There are many ways to create high-quality videos for your online course. This article includes tools, standards and settings you can use to create great videos for your course.
What video standards are required?
Each video file for your course should be at least 720p and less than 4.0 GB in size.
What kind of camera should I use to record my course?
If you’re filming video for your course, here are several different types of cameras that have been used to record Udemy Business courses:
- Your iPhone (iPhone 4 models and above)
- Your iPad (iPad 2 models and above)
- Many webcams
- HD Flip cameras
- Go Pro cameras
- Most DSLR cameras
If you have a camera already, check your system preferences or do a quick internet search to check that your camera can shoot in 720 HD or higher. Simply search for the name of the product and the resolution it shoots. If it can shoot in 720p HD or higher, it will produce video that meets our video quality standards.
What software do I need to produce videos for my course?
If you’re making screencast recordings for your course, or if you’re looking for a tool to edit and export your videos, here is a list of tools that have been used to produce Udemy Business courses:
- PC or Mac
- Camtasia, Screenr, Snagit
- Mac only
- Quicktime, iMovie, Screenflow
- PC only
- CamStudio, Microsoft Expression
What are the required/recommended export settings for video files (codec settings and video file types)?
When using video editing software you’ll need to export your recordings to a video file. Udemy Business strives to support as many video and audio settings and codecs, but for the most seamless upload experience, we recommend these settings:
Quality: Best (if available)
Codec: H.264, HEVC, ProRes
Resolution: 1920x1080 or better
Minimum Resolution: 1280x720 (*Resolutions below this are rejected)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Picture Orientation: Landscape (not Portrait)
Framerate: 25 to 60 fps (*Currently all outputs are resampled to 30 fps)
- 1920x1080 @ 10 Mb/s
- 1280x720 @ 5 Mb/s
- 1920x1080 @ 6 Mb/s
- 1280x720 @ 3 Mb/s
Audio Track: Required (*If no audio track is found, video is rejected)
Audio Codec: AAC (256 kb/s or better) or PCM
Audio Channels: 2 (Stereo)
Multimedia Container: MP4 or MOV
Maximum File Size: 4 GB
Maximum Duration: 4 Hours
Using the site uploader you can upload files as large as 1.5 GB. If you need to load bigger files, or want to upload multiple files to your course at a time, however, use the bulk uploader.
Files smaller than 4 GB can be uploaded using the bulk uploader. When a file is uploaded using the bulk uploader, it will appear in your library.
For steps on how to create a course click here.