ANUchannel on YouTube
For help or information on making a video contact the Multimedia team on
+61 2 6125 9313 or at
What can go on ANUchannel?
ANUchannel on YouTube is for videos of an educational nature produced and owned by the University, including:
- public lectures and seminars,
- researcher, student and alumni profiles, and
- informative or educational stories.
Videos which overtly advertise, or are produced by students, are not permitted, in line with the EDU status agreement we hold with YouTube.
Getting a video uploaded
SCAPA is the gateway to YouTube, ensuring that the strict EDU agreement between ANU and YouTube is adhered to.
In order to get content onto the ANU Channel you will need to get your video to SCAPA’s Multimedia Team (located on the ground floor of the Chancelry) via CD, USB thumb drive, hard drive or dropbox.
We will ‘top, tail & super’ your video with ANU branding, add identification straps, perform quality control checks on all content and keep all release forms on file.
Your video and you will need:
- to meet the technical specifications below,
- signed release forms from every person appearing in the video,
- a still photo that can be used as the thumbnail for the video, and
- the text that will accompany your video (requirements specified below).
Don’t be put off by any of the technical specifications – we can assist you to ensure that your camera and/or editing software is correctly set up.
- File formats: .mov, .mp4, avi (fast start)
- Resolution: optimally 1080p (1920×1080)
- Video codec: H.264
- Frame rate: 25/50
- Video Bitrate: 5000 – 50000 kbps (this will have an impact on file size)
- Audio bitrate: mono 128kbps, stereo 384kbps
- Audio sample rate: 48kHz
- Aspect ratio: 16×9
- File size: maximum 2Gb
- Duration: no time limitations
- ‘Advanced encode settings’ can be Googled for further detail
- There is no copyright content (music, pictures, video) used without written permission from the copyright holder. Attach permission if copyright material is used.
Every video needs to have an accompanying title, description and tags before it can be put onto ANU Channel.
Keep this to a maximum of 55 characters and make it descriptive.
e.g. The Miseries of Middle Age – National Psychology Week forum at ANU
The first paragraph should be a simple explanation of the video. Keep descriptions under 200 words. Make sure ANU is mentioned somewhere in the intro paragraph and keep text in present text:
e.g. Will men inexplicably buy a convertible, grow a ponytail and date women in their 20′s? Will women suffer horribly from menopause and empty nest syndrome and hit the Valium? What does it mean to be middle age – is it misery, or is that a myth? As part of The Australian National University’s involvement with National Psychology Week, a panel of experts tackle the issues.
Moderated by Genevieve Jacobs – Presenter, afternoon program, 666 ABC Canberra
Associate Professor Michael Platow -Social psychologist, Research School of Psychology, ANU
Dr Christine Phillips -Senior lecturer on social factors and health, ANU Medical School
Ms Suzi Keser -PhD candidate with research focused on occupational stress in middle age
Dr Ross Wilkinson – Relationships and attachments through life, Department of Psychology, ANU
Dr Tim Windsor – Path through life project, Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU
Professor Don Byrne – Stress and its relationship to illness, Department of Psychology, ANU
Tags provide metadata for the video and ensure it is found when people do Internet and YouTube searches for things other than the video’s title.
In the example below the tags contain every term we could think of that might be relevant to people looking for a video that was about the psychological aspects of middle age, plus some institutional and personal tags (ANU, the speakers).
The more tags you can think of, the better.
e.g. stress, occupational stress, healthcare, health, mental health, psychology, midlife crisis, middle age, social health, national psychology week, 666ABC, Genevieve Jacobs, Don Byrne, Michael Platow, Christine Philips, Suzi Keser, Ross Wilkinson, Tim Windsor, Research School of Psychology, ANU, The ANU, Australian National University, discussion, Canberra, education