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Serato Video Checklist

If you're new to, or considering purchasing Serato Video, read through this checklist first to ensure you have everything you need to get started.
  • Does your computer meet the minimum system requirements? Serato Video is very resource intensive, so your current setup may not be sufficient to run the program properly. For more information on what’s required click here.
  • Are your graphics card drivers up to date? Even with a high spec computer, Serato Video may not perform properly without the correct drivers. You’ll need to check your graphics card manufacturer’s website for information on how to update your drivers. 
  • Are your video files compatible with Serato Video? We recommend:

          .mp4  ( container ), with an h.264 ( video codec ) and  .aac ( audio codec ). 

More often that not if you've checked the list above but are still having performance issues with Serato Video - and you've optimised your computer, checked file formats, Serato video output settings, and your computer exceeds system requirements - then your video files themselves may be the cause. A simple re-encode using Handbrake to adjust your video files and their specification, could result in vastly increased performance, with a very minimal hit to quality.
Click on the following link to read about using Handbrake, and where to download the Serato Video Preset for Handbrake: Re-encoding Video files using Handbrake