Slideshow Requirements

Technical Requirements
  • The slideshow must be a digital movie file. Acceptable Formats: H.264, MP4
  • 720p resolution (1280 x 720) preferred, but 1080p (1920 x 1080) is acceptable
  • The service photo must be high resolution (at least 1920 x 1080 pixels)
We Do Not Accept
  • DVDs
  • Still images (individual JPEG files)
  • PowerPoint (.PPT) files
  • Full resolution QuickTime (.mov) or AVI files
  • Online video links (Youtube, Facebook, etc.)

 

Content Requirements
  • Add 5 seconds of black before slideshow/music starts 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
  • For Funerals: 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.)
  • For Weddings & Special Events: We must have the file for internal review at least 2 weeks prior to the event date.
  • 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.