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July 16, 2019

Video Upload Specifications

Below are the specifications for uploading your video for Emmy Nominees on our Viewing Platform.

1. Download the Slicer application from
2. Install the application. Mac OS X users click here for detailed instructions.
3. Your username and API Key for the Slicer login must be copied EXACTLY from the information provided.
4. Upload your video.
5. Complete!


Please be sure your submitted video conforms to these parameters:

Video: Minimum of 720p stereo – Standard broadcast quality - 2.5 mb/s
Format: .mov or .mp4
Slates: NONE
Bars and Tone: NONE
Include the beginning and end credits
File name: Please follow the naming convention:

    • Programs/Individuals: Program Name_Episode Name (if applicable)
      1. Do not abbreviate the name of the program
      2. Write the name of the episode, not episode number (unless it is the only title for the episode)
        e.g.TheWestWing_TwoCathedrals, not TWW_Episode222
    • Casting: Program Name_Casting

    Specifications: Content must be "as originally aired." No added slates. Please remove all bars and tone, countdown and commercial blacks. You may leave 1-2 seconds of black (if you'd like) to indicate the commercial breaks.


    For Categories with special instructions, click here.

    For more specification details please contact us.


    Below are the specifications for uploading your video for FYC, College Television Awards, Los Angeles Area Awards, Television Academy Honors, or Sneak Peek on our Viewing Platform. Please be sure your submitted video conforms to these parameters:

    Video: 1920x1080 progressive
    Codec: H.264
    Bit rate: 6-8 MB
    Audio: AAC, stereo, 192-320kbps, 44-48 kHz

    The file must be under 4 GB.
    MP4 format is preferred.
    No added slates, timecodes, bars & tone, commercials or promos.

    For more specification details please visit Brightcove, our video hosting platform.

    updated 7.16.19

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