Video Previews & Talk Recordings

EuroVis is virtual this year. To reduce the risk of connectivity issues from presenters joining from around the world, we require all talks (full papers / short papers / STARs / posters / workshop papers / Dirk Bartz Prize) to be pre-recorded.

Instead of presenting in a fast-forward session, authors (full papers / short papers / STARs / workshops papers / Dirk Bartz Prize) are required to submit a 30 second video preview. The video previews are compiled into session teasers and will be available in playlists on YouTube.

You will receive the upload instructions via email from your program chairs.

Pre-recorded talks

Deadline

Submit your pre-recorded talks via the upload form sent to you by email until:

  • Full paper: 30 April 2021
  • Short paper / EnvirVis / VisGap / Dirk Bartz prize: 7 May 2021
  • MLVis: 14 May 2021
  • STARs / EuroVA / EGPGV: 18 May 2021
  • Posters / MolVA: 21 May 2021

Presentation Length

  • Full papers: the maximum talk length is 25 minutes, including questions. We recommend a 20 minute talk with 5 minutes for questions. At least 2 minutes must be left for questions.
  • Short papers: the maximum talk length is 20 minutes, including questions. We recommend a 15 minute talk with 5 minutes for questions. At least 2 minutes must be left for questions.
  • STARs: the maximum talk length is 50 minutes, including questions. We recommend a 25-30 minute talk with 20-25 minutes for questions. At least 15 minutes must be left for questions.
  • Posters: the maximum talk length is 5 minutes. Questions will be asked in a virtual poster session after the presentations.
  • Dirk Bartz Prize: the maximum talk length is 15 minutes, including questions. We recommend a 10 minute talk with 5 minutes for questions. At least 2 minutes must be left for questions.
  • Workshops: Please consult with your workshop organizers for the intended duration of presentations.

Technical Details

  • Maximum file size: 500 MB (full paper/short paper/DBP/workshop paper), 1000 MB (STAR)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 frames/sec
  • Format: MPEG-4 using H.264 encoding (filename extension *.mp4).
  • Include a 5 seconds title slide in your presentation using the EuroVis21 presentation template.
  • You are not required, but you are welcome to use the EuroVis21 presentation template for the rest of your talk as well.
  • Media player: Videos will be played with the VLC media player.
  • Use a high-quality microphone.
  • Do not use background music in your presentation.
  • Consider including a video capture of the speaker. This could be done with both Microsoft PowerPoint or OBS, see the links below.

Legal Details

  • Do not upload any material that you do not have copyrights for! Make sure that the material is compatible with the license below.
  • The pre-recorded videos will be streamed live via YouTube. The live stream will stay online after the conference and will be published under the Standard YouTube License (link), i.e., reuse of the material by others requires your permission.

Video Previews

Deadline

Submit your video previews via the upload form sent to you by email until:

  • Full paper: 30 April 2021
  • Short paper / EnvirVis / VisGap / Dirk Bartz prize: 7 May 2021
  • MLVis: 14 May 2021
  • STARs / EuroVA / EGPGV: 18 May 2021
  • MolVA: 21 May 2021

Content

  • Video previews should be self-explanatory and self-contained.
  • Clearly communicate your research contributions.
  • We discourage humor and trailer-like ‘ads’.
  • The previews will be shared on social media and YouTube.
  • Include an audio narration, but do not use background music.
  • Subtitles are not necessary.

Technical Details

  • Length: 30 seconds (5 seconds title slide + 25 seconds content)
  • Maximum file size: 100 MB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 frames/sec
  • Format: MPEG-4 using H.264 encoding (filename extension *.mp4).
  • Include a 5 seconds title slide in your presentation using the EuroVis21 presentation template.
  • You are not required, but you are welcome to use the EuroVis21 presentation template for the rest of your video as well.
  • Use a high-quality microphone.
  • Media player: Videos will be played with the VLC media player.

Legal Details

  • Do not upload any material that you do not have copyrights for! Make sure that the material is compatible with the license below.
  • Video Previews will be uploaded on YouTube to be compiled into playlists. For the video previews, you have two options:
    • Standard YouTube License (link)
      Reuse of the material by others requires your permission.
    • Creative Commons CC-BY License (link)
      Everyone may use and modify your material. This license is only applicable if all material is yours or if all the reused material was previously published under CC-BY or is in public domain.

Helpful Links

  • For recording of your presentation, we recommend using OBS Studio (https://obsproject.com/), which is free and cross-platform. Alternatively, you can record your presentation directly in Microsoft PowerPoint. Note, however, that the audio will not be recorded during slide transitions, which means you have to record your talk slide-by-slide. When using Microsoft PowerPoint, we recommend re-encoding the video afterwards using the following tool.
  • To encode/re-encode your video in the right format, we recommend to use the free software Handbrake: https://handbrake.fr/
  • To check that your video is in the right format, we recommend to use the free software MediaInfo: https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo
  • Videos will be played with the VLC media player version 3.0.12 (https://www.videolan.org/vlc) without additional software, codecs or settings.

Problems?

Note that the upload form and password are sent to you be email from your track chairs, once the review process has finished. If you encounter any problems with the video upload, send an email to tobias.guenther@fau.de.