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General Guidelines

  1. Videos should be high quality, narrated depictions of how you approach an aspect of caring for the burn patient.
  2. Videos will be reviewed for quality and content by members of the Program Committee, who will decide if the video is accepted for presentation.
  3. Video duration must be at least 7 minutes and no longer than 10 minutes.
  4. Submit video as an original production, in final edited form, using clear voice over in English. Background music is not acceptable. Only clear, good quality videos produced in a professional manner will be considered.
  5. A five-minute audience discussion will follow each presentation. As the producer of the video you are expected to be present to show the video and answer questions.
  6. The video must be a new, original, and not previously produced or distributed video by you or your institution.
  7. Display the video title, name of author(s) and/or co-author(s), institution where the procedure was performed, and the location (city, state/country) at the beginning. Video title must match the title on your abstract submission form (see below).
  8. The authors of the video agree, within their invitation to present, they provide the ABA with an unlimited exclusive, worldwide, non-revocable license to the video. You may continue to use the video for educational purposes but may not sell the video in a competing manner. The video will become part of a video library managed by the ABA. The ABA will charge a fee for individuals to obtain access to the video library.
  9. If the information is about a clinical case, the narration must provide information about the case such as medical history, diagnostic work-up, and outcome.
  10. If the information is about a particular procedure, the video must address the components of the procedure and include information that addresses the various techniques of the procedure.
  11. Videos may not have been presented at a previous society or association meeting. Prior presentation at a local or regional meeting, or your burn center, hospital, or university is permitted.
  12. Do not use copyrighted images, illustrations, or video unless you are the copyright holder.
  13. Ensure that text graphics are legible when the video is rendered to its final format.
  14. When possible, record surgery using a camera mounted on a tripod. Use longer instruments when possible to optimize visualization.
  15. Any video recorded with a mobile device should be recorded horizontally, not vertically.

Video Formatting

  • All videos must be a minimum 720×480 for standard definition (SD) and maximum of 1920×1080 for high definition (HD).
  • Do not create an HD video file if your content is not HD. No upscaling to HD with SD source.
  • Ensure audio is at a good volume, is not distorted, and is recorded in a quiet setting. Do not use audio from the OR unless it is relevant to the content
  • Ensure minimum of 3 Mbps for MP4 for SD and 5 Mbps for HD (Mbps = megabits per second)
  • Acceptable format: MP4/H.264

Unacceptable Video Formats

  • WMV – any resolution XVID, DIVX, MPEG1 PowerPoint files

Name your file with last name and video title: Example:

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Patient Privacy

Patient privacy must be maintained at all times. Please obscure the patient’s name on any images, removing personal health information, and blur the patient’s face if it is not part of procedure. The video must be HIPAA compliant. We recognize that some videos may need to show partial or full views of the face or significant identifying marks (e.g. tattoos, birth marks, etc.). In such cases, the patient will need to sign a release form for the video. Videos submitted with identifiable patient information or features, without a signed release form from the patient, will be rejected.