SPLC’20 Video Recording Instructions
Dear SPLC’20 authors,
In this page, we provide the basic instructions and pointers to produce the video recordings for your papers. These instructions are for the accepted papers that will be presented in the technical sessions S1 to S9 from Wednesday October 21 to Friday October 23 that come from the following tracks:
- Challenge cases
- Challenge solutions
- Journal first
- Demonstrations and tools
Note: Authors of papers from workshops, tutorial proposals, and doctoral symposium will respectively receive further details from the workshop organizers and track chairs and do not need to follow these instructions.
We will use the videos for these purposes:
- As a backup in case there are any technology issues during your live presentations. Hence, we do expect that a designated speaker presents each paper live at the scheduled session.
- To disseminate the talks in a YouTube channel specific to SPLC’20 that will also serve as an archive of the conference.
How do I submit my video?
Please upload your video in Easychair, similarly to how you uploaded your PDF or source files. The tracks have been configured with a link to select and upload the video file. For further details, please look at the following document.
What’s the submission deadline?
The deadline for submission is Friday, October 2nd AoE
Video specifications guidelines
We certainly do not expect professional-quality videos but we encourage you to invest enough time and resources to get your messages across effectively. Naturally, in your video, you can embed the speaker on the talk slides, annotate the slides, or any other multimedia tricks that you deem appropriate.
The only two hard constraints are:
- Maximum duration of 12.00 mins, which is the time scheduled for each paper in the conference program.
- Maximum size: 2GB
Since we will upload the videos to YouTube, we encourage you, if possible, to follow YouTube’s recommendations:
- MP4 container
- AAC-LC for audio encoding
- H.264 video encoding
- Aspect ratio: 16:9 (YouTube recommendation) or 4:3
- See the rest of the recommendations
Video Recording Technologies
To produce your video, please feel free to use any tool that you are comfortable with. Here we list some alternatives that we have used or that have been recommended to us, all have free or academic licenses that make them broadly accessible.
- Zoom has local and cloud recording support which you can use to pre-record your talk with a free Zoom account.
- Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), video creation guides and basic YouTube tutorial.
- Microsoft PowerPoint, basic YouTube tutorial
Other Conferences Guides
ACM and other organizations have compiled an extensive set of guidelines that are constantly updated. Please refer to the following ACM Virtual Conferences Report.
The following are some examples of guidelines for the creation of videos for other conferences. Please consult them if you want to learn new tricks to produce your conference presentation videos:
- A Remote Video Presentation Guide from SIGCHI
- USENIX Virtual Conferencing Instructions for Presenters
- Resources for Video Recording from PLDI 2020
Conference Video Samples
The following are two YouTube conference channels that contain concrete examples of videos that colleagues have produced for their papers.
Please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would have any questions or concerns.