Using Blender to Create App Preview Videos for the App Store

If you want to create an app preview video for the App Store using Blender, then this post is for you.

Blender is an open source 3D modeling tool but also includes a powerful video editor.

Apple has very strict specifications on the resolution, video codec, file format and other properties of your app preview, but it is not very clear from their documentation which settings you should use in Blender. So here are the encoding settings I use in Blender to create my app previews:


You should also make sure that you use the correct resolution for the device you want to display the video for and that your frame rate is 30 FPS or less. Please refer to Apple’s documentation linked below for a list of accepted resolutions per device. It also lists their expectations on the screenshots that you need to provide.

While editing your video keep in mind that it must be between 15 and 30 seconds long and after you have exported your video, make sure the file is not larger than 500 MB.

With all that in mind, happy app preview editing!

See also

  • Blender’s website
  • Section ‘App Preview Properties‘ in the chapter ‘iTunes Connect App Properties’ of the ‘iTunes Connect Developer Guide’
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