Wall export settings

The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus' Christie® MicroTiles® Wall allows content creators to use a variety of applications to generate beautiful work. Because of its immense size, it can sometimes be challenging to export work in a manner that will play smoothly and clearly.

Find the application you are using for your project and be sure to follow the export settings below, so that you can create work that looks great, and save yourself time and aggravation.

After Effects

  1. Add project to render queue
  2. Click the word Lossless next to Output Module
  3. Click Format Options  
  4. Change video codec to MPEG-4 Video, and set the Basic Video Settings quality slider to 97%
  5. Click OK
  6. Click the checkbox next to Resize, and ensure that Lock Aspect Ratio is checked
  7. Decrease the value in the Resize to field, to that Resize % ends up between 55-65%
  8. If you have audio in your project, click the checkbox next to Audio Output
  9. Click OK
  10. Click the save location next to Output To, and select a place to save your project.
  11. Click the Render button in the upper right area of the Render Queue
  12. Once complete, test project in VLC to ensure that it plays smoothly. If you experience choppiness during playback, repeat the steps above and decrease the Resize To value even further.


  1. Please submit your .SWF file for conversion to a Wall-friendly format


Project Setup
*Note: Please complete this section before beginning your project

  1. Create a new Keynote presentation
  2. In the toolbar, select Document
  3. From your options in the inspector (right-hand column) click the Slide Size dropdown menu, and select Custom Slide Size
  4. Enter the following values:
    • Width: 853
    • Height: 3840

Export Settings

  1. From the File menu, select Export To > QuickTime
  2. Your first option is for Playback. If you choose Self Playing, enter your Next Slide/Next Build Timing. If you would like more control over this, find out how to make a slideshow recording. Once you’ve made one, the Slideshow Recording option will become selectable in the Playback options.
  3. From the Format dropdown menu, select Custom, and enter the following values:
    • Width: 853
    • Height: 3840
  4. For Compression Type, select H.264
  5. Press Next, choose your location, and press Export