Rise: Best Practices for Images, Videos, and Audio

Article Last Updated Jun 14, 2017

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Rise uses a mix of industry standards and the latest technologies to optimize your media for faster downloads without compromising quality. So you can use the highest quality media in your courses and let Rise do all the work of optimizing them for distribution.

Here are our recommendations for:

Images

Rise uses cutting-edge image compression technology that reduces file sizes with virtually no loss of quality. For this reason, we recommend using the highest quality images possible and letting Rise optimize them for web delivery. For example, compare these before and after images.

Original Image 4.42 MB

Rise-Optimized Image 173 KB

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In addition to using high quality images, it's a good idea to use images where important details won't be lost if the edges are cropped. Rise courses are fully responsive, so your images may have different dimensions as they adapt to different devices and orientations. For example, compare how this image appears on a tablet in landscape mode and how it appears on a smartphone in portrait mode.

Tablet in Landscape Mode

Phone in Portrait Mode

The maximum file size for each image you upload to Rise is 5 GB.

Videos

We recommend using high quality videos with a 16:9 aspect ratio for the best results in your published courses.

Rise compresses videos so they have smaller file sizes while maintaining high quality.

The maximum file size for each video you upload to Rise is 5 GB.

Audio

We recommend recording narration directly in Rise or importing high quality audio files. Rise will take care of optimizing them for broadcasting without sacrificing sound quality.

The maximum file size for each audio clip you upload to Rise is 5 GB.