What's the optimal length for my video?

We suggest 3-10 minutes, depending on your topic. Surgical procedures may be longer, but please divide your video into sections (for example, parts 1, 2 and 3), with each part less than 10 minutes.

How can I improve the audio?

We recommend using an external microphone such as the Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS (US$ 29 on Amazon) or Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone (US$ 49 on Amazon). If this isn't possible, use your headset microphone but position 4-5 inches from your mouth. After recording, use a basic noise-removal filter to optimize your audio quality. 

How can I improve the video?

A few suggestions:

  • Record in HD video. Set your Apple iMovie or Windows Movie Maker settings to HD resolution. 
  • Select 16:9 settings. If you're creating a video from a slide presentation, configure your PowerPoint settings to 16:9 slides.
  • Use plentiful lighting. If you're shooting live-action video such as a surgical procedure, provide abundant lighting from various angles.

Can I request a "starter" package to help me create videos?

Absolutely, please email us at to request your video starter package. Each package includes a high-quality microphone, mobile device stand and other helpful items.

How can I send video files to you for post-production and uploading to Case?

We can use Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer, whichever you prefer. (Note: if you use Wistia, we will download your video directly. No need to send your video).

Any additional tips?

Wistia has a nice list of suggestions here.

If you'd like your viewers to email you with questions (for example, about your video or other research), please include contact information on your opening and closing slides.

What if I still have questions?

Please email us at Thank you.