The width and height in pixels of a video file determine its dimensions. The most common dimensions for television are 720×480 for standard definition (4:3 aspect ratio) and 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio) for high definition. While other video dimensions do exist for a variety of purposes, these are the standard for broadcast.
Another component to a video’s dimension is its pixel aspect ratio. Square pixels (1:1) have an equal height and width and what we request in our file format specifications. Other pixel sizes may fail due to the video dimensions associated with them.
Possible Solutions and Examples
Spotloader will only accept the video dimensions below. Something to note about these acceptable dimensions is that they all share the same aspect ratios.
If a spot’s dimensions are different than the ones listed above it will need to be re-encoded with new video dimensions. We have tutorials that can help guide you on how to do this by exporting the file using our preset settings. Please note that your video file may be stretched or squeezed depending on the original video dimensions.