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  • Commercial format

     Tom Matthies updated 8 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Bobby Kay

    March 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I am not sure which forum is appropriate but I’ll start here.

    I will be shooting/editing/delivering my first commercial for a client to be aired on TV (Cablevision).

    I have previously been working only in online delivery. What do I need to know about formatting and standards?

    For example, does 30 seconds mean 29s23f (in 24p), and on that note I always have shot 24p and prefer the look, should is be 30fps instead, or is that up to me? And I’m sure I can find out from Cablevision but what is a standard delivery format? Is it customary to deliver with handle in front for a second? two seconds? none?

    Anything else you think of that I may run into being that I am used to the more liberal/open-format delivery of the internet?

    Thank you in advance

  • Gary Hazen

    March 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Contact Cablevision to find out the exact specs. There’s no standard, it depends on the broadcaster.

  • Tom Matthies

    March 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    They will want a 29.97fps or 59.94fps version of the spot


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