How to send large files

If you need to send us a large file (larger than 2GB) there are a number of options.

Please bear in mind that if you are sending us a screenable film it could take hours to upload. We suggest you set this as an overnight task.

The instructions below are focused on large film files for screening although there may be other reasons to be sending us large files.

Preferred option: Dropbox

The most straightforward way to send large files (up to 100GB) is via Dropbox..

With Dropbox Transfer, you can send files of up to 100 GB without taking up space in your Dropbox. We will be able to view and download your file as long as you send it to dropbox@artdotearth.org. It’s not entirely clear whether you need to have your own Dropbox account but if you do it’s easy to set up a free account.

Please do not use Google Drive or any cloud service except Dropbox.

Use a file transfer service

NOTE that these services change frequently or change their rules frequently. The information here is up to date at June 1, 2022. In all instances address your files to production@art-earth.org.uk

wetransfer.com is limited to 2GB unless you have a paid account

filemail.com will allow you to send up to 5GB with a free account

send-anywhere.com/ allows you to send up to 10GB with a free account

https://wormhole.app up to 10GB with a free account (links only last 24 hours)


Sending us a film for screening

If you’re sending us a film for screening here is what you need to know.

Films for screening should be sent to us in minimum 1080P HD format up to a maximum of 8K. All files must be Apple ProRes and at least HD at full resolution (although we prefer 4K or greater). We prefer 4444 or 4444XQ but will accept 422 HQ.

If ProRes is not native to your editor there are numerous converters available for post-processing. As there are so many different systems out there you will need to do your own research on this if you’re unable to create ProRes files on your system.

Your film is likely to be at least 5GB. Please allow time for the file to upload – a process which could take hours.

Please do not send us a link to a YouTube or Vimeo file as the quality is unlikely to be good enough for screening.

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