Funeral Slideshow Technical & Content Requirements

Technical Requirements
  • The slideshow must be a digital movie file. Acceptable Formats: H.264, MP4
  • WE DO NOT EXCEPT DVDs or still images (individual JPEG files)
  • 720p resolution (1280 x 720) preferred, but 1080p (1920 x 1080) is acceptable
  • A PowerPoint (.PPT) file is not acceptable
  • Full resolution QuickTime (.mov) or AVI files are too large and not to be used
  • The service photo must be high resolution (at least 1920x1080 pixels)


Content Requirements
  • Add 5 seconds of black before slideshow/music start and 5 seconds of black at the end
  • Maximum length not to exceed 10 minutes
  • Must not have any inappropriate photos/video, such as:
    • Immodest apparel/dress (e.g. cleavage, too much flesh showing)
    • Drugs/alcohol use
    • Profanity or vulgar speech
  • Please be mindful of appropriateness (language) when selecting any music


Additional Requirements
  • We must have the file for pastoral/staff review at least 48 hours prior to the service.
    Files for Monday funerals must be received the Friday before.
  • Videos must be complete. We cannot perform any edits to the footage.


Slideshow Creation Tools


If you have any questions, please contact the Media Department: (310) 352-3333.