 and enter the 640 x 480 settings.