Today at The Clinton: Saturday, May 28

7:00pm Teen Witch

Media Information

Digital Film

Preparing your work for a show at CST? The Clinton Street Theater can accommodate standard DVD and BluRay discs (Region 1, NTSC or PAL).

The Clinton can screen your digital video file. With so many codecs and compressors out there, it can be tricky to select the best output for your work. We recommend:

  • HD1080 resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) at any standard frame rate
  • Dolby 7.1/5.1 audio (normal stereo is fine too)
  • H.264 (MPEG4) encoding

Other formats, like MPEG2 or Apple's ProRes will also work. Naturally, files of lower resolution, like HD720 or SD can be shown as well.

It's always best to send files at least 48 hours before your screening so we can test them on the projection system.


If you're creating a slide for a preshow deck or as an inter-title, you can also use HD1080 resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).

Sending Files

It's no problem to download large files, or we can accept them on a USB or Firewire portable drive.


If you would like to make a presentation from a laptop located on or near the stage, there are two options to connect to the house system:

  • HDMI output from any laptop that has that type of connector (if you need audio as well as video, your laptop must be configured to send the sound through the HDMI connector).
  • AirPlay over the wireless network if you have an Apple system using OSX 10.9 or newer.

While it may be possible to use an adaptor to convert from DVI or VGA to HDMI for presentations, those connectors would not be able to transmit audio. 

If your equipment is not compatible with the Clinton Street Theater's system, or the presenter does not want to control the presentation, we can play powerpoint and video files from the system in the projection booth.