We're interested in videos that help us show the world what's happening here at Cornell. People, projects, events, research—you name it. In order to post your content on Cornell Video, we will need the following:

  1. Information about your content or event.
  2. Permission from the speaker/artist/participant(s). A signed release is required for guest speakers.
  3. High-resolution video file OR a link to your video on a supported video platform, including Youtube, Vimeo, Livestream, and Ustream (embedding must be enabled for your video).

Submitting Your Video

Anyone with a Cornell NetID can use our online submission tool to upload video files up to 2GB or to submit YouTube URLs. Please note that we will automatically pull in the YouTube title, description and thumbnail for any Youtube URLs you submit, so it is best to finalize that content in advance. Providing a nicely-composed, high-resolution thumbnail image for each submission will get you a gold star in our book. Possibly a hug!

If you do not have a Cornell NetID or if your file is larger than 2GB, you can upload via FTP (contact us at cornellcast@cornell.edu for credentials). You will need to send us descriptive content separately in email.

If your video already exists on a video platform other than YouTube, simply email the link, along with any background information, to cornellcast@cornell.edu. We support embeds from several video platforms in addition to YouTube, including Vimeo, Livestream, and Ustream.

File Specifications

File extension: .mp4 or .mov
Screen size: Same as source, up to 1920x1080. Always maintain the aspect ratio of your content.
Frame Rate: Same as source (typically 29.97 or 30 fps), constant
Video codec: H.264 (main or high profile)
Data Rate: Approximately 5-10 mbps, depending on program length, content and resolution. If your video is 1280x720, use a bitrate of at least 5 mbps; for 1980x1080 video, use 10 mbps.
Audio codec: AAC
Audio data rate: 128-320 kbps stereo (128 kbps is common, but go high-end for musical performances)
Audio frequency: 44.1 or 48 kHz

Contact Us

Technical questions (about video submissions, embed code, rss feeds, etc.): cornellcast@cornell.edu

General inquiries and site feedback: cornellcast@cornell.edu