The video and audio templates below are designed to be compliant with Swinburne's visual identity (as defined by the Swinburne Audio Video Style Guide (PDF)).

IMPORTANT: Productions that do not use the templates will require sign off from the Marketing Services team before being published to Swinburne's open distribution channels.

Video templates

Audio templates

Swinburne Powerpoint template

Open the Swinburne Powerpoint Template - widescreen recommended (Swinburne access only)

Transcript template

The Swinburne Commons Transcript Template (DOCX) makes it easy to create an accessible transcript (template has been tested with JAWS). For best results, use the Adobe plugin to create your PDF.

Guidelines for Creating Digital Media

Copyright compliance

See the copyright page

Media formats

We recommend publishing open and easily accessible media formats such as MPEG-4 video and MP3 audio. These are the most accessible formats today and allow to you to the compress the file without necessarily compromising on quality.

Video file format

For video publishing with Swinburne Commons or on the web (retain your original high quality files):

  • Format: MPEG4 (.mp4 or .m4v)
  • Size: The native resolution of the recording or post-production e.g. 1920 x 1080i (HD), 720 x 540(SD)
  • Codec Type: H.264
  • Average data rate: Final files size are not to exceed 2GB e.g. 3.2Mbps/5mins, 533Kbps/30mins, 266Kbps/60mins
  • AAC encoder quality: high
  • Activate "progressive download," "fast start," or "use streaming mode"

Audio file format

For audio publishing with Swinburne Commons or on the web:

  • Format: MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Average data rate: Up to 256 Kbps
  • Output Sample Rate: 48 kHz


See Accessibility.

Tools and tips


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