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  • Clocked and unclocked broadcast delivery

     Andrew Crosby updated 7 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Andrew Crosby

    July 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I just got a delivery spec question from an acquaintance, and this one has me stumped. It’s calling for one clocked and one unclocked version. Anyone know what that means?? Timecode burn in? Not sure why they would want that though…any help is much appreciated!

    Here’s the spec request…

    For US TV, one clocked one unclocked:
    • Drop Frame
    • Max peak audio is -10dbFS. Please watch your levels and adjust as needed.
    • NO bars and tones. NO countdowns. NO chyron on the video.
    • All videos MUST have a slate that lists artist/title/label/time… Slate should be 3 seconds
    long, followed by 2 seconds of black.
    • For SD videos, they CANNOT be anamorphic. Use letterbox to preserve aspect ratio.
    • At the end of a video there should be at least two frames of black (and no more than 1
    second of black)
    • NO 4:1 cadence. Must be 3:2.

    HD FILES should be:
    • Screen Size: 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720
    • Frame Rate of 29.97
    • Audio: should uncompressed sample rate 48khz STEREO (LPMC in either Big Endian or
    Little Endian, 24 bit)
    • Compression/Quality/Bitrate: Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ)
    • Color Space: ITU-R BT.709
    • File Type: .MOV files are PREFERRED

    For European TV, one clocked one unclocked:
    PAL version to the Quicktime ProRes 422 spec on the attached Fastrax doc
    Web Version: H.264 HD 1080p MP4

    Andrew Crosby
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  • Mark Spano

    August 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Clocked usually means “to the clock” or show length to exact time. Usually it means laid out so that when played, each show segment is an exact clock time and they add up (usually to something like 22 min 0 sec for a half hour show in US). I would ask why they need separate versions, and also ask for the clocked version if they need slates for each segment, how much time in between segments, what is the exact clock time for show length, etc..

  • Andrew Crosby

    August 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Awesome, thanks for the response! I’ll pass along the info. Much appreciated.

    Andrew Crosby
    Editor, Compositor

    “Insert something witty here”

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