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Information for Preparation
of Video Submissions

Congratulations on your acceptance to SIGGRAPH 98 Papers. Here is the step-by-step process of paperwork and deadlines that you should follow in order for your video to appear in the Papers Video Proceedings.

You will need to complete two forms:

The Online Information Form. After you complete this form, you must print it and send it with your video.

The ACM Video Copyright Form. Print this form, sign it, and send it with your video.

Both these forms must be sent with your video submission. We need to have a printed copy of the forms with your signature on the copyright release forms for legal reasons. This will allow us to start creating the video and the printed booklets that will accompany the Papers Video Proceedings. This is new for this year and will allow the authors nearly an additional month to work on the video.

Your videotape must arrive at the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA by 1 June 1998 for it to appear in the video proceedings. In an opening for the video proceedings, a selection of short clips, from the video you submit, may be used.


Videos can be received in the following formats (in preference order):

Digital Betacam, BetacamSP, S-VHS, U-Matic, VHS and Hi-8mm in NTSC ONLY.

BetacamSP, U-Matic, S-VHS, and VHS in PAL and SECAM.


Please put 30 seconds of color bars at the front of your video, and if your video includes audio, please put 0dB 1kHz tone with the color bars. If you do not have color bars, you can retrieve a set from this location. Please use the appropriate version for your format (eg. ntsc bars with ntsc format). Click on the icon to the left to download the color bar.

NTSC color bars in SGI RGB Format.
PAL color bars in SGI RGB Format.
SECAM color bars in SGI RGB Format.


We will replace your title with a recreation of your title to help unify the video proceedings.

Your Copyright

We will remove your copyright notice and place an ACM SIGGRAPH copyright on the composited video proceedings. This will allow you to retain the copyright you may hold with your individual video.


The time allotted each video is limited to FOUR (4) minutes. This includes your titles and credits. If your video is longer than four minutes, it may be edited down to this duration without your permission.

Rights The ACM SIGGRAPH Video Copyright Form must be printed and signed and returned with your video submission. This is so that we have a legally binding signature on the copyright form. If your form does not accompany your video tape submission, it will NOT be included on the final video proceedings.


Audio with your video is encouraged, but if you add any background music, be careful that it is either in the public domain or that you have rights to use the music. You must state this on the copyright form.


Even though the video proceedings accompanies the paper proceedings, in practice the paper and the video should each stand on their own. Adding a voice-over that explains what the viewer is seeing helps the video to stand on its own.


Try to achieve the same high standards that you applied in the writing of your paper to the production of your video.


A printed information pamphlet is included with the video proceedings. Please fill-out the Online Information Form and return it with your video submission.

Thank you for contributing your video tape.

James Rose
Pixar Animation Studios

Robert McDermott
University of Utah

Please send your video tapes to:

Robert McDermott
55 South 1452 East, Room 405
CHPC, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 USA
+1.801.585.5366 fax

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