Canviz supports images, gapless looping videos, and animated GIFs. The display on your Canviz frame is:

  • 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels in landscape orientation
  • 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels for portrait orientation
  • 16:9 aspect ratio

Images and videos that have an aspect ratio other than 16:9 may be cropped or letterboxed when displayed.

Movies

Canviz supports .mov and .mp4 files using H.264 formatting, in portrait or landscape orientation, in a variety of resolutions and framerates. We recommend using one of the following resolutions:

  • 1920×1080
  • 1080×1920
  • 1280×720
  • 720×1280

We recommend one of the following framerates:

  • 23.976
  • 24
  • 30

If you use a slower framerate for your work your Canviz frame will probably play back the file at ~24fps, so it will appear fast. If it’s important that your work play back at a rate slower than 23.976 frames per second please let us know.

To achieve correct playback speed of your work you should do your work at the intended export speed and resolution. So, for instance, if you work in Adobe Premiere and you intend to display your work at a resolution of 1080p and 23.976 fps (very standard) then you should create a project file with a matching resolution (1920×1080 for landscape display and 1080×1920 for portrait display) and a matching framerate (23.976 frames per second).

Large files may cause your Canviz frame to become briefly unresponsive, just hold off on using the app for a few minutes and wait for your frame to finish processing the added media and it should become responsive again.  For information on adding media to your frame see: http://canviz.co/adding-media/

Below are some example export settings from a few popular applications.

Adobe Premiere

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Click the image to the left to see example export settings for Adobe Premiere. In general, use one of the recommended resolutions and framerates listed above. Choose H.264 for compression. Leave the audio export on, even if your work doesn’t have associated audio. Use square pixels, and use MP4 as the multiplexer. Your export framerate and resolution should match the resolution and framerate of your project file, otherwise the result may not match what you were seeing while working.

Adobe After Effects

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Click the image to the left to see example export settings for Adobe After Effects. In general, use one of the recommended resolutions and framerates listed above. Choose H.264 for compression. Leave the audio export on, even if your work doesn’t have associated audio. Use square pixels, and use MP4 as the multiplexer. Your export framerate and resolution should match the resolution and framerate of your project file, otherwise the result may not match what you were seeing while working.

Images

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Canviz supports images in jpeg, gif, png, bmp, tga and a variety of other formats. We recommend using jpeg with compression set to high quality. Canviz supports any resolution, but we recommend using resolutions less than 4000 x 4000 (using larger resolutions may result in slow load-times or even crashes) and greater than 800 x 800. Canviz supports any aspect ratio (width:height) but some cropping will occur if the ratio doesn’t match your frame’s (which is 16:9 or 9:16 depending on the orientation) and if the ratios are extremely different your frame may ignore the image (you can disable this filter by selecting the image in the collection view and tapping the icon in the top left corner of the preview screen).

GIFs

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Canviz supports animated GIFs, which are .gif files with animation stored in frames. Canviz supports a variety of resolutions and framerates, but we recommend resolutions less than 1000 x 1000 (larger resolutions may not animate smoothly or display properly) and framerates less than 10 fps. For higher resolutions, framerates and quality we recommend using a video clip (.mp4 file exported with H.264 compression ideally) instead.