Suggested length of narrative: 400-700 words
Suggested length of photo captions: 100 words. Be sure to include an citation for your photo.
Suggested (free) text editing software: Text Wrangler for Mac & Notepad ++ for Windows/Linux. Plain text is required; any formatting from Word will not be included, such as paragraph indents and italics.
The following punctuation characters cause errors in the ExploreCU software, and should be avoided:
Required File Format: MP4 file format, M4V file extension, H.264 video encoding, Dual track audio encoding: AAC (core audio) and AC3 (ffmpeg)
Suggested video encoding tools: Handbrake
Suggested target size for mobile streaming: 5MB maximum, 500Kbps maximum bitrate
If you're using Handbrake, this page on setting project presets may help.
Suggested number of images per story: 2-8
Required File Format: JPEG or PNG
Suggested File Size: 40Kb to 200Kb
Target Dimensions: 1000 pixels on the longest size
Other image guidelines:
Use the library's visual resources portal to help find free image editors if needed.