We are going to organize a video competition during next Unicon. We organized one during the last French Cup, which worked pretty well. The candidates only had a month to produce a video. We came up with 7 very good videos. So we can expect to have much more videos and a really interesting competition for Unicon!!
“FESTIVAL DE VIDEOS MONOCYCLISTES” :Video competition at Unicon XIII
- To compete, one member of the team which produced the video must participate at UNICON
- the video should be new material and should not be released until after Unicon
- the film cannot exceed 10 minutes, it must be about unicycling, not a commercial video
- the public will be the judges during the event, giving the film a rating ; the only benchmark is the best entertainment.
- offensive movies will not be shown
- the candidates guarantee free rights (image) for public projection
Because it is necessary to restrict the number of movies, a jury will preselect 10 videos among the candidates. The jury will make the final decision with the selection of the 10 videos to be shown at Unicon.
The candidates will have to upload their video with smaller resolution on a website (we will give you the website address then) before July 1st but only the jury will be able to watch the videos
For Unicon, the selected candidates will have to come with a CD or a DVD of their movie in high resolution and give it to the organizers before the competition. The showing sequence will be a random draw.
Video specifications :
The video submitted for the competition should be stored on a computer media. Since the video will be played back from a computer there will be no means to play back tapes of any sort.
Supported formats :
DVD-R DVD-RW, DVD+R DVD+RW
Compression & File format :
AVI, Quicktime, MPEG and WMV, file size is irrelevant (2GB max for AVI though).
Allowed CODECs :
AVI : MPEG4 and compatible (Divx and Xvid included), DV
QT : Any QT 7 compatible codec
MPEG : MPEG 2 ONLY
WMV : Any version up to 9
min : 640x480
prefered : 720x480 NTSC or 720x576 PAL
You may submit HD files (1280x720 max), however you must provide a standard definition backup file in case of computer slowdowns.
Frame rate :
min : 24 fps
prefered : 25 fps or 30 fps
sound must be stereo PCM 44.1khz min /16 bits (CD compliant)
Please note that uncompressed video is NOT allowed, nor are DVD Files (.VOB). This is for maximum playback compatibility. We highly recommend you use either AVI or Quicktime with DV compression applied for maximum quality, or MPEG2 files at a high bitrate (8Mbps).
These specifications only apply to the final screened video, for preview purposes you can ftp a 320x240 file, compressed sound of any flavour you like ;°)
If you have any technical question or need more information please contact: ntakibazomatayo at hotmail dot com
Mathieu Hagnery and Anne-Sophie Rodet