Short Video Production Guide

The length of your KDD2019 short video presentation should be between 2-3 minutes. You can record it using an external camera or a computer web-cam. Make sure to record your computer screen with slides or demos, audio and yourself.

If you are using an external camera:

Use a tripod whenever possible to stabilize images. Contemporary hi-definition cameras (720p and up) are suitable.

Recording Computer Screens:

A way to capture a screen is using screen-capturing software.

- For Windows users Camtasia, Camstudio, and MS Expression Encoder are known to produce acceptable screen captures.

- For Mac users the Quicktime player already has a Screen Recording feature.

- For Linux the Vokoscreen is a screen casting application which comes with a
built in webcam viewer and has lots of options to change audio sources and other

Alternatively, users of all operating systems can
use software such as Open Broadcaster Software or Screencast-O-Matic.

Format Encoding to MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4)

The Video Previews require MPEG-4 encoding using the H.264 codec (file format .mp4). Most video editing software provides an exporting option to MPEG-4/H.264. There are also a number of free encoding solutions you can use:

For Windows
users, Freemake Video Converter and Handbrake both provide good results.

For OSX users, we recommend Handbrake and other free converters available through the Apple App Store (e.g. Miro Video Converter).

For Linux users, FFmpeg is a well-known transcoding solution.


Please remember to review the meta-data properties of your digital file and insert appropriate identifying comments at the submission time: Author & Title.

Test the compatibility

Please ensure that you thoroughly test your video, including a final test to ensure that your digital video file will play on a variety of computers.

Submitting the video

To submit a video, send an email to with the link to the downloadable video file.
Suggested options are URL links to Web or FTP servers or to cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive or similar. Don’t send the video files over the e-mail.

Each video will be checked and in the case of problems/issues communicated back to the author for corrections.

Each submission will be confirmed with an email from the video editors

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