Uploading your Documents and Media Files

You will be able to upload your media file/s as part of the application process. Please ensure you conform to the required file type and size specified as follows.

Each document has a maximum of 10MB in size, and 50MB for media file.

If you intend to submit a media file and you are ready to upload all application tasks to the application portal you will need to ensure that the finished media file conforms to the following:

• H264 codec;

• 720 x 576 dimensions; and,

• the data rate should not exceed 3.5 megabits/s.


Please see below on how to Compress Video in Handbrake


Compressing Video in Handbrake

Download and install the program Handbrake http://handbrake.fr and follow the steps below to convert your file to a compressed MP4.

• Select your video file by clicking “Source”

• Set the destination of the converted video file in the “Destination” field

• In the Output Settings make sure MP4 is set as the Format

• Click on “Picture Settings” (the TV icon) in the top right hand corner. Set the width to 720 and ensure the “keep aspect ratio” box is checked. The program will auto set the height.

• In the Video tab set the Video Codec to H.264

• Select “Constant Quality” in Video Quality

• The RF setting will default to a value of 20. To compress the video and make a smaller file you need to make this number higher (you will need to experiment a bit – see note below). Start by increasing it to 25.

• Press “Start” to begin the conversion/compression.

N.B: Once the video has been converted/compressed, you will have to check how large the file is. If you need to compress it to a smaller file, start with the original file again (not the compressed one) and make the RF number a bit higher. Repeat until you have the correct size.

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