Choose effective references
We encourage you to use full-length files as references, rather than clips. Full-length references result in more Content ID matches and higher monetization rates. If the full-length reference includes segments of third-party material such as public domain footage or commercials, you can exclude those segments from Content ID match consideration.
The examples below compare the effect of using a clip or a full-length video as a reference for a 42-minute long television episode.